Ray is a founding partner of McMickle, Kurey & Branch LLP. He was born September, 1965 in Washington, PA. He graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree from West Virginia University in 1988 and he received his Juris Doctor from West Virginia University in 1991. He is admitted to practice in Georgia and is an active member of the State Bar of Georgia. He is a trial lawyer with over 26 years of experience representing clients in civil cases and trials. He has handled cases throughout the state of Georgia in both state and federal courts at the trial and appellate level.
Ray began his career with Cooper & Associates in Duluth, GA. In that practice, he represented clients in the areas of auto liability, premises liability and insurance coverage. In 1995 he was recruited to join the law firm of Dennis, Corry, Porter & Gray, LLP. Ray was named partner in 1999 and he continued practice with that firm for 15 years.
Ray carries Martindale-Hubbell's top "AV' rating, the highest rating for legal ability and ethical standards given by the most respected lawyer rating organization. Ray is also a member of the State Bar of Georgia, the American and Atlanta Bar Associations, Trucking Industry Defense Association and the Georgia Defense Lawyers Association.
Ray's practice primarily focuses on representing motor carriers, insurance companies, property owners/managers, sports fitness facilities and professional business entities in Personal Injury, Wrongful Death, Bad Faith, Business Contracts and Complex Litigation matters. He also represents plaintiffs in the areas of Automobile Injury, Product Liability, Construction Defect, Premises Liability and Product Liability.
Outside of the practice of law, you can find Ray, a former All American tennis player at West Virginia University, out on the tennis courts or golf course. Ray and his wife LeAnn have been married for 31 years and they have three children, Megan, Emily and Joseph. Ray and LeAnn actively volunteer their services at various charitable organizations throughout metropolitan Atlanta. Ray and LeAnn also attend and serve at Northpoint Church in Alpharetta, Georgia.
Areas Of Practice
- Motor Carrier Litigation
- General Business/Commercial Litigation
- Personal Injury
- Wrongful Death
- Business Contracts
- Georgia, 1991
- U.S. District Court Northern District of Georgia
- U.S. District Court Middle District of Georgia
- Georgia Court of Appeals
- Supreme Court of Georgia
- West Virginia University College of Law, Morgantown, West Virginia
- J.D - 1991
- West Virginia University
- B.S - 1988
- Major: Accounting
- Gary Blaine v. Swift Transportation Co., Inc., 2007, USDC Northern District of GA
Professional Associations and Memberships
- State Bar of Georgia, Present
- Georgia Defense Lawyers Association, Present
- Trucking Industry Defense Association, Present
- American Bar Association, Present