Discovery with Deanna L. Wray
Deanna Wray admires Michelle, Betty, RBG, J-Law and the Mother of Dragons
Published in 2017 Oregon Super Lawyers magazine
on July 10, 2017
Updated on October 3, 2019
If you were in my office, you’d … comment on how unbelievably hot it is, and then ask if you could mix yourself a drink.
The lawyer I most admire is … Betty Roberts, the first woman on the Oregon Court of Appeals and Oregon Supreme Court: politician, mentor and mother.
The quality I most like in a lawyer is … pragmatism. I find most clients agree.
My career high point (so far) has been … saving my clients’ ranch with a defense verdict.
If I weren’t a lawyer, I’d be … an unhappy engineer with lots of vacation time.
The SCOTUS justice I’d most like to meet is … Ruth Bader Ginsburg. She is a trailblazer with an amazing legal mind.
The SCOTUS decision I’d most like to overturn is … Shelby County v. Holder. Why are we moving backward on voting rights?
My courtroom walk-up music would be … Madonna’s “Vogue.”
A different practice area that intrigues me is … immigration and naturalization. So many people need that kind of help right now.
My favorite Twitter feed is … @GeorgeTakei.
My fictional hero is … Daenerys Targaryen. Having a team of dragons would definitely persuade a jury.
My real-life hero is … Michelle Obama. She is unapologetically herself.
On weekends I … hang out in Arch Cape at the beach.
The talent I wish I had is … karaoke rock star.
I get angry when … my teenagers drain my hot-water heater.
On my best day I … married the love of my life.
On my worst day I … watched Hillary Clinton lose the election.
My favorite song lyric is … “I’m starting with the man in the mirror.” – Michael Jackson
The three people I’d invite to dinner are … Aretha Franklin, Jackie Kennedy and my mom.
If I had a morning show, my co-host would be … Jennifer Lawrence.
The last TV show I binge-watched was … Better Call Saul.
Nothing cheers me up like … my dog, Thor.
My guilty pleasure is … Ben & Jerry’s Chubby Hubby.
If I won the lottery I’d … move to Kauai and buy a house on the south shore.
When I started, I wish I knew … that I would have to track my life in six-minute increments.