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Marshall Jason Ray

Marshall Jason Ray

  • Employment Law, Civil Rights, Business Law ...
  • Arizona, New Mexico
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Marshall Ray is an award-winning attorney who has experience in a variety of criminal and civil litigation matters. He represents the accused in state and federal court. His civil experience includes labor and employment, construction, business litigation, civil rights, and appeals. Marshall has extensive experience in government relations, and he advises and consults with private and governmental organizations regarding their employee policies and practices. Additionally, he has conducted large-scale internal investigations. In 2014 he was named New Mexico’s Outstanding Young Lawyer of the Year by the State Bar of New Mexico. In 2015, he enjoyed national recognition from the National Association of State Workforce Agencies (NASWA), receiving the Legal Merit Award for distinguished service in the development and study of the Unemployment Insurance law of the United States. After graduating near the top of his class from the University of New Mexico School of Law, Marshall spent a year clerking for Federal District Court Judge James O. Browning. Following this prestigious appointment, Marshall joined a large regional law firm where he successfully handled a wide array of civil litigation and appellate matters in areas such as employment, civil rights, construction, civil RICO, Medicaid fraud, defamation, personal injury, insurance defense, lender liability, unfair trade practices, unfair insurance practices, foreclosure, and trademark infringement. In 2011, the Governor of New Mexico appointed Marshall as General Counsel to the New Mexico Department of Workforce Solutions (formerly called the New Mexico Department of Labor). Workforce Solutions is a highly visible government agency overseeing, among other things, human rights (anti-discrimination), wage and hour, and Unemployment Compensation laws. The matters Marshall handled included tort, employment, civil rights, and other miscellaneous litigation, appeals

Practice Areas
Employment Law
Employee Benefits, Employment Contracts, Employment Discrimination, ERISA, Overtime & Unpaid Wages, Sexual Harassment, Whistleblower, Wrongful Termination
Civil Rights
Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Discrimination, Employment, Fair Housing, Police Misconduct, Privacy Law
Business Law
Business Contracts, Business Dissolution, Business Finance, Business Formation, Business Litigation, Franchising, Mergers & Acquisitions, Partnership & Shareholder Disputes
Appeals & Appellate
Civil Appeals, Federal Appeals
Gov & Administrative Law
Administrative Law, Election Law, Government Contracts, Government Finance, Legislative & Government Affairs
Criminal Law
Criminal Appeals, Drug Crimes, Expungement, Fraud, Gun Crimes, Internet Crimes, Sex Crimes, Theft, Violent Crimes
Domestic Violence
Domestic Violence Criminal Defense, Domestic Violence Restraining Orders
  • Free Consultation
  • Contingent Fees
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
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New Mexico
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10th Circuit
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  • Spanish: Spoken, Written
University of New Mexico
J.D. (2008)
Honors: Summa cum laude, Order of the Coif, Law Review, Faculty Award for Outstanding Contributions, Frederick Hart. Prize for Excellence in Commercial Law
Activities: Professional Articles Editor, New Mexico Law Review
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Brigham Young University
B.A. (2005) | Linguistics
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Legal Award of Merit
National Association of State Workforce Agencies
The Legal Award of Merit recognizes distinguished service in the development and study of the Unemployment Insurance law of the United States of America. One attorney per year is selected nationally for this award.
Outstanding Young Attorney of the Year
State Bar of New Mexico
The Outstanding Young Lawyer of the Year Award is given attorneys who have, during the formative stages of their legal careers, by their ethical and personal conduct, exemplified for their fellow attorneys the epitome of professionalism.
Professional Associations
State Bar of New Mexico  # 140819
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State Bar of New Mexico Labor and Employment Section Board of Directors
Chair (2017)
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State Bar of Arizona  # 026350
Activities: Inactive status
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Articles & Publications
Independent Contractor or Employee? The Difference Is Not Merely a Matter of Labels
New Mexico Lawyer, Volume 10, No. 1
My Registered Trademark Just Appeared on the Internet and I Didn’t Put It There!! Now How Do I Get Personal Jurisdiction? (co-author)
New Mexico Bar Bulletin, Vol. 50, No.6
What Does the Natural Rights Clause Mean to New Mexico?
New Mexico Law Review, Vol. 39, No.2
Speaking Engagements
Navigating the Affordable Care Act and PPACA Litigation Risks, New Mexico Employer Summit
New Mexico Department of Workforce Solutions and State Bar of New Mexico
Controlling Unemployment Insurance Costs, Webinar/Broadcast, Albuquerque, NM
New Mexico Restaurant Association
New Mexico’s Prevailing Wage Dispute, American Inns of Court Monthly Meeting, Albuquerque, NM
H. Vearle Payne American Inn of Court
Serving New Mexico's Limited English Proficient Customers, Equal Opportunity in the Workforce System Training Meeting, Washington, D.C.
National Association of State Workforce Agencies
Federal Limited English Proficiency Requirements, National UI Directors' Conference and IT/Legal Issues Forum, Salt Lake City, Utah
National Association of State Workforce Agencies
Understanding Workplace Harassment and its Impact (co-presenter), Equal Opportunity in the Workforce System Training Meeting, Washington, D.C.
National Association of State Workforce Agencies
Unemployment Insurance, Summer Conference, Albuquerque, NM
New Mexico Association of Home & Hospice Care
How Labor and Employment Laws Apply to Your Business, New Mexico Employer Summit, Clovis, NM
New Mexico Department of Workforce Solutions
Legal Answers
52 Questions Answered
Q. What is a reasonable plea deal for a first time offender of 30-3-15 battery against a household member
A: Whether a plea agreement is advantageous depends on numerous factors specific to your case. A lack of criminal history is only one thing to consider, and it may not be the most important, depending on the strength of the government's case (i.e., the evidence it has to support the charge). You should discuss these issues with your lawyer.
Q. Constitutionally under the 14th ammendment can the courts take my kids away from me
A: The general short answer is yes, Courts may, under certain circumstances, order the removal of children and the termination of parental rights. To determine whether your rights were violated or whether you have any options to challenge the court action in your specific situation, you would need to sit down to discuss your case in detail and in private with a local attorney.
Q. I was falsely incarcerated for 20 days and was told by the judge to file a claim what that going to be worth
A: This is the type of issue about which you should consult with a private attorney. Many attorneys offer free consultations and will help you evaluate any potential case you may have.
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201 Twelfth St NW
Albuquerque, NM 87102
Telephone: (505) 312-7598
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