I bring a sharp analytical mind to legal problems. I seldom am taken by surprise, working hard to understand the likely issues the opponent will raise in the case. I work hard to make my client a part of the communication and decision process that leads to a conclusion of the case that makes sense to the client. I consider one of my jobs to be educating my client to understand the law and the process, and why decisions are being made.
On a personal note, I enjoy a range of interests. I cycle hundreds of miles each year, I love to write and read poetry, I enjoy classical and country music, and love to dance. I've run 2 marathons in my 50s, but have slowed down to several half-marathons more recently. I enjoy reading immensely, usually working on 2 to 4 books at a time, that I carry on my Kindle2. I'm currently reading "John Adams" by David McCullough, and several books on "Acting", a skill I think is critical to good trial work because it takes a lawyer out of his "head" and more into his "heart".
I am constantly learning, and enjoy keeping up to date on new legal developments in this exciting field of employment law. I am an active member of the California Employment Lawyers Association (www.cela.org) and the Orange County Labor and Employment Law Section.
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Frank is one of the most gifted plaintiffs' lawyers in Southern California and, by extension, the country. He knows practically everything there is to know about labor and employment litigation, and he cares passionately about his clients. I would trust him to counsel and represent my loved ones in an employment dispute, and in fact, I've gone to him for advice more than once for just that reason.
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Recognition as Case Law Presenter Monthly Meetings||Orange County Bar Association, Labor & Employment Section||2006|
|Owner||Employment Law Office of Frank Pray||1996 - Present|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|California Labor and Employment Lawyers Association||Member||2000 - Present|
|Recent Developments In California Employment Law||California Employment Law Blog||2016|
|Univ of San Diego SOL||LAW||JD - Juris Doctor||1977|
|Southern Illinois Univ||English Literature||B.A.||1972|