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Randall Buck Wood
Partner and Co-Founder
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A founding partner of Ray & Wood, Randall Buck Wood is a nationally recognized expert on school finance, ethics, and election law. Buck has tried dozens of cases before the Texas Supreme Court, and since 1992, has served as co-counsel for the 125 Plaintiff-Intervenor school districts in the on-going Edgewood school finance lawsuit. Buck also serves as the General Counsel to the Equity Center, an association of over 500 below-average-wealth school districts committed to ongoing improvements in Texas public school funding as well as special counsel to the Texas Association of School Boards on the state’s ethics and lobby disclosure statutes.  Prior to founding the firm, Buck served as Director of the Elections Division of the Office of the Secretary of State from 1969 to 1972 where he was in charge of enforcement of the State’s election laws. In this capacity, he oversaw all general and special elections and assisted local government bodies with their elections. After leaving the Secretary of State’s Office, Mr. Wood became the Executive Director of Common Cause, a public interest lobby group chartered to maintain fairness in the governmental process. While serving Common Cause, Mr. Wood drafted and helped pass much of the legislation dealing with open meetings, open records and numerous election laws that govern the operation of public entities today.

Mr. Wood is acknowledged nationally as one of the foremost authorities on public law including election law. As such, he represents many elected officials including House and Senate members and several prominent state judges. In addition, Mr. Wood served in various top level positions in the State Comptroller’s Office, including Deputy Comptroller and Chief Clerk. Mr. Wood has practiced extensively in the property tax area for more than thirty years, representing numerous taxing units on delinquent collection issues and numerous appraisal districts on valuation and related issues. Mr. Wood is a past member of the board of directors of the Travis Central Appraisal District. 

Buck is “AV” rated by Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory based upon confidential surveys of the Bar and the Judiciary.  He received the “very high to preeminent” rating for legal ability and the “very high” rating for ethical standards, the highest rating possible in each category.  Click here for more information about Randall Buck Wood


 

Doug Ray
Partner
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Doug Ray joined Ray & Wood in 1991. Doug specializes in commercial and consumer collections, general business litigation, and appeals. Doug has represented clients before state and federal district courts, Texas courts of appeals, and the Texas Supreme Court. Prior to joining the firm, Doug practiced law in the State of California, and served as a law clerk in the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in San Diego. Doug is “AV” rated by Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory based upon confidential surveys of the Bar and the Judiciary.  He received the “very high to preeminent” rating for legal ability and the “very high” rating for ethical standards, the highest rating possible in each category.  Click here for more information about Doug Ray.
 

Dylan Wood
Associate
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Dylan Wood joined Ray & Wood in 1996. Mr. Wood is the Firm’s lead delinquent tax collections attorney.  Mr. Wood began working for the firm as a high school student in 1986 allowing him to become familiar with all areas of the firm’s practice. After graduation from college, Mr. Wood worked full time as a litigation assistant and collector for the firm’s Guaranteed Student Loan department until he began law school. Since licensure with the State Bar of Texas in 1996, Mr. Wood has primarily practiced ad valorem property litigation. He supervises the Firm’s delinquent tax collections practice and also represents appraisal districts throughout the state. His knowledge and experience in both delinquent tax collection law and appraisal district litigation is somewhat of a rarity in the field and is a unique advantage to his clients.  He has also spoken at statewide and local conferences on appraisal district and tax office matters.  Click here for more information about Dylan Wood.
 

 
 
 
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