L. Ray Maples, II

L. Ray Maples, II

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Medical Malpractice Attorney in Edmond, OK

Maples, Nix & Diesselhorst
 | 15401 North May Ave, Edmond, OK 73013
Phone: 405-478-3737
Fax: 405-513-5005
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2013 - 2019
Selected to Rising Stars: 2011
Licensed Since: 2000
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff (50%),
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (40%),
  • Entertainment & Sports (10%)
Attorney Profile

Ray Maples is the founder of Maples Law Firm an AV rated law firm. The firm originated in 2002 after Ray had been working in a large firm in Atlanta handling personal injury litigation matters on behalf of large corporations and insurance companies. In 2002, he devoted his entire practice to helping individuals who are helpless against the corporate giants whose only objective appears to be the bottom line. In essence, he calls it "profits over people". Now, Ray devotes 100% of his practice to helping the injured person and focuses his practice primarily in the fields of catastrophic injuries, defective products, trucking accidents, personal injury and nursing home neglect across the country.  In 2015, Maples Law Firm merged with Nix Law Group to become Maples, Nix & Diesselhorst, PLLC.  Born in 1971 in Albany, Georgia, Ray obtained his undergraduate degree in marketing from Valdosta State University in 1993. He attended Law School at Oklahoma City University, where he obtained his Juris Doctorate degree. Ray is married and has two wonderful children. Ray is a member of the Oklahoma Bar Association, Oklahoma Association for Justice, American Association for Justice, American Bar Association and has been admitted to practice in all Oklahoma courts.  He has also been recognized by several peer organizations for his advocacy skills.

About Ray Maples, II

Admitted: 2000, Oklahoma

Professional Webpage: http://www.oklahomainjurylaw.com/About/L-R-Maples-Ii.shtml

Honors/Awards:

  • Rising Star , Super Lawyers, 2011
  • AV Preeminent Rating , Martindale Hubbell, 2013
  • A lifetime member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum and Multi-Million Dollar advocates forum., Life Time Member, Million Dollar Advocates Forum, 2009

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Participated in Lawyers Against Hunger which was started by fellow attorney Noble McIntrye and helped families with a Thanksgiving meal., 2018
  • Started the Maples, Nix & Diesselhorst Back Pack Drive to help inner city kids with school supplies etc.  Maples, Nix & Diesselhorst and other generous donors provided hundred of school back packs for kids. , 2015

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • Wrote the book, Dont Wreck Twice, in an effort to help Oklahomans in the event of an accident.  , Author, Dont Wreck Twice, 2010
  • I was privileged to write a book to provide families when faced with the decision to put their loved ones in a nursing home that they could use as an instructional guideline in choosing the correct home.  This book is basically my musings on what one should look for before making that tough decision.  I was fortunate to have a lot of input from people that I perceive as being very scholarly and who have the same heart for the elderly as my firm does., Restore the Dignity, 2012

Verdicts/Settlements:

  • Our firm has been blessed with handling several cases that were over seven figures and have recovered millions of dollars on behalf of our clients that are too numerous to put down but some of which can be seen on our website.  Wren v. Kinzer   Oklahoma County Case No. CJ-2010-3560 is a 2011 case that I am very proud of.  On or about the 16th day of June, 2009, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma County, State of Oklahoma, Plaintiff Jerry Lee Wren was traveling northbound on I-35 when Defendant Linda Michelle Kinzer, also traveling northbound on I-35, turned around to talk to her son in the back seat of her car, struck the rear-end of Plaintiff’s vehicle.  Plaintiff had $29,033.13 in medical and it was Plaintiff's position that he needed a back surgery that had not happened as of August 30, 2011. Verdict for Plaintiff-$500,000.00., 2011
  • I was priviledged to represent Ms. Betty Smith on behalf of her sister and obtained a $3,000,000 verdict against the following Defendants. IN THE DISTRICT COURT OF PONTOTOC COUNTY STATE OF OKLAHOMA    BETTY ANN SMITH, as Personal Representatives of the Estate of MARY JO   CUSHMAN, Deceased  v.  IHS BALLARD NURSING   CENTER, INC. d/b/a BALLARD NURSING CENTER; IHS  HOLDINGS, INC.; IHS MANAGEMENT CONSULTANTS, INC.; and BART REED Defendants.      Death of 81 y/o old lady who died of sepsis, UTI, dehydration and acute on chronic renal failure unneccessarily.  She went into Ballard for therapy and died a horrific death just 39 days later.  , 2014

Other Outstanding Achievements:

  • Our firm was priviledged to have handled a case where the OK Court of Civil Appeals reversed a ruling by the lower Court that dismissed an owner of a nursing home for his direct actions based on a horrible law enacted by our legislature.   The Court of Civil appeals reveresed that ruling and the owner is still a defendant in the case.  Lowell v. GLC-Mangum., 2015
  • We obtained two favorable opinions reagarding arbitration agreements from the OK Supreme Court at the end of last year and both were against Grace Living Center homes  (Boler, 2014 OK 80;  and Churchill, 2014 OK 102) – In those cases the OK Supreme Court has held (as in Bruner v. Timberlake et al, 2006 OK 90) that GLC was wholly intrastate and not preempted by the FAA – and that the beneficiaries’ claims were not derivative such that they could be bound by an agreement signed by the decedent.  Great opinions on behalf of Oklahomans.  Unfortunately GLCs are trying to get the US Supreme Court to look at this but hopefully they realize that this is nothing more than a state issue.    , 2014

Educational Background:

  • Oklahoma City University School of Law, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma Juris DoctorateValdosta State University, 1993 Major: Marketing
Office Location for L. Ray Maples, II

15401 North May Ave
Edmond, OK 73013

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Last Updated: 7/9/2019

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