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I believe that if you are involved in a situation where you feel that you may need an attorney, you should not hesitate to contact one.  Many lawyers will take the time to talk with you about your problem(s), advise you about your rights, help prepare a plan and then advise you about whether or not you actually need to hire an attorney.  Many times, you will not need to go any further beyond this initial consultation.  But if you do, it is best to have your attorney involved from the beginning so that the right strategy is in place to protect you and to help ensure that your claim is resolved timely.  Do not hesitate to call an attorney for an initial consultation.


I truly enjoy helping individuals and companies with a variety of different cases as it keeps my practice ineteresting and well informed on the law.  I am always grateful when I can be involved early in the case so that a specialized strategy can be put into place for a client in hopes that we can resolve the claim early and if not, we can have our claim ready for suit and then focus the pressure on the other side.  I believe that a well prepared claim is much like a game of chess with a touch of contact sport, such as rugby.  You need to know how to be subtle and how to plan well into the future, but you also need to know when to be aggressive.  There is no other aspect of the law quite like litigation.


Languages spoken: Spanish

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Practice areas


  1. Business: 20%
  2. Personal Injury: 20%
  3. Wrongful Death: 20%
  4. Motorcycle Accident: 20%
  5. Car Accident: 20%



Hourly ($210-275/hour), contingent (33-40%), Free consultation (60 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Jeffrey Thomas Perry

    Ray takes the time to analyze and understand his clients’ issues, and he’s the sort of lawyer you want in your corner. With his legal skill, and his work ethic, Ray offers best-in-class guidance and representation.


    Jeffrey Perry Lawsuits and disputes Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Edward R. Forman

    I have worked with Ray on several challenging cases. He is fiercely protective of his client's interests and has no qualms about standing up to anyone. He is tenacious and effective, and if I personally needed a lawyer he would be one of the first to get a call.


    Edward Forman Civil rights Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact info

E. Ray Critchett, LLC

681 S. Front Street
Columbus, OH, 43206


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Rising StarOhio Super Lawyers2014
Rising StarOhio Super Lawyers2013
Top 40 Under 40National Trial Lawyers2013
AV Peer Review RatingMartindale-Hubbell2013
Rising StarOhio Super Lawyers2012
Rising StarSuperLawyers2009
The Million Dollar Advocates ForumThe Million Dollar Advocates Forum2007
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Attorney / OwnerE. Ray Critchett, LLC2012 - Present
PartnerZaino & Humphrey LPA2009 - Present
PartnerLaw Offices of Ray Critchett2009 - 2009
AssociateThe Plymale Partnership LLP2002 - 2009
Tax ConsultantDeloitte & Touche2002 - 2002
Tax ConsultantArthur Andersen2001 - 2002
Association namePosition nameDuration
Association of Trial Lawyers of AmericaMember2002 - Present
Ohio Academy of Trial LawyersMember2002 - Present
Franklin County Trial Lawyers AssociationMember2002 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember2002 - Present
Columbus Bar AssociationMember2002 - Present
Ohio State Bar AssociationMember2001 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Zunshine vs. CottClient's judgment affirmed
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Publication nameTitleDate
Ohio Trial (Ohio Association for Justice)Pro Hac Vice in Ohio, No Longer the Wild West2010
Ohio Trial MagazineFerreting Out Affirmative Defenses2009
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Ohio State University Moritz College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2001
Ithaca CollegeInternational Business/SpanishBA - Bachelor of Arts1997
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Medicare Set-Asides in Personal Injury LitigationMaintaining an Ethical Practice2010
Medicare Set Asides in Personal Injury CasesProtecting Supplemental Security Income and Medicaid Eligibility2010