In addition to his insurance coverage practice, Ray has extensive experience defending ERISA lawsuits, and he regularly advises employee welfare benefit plans and third-party administrators, during both the administrative review process and litigation.
Obtained judgment that was affirmed on appeal regarding a highly complex life insurance policy being used as an investment vehicle.
Sentry Equities, Ltd. v. Allstate Life Ins. Co., No. 22-20024, 2022 WL 16549210, at *1 (5th Cir. Oct. 31, 2022).
Rodolfo Garza, et al., v. Zurich American Insurance Company, et al. 1:18-cv-00163 (S.D. Tex. July 18, 2019)
Spih Tyler, LLC v. Liberty Mut. Ins. Co., 3:17-CV-1292-L, 2018 WL 3956443, at *1 (N.D. Tex. Aug. 17, 2018)
Prevailed in a declaratory judgment action regarding a dispute of Errors & Omissions coverage for an insurance agent.
Obtained complete dismissal on behalf of a Korean battery manufacturer due to lack of personal jurisdiction.
Ethridge v. Samsung SDI Co., Ltd., No. 3:21-CV-306, 2022 WL 2920429 (S.D. Tex. July 26, 2022)
Milton O Johnston & Company, LTD., v. NGM Insurance Company, et al., 4:14-cv-00288, (S.D. Tex. June 3, 2015)
Provide trial appellate assistance for various trial teams ranging from the preparation of the jury charge to post-trial briefing.
Frequently assist clients with jurisdictional challenges in federal court. Including, but not limited to, issues regarding, improper joinder, snap removal, voluntary-involuntary rule, and federal question jurisdiction.
Prevailed on summary judgment on behalf of a commercial property insurer.
Anne Mead v. USAA, et al. 2017-35495, (165th District ct., Harris County, Tex. June 14, 2018)
Listed for Insurance Coverage
Publications & Speaking Engagements
Education, Admissions & Activities
South Texas College of Law
Law Review Assistant Note and Comment Editor
Bodman Foundation Award for Best Law Review Article on Natural Resource Law
Academic Merit Scholarship
Florida State University
B.S., cum laude, 2006
Bright Futures Academic Scholarship
United States Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit
United States District Court of Texas
Northern, Southern, Eastern, Western
Professional and Community Activities
Kids In Need of Defense (KIND)
Texas Bar Foundation
Houston Bar Association
Professionalism Committee & Lawyers for Literacy member
Houston Women's Soccer Association
United Against Human Trafficking
United We Dream