Overview

William Wray, Jr. is a member of the firm’s litigation group and has represented businesses and governments in an array of litigation matters that span intellectual property, corporate law, health care law, real estate disputes, and professional malpractice.  He has also counseled individuals on issues of defamation and constitutional law.

Will served as judicial intern in both the Rhode Island Supreme Court and the U.S. District Court for the District of Rhode Island.

Will was named a Rising Star by Super Lawyers in 2016, 2017, and 2018 and is active in the community with several professional and civic organizations.  He is a frequent writer on issues in the forefront of business and litigation.

Education

Roger Williams University School of Law (J.D., summa cum laude, 2013) ranked third in class

Brown University (B.A., Middle East Studies, 2010)

Admissions

Rhode Island

Massachusetts

U.S. District Court, District of Massachusetts

Representative Matters
  • Successfully represented two of Rhode Island’s municipalities at trial against constitutional challenges brought by current and former employees concerning challenges to the municipalities’ pension statutes.
  • Successfully moved to dismiss an action brought against a publicly held owner and operator of wireless and broadcast communication sites in North America regarding a dispute over the entitlement to a parcel of land.
  • Successfully moved for summary judgment on behalf of a leading national loan company in connection with a dispute over the entitlement to a parcel of land.
  • Successfully moved to dismiss an action brought against a publicly held owner and operator of wireless and broadcast communication sites in North America regarding a dispute over the entitlement to a parcel of land.

 

Seminars / Publications
  • Author, Why Logic, Experience, and Precedent Compel the Demise of Mandatory Sentencing Statues, Roger Williams University Law Review, 2013.
  • Author, Narragansett Improvement Co. v. Wheeler, Roger Williams University Law Review, 2012.
Honors
  • Named Rhode Island Rising Star, by the publishers of Super Lawyers, 2018.

Professional Affiliations
  • Member, Board of Directors, Roger Williams Law Alumni Association
  • Adjunct Scholar, Rhode Island Center for Freedom and Prosperity
  • President, Rhode Island Lawyers’ Chapter of the Federalist Society
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