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Francis Xavier Pray

Francis Xavier Pray

also known as Frank Pray

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 ( and the Orange County Labor and Employment Law Section.  


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Practice areas


  1. Employment & Labor: 100%
    37 years



Contingent (40%), Retainer (always)

Payment types:

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Contact info

Employment Law Office of Frank Pray

5160 Campus Dr
Newport Beach, CA, 92660-2101


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
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
Association namePosition nameDuration
California Labor and Employment Lawyers AssociationMember2000 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Bank Employee v Bank$175,000
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of San Diego School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1977
Southern Illinois University School of LawEnglish LiteratureBA - Bachelor of Arts1972