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Marion E. Ray
Telephone: (304) 347-1784
Facsimile: (304) 347-1196
600 Quarrier Street
Charleston, WV 25301

Office Locations:
Charleston, WV
Practice Areas:
Litigation, Workers' Compensation


  • J.D., Washington & Lee University (1986)
  • M.A., Rhetorical Studies, University of Iowa (1980)
  • B.A., Speech/Communications, University of Iowa (1978)

Bar Admissions

  • Supreme Court of Appeals of West Virginia
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
  • U.S. District Courts for the Northern and Southern Districts of West Virginia
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania
  • U.S. Court of Federal Claims


  • Mountain State Bar Association

Professional Highlights

  • Named to Best Lawyers in America (Workers’ Compensation Law- Employers)
  • Served as Assistant Attorney General (2002-2005, 1986-1988)
  • Successfully briefed and argued: Nutter v. Maynard, 395 S.E.2d 491 (W.V. 1990); Miller v. Lambert, S.E.2d 582 (W.V. 1995); and Cobb v. Nizzami (U.S. Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals, 1988)
  • Tried to verdict dozens of cases in areas such as wrongful death, infant injuries, car accidents, medical negligence and product defect in both state and federal court
  • Experienced in mass litigation trial groups of more than 3,000 plaintiffs
  • Filed and presented one of the first cases heard under the original National Childhood Vaccine Injury Act; method of written documentation presentation became a model recommended by the court
  • Appointed by then Surgeon General Louis Sullivan to serve on the National Childhood Vaccine Commission (1990-1993), serving the last two years as vice-chairman
  • Served as guest speaker in numerous seminars for products liability, child vaccine safety and ethics and litigation techniques
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