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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
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  • Practice Commenced: 2002
  • Total Mediations (as of Oct 2022): 1000
  • Total Arbitrations (as of Oct 2022): 10
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For 2021, as in 2017, 2019, and 2020, 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 more than 125 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 complex civil disputes.

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, 2012-2021

Rates Information

Frank Ray regularly mediates cases filed by litigants that are venued in state and federal courts throughout Ohio.  Even so, Mr. Ray will only agree to conduct in-person mediation conferences at sites located in central Ohio.  Through his wife, Carol, who manages Frank's mediation practice, counsel are at liberty to request that Mr. Ray make arrangements to secure access to a neutral venue for his conferences.  For use of an independent site in central Ohio for his conferences, Frank will absorb this rental expense as his unreimbursed cost.

Since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, using the Zoom platform, Mr. Ray has routinely hosted his mediation conferences by serving as the host for a teleconference that connects parties and their legal counsel.

For his mediation services, Mr. Ray invoices at $450 per hour for his time expended in communication with counsel, for review of submitted materials, and for the mediation conference.  When engaged to mediate cases in which non-profit entities and agencies of local, state, and federal government are parties, Frank charges $250 per hour for his services.  He bills for reimbursement of his case-related expenses, including reimbursement of his parking fees on the day of the mediation conference and reimbursement for printing to hard copy of counsel's electronically transmitted materials at the rate of $0.18 per page.

Mr. Ray demands that counsel for parties to his mediations accept financial responsibility for delivering payment to him for each respective party's allocated portion of his invoice. He requires receipt of full payment within 30 days of his billing, which he serves by e-mail on the parties' counsel shortly following conclusion of the mediation conference.  Frank requires payment by check or by wire transfer.  Credit cards are not accepted as a form of payment of Mr. Ray.

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