Colin R. Ray is an associate in McCarthy Lebit’s personal injury and litigation practices. He devotes the majority of his practice to personal injury, medical malpractice and wrongful death matters. Colin has experience conducting and defending depositions and all phases of pretrial, as well as trial itself. He has successfully litigated a variety of matters on behalf of clients in state, federal and appellate courts. Colin also negotiates and successfully resolves matters for clients outside the courtroom. In each case, Colin works closely with his clients and counsels them through all proceedings.

Although Colin primarily focuses his practice on personal injury, he also is an experienced advocate who has represented many wronged investors in securities arbitration and class action lawsuits.

Colin is a graduate of Cleveland-Marshall College of Law and earned his bachelor’s degree at Johns Hopkins University. He is a member of the Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association and regularly volunteers with the 3Rs program, meeting with Cleveland and East Cleveland public high school students to educate them on the United States Constitution, improve OGT passage rates and provide career counseling.

Outside of the office, Colin is studying to become fluent in Spanish. He is also an avid baseball fan and enjoys playing in the Cleveland Young Lawyers Softball League, where his teams have won championships in 2014, 2016 and 2018.

Colin R. Ray

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  • Johns Hopkins University
    • Bachelor of Arts, English
  • Cleveland State University, Cleveland-Marshall College of Law
    • Juris Doctor


  • Ohio
  • Northern District of Ohio
  • District of Colorado


  • Super Lawyers, Ohio Rising Star 2019-2021
  • 2019 Cleveland Academy of Trial Attorneys President’s Award


  • Cleveland Academy of Trial Attorneys, Board of Directors
  • Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association, 3Rs Program
  • Cleveland State Law Review, Executive Editor 2012-2013
  • Ohio Association for Justice
  • American Association for Justice
  • Cleveland Academy of Trial Attorneys President's Award


  • "The Pandemic Effect: Car Crash Data in Ohio," Personal Injury Blog, July 2021
  • "Cleveland's electric scooters model the good, the bad, and the ugly, legally speaking," Cleveland Plain Dealer, October 9, 2019 Editorial
  • "Crossbow Safety As Deer Archery Season Approaches," McCarthy Lebit Personal Injury Blog, November 2018
  • "Accidents Can Leave Hunters Out in the Cold," McCarthy Lebit Personal Injury Blog, November 2018
  • "When Auto Drivers Fail to Look Twice for Motorcycles," McCarthy Lebit, Personal Injury Blog, September 2017
  • "Dog Days of Summer," McCarthy Lebit Personal Injury Blog, August 2017
  • "Is there a policy-exclusion hole in your umbrella?," Crain's Cleveland Business, May 2017
  • Co-Author, Brief of Amicus Curiae Public Investors Arbitration Bar Association, Citigroup, Inc. v. AHW Inv. P'ship, 140 A. 3d 1125 (Del. 2016)
  • Co-Author, Brief of Amicus Curiae Ohio Association for Justice, Wayt v. DHSC, LLC dba Affinity Medical Center


  • "Recent Changes to Ohio Rules of Civil Procedure," September 23, 2020. Presented in conjunction with the Cleveland Academy of Trial Attorneys.
  • "Defense Tactics Unique to Brain Injury Cases," Continuing legal education presentation hosted by NBI, Inc., June 27, 2019

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