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Jeffery Ryan Ray

Litigation Attorney at Kissimmee, FL

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About Jeffery

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I have worked on a variety of issues over the years and had the opportunity to experience different levels of the legal community. I am proud that I had the opportunity to gradually wade into the practice of law, where I started with small cases that were usually involving less than $50, to now dealing with cases in the millions of dollars. In my early years, I learned several areas of law and was able to help my community by providing affordable representation.

In my first year I worked part-time because I was pursuing an advanced law degree in Scotland. During this time I reviewed contracts and analyzed regulations for individuals and for the program that I was in. After my LL.M. degree, I went on to open a small office and handled issues for people on a variety of case types, including: guardianship, probate, contracts, business formation, litigation, and many other issues. This was a humbling experience because I had people coming to me with what was a major problem in their life and they were relying upon me to help them. While building my small office and having a good bit of success, a local firm that had an established history of over 90 years asked me to come work with them for a year—and so I did.

I went to work with a firm that had a well established name in the local community. There I continued to settle disputes through negotiations and litigation. I also gained exposure to substantive estate planning, real estate work, probate, and I even worked on immigration matters. This was an exciting period in my career because I was learning an incredible amount about several areas of law and I was able to continue helping people in my community. I drafted contracts, negotiated disputes for people and businesses, and litigated cases where the parties couldn’t resolve their differences. By this time, I was also being asked to guest lecture law school classes and present research at academic/industry symposiums. Then the time came for me to go back out on my own, where I could take my experiences and go to the next level in my career.

In returning to solo-practice, I found myself to be dealing with matters of great value where I saved some clients hundreds of thousands and closed multi-million-dollar deals for clients. I was becoming a trusted attorney for the business community and a solid civil litigator on contract and real estate matters. It is this phase of my legal career that I saw myself making a huge difference for my community. I took pro-bono cases for the public guardian’s office in Osceola County, Florida, where I helped elderly people get the care they deserved to maintain their quality of life and dignity; I also consulted and provided guidance for numerous small business owners and home owners. Business owners kept me on a general retainer to represent their interests and people were coming through the door asking me to protect their rights in court. It was a pleasure to be able to use my practice and talents to give back to places that provided me with much needed guidance over the years, such as my church. In addition to my practical experience, I was also gaining ground as a scholar in the energy and environmental arena.

My scholarly pursuits have become noticed by many in the community and around the world. I have published at least a half-dozen scholarly works with law review and industry journals. My research tends to center on the energy sector where I have published with LSU, Capital University, Mississippi College, and the prestigious European energy journal OGEL. I developed my profile in the environmental law community to the extent that I was asked to present research at a Tier One law school—the University of Buffalo.

I have the ability to think of non-traditional solutions to problems or said another way, to provide additional alternatives to clients. This has permitted me to resolve many differences in client disputes. I enjoy those moments where I get to call a client and let them know that we have accomplished their goals and they can now put the issue behind them. I don’t like to think about how I could have pursued something else. But, I would love to teach law. Later in life, I plan on transitioning from practice of law to teaching law.

I have lived in Scotland and I love haggis. I had the opportunity to study at the University of Oxford, where I found that I enjoy punting (where you use a pole to propel and steer a small boat in shallow water). My time in the Balkans led to developing a taste for various forms of tea. During my stay in the Middle East, I learned that Turkish coffee is superb. I also enjoy researching, writing, and gaming.

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Licensed for 10 years
State FL
Status Member in Good Standing
Acquired 2012
Updated 11/23/2022

