Ray is a Jacksonville native whose family has been in this area since 1790. He graduated from Wolfson High School in 1972 and from Florida State University in 1975. Ray attended a graduate program in clinical psychology at the University of South Florida but decided to change career directions. Ray returned to FSU and attended law school, graduating with honors in 1986. As a law student, Ray interned in the House Minority Office (Republican leadership) of the Florida Legislature and was also employed as a political consultant.
Ray was admitted to the Florida Bar in 1986. Ray began his legal career as an associate at Brown, Terrell, Hogan, Ellis, McClamma & Yegelwel, P.A. in Jacksonville, and later left the firm to establish his own solo general practice. In 2021, Ray began working with John at Accident Lawyers, P.A.
Ray handles personal injury and Social Security disability cases, as well as continuing to write wills and handle guardianship and probate matters. Ray takes pride in trying to remain accessible to clients and in understanding their concerns and fears.
Professional Activities: Ray is the past member of the Florida Rules of Civil Procedure Committee, past member of the Florida Juvenile Court Rules Committee, and an author of juvenile law continuing education materials distributed to other attorneys. Ray currently has an AV rating from Martindale-Bubbell, the highest rating which an attorney can receive, based upon the reviews of other attorneys and judges.
Service to the Community: Ray is president of his church congregation and sings in his church choir. Ray is also president of the Northeast Florida Pi Kappa Alpha Alumni Association and the alumnus advisor to the Pi Kappa Alpha chapter at Jacksonville University.