Texas House Member

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Rep. Wray, John

District 10


Capitol Address:

Room E1.220

P.O. Box 2910

Austin, TX 78768

(512) 463-0516

(512) 463-1051 Fax

District Address:

133 Chieftain Drive, Suite 103

Waxahachie, TX 75165

(972) 938-9392

Counties Represented:

Ellis, Henderson (part)



John grew up in Waxahachie, and is a graduate of Waxahachie High School. John is a seventh generation resident of Ellis County. After graduating from Texas A&M University and the University of Texas School of Law, John practiced law in Houston for six years. Over the course of six years in Houston, John gained a breadth of experience in various simple and complex civil litigation and transactional matters, including real estate transactions, estate planning matters, business litigation, real estate and construction litigation, bankruptcy litigation, and probate litigation.

In 2002, John returned to his hometown and began his own general civil practice law firm. In 2003, John attained certification by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization in the field of Estate Planning and Probate Law. John is the only attorney in Ellis County who is Board Certified in Estate Planning and Probate Law. Counted among John’s clients are some of Ellis County’s oldest businesses and families, as well as some of its newest.

Although John’s law practice is headquartered in Ellis County, John has handled state court matters in over 30 Texas counties ranging from El Paso to Marshall and from Brownsville to Amarillo, as well as matters in various federal courts throughout Texas. John has served as lead counsel in several arbitration proceedings, including those administered by the American Arbitration Association. John has also successfully handled several matters before state appellate courts. Presently, John primarily heads up the firm’s transactional and banking law practice, including such matters as debt collection, secured lending, real estate transactions, business entity formations, estate planning, guardianship, and probate. John also assists with select litigation matters, and he serves as local counsel in connection with matters pending in Ellis County courts.

John is a co-owner of Town Square Title, a full service Ellis County title company offering title insurance and escrow and closing services for residential, commercial, and farm/ranch properties.

John is active in the community and frequently contributes his time to a number of civic and charitable organizations.

John’s Education
University of Texas School of Law, Austin, Texas, Doctor of Jurisprudence, May 1996
Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas, Bachelor of Science, Political Science, May 1993

Board Certified, Estate Planning and Probate Law, Texas Board of Legal Specialization

Bar Admissions
State Bar of Texas, November, 1996
U. S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, 1997
U. S. District Courts for the Northern, Southern, and Eastern Districts of Texas, 1997
U. S. Tax Court, 2000
U. S. Supreme Court, 2002
U. S. District Court for the Western District of Texas, 2006

John’s Legal Expertise
Real Estate Transactions
Business Entity Formation and Transactions
Estate Planning and Probate
Debt Collection and Creditor Rights
Civil Litigation

John’s Associations and Memberships
State Bar of Texas, Real Estate, Probate, & Trust Law Section
Ellis County Bar Association
Texas Association of Bank Counsel
Affiliate Member, Ellis Hill Association of Realtors
Affiliate Member, Texas Land Title Association
Member, Waxahachie Chamber of Commerce
Member, Midlothian Chamber of Commerce
Member, Red Oak Chamber of Commerce
Member, Ennis Chamber of Commerce

John’s Activities
Director (2003-07), Campaign Chair (2007), United Way of West Ellis County
Director (2004-07), Mid Way Regional Airport
District Chairman (2005), Bluebonnet District, Circle Ten Council, Boy Scouts of America
Director (2004-07), Education Foundation for WISD
Member (2005-07), Meals on Wheels Ellis County Advisory Council
Director (2004-07), Treasurer (2004-2006), Chautauqua Preservation Society
Director (2003-04), Waxahachie Crime Stoppers
Director (2006-2009), The Waxahachie Foundation
Director (2006-2009), Waxahachie Senior Citizens Center
Board Member (2006-07), Waxahachie Cemetery Board
Member (2004-present), Trustee (2006-2009), First United Methodist Church of Waxahachie
City Councilman (2008-2014), Mayor (2013-2014), City of Waxahachie
Member (2002-present), Waxahachie Rotary Club

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