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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

For 2020, as in 2017 and 2019, Super Lawyers 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 central Ohio.

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
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Ohio State University - Columbus
B.A. (1970) | English
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Activities: Sigma Chi Fraternity, Alpha Gamma Chapter; Ohio Staters, Inc.
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Professional Experience
Owner/President
Frank A. Ray Co., L.P.A.
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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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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
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
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American College of Trial Lawyers
Fellow
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International Society Of Barristers
Emeritus Fellow
- Current
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Ohio State Bar Foundation
Distinguished Life Fellow
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American Board of Trial Advocates
Associate
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Activities: President, Ohio Chapter, 2004
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Columbus Bar Foundation
Fellow
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Activities: President, 2010
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Central Ohio Association For Justice
Sustaining Member
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Activities: President, 1987-1988
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Ohio Association for Justice
Member
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Activities: President, 1989-1990
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Ohio State Bar Association
Member
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Activities: Editorial Board, Jury Instructions Committee, 2002-2006; Council of Delegates, 2008-2010
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Columbus Bar Association
Sustaining Member
- Current
Activities: President, 2001-2002
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State Bar of Ohio  # 0007762
Member
- Current
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American Association for Justice
Member
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Activities: State Delegate, Ohio, 1990-1992
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American Bar Association
Member
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Activities: Special Committee on Economic Crime, Criminal Justice Section, 1977
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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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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Ohio
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1st Circuit
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6th Circuit
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U. S. Dist. Court, Ea. Dist. Michigan
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U. S. Dist. Court, No. Dist. Ohio
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U. S. Dist. Court, So. Dist. Ohio
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U. S. Tax Court
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U.S. Supreme Court
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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.
Practice Areas
  • Entertainment & Sports Law
  • Arbitration & Mediation
Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
Websites & Blogs
Website
Frank A. Ray Co., L.P.A.
Contact & Map
P. O. Box 21444
2747 Edington Road
Columbus, OH 43221
Telephone: (614) 223-2121
Cell: (614) 302-3066