WRAY, WILLETT & STOFFER, PLLC

Attorneys at Law

200A North Rogers Street

Waxahachie, Texas 75165

Phone:  (972) 938-1850
Fax:  (972) 937-6844

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Steeped in History, Focused on the Future

 

Wray, Willett & Stoffer, PLLC is a full service law firm located in Waxahachie, Texas, serving clients in throughout Ellis County.  Collectively, our attorneys have vast experience with handling a wide spectrum of civil litigation and transactional matters in Ellis County and across the state, in both state and federal courts.  Our firm represents individuals, families, and local businesses, and we count among our clients some of the oldest businesses in Ellis County.  We also often serve as local counsel in connection with matters pending in Ellis County courts.

 

The attorneys of Wray, Willett & Stoffer, PLLC live and work in Ellis County, and are fully engaged in the day to day events and cycles of the local court system and business community.  Additionally, the firm's attorneys are active in professional, civic, and charitable organizations.

 

We often receive inquiries regarding the history of our office building.  Most long time Ellis County residents refer to our office as the "Old Jail."  The building is a Texas historical landmark, and was completed in 1888.  Ellis County constructed the building to serve as the county's third jail building.  To view the Texas Historical Commission plaque for our building, please click here.  To view a historical essay regarding the history of the building, please click here.

 

  

       The building is unique in that it utilized a "squirrel cage" revolving cell system to house prisoners during its years of service as the Ellis County jail.  The squirrel cage was a pie shaped, multi-level mechanism that rotated a series of jail cells past a single doorway.  To learn more about the squirrel cage mechanism, please visit the website of the Historical Society of Pottawatttamie County, Iowa, which is the location of another surviving squirrel cage jail.

    

       

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