Ray admitted to practice before Supreme Court

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Richard Ray

Richard L. Ray, senior partner of Ray & Thatcher, P.C., has qualified and been admitted to practice before the United States Supreme Court, effective March 2015.

To be admitted to practice before the Supreme Court of the United States in Washington D.C., one must be nominated by  two attorneys who themselves are admitted to practice before the Supreme Court.

Ray was nominated by Richard Grainger, a certified personal injury litigator in Tyler

and Michael Jones, managing partner of Potter, Minton of Tyler.

The selection committee then considers experience, expertise, and ethics. 

Ray has over 41 years of practice in the State Courts of Texas and the Federal Court system, including the Eastern District, Northern District and the Fifth Court of Appeals in New Orleans, the Court whose decisions are appealed to the United States Supreme Court.

Ray’s most noteworthy case was the Lovett v. Wyeth/Ayers case in Canton which lasted six to seven weeks. 

The case was the first phen-fen trial that was tried to a verdict in the United States and is chronicled in the book, “Dispensing with the Truth,” noted Ray. 

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