Ron Wray has been at the center of significant defense litigation in South Carolina, including a 2005 case that changed the state's venue laws, and an earlier case in which the supreme court adopted the "public duty rule" that shields police officers and governmental agencies from certain negligence claims. Wray, a self-described "die-hard South Carolina Gamecock fan," attended the University of South Carolina for undergraduate and law school. He was admitted to the Bar in 1992, and became a member of the Bar of the United States Supreme Court in 1997. He currently serves on the Executive Committee of the South Carolina Defense Trial Attorneys' Association and has been active in Jaycees, where he was honored as Greer Chapter's Jaycee of the Year in 1995. He is also a graduate of Leadership Greenville, Class 28.