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Robert Edwin Ray

Limited liability company (LLC) Attorney at Houston, TX

5.0   20 reviews

also known as Robert E. Ray, Robert Ray


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About Robert

Learn Robert’s areas of practice.

5
Practice areas
  1. Business
    15%

    30 years, 20 cases

  2. Limited liability company (LLC)
    15%

    25 years, 15 cases

  3. Personal injury
    15%

    35 years, 150 cases

  4. Real estate
    15%

    30 years, 20 cases

  5. Contracts and agreements
    10%

    25 years, 40 cases

  6. General practice
    10%

    37 years, 100 cases

  7. Oil and gas
    10%

    20 years, 10 cases

  8. Wills and living wills
    10%

    30 years, 30 cases

In addition to his work as a trial attorney, national and international corporate development advisor and attorney for numerous Houston area businesses and individuals, Robert Ray is a jury psychologist and Chief Trial Consultant for Veritas Research, L.P., a leading national jury consulting company with offices in Houston, Denver and Sacramento.  Since 1998, Dr. Ray has provided research and courtroom consulting to attorneys in cases throughout the United States. His consulting, theme development and strategy advice has been sought by attorneys representing individual plaintiffs to Fortune 500 defendants in national mass tort litigation. He has provided research and consulting advice in mass tort actions such as tobacco and pharmaceutical litigation to insurance disputes and entertainment and publishing cases.


Dr. Ray earned his Ph.D. in social psychology from the University of Nebraska’s Law & Psychology Program. Before his Ph.D., Dr. Ray earned his law degree at South Texas College of Law in Houston, and was a briefing attorney to Texas’ Sixth Court of Appeals. Before entering the world of trial consulting, Dr. Ray practiced trial law for over twelve years, and tried over forty cases to jury verdict.  He also holds a Master of Arts degree in psychology from the University of Nebraska and his Bachelor of Arts in Journalism from The University of Texas at Austin.

Dr. Ray is actively licensed to practice law in Texas and Nebraska, a member of the American Society of Trial Consultants, the American Psychology and Law Society, the College of the State Bar (Texas), a Life Fellow of the Texas Bar Foundation and volunteers his time advising men on interview dress and appearance for Career Gear Houston. 

Licensed for 36 years
State NE
Status Active
Acquired 1997
Updated 10/28/2022
State TX
Status Eligible to Practice in Texas
Acquired 1986
Updated 10/23/2022

