The Midlothian Chamber of Commerce is hosting the next in its series of Legislative Luncheons on Aug.10.

This lunch will feature Representative John Wray, Texas House Member for District 10. The lunch will be held from 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. at the Midlothian Conference Center. Tickets are $15 for chamber members who register by Friday, and $20 for non member or after Friday. Register online at the chamber website www.midlohtianchamber.org or by visiting the chamber offices at 310 North 9th St.

Wray grew up in Waxahachie, and is a graduate of Waxahachie High School. He is a seventh generation resident of Ellis County. After graduating from Texas A&M University and the University of Texas School of Law, Wray practiced law in Houston for six years. Over the course of six years in Houston, he 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, Wray returned to his hometown and began his own general civil practice law firm. In 2003, he attained certification by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization in the field of Estate Planning and Probate Law. Wray is the only attorney in Ellis County who is Board Certified in Estate Planning and Probate Law. Counted among his clients are some of Ellis County’s oldest businesses and families, as well as some of its newest.

Although Wray's law practice is headquartered in Ellis County, he 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. He 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.

He 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.

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