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John D Ray

John D Ray

Practice areas:

Medical Malpractice, Wrongful Death

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About Me

John “Jack” D. Ray has over 20 years of experience in a practice focused on representing people whose lives have been seriously affected by unacceptable medical care. Jack has served in the Utah Association for Justice, the state’s largest and oldest association of plaintiff’s trial attorneys, as a member of the board and is currently secretary on the Association’s executive committee. He received the organizations “Legislative Titan” award for 2012. He served for 10 years on the Utah State Bar Ethics Advisory Opinion Committee as well as on the Model Utah Jury Instructions Subcommittee for Medical Malpractice. Jack regularly speaks at seminars training other attorneys in the law surrounding medical malpractice claims. In complex cases, he has the option of teaming with other Fabian attorney’s with expertise in the firm’s areas of core competency. Jack has organized and volunteered for several nonprofits focused on the management and conservation of important Utah landscapes, wildlife and related recreation. Jack graduated cum laude from Brigham Young University’s J. Reuben Clark Law School and obtained his bachelor’s degree from the University of Utah, where he graduated magna cum laude. He is licensed to practice in Utah’s state and federal courts.


Languages Spoken: English, Portuguese

Practice Areas

Licensed since 1988

  1. Medical Malpractice: 95%
  2. Wrongful Death: 5%



Contingent (25-33%)

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Contact Info

Fabian & Clendenin

215 S State St Ste 1200
Salt Lake City, UT, 84111-2334




Professional Misconduct

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Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Legislative Titan AwardUtah Association for Justice2012

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
ShareholderFabian & Clendenin, Apc1995 - Present
AssociateFabian & Clendenin, Apc1988 - 1995


Association NamePosition NameDuration
Utah Association for JusticePresident-Elect2014 - Present
Utah Association for JusticeChair - Legislative Committee2014 - 2015
Utah Association for JusticeVice President2013 - 2014
Utah Association for JusticeSecretary2012 - 2013
Utah Association for JusticeTreasurer2011 - 2012
Utah Association for JusticeBoard of Governors2003 - Present
Utah State Bar, Ethics Advisory Opinion Committeemember2002 - 2010


Publication NameTitleDate
Attorney at Law MagazinePrelitigation Hearings in Medical Malpractice2015


School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Brigham Young University - J. Reuben Clark Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor1988

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
Annual MeetingNavigating Utah's Medical Malpractice System2013
UAJ SeminarRecent Changes in Utah Healthcare Malpractice Act2011
Medical Malpractice SeminarAffidavit of Merit Requirements - Practice and Pitfalls2011
Hardball SeminarMedical Malpractice - Dealing with Hardball Tactics2008
Advanced Issues in Utah Medical MalpracticeAdvanced Issues in Medical Malpractice2000