Fairleigh Dickinson University, B.A.
Temple University School of Law, J.D.
United States District Court Eastern District of Pennsylvania
United States District Court Middle District of Pennsylvania
- Speaks some Portuguese
David C. Ray began his career as a litigator at the Defender Association of Philadelphia in 1980, where he learned from experienced trial practitioners and from trying his own cases in the trenches, including five years in the Major Crimes unit. From there, his practice expanded to both criminal and civil matters while working at a general practice firm in Bensalem. He then became a partner in Plakins, Rieffel and Ray which, while located in Doylestown, centered its litigation practice primarily in Philadelphia. He was the head of its general litigation unit trying cases assigned by various insurance companies. For several years, Dave's focus was the defense of construction accident claims and toxic tort and mass tort litigation.
David has continued to handle a variety of civil litigation generally defending tort claims brought against individuals and corporations as of counsel for the firm. He handles such matters in both the federal and state courts in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Throughout his more than 30 years of practice, he has tried hundreds of cases to verdict.
Born in Melbourne, Australia, David lived his childhood years in Brazil and still speaks some Portuguese. He is married with two children who are engaged in their own careers, both in Boulder, Colorado. He lives in Wyncote, Pennsylvania and enjoys the great outdoors and traveling, locally seen often on his motorcycle with his dog along.
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