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Ray has been a leading lawyer in Arizona for over 33 years.  He has been recognized by his peers in Best Lawyers in America, Soutwest Super Lawyers, The National Trial Lawyers, and has recieved the highest possible rating in both legal ability and ethical standards from Martindale-Hubbell.  He often speaks at local and national trial lawyers conferences. The initial consultation with Ray is at no cost to the client.  Additional information available for Ray on the Gallagher & Kennedy website.

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Practice areas

Licensed

  1. Personal Injury: 34%
    33 years, 750 cases
  2. Medical Malpractice: 33%
    25 years, 200 cases
  3. Wrongful Death: 33%
    33 years, 35 cases

Payment

Fees:

Contingent (25-40%)

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  • Thomas M Ryan

    I have known Ray for more than 20 years. Ray is bright, caring, hard-working and has an innate passion for justice. Ray has been successful in many multi million dollar cases. I wholeheartedly recommend Ray to anyone who has suffered a loss.

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  • Andrew J. DeFusco

    Ray is among just a handful of attorneys in a select group of the most experienced litigators in Arizona on matters involving serious bodily injury, wrongful death, product liability and medical malpractice. Over the years, he has been lead counsel on numerous high profile, large damages cases. I am also fortunate to have had Ray guide me on matters in my own practice over the time I have have been privileged to know him. To say that I endorse Ray is a gross understatement. He practices at a level that every attorney should emulate.

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Contact info

Gallagher & Kennedy Pa

2575 E Camelback Rd Ste 1100
Phoenix, AZ, 85016-9254

Resume

License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
AZActive 198204/28/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
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Awards
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Plaintiff Personal Injury/Wrongful DeathBest Lawyers in America2016
Plaintiff Personal Injury/Wrongful DeathSouthwest Super Lawyers2016
AV Preeminent RatedMartindale-Hubbell2016
Top 100 Trial LawyersNational Trial Lawyers2016
Certified Specialist - Injury and Wrongful Death LitigationState Bar of Arizona2016
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerGallagher & Kennedy, PA2013 - Present
PartnerTreon, Aguirre, Newman & Norris PA2008 - 2013
Founding PartnerNorris & Grace LLC1993 - 2008
Associate/PartnerTreon, Warnicke & Roush PA1982 - 1993
Associations
Association namePosition nameDuration
Brain Injury Alliance of ArizonaBoard Member2014 - Present
Federal District Court ArizonaAttorney Member1983 - Present
American Association for JusticeSustaining Member1982 - Present
Arizona Association for JusticeSustaining Member1982 - Present
State Bar of ArizonaMember1982 - Present
Million Dollar Verdicts RoundtableMember2003 - 2007
Governor's Council on Spinal Cord and Brain InjuriesMember1997 - 2005
Hope Center for Head InjuryPast President of the Board of Directors1987 - 1996
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Police Misconduct$45,000,000 verdict
Railroad Crossing Accident$16,200,000 verdict
Medical Malpractice$1,700,000 verdict
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Education
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
George Washington University National Law CenterN/ALL.M - Master of Laws1981
Osgoode Hall Law School, York UniversityLawJD - Juris Doctor1980
University of TorontoPsychologyBA - Bachelor of Arts1977
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Focusing Your CaseFocus Groups for Lawyers2016
Trial PracticeOvercoming Jury Bias in Jury Selection2013
Trail Practice SeminarJury Selection in the 21st Century2012
AHIF Annual ConferenceDirect and Cross Examination of a Neuropsychologist2002
Fourth Annual Trial Lawyers Conference on Brain InjuryScreening the Mild Head Injury Case2001
TBI LitigationRecognition and Preparation of the Mild Brain Injury Case2000
Trial Lawyers SeminarPunitive Damages: A Status Report1997
TBI SymposiumPathways to Independence: Trusts, Conservatorships and Government Benefits1994
Traumatic Brain Injury SymposiumLegal Issues in Traumatic Brain Injury1993
The Art of Cross ExaminationCross Examination1992