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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

Education
University of New Mexico
J.D. (2008)
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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
Brigham Young University
B.A. (2005) | Linguistics
Publications
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
Awards
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
Member
Current
State Bar of New Mexico Labor and Employment Section Board of Directors
Chair (2017)
Current
State Bar of Arizona # 026350
Member
Current
Activities: Inactive status
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Arizona
New Mexico
10th Circuit
Fees
  • Free Consultation
  • Contingent Fees
Practice Areas
  • Employment Law
  • Civil Rights
  • Business Law
  • Appeals & Appellate
  • Gov & Administrative Law
  • Criminal Law
  • Domestic Violence
Languages
  • Spanish: Spoken, Written
Contact & Map
201 Twelfth St NW
Albuquerque, NM 87102
USA
Telephone: (505) 312-7598