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John Ray

Litigation Attorney at Miller Place, NY

5.0   31 reviews

also known as John Ray & Associates

  • State Years
    New York - NY 40 years
    Pennsylvania - PA 29 years
  • Licensed for 40 years
    State NY
    Acquired 1983
    Status
    Currently Registered No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 29 years
    State PA
    Acquired 1994
    Status
    Retired No misconduct found

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

About John

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John Ray established John Ray & Associates in 1983. Mr. Ray is the only attorney in the U.S. to have had two full-length trials filmed by Court TV and has frequently appeared on nationwide television, including 48 Hours, 60 Minutes,Fox News, Hardcopy, Current Affair, Inside Edition, Larry King Live, Dr. Oz, Sally Jesse Raphael, Geraldo Rivera, Maury Povich, Jenny Jones,Dateline NBC,FOX Nation, ABC’s Eyewitness News, CBS, NBC, ABC, PIX, Channel 12 as well as all other major network news shows. John Ray has appeared as an expert on CNN regarding jury trials; as a consultant on the Montel Williams Show on a controversial Maryland case, and as a commentator on Court TV. He is the attorney who has investigated the Long Island Serial Killer case. He is the veteran litigator who successfully represented the father, Joseph Kaplan, in Kaplan v. Chamberlain (the famous “surrogate parent” custody case, where a 26-year-old surrogate mother who agreed to become a surrogate mother by having sex with Mr. Kaplan, bore a son and fought Mr.Kaplan for custody). John Ray also represented Keila Pulinario in the precedent-setting “Rape Trauma Syndrome” case, involving a young woman who was raped and subsequently killed her rapist, winning in court after years of litigation; this was also a full-length featured trial covered nationally on Court TV. Mr. Ray has handled thousands of cases over the course of his career and has tried countless matters to verdict. An avid reader, especially of European and American history, Mr. Ray is admitted to the Supreme Court of the United States. John Ray is an active athlete. A former semi-pro football player, Mr. Ray has played open league lacrosse in New York for the past 55 years. He now plays goalie for several lacrosse teams year-round. He won the 2012, 2013, 2015, 2016, and 2021  ULAX championships in Manhattan, as a starting goalie, and holds the record in the U.S. for the most saves in a single game (50) of box lacrosse. A biathlon competitor with silver and bronze medals in New York biathlons. John Ray also competes in the Lifeguard Memorial Ocean Mile Swim Race, finishing with a time of 35 minutes in 2021.  

Location

John Ray & Associates
122 N. Country Rd
P.O. Box 5440
Miller Place, NY, 11764
John Ray & Associates
5 East 22nd Street
17th floor
New York, NY, 10010
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Reviews

