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Down By Law with Daryl A. Gray

Down By Law with Daryl A. Gray

By Daryl A. Gray
Welcome to Down by Law with Daryl A. Gray! A new weekly radio show about the law from the attorneys perspective. Daryl A. Gray interviews people of the community about issues from the Jamere Alfred case to fatherhood. This show is also available on to live stream.

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It's Time to Talk Tech on the Latest Down by Law
Larry Lavallais, Jr owner and founder of Innovative IT Partners, the technology resource you need to grow your business, and Founder of the IT Kids STEM Learning Center, stops by the studio today to talk all things tech. 
September 26, 2022
The Family Stops By
Mark Lawless, formerly of the Davidson County Public Health Department in Nashville and cousin of Attorney Daryl A. Gray, talks the Jackson water crisis, student loan debt and HBCUs on today's episode. 
September 09, 2022
You Won't Want to Miss This Episode When Attorney Eric Wright is Back in the Studio
Attorney Eric A. Wright is back in the studio today with attorney Daryl A. Gray. Tune in as they pull back the curtain on the firm. Find out more at
September 01, 2022
Anybody’s Life Can Change in a Split Second
After diving off a boat, Mark Raymond Jr. struck his head on the bottom of the lake. He couldn’t move and woke up two and a half weeks later at the hospital partially paralyzed, a life-changing experience that gave him a second chance. Mark, the CEO and Founder of Split Second Foundation, joins Attorney Daryl A. Gray on this week’s Down By Law. The Split Second Foundation is committed to breaking physical, societal and research barriers for people with disabilities. The program helps patients transition from inpatient rehabilitation back into society, and includes a mental health component, case management and other services for those living with paralysis or amputation in Louisiana.
August 25, 2022
Technology - Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow
Attorney Daryl A. Gray is back in the studio with today’s guest Larry Lavalay, the owner and founder of Innovative IT Partners. The IT company is focused on the dental, pharmaceutical, legal and medical industries and provides a one-stop technology solution to small and medium businesses. Roll up your sleeves and dive into the latest technology talk.
May 12, 2022
Gun Violence, Crime and How to Make the City a Better Place
Patrick Young, the Director for the Office of Gun Violence Prevention from the City of New Orleans Mayor’s Office, stops by the studio to talk with Attorney Daryl A. Gray about the City's community programs and initiatives that support the community along with his new book, A Way Up: Economic Development Post Incarceration. A road map to creating generational wealth and living the kind of life you deserve, the book is a guide to finding a way up, not just a way out, and answers questions including how you break the cycle of poverty.
March 24, 2022
Support Women’s Rights Around the World on Today’s Episode
We’re talking about women on today’s show when Christy Slater, the VP of Programs for the Women’s Foundation of the South (WFS) , joins Attorney Daryl A. Gray in the studio. Learn more about the WFS and how it was created to build the health, wealth and power of women and girls of color across the 13 states of America South.
March 11, 2022
The Long-Term Recovery of the Lower Ninth Ward
You’ll fall even deeper in love with New Orleans on this week’s episode as Laura Paul, Exectuive Director, and Sascha Drice, Volunteer Coordinator, of the Lower Nine join Attorney Daryl A. Gray to discuss the non-profit organization’s efforts as a long term disaster recovery organization founded after Hurricane Katrina. From building new homes and repairing existing homes to providing food distribution services, the organization rolls up its sleeves to help residents of the historic community.
March 04, 2022
Gaynelle Brady Joins Attorney Daryl A. Gray to Close Out Black History Month
Gaynell Brady, Genealogist, Historian and Executive Director of Lower 9th Ward Homeownership Association (L9WHA), joins Attorney Daryl A. Gray in the studio again to talk history and family.
February 24, 2022
Syrita Steib Joins Attorney Darryl A. Gray to Talk Women and Incarceration
LSU Graduate Syrita Steib founded Operation Restoration in 2016 to build a community and support system for women impacted by incarceration through education and to eradicate the roadblocks she faced when returning to society after incarceration. Led by formerly incarcerated women, Operation Restoration’s (OR) mission is to support women and girls impacted by incarceration to recognize their full potential, restore their lives, and discover new possibilities.
February 10, 2022
Down by Law Kicks Off Black History Month
It’s a full house today for the first podcast of Black History Month. Lt Governor Billy Nungesser kicks off the show with an announcement on the latest markers that are already, or soon to be, recognized on the Louisiana Civil Rights Trail and are set to receive national attention as part of the U.S. Civil Rights Trail. He also provides an update on the latest museum partnership. Friends of the show Tremaine Knighten Riley and Leona Tate of the "McDonogh Three” are in the studio to discuss the Tate, Etienne, Prevost (TEP) Centerhistorical campus and the rise and rebirth of HBCUs across the country.