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

Contact Robert

Robert Edwin Ray
1177 West Loop South, Suite 1180
Houston, TX, 77027

Reviews

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Posted by Carlos | November 2, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Thank you!
Robert recently handled a legal matter for my wife and I with a "top priority" attitude. Robert is very knowledgeable and displays genuine concern to protect his clients interests and he worked aggressively to resolve our situation. We would highly recommend his services.
Posted by Rochelle Martin | November 21, 2016
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Advise
After speaking with Mr Ray he gave me really good advice that was very helpful. I really like how he listened, showed concerns and was very supportive in guiding me in the right direction which has been ln very helpful.
Posted by Warrick | July 16, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Outstanding guidance
I have worked with Robert for over a year and his guidance is always excellent. Robert is great at providing both knowledgeable insights and pragmatic solutions. My business would not have grown so quickly had it not been for Robert's support.
Posted by Chelsea | September 21, 2015
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Amazing person and extremely professional and knowledgeable attorney
Robert is most most generous, caring, and knowledgeable attorney I have ever met. He helped us with multiple legal issues and questions we had and we cannot express how grateful we are for his expertise and guidance.
Posted by Denise/Jerry | August 4, 2015
Extremely Knowledgeable, Genuine and Considerate Lawyer
I would recommend Mr. Ray before anybody else I have ever dealt with ever. That being said, I worked for attorneys for over 20 years! He returns phone calls, texts and e-mails promptly. He provides excellent advice. He looks after you and your interests as if he had know you for years. I would highly recommend Robert E. Ray anytime, everytime. Thank you sir!!
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Posted by Donald | March 12, 2015
Couldn't ask for more.
Mr. Ray is detailed, helpful, comforting, intelligent, and cunning when dealing with the opposition. I hope I never have to use his services again, however I would reccomend him to anyone. Some lawyers are hard to connect with and come off as adversarial even with their own clients. With Mr. Ray, I could call , or email on any point of my case and he would always make sure I knew exactly where we stood, and how we would proceed. In my situation we were up against much deeper pockets, and yet he managed to prevail. very happy with outcome and will be forever grateful.
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Posted by Morgan | March 11, 2015
When You Need Help
Robert Ray is a fantastic example of a good, knowledgeable attorney, I had some business issues and was forced to look for an attorney to find out the best solution to the problem. Robert guided me through what I needed to know and what was most important in the situation. He was very caring and straight forward with what we could and couldn't do and he was on top of every question I had for him. Very honest and I would recommend him to any one of my friends or family members, or someone looking for a strong attorney!
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Posted by anonymous | September 5, 2014
Trustworthy and Caring
We hired Robert Ray after we were surprised to find ourselves in a giant mess involving a home title and taxes. He took the time to really listen to what was happening to us and he helped us find out why it happened and how to fix it. He always explained every step of the process to make sure that we always knew what was going on. Robert Ray helped us stand our ground and we were able to clear our names and resolve things in our favor. We highly recommend him and would use him again if the need ever arose.
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Posted by anonymous | April 18, 2014
Outstanding results in slip and fall injury.
I was injured in a local business when I fell on their premises. Robert Ray came highly recommended through my personal network of contacts. Robert walked me through the realities of the Texas legal system and what I should reasonably expect given the facts of my case. His advice was clearly based on the experience of decades of participating in and consulting on all sorts of liability cases. He was able to set my expectations early so there was no room for disappointment. In the end he negotiated a very fair settlement on my behalf. I would not hesitate to recommend Robert to anyone. His ethics and professional approach are of the highest order.
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Posted by anonymous | November 21, 2013
Great communicator
Robert was extremely helpful, responsive and knowledgeable with our case. He quickly filed all documents required and provided guidance / recommendations throughout the case. He allowed us to make our own decisions on the case, but gave us his opinons and rationale to support his basis along with insight into how our actions might be viewed by the judge. He didn't force his views on us and let us drive the case the way we wanted with his full support. It was really nice to be able to have the deeper understanding to decisions rather than being told what to do. He is very flexible and kept us infromed all along the way. We highly recommend him for anyone needing a real estate attorney.
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Posted by Jennifer | May 8, 2013
Trustworthy, Informed, Amazing Attorney
Mr. Ray was absolutley wonderful. On our first meeting, he immediatley made me feel at ease. He and his staff kept me informed every step of they way. He was always easy to reach, kept me informed, handled my case with ease and kept me calm, which is not always easy. :) Mr. Ray not only "handled" my case, he got amazing results. He is a knowlegable, respectable and respected attorney, but more than that, he is trustworthy and kind. I could not have ever expected to find a lawyer that could be such a good person as well as a great attorney. I also had the pleasure of meeting and working with Kristi in his office as well. Kristi was equally helpful and kind. I would not only recommend Mr. Ray, I'd go to him again if I ever need an attorney.
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Posted by Jacqueline | February 6, 2013
Looking for a great attorney look no further!
