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Melissa Waden Wray

Senior Counsel
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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

Why Daly & Black, P.C.?

  • Focused On Your Best Interests

    Our team of attorneys makes your best interests our best interests and we work tirelessly until you get the result you not only want, but that you deserve.

  • Transparency Throughout

    We understand that this can be a confusing time so we always have someone available to answer any of your questions and concerns. This is our case, but your life, and we work to always keep you informed.

  • Decades of Successful Results

    Our team has decades of experience advocating on behalf of our clients and we have both the tools and experience to win your case at trial.

  • Aggressive & Compassionate Counsel

    At Daly and Black, we understand your frustrations and confusions and fight to ensure that you are put in the best possible position to negotiate a resolution.

Trusted & Recommended

    Daly & Black, P.C. are great to work with, we have been using them as a company for a year now and they have provided us with great service. The attention to detail and customer satisfaction are top-notch.

    - Anne Allen

    Thank you so much for everything. The team at Daly and Black is amazing.

    - Lance Thompson

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    - The Nowland Family

    London Crounse with Daly & Black settled this claim with the carrier for full coverage in 3 months.

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    - Theodoros Vasilas
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