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

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Bogin, Munns & Munns, PA
1524 N. John Young Parkway
Kissimmee, FL, 34741
Bogin, Munns & Munns, PA
1320 Louisiana Avenue
Suite D
Saint Cloud, FL, 34769
Bogin, Munns & Munns, PA
409 Brevard Avenue
Suite 7
Cocoa, FL, 32922
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Posted by Dixie | August 20, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Top notch!
Mr. Ray is a great attorney. I had been working with a company and making payments on a credit card but recently lost my job. Mr. Ray contacted the credit card company and got the remaining portion that I owed waived and I no longer had to pay the remaining balance! Def would use him again!
Posted by Grover | August 13, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Did excellently!
Hired Jeff to handle a case against an insurance company for an auto accident I had. I had no idea how to handle the case or what to expect. Jeff led me through the process and helped me negotiate my case the way it needed to be. No gimmicks and no false promises.
Posted by Maria | August 13, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Great services
We have been clients of Mr. Ray since May 2015, ever since we maintain a great relationship. I recommend his firm to anyone because if he can't do it he will make sure to guide you to the right firm.

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AVVO RATING 8.0 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Bogin, Munns & Munns, PA
  • 2018 - Present
  • Associate
  • Overstreet, Miles, Cumbie & Finkenbinder P.A.
  • 2015 - 2015
  • Attorney
  • Ray Law, P.A.
  • 2014 - 2018
  • Attorney
  • Jeffery R. Ray, Esq.
  • 2012 - 2014
  • Certified Legal Intern
  • State Attorney's Office, Florida's 9th Judicial Circuit
  • 2011 - 2011
  • Legal Intern
  • United States Air Force Staff Judge Advocate
  • 2010 - 2010
  • Environmental Specialist III
  • Florida Department of Environmental Protection
  • 2008 - 2009
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Education

  • University of Aberdeen School of Law
  • LLM
  • 2013
  • Florida A&M University College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2012
  • Troy University
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 2008
  • University of Birmingham
  • PhD - Doctorate (Candidate)
  • N/A
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Legal Cases

  • MP Transaction
  • $500,000.00+
  • Business Client
  • $2.5MM deal closed for client
  • Bentley v. Gonzalez
  • Settlement $28,350.00
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Associations

  • Federal Middle District of Florida
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • Florida Bar
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • Institute for Energy Law
  • Advisory Board Member
  • 2015 - 2016
  • Florida Bar, Environmental and Land Use Law Section
  • Member
  • 2013 - 2015
  • American Society of International Law
  • Member
  • 2011 - 2013
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • Certificate of Outstanding Contribution in Reviewing
  • Energy Policy
  • 2016
  • Commendation Honors
  • University of Aberdeen
  • 2013
  • Dean's List
  • Florida A&M University College of Law
  • 2011

Publications

  • 24-25 Buffalo Env. L. J.
  • U.S. Regulatory Regimes & Offshore Energy Production
  • 2018
  • 42 Cap. U. L. Rev. 861
  • Investment Security in the Energy Sector: Comparative Analysis of Selected United States and European Union Law
  • 2014
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Speaking Engagements

  • Seminar Guest Lecture
  • Offshore Energy Sustainability
  • 2015
  • Oil and Gas Law Presentation
  • UK Offshore Health and Safety: Fit for Purpose or Rhetoric and Recalcitrance
  • 2013
  • Children in Armed Conflict
  • International Age of Majority for Soldiers in Armed Conflict
  • 2011
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Attorney endorsements

Received (5)
Given (5)
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Litigation Attorney | Oct 10
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Mr. Ray and I collaborated on a matter involving civil litigation. During the course of events leading to eventual hearings, I discovered that Mr. Ray is one of the most attentive, intelligent, and organized lawyers that I have met. His acumen and legal skill were the bedrock of our successes. I highly endorse Mr. Ray both as a litigator and a counselor at law."
Energy and utilities Attorney | Dec 18
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have worked Attorney Ray on Energy Law related matters. His insight and expertise is incredible. I highly recommend him....."
Oil and gas Attorney | Dec 19
Relationship: Friend
"I endorse this lawyer."
Oil and gas Attorney | Jul 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Oil and gas Attorney | Jun 01
Relationship: Friend
"I attended law school with Mr. Ray, and I follow his career very closely because he has always impressed me with his insight into areas of law that greatly affect our country. Jeff is the "go-to lawyer" for me on such issues, and I'd not hesitate to recommend him to anyone for any endeavor he is willing to take up."