If you a looking for a great attorney please consider Robert Ray, I was very impressed with his professionalism and his personal approach with clients. I have spoken with many attorneys over the phone and as many of you may have experience the impatience to hurry and end the call unless you make an appointment. I called Mr. Ray over the phone to ask a question about filing for a LLC and he spent more than 45 minutes with me just advising me on what to do. I was not only impressed by this but also his knowledge and understanding on what I needed to do. If I have any future needs I wouldn't even consider consulting with another attorney. Thank you so much Mr. Ray for your professionalism, your patience, and kindness. You turn my panic into ease that you would help me resolve my situation.
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Posted by Shawn | July 17, 2012
Attorney for Life
I highly recommend Robert Ray for all legal services needed, he is a rare breed amongst attorneys and will always have your best interest at heart. I personally had a very complicated business relationship that needed to end after 9 years of working with each other, it was complex to say the least and my initial meeting with Robert lasted 8 hours, well into the late evening on Friday, and Robert never gave me the feeling of being rushed, i was surprised and impressed. The business agreement lasted a period of 6 months from inception to parting ways and Robert was always a quick phone call away and available to assist with any inquiries or unexpected events. These things are so complex and an attorney can make or break the situation, we all need attorneys in business affairs, and more importantly the RIGHT attorney. At one point I was also being sued by an x-spouse and showed him the paperwork, and he kicked into high gear as if he was being sued personally, and got me out of the mess. i have to say i found my attorney for life, i hope he doesn't move or retire or makes me look for another attorney, because i won't let him. If you're reading this review in search of an attorney, start with a phone call, it won't cost you a thing and it will validate the reviews you are reading about Robert. Best of luck.
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Posted by anonymous | January 31, 2012
A great lawyer who treats your case as if it's the most important ever.
Dr. Ray thoroughly knows the law and civil procedures. He diligently worked my case against four defendants, pushed for service, communicated often with the lawyers and kept me informed. When a squirrelly lawyer for a squirrelly defendant tried some tricks, Dr. Ray stopped him in his tracks. He was ready and willing to go to trial while pushing for settlement, which ultimately happened with reasonable attorney's fees paid by the defendants.
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Posted by Obie | July 17, 2011
Robert Edwin Ray Review
Robert Ray, is one of the most knowledgeable, and trustworthy lawyer that i have work with. Your ethic backgound do not matter wjth this lawyer, he is only concerned about your case, and you as his client.
Posted by Ray | July 16, 2011
Excellent guidance in setting up an LLC
We were looking for someone to guide us in setting up a hospitality startup. Robert was very responsive even though he had a full workload and most of it was out of town. He was very helpful in setting up the LLC and making sure we had covered all the bases. One of our biggest concerns was how to approach potential investors. Robert gave us excellent tips on how to prepare our marketing materials and a lot of intel on how to approach potential investors in our area of interest. We are moving forward with the solicitation phase and anticipate using Robert's services when we negotiate agreements with the investors and any other future legal work for the enterprise. Robert spends a lot of time helping other lawyers pick juries and prepare their materials to convey their arguments succinctly and effectively. His communication skills and ability to read people should prove invaluable in our negotiations with investors, sellers and other people involved in the setup of the business. We are very blessed to have his assistance at this critical point in this venture.
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Posted by anonymous | September 6, 2010
Dr. Ray has done more for myself and family than words could possibly say. He helped me in 1992 and again recently
Dr. Ray goes beyond what this rating system rates. I think he should be an example for his profession. I was blessed when our paths crossed in 1992. In my time of need for this maritime matter he really came through for me. The rating system does not cover compassion, drive, or the desire to fight for what is right. Once you add all these areas into ;the rating system Dr. Ray is unsurpassed. He saved my family in 1992 and I will be forever grateful to this man. I have struggled for years thinking of the proper way of expressing my gratitude toward him. For anyone looking for someone to represent them I say to them that Robert Ray is their man, he goes above and beyond for his clients. I had the general perception of lawyers until I met Dr. Ray. He changed my thinking towards the profession, nothing was misrepresented to me at all. He told me everything to expect and my case was extremely complicated. Told me what he could handle and he did. My current case he is dealing with is another court manner. He told me up front part of the case was not his specialty and he took steps to protect me and my family in all matters of the case. I had lost touch with Dr. Ray over the18 years between cases and thanks to this web site I was able to locate him again. Dr. Ray is the same man with the same passion for the law now in 2010 as he had in 1992 when i was fortunate to first meet him. If not for Dr. Ray these legal matters would have totally destroyed my family now and in the past. Once again I cannot say enough about this man. What he has done for us is inmeasurable. We were truly blessed when we met him. In my opinion anyone using him will get the same dedicated service.
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Posted by Albert | September 1, 2010
Great attorney to work with and to depend on
I was looking for a general practice attorney to assist with my startup company legal needs. All I can say is : I hit the jack-pot. Robert is a great attorney: very responsive, thoughtful and creative. I will definitely hire again.
Posted by anonymous | November 11, 2008
An excellent attorney
There's not much to say about Robert other than he is an excellent attorney. He is efficient, respectful, and truly takes care of his clients.
Posted by William Taylor | October 24, 2008
Client Review
I know that he was educated and through experience trained on many issues. Ray brought great ideas and suggeestions to the table. Ray was extremely knowledgable in ways to address my problems. I was able to sleep a full nights rest after the first meeting with him. Thank you Ray for that peace of mind.
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Cost

