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William F Ray

Banking Attorney at Jackson, MS

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  • Licensed for 37 years
    State MS
    Acquired 1986
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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About William

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5
Practice areas
  1. Banking
    40%
    I represent national and state-chartered banks in litigation, regulatory, and commercial matters.

  2. Financial markets and services
    30%
    Most of my clients are in the financial services arena, including banks, securities brokers and financial advisors, trustees and other fiduciaries, ERISA plan sponsors and insurers.

  3. Life insurance
    15%
    I represent major life insurers in customer disputes over entitlement to benefits, complex sales practices claims, contestability issues, contested beneficiary designations, and regulatory matters.

  4. Arbitration
    10%
    I have served as a FINRA/ NASD arbitrator and have represented clients in arbitration regarding commercial disputes, banking, construction, and employment including executive compensation and severance matters.

  5. Class action
    5%
    I have served as lead defense counsel in several federal court class actions.

Location

Watkins & Eager
400 E Capitol St Ste 300
Jackson, MS, 39201-2610

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Resume

AVVO RATING 9.8 (Superb)

Education

  • University of Mississippi
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1986
  • University of Mississippi
  • 1983

Associations

  • Defense Research Institute, Law Institute
  • Member
  • 2002 - Present
  • Defense Research Institute
  • Board of Directors
  • 2012 - 2015
  • Defense Research Institute, Law Institute
  • Chairman
  • 2008 - 2010
  • Defense Research Institute
  • Chair
  • 1997 - 1999
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Honors and Awards

  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2013
  • Best Lawyers
  • 2013
  • Chambers USA
  • 2013
  • Chambers USA
  • 2012
  • Chambers USA
  • 2011
  • Chambers USA
  • 2010
  • Chambers USA
  • 2009
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Speaking Engagements

  • DRI Strictly Retail seminar
  • Identity Theft 2010: Civil Liabilities and Regulatory Red Flags
  • 2010
  • DRI Life, Heath, Disability and ERISA Seminar
  • Punitive Damages: Strategies and Reality Checks
  • 2006
  • DRI Life, Health, Disability and ERISA Seminar
  • Evaluating and Defending the Punitive Damages Case
  • 2005
  • DRI Business Litigation Seminar
  • Injunctions in Commercial Cases
  • 1999
  • DRI Business Torts Seminar
  • Defending the Claim for Punitive Damages
  • 1998
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Jackson Banking Lawyer William F Ray
William F Ray
Banking Attorney
Jackson, MS
Licensed for 37 years