February 04, 2022
Tap Into Your Creative Side with Today’s Show Dedicated to NOCCA
Attorney Daryl A. Gray has a full house in the studio today when Kesha McKey (Dance Department Chair and Director of the Arts); Blake Coheley (Director of Admissions and Student Services); and Prinsey Walker (Communications Specialist) from the New Orleans Center for Creative Arts stop by to talk about the regional, pre-professional arts training center that offers students instruction in culinary arts, dance, media arts: filmmaking & audio production, music (classical, jazz, vocal), theatre arts (drama, musical theatre, theatre design), visual arts, and creative writing.
January 20, 2022
History is Anything but Boring on Today's Episode featuring Attorney Daryl A. Gray and Geneologist & Historian Gaynell Brady
Buckle up and learn something new today as Gaynell Brady, Geneologist, Historian and CEO of Lower 9th Ward Homeownership Association joins Attorney Daryl A. Gray in the studio to talk history and family.
January 13, 2022
Guest Danielle Ponder Discusses the Criminal Justice System & Music with Attorney Daryl A. Gray on Today's Show
Singer and lawyer Danielle Ponder, known for her stance on the criminal justice system and her voice, helps attorney Daryl A. Gray bring in the holidays on today’s podcast.
December 23, 2021
Get Inside the Industry on this Week's Episode
Personal injury and bankruptcy attorney Edwin M. Shorty, Jr. stops by the studio to join attorney Daryl A. Gray on this week’s episode of Down By Law.
December 16, 2021
Ring in the Holidays on this Week's Down By Law
Larry Barabino Jr. CEO of The New Orleans Recreation Development Commission, joins Eric A. Wright and Daryl A. Gray to discuss the programs and services that NORD provides for the community, this weekend's toy drive and what’s happening this holiday season.
December 10, 2021
The Planning and Preparing that Affects Everyone
Attorney and Wright & Gray partner Eric A. Wright and Attorney Marlin Gusman Jr. are in the studio today with Attorney Daryl A. Gray discussing planning and preparing for the end so you don’t leave your loved ones with a ball of trouble.
November 18, 2021
Candidates for Councilman District C plus TEP Center founder Leona Tate and Team Stop by the Studio for Today's Episode
Election Day is coming up and the studio is full. Candidates for Councilman District C Freddie King, Frank Lerez and Vincent Milligan, Jr; plus TEP Center founder Leona Tate and film creator/director for Leona Tate Foundation Deidra Mitchell join Attorney Daryl A. Gray for today’s episode.
November 11, 2021
New Orleans City Council District D Candidates Stop By to Talk with Attorney Daryl A. Gray
New Orleans City Council District D candidates Kevin Griffin, Morgan Clevenger and Timolyn “Tim” Sams stop by to join Attorney Daryl A. Gray in discussing the district that represents Gentilly, the 7th Ward, the Florida-Desire area, the Downman Road corridor in New Orleans East and surrounding neighborhoods.
November 04, 2021
Attorney Daryl Gray and The People's Champ Oliver Thomas Explore Development in Louisiana
Folk Hero. Icon. Actor. Activist. Radio Host. And all around good guy. The People’s Champ Oliver Thomas joins Attorney Daryl Gray as they discuss Economic Developer in the Lower 9th Ward and New Orleans East.
October 28, 2021
Freedom of Speech, Censorship, and the Current Climate of Stand-Up Comedy
Dave Chappelle has been facing fallout due to remarks made on his recent Netflix comedy special “The Closer.” Attorney Daryl A. Gray discusses comedy in today’s world with local comedian Frank White on this episode of Down By Law.
October 21, 2021
From the Courtroom to the Jails, Attorney Daryl Gray and Loyala University Professor Andrea Armstrong Discuss the Legal system in New Orleans and Across the County.
Yale Law Graduate and Loyala University Professor Andrea Armstrong joins Attorney Daryl Gray to discuss how the law operates behind bars, in the courtroom and qualified immunity.
October 14, 2021
Attorney Daryl Gray and Pastor Brandon Boutin Discuss What’s Going On Right Now in New Orleans.
Join Attorney Daryl Gray as he talks with Brandon Boutin, Senior Pastor of United Fellowship Full Gospel Baptist Church in New Orleans, LA about religion, community and politics in today’s fast moving society.
October 07, 2021
Mental Health After the Perfect Storm - COVID + Hurricane Ida
In today's episode Attorney Daryl Gray invites Certified Mental Health professional Tanya B. Jones to discuss some of the aspects of mental health as it relates to PTSD and post-hurricane concerns. If you are feeling the effects of COVID and the issues following Hurricane Ida this is one podcast you won't want to miss. 
September 30, 2021
Modern Relationships and Love in the Pandemic
Attorney Daryl Gray invites Dion Smith, the author of "Have you been this girl?" This book is about 3 different women with different personalities and how they connect. This episode is about love, sex, and dating. Attorney Daryl Gray asks questions about the woman perspective on relationships and responds to create a great and helpful conversation.
July 29, 2021
Positive Vibes with Attorney Daryl Gray
This episode is all about positivity and helping each other thrive. Attorney Daryl Gray has invited the Positive Movement Fast Academy Foundation to talk about the reinforcement of negative behaviors with positive energy. Their conversations consists of how mental health and the positive use of politics can help. 
