James M. Ray, II

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Employment Litigation Attorney in Silver Spring, MD

Ray Legal Group, LLC
8720 Georgia Ave, Suite 904
Silver Spring, MD 20910
Phone: 301-888-8139
Selected to Rising Stars: 2019 - 2022
Licensed Since: 2014
Practice Areas: Employment Litigation: Plaintiff (40%), Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (30%), Workers' Compensation: Claimant (30%), Employment & Labor: Employee
Attorney Profile

Attorney James M. Ray, II, is a founding partner with Ray Legal Group, LLC, in Silver Spring, Maryland. A top-rated trial lawyer with more than six years of total legal experience, Mr. Ray provides unmatched counsel and support to clients throughout the greater Washington, D.C., metro and surrounding areas of Maryland who have legal needs involving any of the following:

· Personal injury

· Workers' compensation

· Medical malpractice

· Employment disputes

· General civil litigation

Over the course of his legal career, Mr. Ray has achieved remarkable success advocating on behalf of his clients in state and federal courts across his region. He has served as lead counsel in more than 50 jury and bench trials, and he has handled matters before the Maryland Workers’ Compensation Commission. He has also fought to protect the rights and entitlements of employees who have experienced serious violations of their rights as workers while helping many others negotiate favorable terms regarding their employment contracts and severance packages.

From his efforts, Mr. Ray has obtained millions of dollars in settlements and verdicts for his plaintiff clients, and he has gained a reputation for his in-depth legal knowledge, outstanding service and aggressive approach to helping his clients achieve their goals and the positive results they seek as efficiently and cost-effectively as possible.

Honored for his professionalism and service, Mr. Ray has earned a Top Lawyers 40 Under 40 designation from The National Trial Lawyers for the past several years along with many other consistent top rankings and endorsements from his peers.

A 2011 graduate of Radford University, Mr. Ray obtained his Juris Doctor from the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law in 2014. He is admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland and the District of Columbia as well as before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit.

Practice Areas
  • 40%Employment Litigation: Plaintiff
  • 30%Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
  • 30%Workers' Compensation: Claimant
  • 0%Employment & Labor: Employee
Focus Areas

Employment Discrimination, Wrongful Termination, Retaliation, Employment Law - Employer, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Slip and Fall, Wrongful Death, Premises Liability - Plaintiff, Employment Law - Employee, Wage & Hour Laws, Sexual Harassment


4 Years Rising Stars
  • Rising Stars: 2019 - 2022

About James M. Ray, II

Admitted: 2014, Maryland

Professional Webpage: https://www.raylegalgroup.com/team


  • Selected by his peers to receive the 2019 and 2020 “Rising Star” recognition in Maryland by Super Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers, 2020 
  • Named as one of the “Top 40 Lawyers under 40” for the State of Maryland in 2018, 2019

Educational Background

  • Radford University

Bar/Professional Activity

  • United States District Court for the District of Columbia 
  • District of Columbia
  • United States Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit    
  • Maryland 
  • United States District Court for the District of Maryland 


  • $192,202.00, 2017
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Office Location for James M. Ray, II

8720 Georgia Ave
Suite 904
Silver Spring, MD 20910

Phone: 301-888-8139

Last Updated: 7/13/2021

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