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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|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Recognition as Case Law Presenter Monthly Meetings||Orange County Bar Association, Labor & Employment Section||2006|
|Owner||Employment Law Office of Frank Pray||1996 - Present|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|California Labor and Employment Lawyers Association||Member||2000 - Present|
|University of San Diego School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1977|
|Southern Illinois University School of Law||English Literature||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1972|