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Ray has been practicing in Idaho since 1989. After attending the United States Military Academy at West Point in 1970, he graduated with his BA in Philosophy with highest honor from DePaul University in Chicago, received the Arthur J. Schmitt Fellowship and attended graduate school. He received his Juris Doctor with honor from the DePaul University College of Law in 1982.
Ray began his law career in Chicago, clerking for the Chief Judge of the Cook County Law Division and practicing at top-flight litigation firms, also serving as the Sauk Village, IL Fair Housing Administrator and receiving the Mayor’s Award for mentoring moot court law students.
Ray moved to Idaho in 1989 and began his private practice. He has a long-standing independent practice and is presently a Member of The Boise Law Firm, PLLC. Ray has been listed in Who’s Who in American Law , the Trademark Who’s Who Honors Edition, America’s Most Honored Professionals and the Martindale-Hubbel Register of Pre-eminent Lawyers Ray co-hosted a Treasure Valley legal talk show, was for several years the Legal Columnist for the Idaho Business Review, has taught several Continuing Legal education courses and was published in the Idaho State Bar’s Advocate magazine. He is recognized by the National Trial Lawyers on their “Top 100 Lawyers” listings for both Criminal Defense and Civil Plaintiff categories.
Ray has an extensive and varied legal and litigation background, spanning divorce, custody and family law, criminal defense, corporations and LLC’s, wills, estates and probate, guardianship, contracts, land use and planning, real estate, collections, administrative law, personal injury, fraud, insurance claims and general civil litigation, lawsuits and appeals. Ray co-authored the appellate brief in Bewley v. Bewley, and successfully appealed before the Idaho Supreme Court in Kawai v. Longstreet.
Ray is licensed before the Idaho State Courts, the U.S. District Courts of Idaho and the Northern District of Illinois, the U.S. Circuit Courts of Appeals for the 7th and 9th Circuits and the U.S. Supreme Court. He maintains his Illinois license on inactive status relating to Illinois State Courts.Ray’s organization memberships have included Rotary Club, Oriental Lodge #60, AFAAM and El Korah Shrine, having been Temple Attorney and liaison to the Shriner’s Children’s Hospital.
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