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Frank A. Ray, Mediator, Columbus, Ohio.

Frank A. Ray

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Frank A. Ray Co., L.P.A.
P.O. Box 21444
Columbus, OH, 43221-0444
Tel: (614) 223-2121
Cell: (614) 302-3066
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Recognized to Ohio Chapter for Mediation
  • Practice Commenced: 2002
  • Total Mediations (as of Jun 2019): 700
  • Total Arbitrations (as of Jun 2019): 10
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In 2017 and again in 2019, Super Lawyers ranked  Frank Ray as the #1 lawyer in Ohio.

After a 41-year career as an accomplished litigator, performing as lead counsel in 129 civil trials, in mid-2014, Frank withdrew from the trial practice.  Since his exit from litigation, he has committed his schedule to full-time service as a private mediator.  Drawing on his trial experience, Frank is equipped to mediate a broad variety of civil disputes, including complex litigation.

As acknowledgement of his professional reputation, judges, lawyers, insurers, medical institutions, governmental entities, and businesses regularly engage Frank as a neutral for mediated resolution of civil disputes.  He has consistently delivered a high percentage of settlements by conclusion of his mediation conferences.

Case Experience

  • ADA Disability
  • Agricultural
  • Anti-Trust
  • Appellate
  • Automotive
  • Aviation
  • Banking & Finance
  • Business Dissolution
  • Civil Rights
  • Class Actions
  • Commercial/Business
  • Community Associations
  • Condominiums
  • Construction
  • Consumer Fraud
  • Contract Disputes
  • Debt Collections
  • Discrimination
  • Education
  • EEOC
  • Elder Abuse
  • Eminent Domain
  • Employment
  • Energy Sector (Oil/Gas)
  • Engineering
  • Entertainment Sector
  • Environmental
  • Family Businesses
  • Franchise
  • Health Care
  • Industrial
  • Insurance
  • Intellectual Property
  • Internet
  • Land Use/Planning
  • Landlord/Tenant
  • Legal Malpractice
  • Libel & Slander
  • Local Govt./Municipalities
  • Media & Communications
  • Medical Devices
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Mining
  • Natural Disasters
  • Non-profit Organizations
  • Nursing Homes
  • Partnerships
  • Pensions
  • Personal Injury
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Police
  • Premises Liability
  • Probate
  • Product Liability
  • Professional Fees
  • Professional Liability
  • Professional Malpractice
  • Professional Negligence
  • Property Damage
  • Railroad & Trucking
  • Real Estate
  • Religious Institutions
  • Securities
  • Sexual Harassment
  • Shareholder Disputes
  • Software
  • Sports
  • Technology
  • Telecommunications
  • Title Disputes
  • Torts
  • Trademarks/Patents
  • Transportation
  • Trusts / Estates
  • Unfair Competition
  • Utilities
  • Venture Capital
  • Wage & Hour/FMLA
  • Workers' Compensation
  • Wrongful Death


  • The Ohio State University, College of Arts and Sciences, Bachelor of Arts (English), 1970
  • The Ohio State University, Moritz College of Law, Juris Doctorate, 1973

Memberships & Affiliations

  • American College of Trial Lawyers, Fellow
  • International Society of Barristers, Fellow Emeritus
  • American Board of Trial Advocates - President, Ohio Chapter, 2004
  • Columbus Bar Association - President, 2001-2002
  • Ohio State Bar Association, Council of Delegates, 2007-2010
  • Central Ohio Association for Justice - President, 1987-1988
  • Columbus Bar Foundation - President, 2009-2010
  • Ohio Association for Justice - President, 1989-1990
  • Board of Bar Examiners, Supreme Court of Ohio, 1992-1995
  • Rules Advisory Committee, Supreme Court of Ohio, 1995-1999
  • American Inns of Court, Robert M. Duncan Chapter - President, 1993-1994
  • National Board of Trial Advocacy, Certified Civil Trial Advocate, 1982-2016 
  • Legal Aid Society of Columbus, Board of Directors, 2012 to present

Rates Information

For mediation services, Frank Ray invoices at $450 per hour for time expended in communication with counsel, review of submitted materials, and the mediation conference.  When egnaged to mediate cases for non-profit entities and for agencies of local, state, and federal governments, Frank charges $250 per hour for his services.  He bills for reimbursement of his case-related expenses, including parking fees on the day of the mediation conference and printing to hard copy of counsel's electronically transmitted materials at $0.18 per page. For mediation conferences convened outside of Franklin County (Columbus), Ohio, he charges $250 per hour for his round-trip travel time; and he invoices for reimbursement for use of his private vehicle at the rate of $0.545 per mile

Mr. Ray will only agree to undertake mediation conferences convened within in the State of Ohio. During the months of December through February, Mr. Ray declines to travel to mediation sites outside of Franklin County, Ohio. He demands that counsel for parties to mediations accept financial responsibility for delivering payment to Mr. Ray for each respective party's allocated portion of his invoice. Mr. Ray requires receipt of full payment within 30 days of his billing, which he serves by e-mail on counsel shortly following conclusion of the mediation.

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