Practice Areas

Ray’s practice emphasizes crimes of violence but he also regularly defends many other types of cases. He accepts referrals for cases in King, Snohomish, Pierce, Thurston and Kitsap Counties and also occasionally accepts referrals for cases in other counties. He represents both adults and juveniles on felony and misdemeanor cases in most courts throughout Western Washington.


Ray has defended and prosecuted almost every type of case in over 30 years of practicing criminal law. He brings the experience, judgment and sensitivity necessary to fight for his client and effectively assess and defend challenging cases. In serious complex cases, he is adept at putting together a solid and talented team of experts, investigators and additional lawyers (as necessary) to put forth the best possible defense.


He is cool under pressure and knows how to navigate his client through the troubled waters of challenging cases to eventually find and achieve the best possible result, whether through a negotiated result or at trial.


Ray regularly represents clients accused of following crimes:


  • Murder & Manslaughter
  • Assault
  • Sexual Assault
  • Child Abuse
  • Domestic Violence
  • Vehicular Homicide & Assault
  • Burglary, Robbery & Theft
  • Identity Theft, Forgery & Fraud
  • Drug Offenses (VUCSA)
  • Hit & Run