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Posted by Pamela | September 20, 2023
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Exceptional Legal Representation and Support
I recently had the privilege of working with John Ray on a legal matter, and I cannot express enough how grateful I am for his outstanding services. From start to finish he demonstrated exceptional professionalism, expertise, and dedication, which ultimately led to a successful outcome. John possesses an extensive knowledge of the law and a remarkable ability to navigate complex issues. I would not hesitate to seek his services again in the future.
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Posted by Barbara | September 9, 2023
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A class act
Mr. Ray immediately put me at ease while I discussed a legal matter that upsets me greatly. He is very knowledgeable, but does not talk down. He is busy, but listens kindly and carefully. He has already empowered me with a mini legal education. It is very likely I will hire him.
Posted by Vincent | June 17, 2022
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| Consulted Attorney
Major Concern
Right away, John Ray spoke with me about a pressing issue, he was fair, honest, and he gave me some strong advice. He put my mind at ease and was easy to like, trust, and speak with on the phone. If I had to, I would use his services.
Posted by Suzanne | June 6, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
The best out there
The best in NY hands down of your looking for honesty and someone who stands up for what’s right
Posted by anonymous | May 2, 2022
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
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Parent
Spoke to Mr. Ray in regards to my child and he was very responsive. Office staff was very polite and immediately was able to get me on the phone to discuss my matter. I will be taking his advise. He was very knowledgeable and reassuring.
Posted by Ilene | April 29, 2022
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
A True Professional
I called Mr. Ray regarding a situation that I was trying to work through. He was kind as well as knowledgeable and took time to listen to me and provide insight as to how I should proceed. I never felt rushed in speaking with him and was truly grateful for the time he spent on the phone with me. If you are looking for an attorney within the areas that he covers, then hiring him is a must!
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Posted by Sean | January 11, 2022
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Consult
John was the only lawyer on Avvo that contacted me. While he wasn't optimistic about my case he took the time to answer all my questions without making me feel rushed. I will keep him in mind.
Posted by Sarah | November 10, 2021
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Honest and helpful
I happened to call to request a consult when Mr. Ray had a few minutes to immediately take my call. He was kind and professional. Discussed my situation in detail with me and although I don't have a case as it were right now he gave me specific advice and guidance. I appreciated his honesty and the fact that he was still able to assist me. I highly recommend speaking with him regarding your legal concerns
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Posted by anonymous | November 2, 2021
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Realist, useful advice provided
I contacted him because our school district hooked up with a corporation to perform psychological assessments and behavioral research on the children without the informed consent of their parents. He explained different options for litigation and what I can do on my own first.
Posted by Adriana | October 1, 2021
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Very helpful phone consult
Mr Ray spent 40 minutes talking to me about my case and gave me excellent advice pertaining to my situation. He was well informed and was able to convey realistically the process as well as the cost and expectations for success.
Posted by Andrea | September 20, 2021
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Consultation
Had a very lengthy consultation with Mr. Ray. Unfortunately not a viable case, however , Mr. Ray was knowledgeable, kind and provided valuable information to me. I would recommend Mr. Ray.
Posted by Antoinette | September 17, 2021
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
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Quick response
I called for a consult on an employment matter. The secretary took brief detail and said Mr. Ray would call back as he was in disposition.. a few hours later he called, was very professional and down to earth. I felt comfortable with his response. And will refer to him again.
Posted by anonymous | June 9, 2021
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| Consulted Attorney
Consultation
Called for advice for a landlord/tenant situation and John gave me great advice without hesitation. He was kind , courteous and very helpful.
Posted by anonymous | March 26, 2021
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Consultation
I spoke with Mr Ray for a free telephone consultation. He was professional, very informative and knowledgeable. Took the time during his busy schedule to give me advise.
Posted by Brianna | March 26, 2021
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Highly recommend!
Mr. Ray is extremely knowledgeable and an excellent attorney who zealously represents his clients. He has helped me with multiple matters and is very responsive. I would highly recommend him.
Posted by Wayne | February 15, 2021
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| Consulted Attorney
Great Attorney
I spoke with Mr Ray he is a professional very informative and knowledgeable. I loved his website it gives you a glimpse into the person as well as the Attorney! I would definitely recommend him!
Posted by Joseph | January 15, 2021
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| Consulted Attorney
Custodial union member
I had a phone consultation with John Ray. He provided me with valuable guidance on what steps I could take regarding any possible legal action brought against me. I’m prepared to retain his services as he comes highly recommended and based on the professionalism he offered me today.
Posted by Roxanne | December 7, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly Recommend
Mr.Ray is a smart, professional and caring attorney. He had my best interests at heart and helped me navigate through a challenging situation. I would highly recommend him.
Posted by Edward | December 1, 2020
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| Consulted Attorney
My consultation.
After a short conversation with Mr.Ray, he was able to lay out a clear and concise course of action. All though it will be a bit difficult, I am confident, knowing what needs to be done.
Posted by Keith | November 13, 2020
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| Consulted Attorney
John Ray review
Mr Ray set me straight on legal issues to be handled and the progression to complete them. A straight shooter, no nonsense. Good to have in your corner.
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Cost

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  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.1 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • President
  • Magdalene Dismas Society, Inc.
  • 2015 - 2021
  • Professor
  • Suffolk County Community College
  • 1984 - 2021
  • Owner
  • John Ray & Associates
  • 1983 - 2021

Education

  • St. John's University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1983
  • Georgetown University
  • Post graduate
  • 1979
  • City University of New York, Hunter College
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1971
  • The London School of Economics and Political Science
  • N/A
  • Stony Brook University
  • Post graduate
  • N/A
  • Adelphi University
  • MA - Master of Art
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Associations

  • Suffolk County Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2021
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2020
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2019
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2018
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2017
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2016
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2014
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Speaking Engagements

  • Council on Foreign Relations
  • Women's rights
  • 2015
  • USFMEP/UN
  • Women's rights
  • 2010
  • Touro Law Council
  • The art of cross examination
  • 1992

Attorney endorsements

Received (2)
Given (3)
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Litigation Attorney | Aug 09
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"A knowledgeable, confident and zealous advocate. No one will work harder for you. John Ray is the attorney lawyers call when they need a lawyer. This is his vocation, not his job. I wholeheartedly endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 12
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."

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Miller Place Litigation Lawyer John Ray
John Ray
Litigation Attorney
Miller Place, NY
Licensed for 40 years
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