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Daniel A. Ray

Associate
Office

Houston

909 Fannin Street
Suite 2300
Houston, TX 77010
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Fax: 832.397.3511
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Education
B.B.A., Texas A & M University-College Station, College Station, Texas
J.D., cum laude, University of Houston Law Center, Houston, Texas, Order of the Barons; Order of the Barristers
State Bar Licenses
Texas
Court Admissions
U.S. District Ct., S.D. of Texas
Languages
Spanish

Daniel A. Ray

Associate

Daniel Ray is a litigator who represents clients in both state and federal court on a variety of matters, including complex commercial and tort litigation. Daniel has experience representing both plaintiffs and defendants ranging from Fortune 500 companies to small, privately-held businesses and individuals.

Daniel's practice spans multiple industries, including a significant mix of energy and healthcare-related disputes such as breach of contract, business torts, deceptive trade practices, fraud, tortious interference, insurer bad faith, and personal injury/wrongful death.

Prior to joining Clark Hill Strasburger, Daniel worked at a regional law firm practicing commercial litigation and insurance coverage. While in law school at the University of Houston Law Center, Daniel was a member of the school's national moot court program, competing in four national competitions and winning Best Speaker at the 2015 Judge John R. Brown Admiralty Moot Court Competition. Daniel also clerked year-round during his second and third years of law school at a local litigation boutique specializing in large-loss subrogation.

EXPERIENCE

  • Part of trial team that obtained complete defense verdict after week-long jury trial in premises liability/construction defect case.
  • Represented Fortune 500 company in pursuing multi-million dollar breach of contract action against a former client for early termination of a product supply agreement, which ended in favorable settlement for client.
  • Part of appellate team that successfully appealed to the Texas Supreme Court regarding application of an insured versus insured exclusion in a D&O policy.
  • Part of appellate team that successfully appealed to the Texas Supreme Court on a permissive appeal regarding denial of summary judgment on the Texas Workers' Compensation Act's bar to claims by a general contractor's employee against a subcontractor enrolled under an owner-controlled insurance policy (OCIP).
  • Obtained summary judgment in federal court in favor of insurer on basis that the fortuity doctrine barred coverage for third-party lawsuit as a matter of public policy.
  • Obtained summary judgment in state court (Harris County) in favor of insurer on first-party property claim submitted by apartment complex, where underground sewer drain pipe had collapsed.
Membership
The Garland R. Walker American Inn of Court, Member
HBA Law Week Committee, Member
University of Houston Law Center Blakely Advocacy Institute Moot Court Program, Coach-Judge John R. Brown Admiralty Moot Court Competition