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Mr.  Eugene Ray Critchett

Mr. Eugene Ray Critchett

E. Ray Critchett, LLC
  • Personal Injury, Business Law, Construction Law ...
  • Ohio
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Ray personally handles each of his cases from the initial client meeting to achieving a jury verdict, arbitration award or settlement. He strives to provide each of his clients with legal counsel that is both professional and personal. A graduate of The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law and Ithaca College, Ray began his legal career at a personal injury firm that handled hundreds of cases at a time. While this work environment gave Ray considerable experience in the field of personal injury cases, he came to believe that quality is far more important than quantity when it comes to legal representation. Ray has represented more than 500 clients in personal injury matters, obtaining in excess of 15 million dollars in verdicts, awards, and settlements for his clients. He has handled cases throughout Central Ohio, representing clients in 25 counties in Central Ohio. Ray has built a reputation in these communities for his skilled legal counsel and compassionate representation of individuals and families. After founding E. Ray Critchett, LLC in 2012, Ray devoted his career to representing clients in personal injury cases with intensity, compassion, and common sense. He strives to make sure that his clients understand the often complicated legal process, and accommodates their needs. He understands that being in an accident can be an incredibly traumatic event, and helps to give them peace of mind by guiding them through the process of recovering from their injuries. Ray has been recognized for his work on behalf of plaintiffs in Central Ohio. He became a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Club in 2007, an elite group of trial lawyers who have won million dollar and multi-million dollar verdicts and settlements for their clients. Super Lawyers declared Ray to be a Rising Star in 2009, 2012 and 2013. This designation is limited to attorneys under 40 who excel in their chosen field. He has achieved Martindale-Hubble’s highest rating, AV Preeminent.

