Melissa Wray | Attorney Profile

Melissa Wray

Senior Counsel

Melissa Wray
  • 2211 Norfolk Street
    Suite 800
    Houston, Texas 77098
  • 713-655-1405

Biography

Melissa Wray is an experienced litigator who has represented clients on both sides of a wide variety of litigation matters, including commercial litigation, labor and employment, civil rights, personal injury, toxic tort, and intellectual property. Melissa has tried cases in state and federal court and has extensive motion practice experience. She has successfully briefed and argued cases to the Texas Supreme Court, multiple intermediate Texas appellate courts, and the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit.

Melissa began her legal career with Gardere Wynne Sewell (now Foley & Lardner), LLP, one of the largest full-service law firms in the Southwest. She was an associate for two years in the Austin office of California-based Brobeck Phleger & Harrison, LLP, which was at the time one of the largest law firms in the country, and worked for Beard Kultgen Brophy Bostwick & Dickson, LLP, a well-respected boutique firm in Waco, Texas. Prior to joining Daly & Black, PC, Melissa maintained a successful solo practice, often being hired by other lawyers to handle complex dispositive motion and appellate briefing and oral argument.

Melissa has two children in high school and one in college. She stays busy in her community and, in her spare time, enjoys running, tennis, traveling, and baking.

Education

  • University of Houston, J.D., cum laude, 1998
  • Houston Law Review
  • Order of the Barristers
  • National Trial Competition Runner-Up, 1997
  • Texas Invitational Champion & Best Advocate, 1996
  • ATLA Regional Mock Trial Champion, 1996
  • Baylor University, B.A., 1994