As an attorney who is Board Certified in Criminal Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization, Philip D. Ray is an exceptional advocate for his clients accused of violating the law. Mr. Ray has the experience, courtroom skills, and understanding that every person facing criminal charges deserves to have representing them. As a successful trial attorney, Philip has handled over One Thousand (1000!) Felony cases throughout his twelve-year career.
In the Federal Courts, Mr. Ray has handled Major Felony cases in the US District Court of the Northern District of Texas in Amarillo, Wichita Falls, Ft. Worth, and Dallas as well as Major Felony cases in the US District Court of the Eastern District of Texas in Plano and Sherman. (Including International Conspiracy Cases involving the distribution of controlled substances WORLD WIDE.)
In the State Courts, Mr. Ray regularly defends accused citizens of major felony crimes including Murder, Manslaughter, Aggravated Robbery, Continuous Sexual Abuse of a Child, Burglary of a Habitation, Aggravated Sexual Assault of a Child, Possesion of a Controlled Substance with Intent to Deliver, Aggravated Assault, Robbery, Intoxicated Manslaughter, Indecency with a Child, and other accusations. Mr. Ray also represent people on misdemeanor accusations of Family Violence, Driving While Intoxicated, or any other circumstance where his vast trial experience can be a benefit to the Client.
In 2011, Philip D. Ray became Board Certified, Criminal Law - Texas Board of Legal Specialization.
In 2010, Philip formed an association with Patrick McLain, and Jeffrey King in our current offices at McKinney Place: 3131 McKinney Ave #825, Dallas Texas 75204.
2002–2010 Misdemeanor and Felony Trial Attorney: Philip began his trial experience in Granbury, Texas as an assistant County Attorney. For nine years, he progressed through misdemeanor courts into felony responsibility across Texas moving from a small jurisdiction to larger ones and on to a county considered one of the premier places in Texas to prosecute, the Williamson County District Attorney’s Office. He established a strong work ethic and quickly earned the respect of judges, supervisors, colleagues and the criminal defense bar. He gained a reputation for being tough but fair in the courtroom. Philip was assigned a wide–range of cases, including misdemeanors, juvenile cases, grand jury case presentations and felonies of all degrees. From small quantity marijuana cases to murder charges, Philip has seen all manner of criminal accusations. He negotiated and reviewed thousands of criminal cases. Philip received invaluable jury trial experience at the felony level for more than Fifty (50) felony trials.
2000-2002 Philip worked as an intern in the Denton County District Attorney’s office, then as a trained mediator for several County Courts at Law while clerking for a private attorney in Dallas
Philip D Ray will answer your questions and give you objective legal analysis. Philip represents clients in the Dallas–Fort Worth area, and throughout the entire State of Texas, including all cities in Dallas, Tarrant, Denton, Cooke, Collin, Eastland, Hood, Navarro, and Rockwall counties.
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Licensed since 2001
Fixed (Always), Retainer (Sometimes)
Cash, Check, Credit Card
I endorse this lawyer. I have known Philip for several years and my experience with Philip was when he was a felony prosecutor. I have tried a very serious felony case against Philip as well. Philip is an honest, hard working and well prepared lawyer. He has a broad knowledge of criminal law and I know he fights hard in the court room. One of Philip's best qualities is that he is a straight shooter. He will give you his honest opinion and he knows what he's talking about.
Stephen Hesse Criminal Defense Attorney
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
Philip Ray is a knowledgeable, experienced, and skilled attorney. He takes the time to get to know not only the facts of the case, but the people involved. Because of this, Mr. Ray is both an excellent advocate and a committed counselor for his clients.
Timothy Hardesty Estate Planning Attorney
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
|TX||Eligible To Practice In Texas||2001||05/24/2015|
|Award Name||Grantor||Date Granted|
|Board Certified in Criminal Law||Board of Legal Specialization||2012|
|Certificate of Mediation||Texas Tech School of Law||2000|
|Trial Attorney||Law Office of Philip D Ray||2010 - Present|
|Assistant District Attorney||Williamson County District Attorney's Office||2008 - 2010|
|Assistant District Attorney||Potter County District Attorney's Office||2006 - 2008|
|Assistant District Attorney||Cooke County District Attorney's Office||2003 - 2006|
|Assistant County Attorney||Hood County Attorney's Office||2002 - 2003|
|Association Name||Position Name||Duration|
|Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association||N/A||2011 - Present|
|Denton County Criminal Defense Lawyers Association||N/A||2011 - Present|
|Dallas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association||N/A||2010 - Present|
|Tarrant County Criminal Defense Lawyers Association||N/A||2010 - Present|
|College of the State Bar of Texas||N/A||2010 - Present|
|Dallas Bar Association, Criminal Law Section||N/A||2010 - Present|
|Dallas Bar Association, Juvenile Justice Committee||No Value||2010 - Present|
|Texas District and County Attorneys Association||N/A||2002 - Present|
|The Texas Prosecutor, Volume 39 Number 6||Back to Basics: a Clip and Save Guide to Filing Deadlines||2009|
|The Texas Prosecutor, Volume 36 Number 4||Back to Basics: an Intro to the Prosecution of Clandestine Meth Manufacture||2006|
|The Texas Prosecutor, Volume 36, Number 6||Back to Basics: a Clip and Save Guide to Filing Deadlines||2006|
|Texas Tech School of Law||Law||Doctor of Jurisprudence||2000|
|Austin College||Philosophy (Physics Minor)||Bachelor of Arts||1997|
|Juvenile Delinquency Advanced Topics Spring Seminar||Facilitator||2011|
|DWI Regional Seminar||Driving While Intoxication||2010|
|DWI Regional Seminar||Driving While Intoxicated||2009|
|Prosecutor Trial Skills Course||Faculty Advisor||2008|
|DWI Regional Seminar||Driving While Intoxicated||2008|