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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.

Representative Experience

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)

Professional Recognition

Super Lawyers - Rising Star

Listed for Insurance Coverage

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Education, Admissions & Activities


South Texas College of Law

J.D., 2009
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
Dean's List

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Court Admissions

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)

Volunteer Attorney

Texas Bar Foundation

Houston Bar Association

Professionalism Committee & Lawyers for Literacy member

Houston Women's Soccer Association

United Against Human Trafficking

United We Dream