Ohio State University - Columbus
J.D. | Law
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Ithaca College
B.A. | Spanish, International Business
Honors: Cum Laude
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Professional Experience
Attorney / Owner
E. Ray Critchett, LLC
- Current
Litigation attorney with a primary focus on business, insurance and personal injury litigation. My pratice areas also include contract and employment law disputes. While the majority of my practice involves litigation, I prefer to work with my clients (especially business clients) long before a case ends up in court. A little work and preparation can avoid costly litigation.
Zaino & Humphrey, LPA
Litigation attorney focusing on business, insurance and personal injury litigation. Helping business clients revise their contracts and business methods to become more efficient and less likely to go into litigation. My practice areas also included employment law and contract disputes. I pride myself on being able to assist clients in a wide variety of areas and in those areas I cannot help them myself, I can typically point them to an attorney who can assist them.
The Plymale Partnership (formerly Plymale & Associates)
Dedicated my practice to helping Ohioians who were injured by the actions of others. Civil litigation including wrongful death, Dram Shop liability, intentional tort, premise liability, tractor-trailor collisions, motorcycle collision, animal attacks, and a variety of other ordinary negligence claims. The practice areas also included contract review and insurance litigation.
Tax Consultant
Deliotte & Touche
Tax consultant focusing on areas of high net wealth planning, mergers, acquisitions, corporate formation and development as well as creating tax planning strategies for individuals and coporations.
Tax Consultant
Arthur Andersen
Tax consultant focusing on areas of high net wealth planning, mergers, acquisitions, corporate formation and development as well as creating tax planning strategies for individuals and coporations.
Articles & Publications
Pro Hac Vice, No Longer the Wild West
Ohio Trial
Protecting Supplemental Security Income and Medicaid Eligibility
Ohio Trial (Ohio Association for Justice)
Ohio Trial Magazine
Speaking Engagements
Maintaining an Ethical Practice, NBI-Columbus, Columbus, Ohio
Medicare Set-Asides in Personal Injury Litigation, NBI-Columbus, Cleveland
Real Party In Interest, OAJ Winter Convention, Cleveland
Claims Involving Minors, OAJ Winter Convention, Cleveland
AV Rating
E. Ray Critchett has earned Martindale-Hubble’s highest rating, AV Preeminent ®, for legal ethics and ability. The Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Ratings system is based on the confidential opinions of other lawyers and judges. The system evaluates lawyers and law firms in the United States and Canada. Mr. Critchett is proud to have achieved this highest rating and acknowledgement of his exceptional professional abilities.
Top 40 Under 40
National Trial Lawyers
The National Trial Lawyers: Top 40 under 40 is a professional organization composed of the top trial lawyers from each state or regions of certain highly-populated states who are younger than the age of 40. Membership into The National Trial Lawyers: Top 40 under 40 is by invitation only and is extended exclusively to those trial lawyers practicing civil plaintiff and/or criminal defense law. Invitees must exemplify superior qualifications, trial results, and leadership as a young lawyer under the age of 40. Selection is based on a thorough multi-phase process which includes peer nominations combined with third-party research.
Ohio Rising Star 2009, 2012-2014
Oho Super Lawyers & Rising Stars
Named by Ohio Super Lawyers & Rising Stars as one of the top up-and-coming attorneys in the state for 2009. Each year, no more than 2.5 percent of the lawyers in the state receive this honor.
Million Dollar Advocate Life Member
Million Dollar Advocates Forum
The Million Dollar Advocates Forum is recognized as one of the most prestigious groups of trial lawyers in the United States. Membership is limited to attorneys who have won million and multi-million dollar verdicts, awards and settlements. The organization was founded in 1993 and there are approximately 3000 members located throughout the country. Fewer than 1% of U.S. lawyers are members. Forum membership acknowledges excellence in advocacy, and provides members with a national network of experienced colleagues for professional referral and information exchange in major cases. Members must have acted as principal counsel in at least one case in which their client has received a verdict, award or settlement in the amount of one million dollars or more.
Professional Associations
Ohio State Bar
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U.S. District Court Southern District of Ohio
- Current
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U.S. Tax Court
- Current
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Ohio Association for Justice (OAJ)
Member (2001-present) Trustee (2009-present)
- Current
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The Ohio State Bar Association (OSBA)
- Current
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Columbus Bar Association Member (CBA)
- Current
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Central Ohio Association for Justice (COAJ)
- Current
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The American Association for Justice (AAJ)
- Current
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
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  • Contingent Fees
    Based on type of case
  • Rates, Retainers and Additional Information
Practice Areas
    Personal Injury
    Animal & Dog Bites, Brain Injury, Car Accidents, Construction Accidents, Motorcycle Accidents, Premises Liability, Truck Accidents, Wrongful Death
    Business Law
    Business Contracts, Business Dissolution, Business Formation, Business Litigation, Mergers & Acquisitions, Partnership & Shareholder Disputes
    Construction Law
    Construction Litigation
    Employment Law
    Employee Benefits, Employment Contracts, Employment Discrimination, ERISA, Overtime & Unpaid Wages, Sexual Harassment, Whistleblower, Wrongful Termination
    Insurance Claims
    Bad Faith Insurance
Additional Practice Area
  • Insurance Bad Faith
  • Spanish: Spoken, Written
Legal Answers
Q. Scope of work question.
A: Unfortunately, you need to provide a lot more facts to determine who would be primarily liable for the collision. If the employee was in the "coming and going" rule, then he/she may be personally liable for the collision. If the employee had already started working that day and was just going to the job site, then the employer may be primarily liable. Call an attorney and get a free consultation.
Q. hello, i just had a question about suing someone/a company who said and put all over social media that i won $20k
A: If it is not on-line now, I would probably move on. Litigating the issue may cost you more than $20,000.00.
Q. I want to know if something is medically eithical or right or malpractice
A: If you have concerns about the sudden changes, try seeing another pain management specialist for a second opinion. However, it certainly is a new trend to decrease the use of pain medications.
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E. Ray Critchett, LLC
1071 S. High Street
Columbus , OH 43206
Toll-Free: (855) 228-2539
Telephone: (740) 282-5393
Cell: (614) 477-3370
Fax: (614) 448-1847
7240 Muirfield Drive
Ste. 120
Dublin, OH 43017
Toll-Free: (855) 228-2539
Telephone: (614) 610-9432
Cell: (614) 477-3370
Fax: (614) 448-1847