Beth Ballew Ray joined Slates Harwell in 2019.  Beth has devoted her practice to construction law, and she has spent her entire career in the construction industry.  For the last five years, Beth served as Managing Counsel for Balfour Beatty Construction.  As in-house counsel with one of the largest construction companies, Beth gained a valuable perspective, which she utilizes to deliver exceptional value to the clients she serves.  Prior to her role with Balfour, and right out of law school, Beth began her legal career at a construction litigation boutique law firm.

Beth’s experience in the construction industry started well before law school.  At Texas A&M University, she obtained a bachelor’s degree in Construction Science, and received the Gene Murphree – AGC Award for Top Graduate in the Construction Science program.  Beth also worked for a large commercial contractor prior to attending law school.

Beth has extensive knowledge regarding all types of commercial projects, including schools, healthcare facilities, residential high rises, office and retail construction.

Beth enjoys being outdoors, fishing, painting, cooking and spending time with her husband James and their two sons on her family’s ranch in southwest Texas.

Phone: 469-317-1000
Fax: 469-317-1100


J.D., Baylor Law School (2011)

B.S. in Construction Science, Texas A&M University, cum laude (2008)


State Bar of Texas

United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas