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Raphael E. "Ray" Ferris - Roanoke, VA

22 Luck Avenue SW Roanoke, VA 24011

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Updated: 04/21/2023

Roanoke Estate Litigation Lawyer

Overview

A former prosecutor, Ray Ferris is a trial attorney experienced in both the civil and criminal courts and is listed as one of the "Best Lawyers in America". His practice concentrates in the areas of estate litigation, criminal defense and traffic defense.

His practice concentrates in the areas of personal injury plaintiff's litigation, criminal defense and traffic defense...

A former prosecutor, Ray Ferris is a trial attorney experienced in both the civil and criminal courts and is listed as one of the "Best Lawyers in America". His practice concentrates in the areas of estate litigation, criminal defense and traffic defense.

His practice concentrates in the areas of personal injury plaintiff's litigation, criminal defense and traffic defense.

Practice Style

Named one of the Legal Elite among Criminal Defense Attorneys in Virginia by the Virginia Business Journal, Mr. Ferris balances aggressive advocacy and common sense tempered by civility. He takes pride in maintaining a relationship based on trust with his clients and zealously protects their interests.

Professional Associations

Mr. Ferris belongs to the American Association for Justice, the Virginia Trial Lawyers Association, the National Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys and the Virginia Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys.

He frequently lectures on criminal and traffic law for the VTLA and VSB. He served on the Board of Governors for the Criminal Law Section from 1998 until 2002. Ray is on the faculty of the Virginia State Bar's Professionalism Course, is listed in Best Lawyers in America, and has been named as one of Virginia's Super Lawyers for four consecutive years by the publishers of Richmond Magazine.

Personal

Outside the office, Ray enjoys spending time with his wife and three daughters. He is an active member of the Roanoke Valley Rotary Club and serves as legal counsel to his church, St. Elias Maronite Catholic Church. He was recently elected to Roanoke City Council.

Education

Mr. Ferris earned a BBA from Roanoke College in 1976, and entered Law School at the University of Richmond in 1979. Graduating in 1982 with his Juris Doctorate Degree, he returned to Roanoke to practice law.

About Raphael E. "Ray" Ferris

Practice Areas

  • Estate Litigation
  • Criminal Defense
  • Traffic Defense
  • Estate Planning

Qualifications

Bar Admissions

  • Virginia, 1982

Other Affiliations

  • American Association for Justice
  • Virginia Trial Lawyers Association
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys
  • Virginia Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys

Education

  • University of Richmond, School of Law, Richmond, Virginia
    J.D., Doctor of Jurisprudence
  • Roanoke College, Salem, Virginia
    B.B.A., Bachelor of Business Administration

Fraternities and Sororities

  • Pi Kappa Phi

Classes and Seminars

  • Criminal and traffic law, VTLA and VSB

Achievements

Other Sources of Feedback About Raphael E. "Ray" Ferris

Included on the 2024 Virginia list


Past Lists

  • 2023 Virginia Super Lawyers list
  • 2022 Virginia Super Lawyers list
  • 2021 Virginia Super Lawyers list
  • 2020 Virginia Super Lawyers list
  • 2019 Virginia Super Lawyers list
  • 2018 Virginia Super Lawyers list
  • 2017 Virginia Super Lawyers list
  • 2016 Virginia Super Lawyers list
  • 2015 Virginia Super Lawyers list
  • 2014 Virginia Super Lawyers list
  • 2013 Virginia Super Lawyers list
  • 2012 Virginia Super Lawyers list
  • 2011 Virginia Super Lawyers list
  • 2010 Virginia Super Lawyers list
  • 2009 Virginia Super Lawyers list
  • 2008 Virginia Super Lawyers list
  • 2007 Virginia Super Lawyers list
  • 2006 Virginia Super Lawyers list

View the profile for Raphael E. "Ray" Ferris on Super Lawyers

Honors

  • Named one of the Legal Elite among Criminal Defense Attorneys in Virginia by the Virginia Business Journal
  • Virginia’s Super Lawyers

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Office Information

Address

22 Luck Avenue SW Roanoke, VA 24011

Fax

  • 540-344-6608

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