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Representing public and private sector construction industry clients for over 50 years.


Wray & Associates is the continuation of a law practice founded in 1965 by W.P. Wray, Jr. (deceased in 2017.), now managed and operated by Russel W. Wray.

Wray & Associates continues to practice in the fields of construction law and civil litigation throughout Louisiana.

Our practice is statewide in both State and Federal court, as well as arbitration and mediation.


We are members of the Louisiana Associated General Contractors, Associated Builders and Contractors, Inc., Louisiana Asphalt Pavement Association, American Bar Association, and the ABA Forum on Construction Law.


We have authored numerous published works and educated the construction industry in various settings by presenting informal classes, as well as lecturing by invitation at Louisiana State University and other institutions.


Our experience also includes drafting legislation and representing construction industry groups as amicus curie in Louisiana courts.

The attorneys of Wray & Associates have managed issues, whether in litigation, arbitration, mediation, or less formal negotiated settlements, for general contractors, subcontractors, trade associations, suppliers, owners, sureties, design professionals, and individuals involving construction matters, as well as other matters for businesses and individuals unrelated to construction (zoning matters, tort suits, collections, franchise disputes, etc.) throughout Louisiana.


Construction Law is our Primary Focus!

  • Both public & private works projects

  • Construction Defects

  • Prompt Payment Disputes

  • Liens Privileges

  • Delay Claims

  • Surety Claims

  • Default & Termination Claims

  • Public Policy and Constitutional Law


Recent Event

Wray & Associates through Louisiana Association of General Contractors hosted a webinar on September 20, 2023, to discuss the effects of nullity on construction contracts.

The links below will take you to the LAGC website where you can find the written materials and a recording of the webinar.

When a Construction Contract is declared Null & Void- What's Next? 

Child Advocacy Services 

Child Advocacy Services, based in Hammond, La with offices in 10 parishes, was established 30 years ago. Child Advocacy Services is an organization for children in need of healing and security while in the foster care system. The organization provides trained and skilled volunteers known as Court Appointed Special Advocates, or CASAs) to assist them in their endeavor to help children.  CASAs play an important role in the child(ren)’s life during foster care. CASAs advocate for the best interest of the child(ren) and provide a voice for the child in court. CASAs only job is to stand up for their rights. It is not easy to be a CASA, but it is so rewarding. If you are interested, please follow the link below.




Child Advocacy Services


CASA Volunteer Application

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See the link below for more details. 

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