Jesse Ray was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and served honorably in the United States Marine Corps Reserves. Following his service, he received his Associate of Arts degree from Montgomery County Community College graduating with honors. He then earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Criminal Justice from the University of Maryland, College Park (Magna Cum Laude). While completing his undergraduate education, Mr. Ray worked several years as a case manager supervising criminal offenders sentenced to house arrest. He was also an instructor for SAT and LSAT preparation courses for the Princeton Review.
Mr. Ray attended Georgetown University Law Center in Washington, D.C. He worked as a summer associate for Carlton Fields in Tampa, Florida and co-authored the legal article Spoliation of Evidence: An Overview and Practical Suggestions The Construction Lawyer, Vol. 24, Num. 1, p. 31 (Winter 2004). Mr. Ray received his Juris Doctorate upon graduating from Georgetown University Law Center in 2004.
Mr. Ray began his legal career as an associate at James, Hoyer, Newcomer & Smiljanich. There, Mr. Ray obtained significant experience litigating class action consumer protection cases in both state and federal jurisdictions. After leaving James Hoyer, Mr. Ray worked briefly with a few personal injury law firms where he gained experience litigating personal injury cases of various sizes in both federal and state jurisdictions.
Mr. Ray has extensive experience in litigating lawsuits involving deceptive and unfair business practices, fraud, class action lawsuits, and lawsuits against financial institutions. He is also adept in civil rights and discrimination claims, especially those involving the rights of disabled veterans. Mr. Ray is admitted to practice in the state of Florida, the United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida, and the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit.
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