Robert Edwin Ray

Veritas Research, L.P., Houston, Texas
  • Nebraska, Texas
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Robert Ray is the founder and CEO of Veritas Research, L.P. As a trial consultant, Dr. Ray brings a wealth of experience to the table, both as a trial consultant and as a trial attorney. Since 1998, Dr. Ray has provided research and courtroom consulting to attorneys in cases throughout the United States. His consulting, theme development and strategy advice has been sought by attorneys representing individual plaintiffs to Fortune 500 defendants in national mass tort litigation. He has provided research and consulting advice in mass tort actions such as tobacco and pharmaceutical litigation to insurance disputes and entertainment and publishing cases.

Dr. Ray received his Ph.D. in social psychology from the University of Nebraska's Law & Psychology Program. Before his Ph.D., Dr. Ray earned his law degree at South Texas College of Law in Houston, and was a briefing attorney to Texas' Sixth Court of Appeals. Before entering the world of trial consulting, Dr. Ray practiced trial law for over twelve years, and tried over forty cases to jury verdict. Dr. Ray's doctoral research investigated the effectiveness of digital animation evidence in the courtroom. He received his Master of Arts degree from the University of Nebraska and his Bachelor of Arts in Journalism from The University of Texas at Austin.

Dr. Ray is a member of the American Society of Trial Consultants and the American Psychology and Law Society.

Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Nebraska
Texas
U.S. Supreme Court
Professional Experience
Chief Trial Consultant
Veritas Research, L.P., Houston, Texas
- Current
Founder and Chief Trial Consultant for jury consulting and litigation strategy firm providing trial consulting and research services to lawyers and law firms. Areas of consultation/research include case analysis, strategy and persuasive theme development, mock trials, focus groups, critical witness preparation, jury selection, trial observation and community attitude surveys and change of venue surveys
Sr. Litigation Strategist
Revelation, L.P., Houston, Texas
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Senior Litigation Strategist for national litigation strategy firm, with a focus on products liability, and mass tort actions. Responsible for interface with trial and corporate counsel, in-depth examination of venue issues, and design and execution of trial science research for trials in state and federal jurisdictions coast-to-coast. Trial responsibilities included jury selection assistance, monitoring trials and providing client executive management with summary analyses of each trial day’s events. Founded (2005) and responsible for managing the company-related law firm.
Trial Consultant
FirmLogic, L.P., Winston-Salem, North Carolina
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Trial Consultant for national litigation support company, specializing in jury research and selection, including mock trials and focus groups, venue studies, community attitude assessment, witness preparation and courtroom graphics. Emphasis on tobacco-related litigation.
President
SRL, Inc./Scientific Resources for the Law, Lincoln, Nebraska
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President of litigation and research consulting company supported by the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.
Attorney
Robert E. Ray, Attorney at Law, Houston, Texas
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Sole practitioner in Houston, Texas; specializing in civil litigation, including all types of personal injury, insurance bad faith litigation, environmental, toxic tort and professional liability claims, as well as corporate representation for industrial, telecommunications and retail marketing entities in a variety of litigation and contract matters. Board certified - Personal Injury Trial Law.
Partner
Burrow, Countiss & Ray, L.L.P., Houston, Texas
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First and second chair civil trial litigation, primarily for plaintiffs, including personal injury and wrongful death, insurance bad faith, toxic tort and mass disaster claims.
Associate Attorney
Burrow and Williams, Houston, Texas
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First and second chair civil trial litigation, primarily for plaintiffs, including personal injury and wrongful death, insurance bad faith, toxic tort and mass disaster claims.
Briefing Attorney
Court of Appeals, Sixth Supreme Judicial District of Texas; Texarkana, TX
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Preparation and drafting of appellate court opinions and memoranda regarding broad spectrum of civil and criminal appeals; in-depth legal research and writing for Justices Charles M. Bleil and Ben Z. Grant
Education
University of Nebraska - Lincoln
Ph.D. | Psychology
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South Texas College Of Law
Doctor of Jurisprudence/Juris Doctor (J.D.)
University of Texas - Austin
B.S. (1980) | Journalism
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Honors: Outstanding Student in Public Relations, 1980 Advertising Intern of the Year, Texas Daily Newspaper Association, 1980 Cactus Goodfellow
Activities: Tejas Club, Vice-President, 1980; College of Communication Council; Director, Texas Student Publications
Professional Associations
College of the State Bar of Texas
Member
- Current
Garland R. Walker American Inn of Court
Master
- Current
American Society of Trial Consultants
Member
- Current
Texas Bar Foundation
Fellow
- Current
Nebraska State Bar Association
Member
- Current
Texas State Bar # 16606360
Member
- Current
Texas Board Of Legal Specialization
Board certified, Personal Injury Trial Law
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Websites & Blogs
Website
Contact & Map
Veritas Research, L.P.
1177 West Loop S
Suite 1180
Houston, TX 77027
USA
Telephone: (713) 333-8118
Telephone: (713) 333-8118