July 22, 2021
Attorney Daryl A. Gray has 3 guests to talk about Black Health
Dr. Bristol Williams, a periodontist, Mizori Nelson, owner of Botanicals Nola, and Mark Lawless, an asst. Professor at TSU for public health were invited on the show to talk about the importance of hygiene and health for Black people. This episode combines all areas and aspects of personal health to help educate you to be a healthier you.
July 15, 2021
Attorney Daryl A. Gray talks to Andrea Armstrong about Mass Incarceration
Professor Andrea Armstrong is a law professor at Loyola University. She is an advocate for change for youth and incarceration rates. Attorney Daryl Gray interviews Professor Armstrong about her start in law, her background, and impact on local law and the law program. She explains how mass incarceration rates affect black and brown people. Her and her students have been researching the deaths of black and brown people behind bars. The United States has the highest incarceration rate in the world and Louisiana is #1 ranking in the country. 
July 08, 2021
Attorney Daryl A. Gray speaks about Mental Health in the Black Community
Attorney Daryl invites Don Francis and Cory Scott, CEO and members of Creed Group in New Orleans to speak about solving and examining the effects of Mental Health. Don Francis speaks about his work with different cultures and the main thing to improve with everyone is to close the gap of trauma. This means after traumatica and hurtful experience the Creed group helps people to process and heal properly. However, they don't stop  at venting or basic counseling but actual medical care if needed.  The Creed Group does the inner work within themselves and use their experiences to help others and break the chains of Mental Issues.
July 01, 2021
Real Estate talk with Attorney Daryl A. Gray with Tonya Batiste and Terrell Harris
Attorney Daryl Gray talks with Tonya Batiste and Terrell Harris about real estate. This interview goes into the details and truths of home-ownership and obtaining home ownership. They also explain how the pandemic affected real estate. If you own a home and/or looking to become a home owner, this episode is for you!
June 24, 2021
Attorney Daryl A. Gray talks with the Leona Tate foundation about their journey and history in New Orleans
Daryl talks with Tremaine Knighton Riley and Leona Tate of the Leona Tate Foundation for change and history. Leona Tate is the reason schools were desegregated here in New Orleans. She was one of the first black students to attend a formerly white-only Tremaine Knighton is the project manager of the foundation. The Leona Foundation is a foundation that promotes and enhances racial equality through education. Daryl, Tremaine, and Leona talk about how they started the foundation and how are they working today to break the ongoing cycle of racial inequality.
June 17, 2021
Attorney Daryl A. Gray talks about credit and entreprenuership
Daryl invited Jewel Simmons Smith and Carlos D. Smith talks about what credit means and its importance. This episode will help you understand loans and numbers behind it. If you're looking to understand credit, fico scores, loans, and how you should use it..this episode is for you!
June 10, 2021
"Justice for Jamere, Justice for New Orleans"
Attorney Daryl Gray, Patrick Young, and Laricha and John Alfred talk about the updates on Jamere's case, the "Let me live" rally, and new programs being implemented in New Orleans. They also talk about the efforts to get justice for cases like Jamere and more by effectively rallying and investigating. Attorney Daryl Gray talks about the statistics and effects of Gun Violence not only in New Orleans but internationally. 
June 03, 2021
Attorney Daryl A. Gray and 2 female business owners talk all things business
Daryl Gray has a conversation with 2 women entrepreneurs about how they got their start and why they chose to be entrepreneurs. This episode is filled with realness, business tips, and strategies for anyone looking to start a business or better their business. Daryl shares how his firm not only defends personal injury but supports business owners.
May 27, 2021
Social injustices & the Black community
Daryl Gray interviews Christian Kirk, a business consultant and journalist about change and social injustices. Attorney Dary also talks about the differences of living while black and the social restrictions. The black community is still affected by the restrictions placed during segregation while it isn't to the same extent but still exists. Christina and Daryl also talk about black economics, how to diversify in business, and seeking change within the black community and economically.
May 20, 2021
"When Daddies Do it Better"
Daryl A. Gray talks to successful single fathers about stigmas against Black men raising their children. He advocates for the community of black men who raise and want better for their children. Daryl and other fathers explain their gratitude and sacrifices they make for their own children.
May 06, 2021
Interview with Kevin "Kev 2 Cent" Griffin Clark
Daryl A. Gray has a conversation with Kevin about his entrepreneurial endeavors and community efforts. Kevin explains his journey as a community advocate and becoming involved with the criminal justice system. Kevin and Daryl also talk about the recent injustices concerning two black lives, Breonna Taylor and George Floyd. They walk us through the law and lawyers perspectives on both cases. 
April 15, 2021
Interview with Jamere Afred's Parents
Daryl A. Gray Interviews Jamere's parents, Laricha Rousell Alfred and John Alfred about the fight for justice for Jamere's life. Jamere Alfred was a 14-year old boy who was wrongfully shot and killed in front of a Walgreens in Eastern New Orleans. Daryl A. Gray is the representing lawyer for the Alfred family and he talks about this fight for justice for Jamere's life will also help other youth. 
April 07, 2021