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Frank A. Ray

Frank A. Ray

Mediator of Complex Civil Disputes
  • Entertainment & Sports Law, Arbitration & Mediation
  • Ohio
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Summary

In 2017 and again in 2019, Super Lawyers magazine ranked Frank Ray as the #1 lawyer in Ohio. After 41 years as an accomplished trial lawyer, in 2014, Frank Ray transitioned to service as a private mediator for a broad spectrum of civil cases. Drawing on experience as lead counsel in 129 civil trials, he serves as a neutral to assist adversaries achieve out-of-court settlement of complex civil disputes. Mr. Ray limits his practice to cases convened for mediation conferences in Ohio.

Practice Areas
  • Entertainment & Sports Law
  • Arbitration & Mediation
Fees
  • Free Consultation
  • Rates, Retainers and Additional Information
    Mr. Ray invoices at the rate of $450 per hour for his private mediation services. For mediations involving governmental agencies and nonprofit corporations, he bills at $250 per hour. For travel to mediation sites outside of Franklin County, Ohio, Mr. Ray charges $250 per hour for his round-trip travel time and $0.545 per mile for use of his private motor vehicle.
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Ohio
1st Circuit
6th Circuit
U. S. Dist. Court, Ea. Dist. Michigan
U. S. Dist. Court, No. Dist. Ohio
U. S. Dist. Court, So. Dist. Ohio
U. S. Tax Court
U.S. Supreme Court
Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Owner/President
Frank A. Ray Co., L.P.A.
- Current
Partner
Chester, Willcox & Saxbe, L.L.P.
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Owner/President
Frank A. Ray Co., L.P.A.
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Associate Attorney
Michael F. Colley & Associates
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Chief Civil Counsel
Prosecuting Attorney, Franklin County, Ohio
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Associate Attorney
Brownfield, Kosydar, Bowen, Bally & Sturtz
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Chief Civil Counsel
Prosecuting Attorney, Franklin County, Ohio
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Director, Economic Crime Project (Dept. of Justice program)
National District Attorneys Association
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Assistant Prosecuting Attorney
Prosecuting Attorney, Franklin County, Ohio
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Associate Attorney
Brownfield, Kosydar, Bowen, Bally & Sturtz
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Assistant Prosecuting Attorney
Prosecuting Attorney, Franklin County, Ohio
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Education
Ohio State University - Columbus
J.D. (1973) | Law
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Honors: Best Brief, Midwest Region, National Moot Court Competition, 1973; Topper Award, Outstanding Advocate, Moot Court Program, 1973
Activities: National Moot Court Team
Ohio State University - Columbus
B.A. (1970) | English
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Activities: Sigma Chi Fraternity, Alpha Gamma Chapter; Ohio Staters, Inc.
Awards
Michael F. Colley Award for Service to the Trial Bar
American Board of Trial Advocates, Ohio Chapter
Distinguished Life Fellow
Ohio State Bar Foundation
Bar Service Medal
Columbus Bar Association
Professionalism Award
American Board of Trial Advocates, Ohio Chapter
Friend of Legal Education Award
Ohio State Bar Association
Worthy Adversary Award (1st recipient)
Ohio Association of Civil Trial Attorneys
Professionalism Award
Columbus Bar Association
Award of Distinctive Service
National District Attorneys Association
Ten Outstanding Young Citizens of Columbus
Columbus JayCees
Professional Associations
National Academy of Distinguished Neutrals
Diplomate/Member
- Current
American College of Trial Lawyers
Fellow
- Current
International Society Of Barristers
Emeritus Fellow
- Current
Ohio State Bar Foundation
Member
- Current
American Board of Trial Advocates
Associate
- Current
Activities: President, Ohio Chapter, 2004
Columbus Bar Foundation
Fellow
- Current
Activities: President, 2010
Central Ohio Association For Justice
Member
- Current
Activities: President, 1987-1988
Central Ohio Association for Justice
Sustaining Member
- Current
Activities: President, 1987-1988
Ohio Association for Justice
Member
- Current
Activities: President, 1989-1990
Ohio State Bar Association
Member
- Current
Activities: Editorial Board, Jury Instructions Committee, 2002-2006; Council of Delegates, 2008-2010
Columbus Bar Association
Member
- Current
Columbus Bar Association
Sustaining Member
- Current
Activities: President, 2001-2002
Ohio State Bar Association
Member
- Current
Activities: Council of Delegates, 2008-2010
State Bar of Ohio # 0007762
Member
- Current
American Association for Justice
Member
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Activities: State Delegate, Ohio, 1990-1992
American Bar Association
Member
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Activities: Special Committee on Economic Crime, Criminal Justice Section, 1977
Rules Advisory Committee, Ohio Supreme Court
Member
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Board of Bar Examiners, Ohio Supreme Court
Examiner
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American Inns of Court, Judge Robert M. Duncan Chapter
President
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Publications
Articles & Publications
Board of Editors, Manual on Complex Litigation, 4th Ed.
Federal Judicial Center, Washington, D. C.
Certifications
Certified, Civil Trial Advocate (1983-2016)
National Board of Trial Advocacy
Websites & Blogs
Website
Frank A. Ray Co., L.P.A.
Social Media
Contact & Map
P. O. Box 21444
2747 Edington Road
Columbus, OH 43221
USA
Telephone: (614) 223-2121
Cell: (614) 302-3066