Rates
  • Hourly Rates $ 400-450 per hour
  • Contingency 33%-40%
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.5 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Burrow, Countiss & Ray, L.L.P.
  • 1992 - 1996
  • Associate
  • Burrow & Williams
  • 1986 - 1992

Education

  • University of Nebraska, Lincoln
  • Ph.D.
  • 2001
  • South Texas College Of Law
  • law
  • 1985
  • University of Texas System, Austin
  • Bachelor of Science
  • 1980

Legal Cases

  • Sample v. Freeman, 873 S.W.2d 470, 476 (Tex. App.-Beaumont 1994, writ denied)
  • Verdict for Plaintiff
  • Fidelity & Casualty Co. of N.Y. v. Burts Brothers, Inc., 744 S.W.2d 219, 222 (Tex. App.-Houston [1st Dist.] 1988, writ denied)
  • Judgment for defendant

Associations

  • Garland R. Walker American Inn of Court
  • Master
  • 2008 - Present
  • College of the State Bar of Texas
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • Houston Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2001 - Present
  • United States Supreme Court Bar
  • Member
  • 1999 - Present
  • American Society of Trial Consultants
  • Member
  • 1998 - Present
  • Nebraska State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1997 - Present
  • Texas Bar Foundation
  • Fellow
  • 1990 - Present
  • State Bar of Texas
  • Member
  • 1986 - Present
  • Texas Board of Legal Specialization
  • Board certified, Personal Injury Trial Law
  • 1992 - 2002
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Top Lawyers
  • Houstonia Magazine
  • 2013

Speaking Engagements

  • Prosecuting and Defending Truck and Auto Collision Cases - State Bar of Texas
  • Voir Dire - Issues Unique to Car Crashes and Truck Wrecks
  • 2014
  • South Texas College of Law
  • Jury Research: A Lawyer’s Ethical Considerations
  • 2013
  • Houston Northwest Bar Association
  • Dealing With Difficult Clients
  • 2011
  • Houston Northwest Bar Association
  • Understanding and Meeting Jury Expectations
  • 2010
  • Brown Sims, PC CLE
  • Effective Voir Dire
  • 2010
  • Houston Mariners Club
  • Trial Science: Tools to Try or Settle Your Case
  • 2010
  • Houston Bar Association
  • Dealing With Difficult Clients
  • 2010
  • Houston Bar Association CLE
  • Building Your Practice: Persuasive Communication
  • 2009
  • Springfield Metropolitan Bar Ass'n Monthly Corporate Counsel Luncheon
  • Litigation Communications
  • 2008
  • State Bar of Texas CLE Webcast
  • The Art of Persuasion
  • 2008
  • Garland R. Walker American Inn of Court
  • What Juries Think Is and Is Not Persuasive
  • 2008
  • University of Houston Law Foundation
  • Voir Dire and Jury Selection
  • 2002
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Attorney endorsements

Received (14)
Given (18)
Endorse Robert
Personal injury Attorney | May 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"His achievements in picking the right jury are legendary in how he has helped our firm."
Personal injury Attorney | Mar 21
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Apr 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer's work. Rober Edwin Ray has demonstrated a high level of talent and devotion to his clients. I would not hesitate to recommend him."
Litigation Attorney | Mar 01
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Robert Ray is extremely good at picking juries on the big cases. I highly recommend him."
General practice Attorney | Jul 26
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"Robert is an outstanding attorney. He has a passion for helping others, a talent for solving complex problems, and a drive to go above and beyond as an advocate for his clients. I am honored that I received the opportunity to learn from him."
General practice Attorney | Jan 12
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer. His superior legal knowledge and dedicated approach to client matters make Robert an exceptional attorney, one who exemplifies the highest standards of our profession."
Personal injury Attorney | Aug 01
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Robert has the qualifications, experience, and skill necessary to get the best results on complex cases. His talents at jury selection and conducting focus groups are impressive, to say the least."
Litigation Attorney | May 10
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Robert Ray is a top notch trial advocate who understands juries and how to pick them. I would recommend his services to anyone."
Personal injury Attorney | May 09
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Robert Ray is an excellent jury selection consultant who has been very good counsel to me and some of my clients."
Unknown Attorney | Sep 19
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Mr. Ray is a top notch attorney. He is capable of seeing the "big picture" and communicate effectively with clients and judges alike. He understands how to get the best results without unneccessary expenses."
Litigation Attorney | Mar 25
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Robert Ray is one of the finest attorneys I've ever had the pleasure of working with. He is distinguished by his wisdom, insight and integrity. And I trust Robert without hesitation or reservation."
Business Attorney | Jan 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Robert brings tremendous talent and integrity to assist each and every client. I can, without reservation, endore him. I admire his trustworthiness and dedication to the profession."
Litigation Attorney | Jan 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Robert for over twenty years. He is an excellent and dedicated professional."
Litigation Attorney | Jan 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Robert for over a decade. He is a consumate professional and is dedicated to meeting the needs of his clients. His insight into jury management has helped many lawyers effectively advocate for their clients. I whole heartedly endorse Robert's work."
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Houston Limited liability company (LLC) Lawyer Robert Edwin Ray
Robert Edwin Ray
Limited liability company (LLC) Attorney
Houston, TX
Licensed for 36 years