Christopher L. Ray

 Christopher L. Ray

Christopher L. Ray

Partner
Location:
Savannah, Georgia
Phone:
912-236-3311
800-554-5128 (Toll free)
Fax:
912-236-8725
Email:

Bar Admissions

  • Georgia, 1996
  • New York, 1995
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 11th Circuit
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Georgia
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Georgia
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Georgia

Education

  • Fordham University School of Law, New York, New York
    • J.D. - 1994
  • Princeton University , Princeton, New Jersey
    • A.B. (Cum Laude) - 1991
    • Major: History

Areas of Practice

  • State and Federal Trial and Appeals
  • Commercial Litigation and Arbitration
  • Medical Malpractice Defense
  • Professional Licensure Representation
  • Mediation Services

Chris Ray is an accomplished trial lawyer practicing in our firm’s litigation department. Mr. Ray focuses his practice primarily in the areas of commercial litigation, medical malpractice defense and professional licensure representation. Mr. Ray has consistently secured exceptional results for his commercial clients in litigation and arbitration.  He has also enjoyed tremendous success in his defense of healthcare providers and hospitals in numerous medical malpractice actions and disputes with governmental agencies and licensing boards.

In addition to his work as a trial lawyer, Mr. Ray also serves as a mediator.  Through this aspect of his practice, Mr Ray is able to assist other lawyers and their clients in drafting mutually agreeable and sensible solutions to their disputes (and thus avoid the expense and uncertainty of trial).  He is a registered mediator with the Georgia Office of Dispute Resolution and is available throughout the state to assist parties in both private and court-ordered mediations.

Mr. Ray received his J.D. degree from the Fordham University School of Law in 1994 and his A.B. degree in history, cum laude, from Princeton University in 1991.  While at Fordham, he was a member of the National Moot Court Team and the Fordham International Law Journal. While at Princeton, he and a partner won the national debate championship.

Upon graduation from law school, Mr. Ray served four years on active duty in the U.S. Army as a Captain in the JAG Corps.  He was assigned to the 3rd Infantry Division at Fort Stewart, Georgia where he practiced as a military prosecutor at courts martial and as a Special Assistant United States Attorney for the Southern District of Georgia.

Mr. Ray is listed in Best Lawyers in America; has been named a Top 100 Georgia Super Lawyer in Atlanta Magazine; has twice been voted the Best Lawyer in Savannah by readers of Savannah Magazine; and, has earned an AV rating in Martindale Hubbell.  Mr. Ray is the former Chair of the Investigative Panel of the State Disciplinary Board of the State Bar of Georgia.

Mr. Ray, an Eagle Scout, is the former board president for the Coastal Georgia Council of the Boy Scouts of America.

Mr. Ray is admitted to practice before all Federal and State Courts in Georgia, the United States Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces, and the Supreme Court of the United States.

Honors and Awards

  • Georgia Super Lawyers
  • The Best Lawyers in America (2018 Savannah Lawyer of the Year - Personal Injury Defendants)
  • Life Fellow, Lawyers Foundation of Georgia
  • American Board of Trial Advocates (Vice President, Southeastern Georgia Chapter)

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • State Bar of Georgia, Investigative Panel of the Disciplinary Board (2006-2012, Chair 2011 - 2012)
  • Savannah Bar Association
  • Defense Research Institute
  • Georgia Defense Lawyers Association
  • Federal Bar Association (President-Elect, Southern District of Georgia Chapter)

Past Employment Positions

  • Special Assistant United States Attorney, Southern District of Georgia
  • Captain, U.S. Army JAG Corps, 3rd Infantry Division, Ft. Stewart, GA