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Daniel Wayne Ray

Lawsuits and disputes Attorney at Greenville, TX

5.0   9 reviews
  • Licensed for 19 years
    State TX
    Acquired 2004
    Eligible to Practice in Texas No misconduct found

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

About Daniel

Learn Daniel’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Lawsuits and disputes
    We handle a wide variety of commercial and personal litigation, from family law to business entity and formation problems. This firm has handled disputes for and against many Fortune 500 companies, small companies and individuals for over 50 years.

    20 years, 4,000 cases

  2. Probate
    We handle probate and estate cases from beginning to end. This firm has a long history of successfully solving turbulent family problems in probates with estates ranging in value from $100,000 to $20,000,000. Family relationships are our specialty.

    17 years, 200 cases

  3. Corporate and incorporation
    This firm has incorporated over 1,000 successful corporations of all sorts. We provide a range of advice on corporate formation, continuity, structure, liability shielding, and negotiations with federal, state and local government units.

    17 years, 1,200 cases

  4. Estate planning
    This firm writes hundreds of wills and estate planning packages per year. Some wills are very simple, and some estates require complicated planning so that you can pass your hard-earned estate on to your loved ones - the way you want it to happen.

    17 years, 1,800 cases

  5. Oil and gas
    We have served as both plaintiffs' and defense counsel in complicated oil and gas cases, and successfully challenged and changed changed state law with a Texas Supreme Court decision in "Friddle v. Fisher."

    17 years, 10 cases

  6. State, local, and municipal law
    Our government practice is focused on city and county regulations in Texas. We work directly with the governing bodies of several governing bodies, perform tasks for many elected officials, and represent private clients in land use disputes.

    17 years, 3,800 cases

  7. Wills and living wills
    We provide a full range of wills, trusts, powers of attorney and other related documents and services.

    17 years, 3,500 cases

  8. Environmental and natural resources
    We represent counties and cities in Texas in enforcement of pollution and anti-dumping laws.

    14 years, 90 cases

  9. Intellectual property
    The firm provides intellectual property advice and participates in litigation regarding patents, copyrights and trademarks.

    19 years, 45 cases


I specialize in litigation, probate and governmental work for cities and counties in Texas. 

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Daniel Wayne Ray
2608 Stonewall St
PO Box 1353
Greenville, TX, 75403-1353
Scott, Ray, Pemberton & Goll, PLLC
1400 N. Coit Road
Suite 406
Mckinney, TX, 75071
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Posted by Stephen | August 16, 2010
Cheap, effective, and fast - don't go anywhere else!
I run a business in North Texas that lends itself to getting sued – a lot. I initially used several different attorneys in Collin and Dallas counties, but met Mr. Ray when he prosecuted me for a speeding ticket. During that process, I learned he spent most of his time doing civil litigation, so I gave him a try about a year later defending my next suit. Not only did he spend less than half of what any other attorney had ever charged me, but he helped me identify weak points in my insurance coverage and addressed business organization problems that could have left me wide open for personal liability. Both of those last two he did at no charge as part of the litigation case. I will never use a different attorney for cases in Texas. Mr. Ray gets five stars all day long from me. One of the other reviewers said Mr. Ray does not charge for every little call. That is absolutely true. I’ve called him about twice a month between cases for simple advice. These conversations last about ten minutes, and we’ve had at least 15 of them. Not only does he not bill me, he seems happy and eager to help. That kind of service is rare – especially from lawyers.
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Posted by anonymous | August 13, 2010
Good attorney. Honest
Daniel has done a couple of commercial real estate contracts for me and two or three business disputes. I think he did a great job. Seems to be good value for the money, very honest and kept me informed. I would recommend him for that type of work. If you are looking for a ranting kind of "give me lots of money and I will make the SOB pay" type of attorney he is probably not for you. Always offers suggestions to save me money and avoid risk. I like that in a lawyer.
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Posted by Clayton | June 8, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Attorney Very Knowledgeable
I was being sued by a insurance company. Daniel Ray took the time to explain all my options and the associated cost of each option. He explained what he thought would be my best option and why. He was able to answer all my questions immediately. Daniel reviewed all the court filings for the lawsuit and quickly realized there were numerous problems in the filing of the lawsuit. He contacted the attorney for the insurance company and was able to get the case completely dismissed. I strongly recommend Daniel Ray for any legal issues.
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Posted by anonymous | May 24, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Knowlegeable and Kind
I found an article on the Herald Banner written by Mr. Ray in 2012. I emailed him for information on specific statutes and he responded to my question and follow up questions promptly and completely. I am so grateful for his kindness in sharing his wealth of information.
Posted by Mary | August 13, 2015
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| Consulted Attorney
Excellent Legal work for Teacher
Attorney Daniel Ray assisted me in my legal contract needs for the purchase of a house. He did an excellent job in dealing with all of my concerns, questions, and process. Not only is he very knowledgeable in the legal proceedings but he is a very personable person showing genuine concern and taking time to assist me. I highly recommend Attorney Daniel Ray. Thank you for all you have done for me thus far! Sincerely, Mary 3rd Grade Teacher
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Posted by Kelly | February 6, 2015
Best Lawyer in Hunt County
Mr. Ray handled my case quickly and smoothly. He kept me up to date and informed about the status of my case. I would highly recommend him for any legal issues you might have in this area,
Posted by Angela | August 12, 2013
Excellent Attorney!
I would recommend Mr. Ray to anyone needing help in his area of expertise! He knows the law very well, is very personable, and easy to talk to. He makes you feel relaxed so that you can cover anything that needs handling.
Posted by Don | April 29, 2013
I hired this attorney to draft a Will and Power of Attorney for me about a year ago, and he did it quickly and far cheaper than attorneys I got quotes from. Since then, I've called him three times and asked other simple legal questions related to employees working for my business and related to the Texas Franchise Tax. Each time, he gave me an answer on the phone immediately and free of charge, and saved me tons of money that my other attorney would have charged. I'll definitely be using him again in the future.
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Posted by anonymous | July 28, 2008
Best lawyer in town
I used Mr. Ray for two cases so far, both of which were complicated corporate defense cases. He is one of the younger attorneys in town, but seems to far outstrip all of the other attorneys I have used. He got the job done right on both cases and charged less than any other lawyer I have ever used - not because his rates are lower but becuase he didn't bill an hour for every little call. He also kept me up-to-date during the entire process. I can't reccomend him enough.
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  • Contingency 33%-40%
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 9.5 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Associate
  • Scott, Money & Ray, PLLC
  • 2008 - Present
  • Associate
  • Marshall White LLP
  • 2008 - 2008
  • Associate
  • Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman & Dicker LLP
  • 2006 - 2008
  • Associate
  • Hartline, Dacus, Barger, Dreyer & Kern, L.L.P.
  • 2004 - 2006
  • Associate
  • Countrywide Mortgage Servicing
  • 2002 - 2004
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  • Southern Methodist University
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2004

