Marshall R. Ray
Marshall R. Ray is a shareholder at Ransome and Ray, P.C. He received his B.B.A. degree from The University of Texas and his J.D. degree from St. Mary's University. He has been licensed to practice law in Texas and in the U.S. District Court, Southern District of Texas, since 1980. Since 1995, Marshall has received an AV Rating from the Martindale Hubbell ratings system. In the early years of his career, Marshall was best know for representing financial institutions across South Texas and was actively involved in banking legal circles across the state of Texas, ultimately serving as the President of the Texas Association of Bank Counsel in the mid 1990s. Since that time, Marshall's practice has expanded to include many of the leaders of the construction industry in South Texas. At present, he concentrates his practice in the areas of construction, banking, business, insurance, and real estate law, with an emphasis on complex construction and commercial litigation, mediation and arbitration. He has spoken to the Associated General Contractors of the Rio Grande Valley on issues related to commercial construction work in Texas and served as moderator for the Texas Association of Bank Counsel's 15th Annual Convention. Marshall is a member of the Cameron County Bar Association, the State of Texas, the State Bar of Texas Construction Law Section, the Texas Association of Bank Counsel, and the Rio Grande Valley Bankruptcy Bar Association.
He had served as a Director (1986-1989 and 2004-2007) and President (1992) of the Texas Association of Bank Counsel and a Director (1986-1989) and President (1990) of the Cameron County Bar Association. Marshall is a Brownsville native. He has been actively involved in diverse local organizations for over thirty years and is currently dedicated to service on The Gladys Porter Zoo Endowment Board and the Rotary Club of Brownsville.
Mary Lou Ryan Ray
Mary Lou Ryan Ray is a shareholder at Ransome and Ray, P.C. She received her B.A. degree, with honors, from The University of Texas and her J.D. degree from St. Mary’s University. She has been licensed to practice law in Texas since 1980. Since that date, she has been admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court, Southern District of Texas, the U.S. Court of Appeals (5th Cir.) and the U.S. Supreme Court. Mary Lou is a member of the State Bar of Texas and the Cameron County Bar Association, for which she has previously served as a Director (1990-1999) and President (1998). She is also a fellow of the Texas Bar Foundation and a member of the Real Estate, Probate and Trust Law Section of the State Bar. Mary Lou concentrates her practice in probate and estate planning, business entities, real estate, and probate and fiduciary litigation.
Since moving to Brownsville in the early 1980s, Mary Lou has been involved in many community organizations, including: Brownsville Society for Crippled Children (Moody Clinic), Board of Directors 1984-95, President, 1992-3; Crippled Children Foundation Director 1989-present; United Way of Southern Cameron County, Board of Directors 1989-95, President 1994; Valley Zoological Society Board of Directors, 1990-present, President, 2005-6; Episcopal Day School Endowment Foundation Trustee 1995-2002, 2004-2012, President, 1995-2002; Brownsville Chamber of Commerce, Board of Directors 1998-99; Brownsville Economic Development Council, Director 2006-09; Brownsville Community Foundation, Board of Directors 2008-present; Vice President, 2012-present.