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Douglas G. McCray

Insurance Attorney at Brighton, MI

5.0   3 reviews
  • Licensed for 27 years
    State MI
    Acquired 1996
    Active in Good Standing No misconduct found

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

About Douglas

Learn Douglas’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Insurance
    I help my clients to get their property insurance claims paid after they have faced denials or delays from their insurance companies. I represent clients with homeowners, renters, or business policies who have suffered any kind of loss.

    27 years

  2. Insurance fraud
    Often, insurance companies will accuse their policyholders of fraud to justify a claim denial. I will work with you to fight the insurance companies false accusation of fraud and get your claim paid.

Doug McCray and McCray Law Office represent people whose homes, commercial buildings or personal property have been damaged in disputes with their insurance companies Doug has been practicing law for over 20 years, and has spent most of that time suing insurance companies. He has turned hundreds of denials and ignored claims into millions of dollars for his clients. Several of his victories have resulted in important opinions by Michigan courts, including McNeel v. Farm Bureau, Johnson v. State Farm, and Smith v. State Farm. Since 2012, he has run McCray Law Office. Unlike many firms, McCray Law Office exclusively represents property owners, never insurance companies.


McCray Law Office, PLLC
9864 E Grand River Ave, Ste 110-305
Brighton, MI, 48116


5.0 / 5.0
  3 customer reviews
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Posted by David | October 2, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great lawyer
He took my case to sue an insurance company. He was very intelligent and he took his time to help me and to explain what was going on in depth. He returned my calls very fast. I hired him to be my lawyer and he did an amazing job. He examined my case very well and was sure to gather all the information he thought was necessary. He is sure to get the job done.
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Posted by Tracey | March 26, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great lawyer!!!
I wholeheartedly recommend the service of McCray Law Office PLLC and give them 5 out of 5 stars! The firm expertly handled my insurance dispute to my favor. Very professional, and sensitive to promptly settling my claim concerns and issues. I would definately use him again.
Posted by Mark | June 4, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Lawyer!
In early 2010, our home suffered moderate damage due to a lightening strike. We had homeowners coverage from a major insurance company and had never missed a payment or had any previous damage claims under our policy. Trying to get the Insurance company to honor the policy turned out to be a living nightmare. The sad truth, we discovered, is that our insurance company found it more economical to deny and fight the claim instead of honoring our policy agreement. The insurance company had a system in place that included: Contractors that destroy evidence, paid off "experts" and lawyers at their disposal. Our claim was pretty straight forward, with lightning damage, but we found ourselves in a legal game that we couldn't afford to play. Out of desperation, we contacted McCray law. Doug was wonderful to work with. He's calm and logical about how Insurance companies work and is very experienced in Michigan law. Doug was able to give us a legal presence and a path to a fair settlement. I would recommend the McCray Law Firm to anyone that has had a problem with Insurance company. McCray has the expertise to represent you when you need it most.
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  • Free Consultation 45 minutes
  • Contingency 15%-33%
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AVVO RATING 8.7 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Attorney, Owner
  • McCray Law Office, PLLC
  • 2012 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Fabian, Sklar & King
  • 2003 - 2012
  • Attorney
  • Kelley, Casey & Clarke
  • 2000 - 2002
  • Associate Attorney
  • Koory & Fakhoury, PLC (formerly Goodman, Eden, Millender & Bedrosian)
  • 1998 - 2000
  • Law Clerk, then Associate Attorney
  • Goodman, Eden, Millender & Bedrosian
  • 1996 - 1998
  • Student Pro Bono Volunteer
  • Wayne State University Free Legal Aid Clinic
  • 1995 - 1996
  • Research Associate (promoted from Research Assistant)
  • William Beaumont Hospital
  • 1989 - 1991
  • Research/Teaching Assistant
  • Wayne State University
  • 1989 - 1991
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  • Wayne State University Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1996
  • Oakland University
  • Masters of Science in Biology/Biochemistry
  • 1989
  • Lawrence Technological University
  • Organic Chemistry Seq. I-III (non-degree program completed 1987)
  • 1987
  • Central Michigan University
  • Bachelors in Biology and Psychology
  • 1985
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Sample of Legal Cases

  • Murad Management v Hastings Mutual Insurance Company
  • Favorable Settlement
  • Smith v. State Farm Fire and Cas. Co., 737 F. Supp. 2d 702 (E.D. Mich. 2010)
  • Policyholders won, and were allowed to have their amount of loss dispute decided by appraisal, not by State Farm.
  • McNeel v. Farm Bureau General Insurance Company of Michigan, 289 Mich App 76 (2010)
  • The policyholder won, and its claim was paid (along with interest and some attorney fees). The Court of Appeals issued an extremely favorable opinion which because it is "published" is binding on lower level courts any time the same issues arise.
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  • State Bar of Michigan, Insurance and Indemnity Law Section
  • Council Member
  • 2019 - Present
  • National Association of Fire Prevention
  • Member
  • 2017 - Present
  • National Association of Fire Investigators
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • Livingston County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • State Bar of Michigan, Insurance and Indemnity Law Section
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • Michigan Association For Justice
  • Member
  • 1997 - Present
  • Wayne Law Review
  • Note and Comment Editor
  • 1995 - 1996
  • Wayne Law Review
  • Associate Editor
  • 1994 - 1995
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Ira J. Spoon Award
  • Wayne State University Law School
  • 1996


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Attorney endorsements

Received (4)
Given (5)
Endorse Douglas
Insurance Attorney | Jan 17
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Doug is smart, dedicated, and tenacious. Excellent grasp of property insurance principles. I have often referred cases to him, because I have no fear he won't do an outstanding job for the client."
Insurance Attorney | Jul 27
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Doug has been opposing counsel to me in a number of cases over the years. Of course we don't always see eye-to eye on all the issues, but he is always professional and reasonable to work with. In my experience he has demonstrated that he is knowledgeable of property insurance legal issues."
Insurance Attorney | Jul 06
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Without hesitation, I endorse Douglas McCray. I have worked with Doug as the parties’ mutually agreed to Mediator/Facilitator on several of his pending property damage cases. Doug is always exceptionally prepared and is equally ready to settle the case or proceed to trial as circumstances warrant. The highest compliment I could give Doug is that if I had a property damage dispute against an insurance company I would retain him to represent my interests in that dispute."
Insurance Attorney | Jun 04
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Doug McCray and I have been on opposite sides of insurance cases for more than ten years. He is a smart, knowledgeable insurance attorney, and a formidable opponent. I have seen Doug passionately represent his clients in briefs, during depositions and at oral argument. Although we are on opposite sides, Doug is always civil and demonstrates the utmost professionalism. I endorse him without reservation."

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Brighton Insurance Lawyer Douglas G. McCray
Douglas G. McCray
Insurance Attorney
Brighton, MI
Licensed for 27 years
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