Legal Cases

  • Fisher v. Friddle
  • Supreme Court victory for client
  • Friddle v. Fisher
  • Appellate court victory for client
  • Koen vs. World Combat League
  • $0 settlement for defense client


  • Texas Environmental Law Enforcement Association
  • 2011 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Honors and Awards

  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2017
  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2014
  • Environmental Investigative Individual Service Award
  • Texas Environmental Law Enforcement Association
  • 2013


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Speaking Engagements

  • Texas Environmental Law Enforcement Association 2013 Annual Convention
  • Local Civil Enforcement of Environmental Laws
  • 2013
  • Texas Environmental Law Enforcement Association 2012 Annual Convention
  • Local Enforcement of Environmental and Anti-Dumping Laws
  • 2012

Attorney endorsements

Received (6)
Given (10)
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State, local, and municipal law Attorney | Jul 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Ray is an exceptional attorney and his practice is a fundamental part of the Greenville community."
Wills and living wills Attorney | Jan 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Daniel for his practice in Wills and Estates. There is no one more capable of handling your Estate matters than Daniel. Daniel, along with his staff and fellow associates, will guide you through the sometimes complicated and difficult area of law that is wills. You are in good hands."
Wills and living wills Attorney | Jan 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. He is a fantastic listener and planner, and pays excruciating attention to detail. I would bet money that he can ensure that your stuff goes where you want it to go when you go, no matter how complicated or simple your desires are."
Unknown Attorney | Jan 13
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I strongly endorse Mr. Ray. His successful litigation record makes him an excellent representative in complex cases. He will work tirelessly to achieve the results you seek. I highly recommend Mr. Ray for any of your legal needs."
State, local, and municipal law Attorney | May 09
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Daniel Ray is an excellent attorney in and out of the court room. He has an extensive knowledge of the law and he shows great attention to detail. I would recommend Mr. Ray for anything from jury trials to motion practice."
Government Attorney | Jun 15
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Mr. Ray was prompt, professional and courteous when I worked with him on a public information request (all are desired qualities which allowed a prompt resolution of the matter for which we were opposing counsel)."
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Greenville Lawsuits and disputes Lawyer Daniel Wayne Ray
Daniel Wayne Ray
Lawsuits and disputes Attorney
Greenville, TX
Licensed for 19 years