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Francis Xavier Pray

Francis Xavier Pray

also known as Frank Pray

Practice areas:

Employment & Labor

About Me

I bring a sharp analytical mind to legal problems.  I seldom am taken by surprise, working hard to understand the likely issues the opponent will raise in the case.  I work hard to make my client a part of the communication and decision process that leads to a conclusion of the case that makes sense to the client.  I consider one of my jobs to be educating my client to understand the law and the process, and why decisions are being made.


 


On a personal note, I enjoy a range of interests.  I cycle hundreds of miles each year, I love to write and read poetry, I enjoy classical and country music, and love to dance. I've run 2 marathons in my 50s, but have slowed down to several half-marathons more recently.  I enjoy reading immensely, usually working on 2 to 4 books at a time, that I carry on my Kindle2.  I'm currently reading "John Adams" by David McCullough, and several books on "Acting", a skill I think is critical to good trial work because it takes a lawyer out of his "head" and more into his "heart".  


 


I am constantly learning, and enjoy keeping up to date on new legal developments in this exciting field of employment law.  I am an active member of the California Employment Lawyers Association (www.cela.org) and the Orange County Labor and Employment Law Section.  

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1977

  1. Employment & Labor: 100%
    37 years

Payment

Fees:

Contingent (40%), Retainer (Always)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

7 total 

  • Melissa A. Newman

    I highly endorse this lawyer.

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    Melissa Newman Litigation Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

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    Blair Roberts Employment & Labor Attorney
    Relationship: Co-worker

Contact Info

5160 Campus Dr
Newport Beach, CA, 92660-2101

Resume

License

StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
CAActive197705/20/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Avvo Contributions

Legal Answers

Awards

Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Recognition as Case Law Presenter Monthly MeetingsOrange County Bar Association, Labor & Employment Section2006

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
OwnerEmployment Law Office of Frank Pray1996 - Present

Associations

Association NamePosition NameDuration
California Labor and Employment Lawyers AssociationMember2000 - Present

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
Bank Employee v Bank$175,000

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Education

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Univ of San Diego SOLLAWJD - Juris Doctor1977
Southern Illinois UnivEnglish LiteratureB.A.1972