Ron Wray Elected President of the South Carolina Defense Trial Attorneys Association
Gallivan, White & Boyd, P.A. is pleased to announce that firm shareholder Ron Wray was elected President of the South Carolina Defense Trial Attorneys Association, at the November 7, 2014 annual meeting of the Association. Wray takes the reins from outgoing president and fellow Gallivan, White and Boyd partner Curtis Ott. Ott will continue to serve the Board of Directors in 2015 as Immediate Past President. Wray states, “Curtis did a tremendous job in leading the Association over the past year. We are very thankful to Curtis for his service to the SCDTAA and for his many accomplishments in leading our organization over the past year.”
Wray’s election continues a long line of service by Gallivan, White and Boyd attorneys to the SCDTAA. In addition to Wray’s election as president and Ott’s continued service as immediate past president, GWB shareholder Johnston Cox and partner Breon Walker were also elected to continue their service on the SCDTAA Board of Directors. Wray was elected to the SCDTAA Board of Directors in 2003. He served as SCDTAA Secretary in 2012, Treasurer in 2013, and President-Elect in 2014. Wray states, “I am honored and humbled by my election. I consider the SCDTAA to be the finest local defense organization in the country. I look forward to serving the outstanding attorneys that are part of this great organization.”
Founded in 1968, the SCDTAA has grown to nearly 1,000 attorneys statewide. The SCDTAA’s mission is to assemble lawyers in South Carolina who devote a substantial amount of their practice to the defense of civil litigation matters. Additionally, the SCDTAA provides the opportunity for members to exchange ideas, techniques, procedures, and court rulings related to the handling of defense litigation. These opportunities will ultimately lead to the enhancement of the knowledge and skills of defense lawyers.
Practicing law for over 22 years, Wray’s practice focuses on commercial transportation and complex litigation with an emphasis on railroad law, trucking, products liability, class actions, and appellate work. He is perennially listed in Best Lawyers in America in Commercial Litigation and Railroad Law.
Managing Partner John T. Lay states, “Ron has been a leader in the profession and at the firm for many years. GWB is very proud of Ron and we know he will do a great job on behalf of the SCDTAA.”