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  1. Mediation: 80%
    17 years, 200 cases
  2. Entertainment: 10%
    40 years, 5 cases
  3. Litigation: 5%
    43 years, 2 thousand cases
  4. Arbitration: 5%
    12 years, 15 cases



Hourly ($250-350/hour)

Payment types:

Cash, Check

Attorney endorsements

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  • Belinda Sue Barnes

    I have known Frank for 15+ years and have found him to be a skilled advocate and consumate professional.


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  • Raymond Richard Michalski

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Contact info

Frank A. Ray Co., L.P.A.

P. O. Box 21444
Columbus, OH, 43221-0444


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Michael F. Colley Award for Service to the Trial BarAmerican Board of Trial Advocates (Ohio Chapter)2014
Bar Service MedalColumbus Bar Association2013
Professionalism AwardAmerican Board of Trial Adovcates - Ohio Chapter2012
Top 5 Columbus Lawyer (2012-2015)Super Lawyers2012
Columbus Lawyer of the Year - Plaintiffs Negligence LawBest Lawyers in America2012
Columbus Lawyer of the Year -- Malpractice LawBest Lawyers in America2011
Top Ten Ohio Lawyer (2010-2015)Super Lawyers2010
Columbus Lawyer of Yr. -- Bet-the-Co. Litigation (2009 & 2014)Best Lawyers in America2009
Distinguished Alumnus AwardMoritz College of Law, Ohio State University2006
Friend of Legal Education AwardOhio State Bar Association2005
Respected Adversary AwardOhio Association of Civil Trial Attorneys2005
Ohio Lawyer of the YearOhio Lawyers Weekly1999
Professionalism AwardColumbus Bar Association1997
FellowAmerican College of Trial Lawyers1996
FellowInternational Society of Barristers1994
National Award of Distinctive ServiceNational District Attorneys Association1977
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
President & OwnerFrank A. Ray Co., L.P.A.2011 - Present
PartnerChester, Willcox & Saxbe LLP2006 - 2011
Adjunct ProfessorMoritz College of Law, Ohio State University2003 - 2010
President & OwnerFrank A. Ray Co., L.P.A.1983 - 2005
Associate AttorneyMichael F. Colley Co., L.P.A.1979 - 1983
Chief Counsel, Civil DivisionProsecuting Attorney, Franklin County, OH1976 - 1978
Director, Economic Crime Project (DOJ/LEAA-funded)National District Attorneys Association, Washington, DC1975 - 1976
Assistant Prosecuting Attorney, Economic Crime SectionProsecuting Attorney, Franklin County, OH1973 - 1975
Association namePosition nameDuration
Legal Aid Society of ColumbusBoard of Trustees2013 - Present
American Board of Trial Advocates (Ohio Chapter)Past President (2004)1993 - Present
Ohio State Bar FoundationFellow1993 - Present
Columbus Bar FoundationPast President (2009-2010)1987 - Present
Franklin County Trial Lawyers Association (now Central Ohio Assn. for Justice)Past President (1987-1988)1979 - Present
Ohio Academy of Trial Lawyers (now Ohio Assn. for Justice)Past President (1989-1990)1979 - Present
American Assn. for Justice (formerly Assn. of Trial Lawyers of America)Member1979 - Present
Ohio State Bar AssociationMember1973 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember1973 - Present
Columbus Bar AssociationPast President (2001-2002)1973 - Present
Rules Advisory Committee, Ohio Supreme CourtCommittee Member1995 - 1999
Board of Bar Examiners, Ohio Supreme CourtBoard Member1992 - 1995
American Inns of Court, Judge Robert M. Duncan Chap.Past President (1993-1994)1988 - 1994
Publication nameTitleDate
Federal Judicial CenterManual on Complex Litigation, 4th ed. -- Bd. of Editors2004
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Ohio State University Moritz College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1973
Ohio State University, ColumbusEnglish LiteratureBA - Bachelor of Arts1970