About Our Firm
Our firm started in the small town of Canton, Texas, in 1974. We believe that our reputation for integrity and fairness is our most important value. We try to deal squarely with every client and attorney because that is the way we want to be treated ourselves. We don’t pursue cases or file frivolous lawsuits. We work hard and try “to do right” by our clients. This way of doing business has rewarded us and allowed us to expand and begin a second office in Dallas, primarily devoted to social security disability representation.
Richard L. (Ricky) Ray began to practice law after he graduated from SMU Law School in 1974. He passed the bar then and moved back home to Canton, where he grew up. He graduated from Texas A & M in 1968. He served two tours in Vietnam as a First Lieutenant and received the Combat Infantry Badge, several bronze stars with valor, Vietnamese Cross of Gallantry, and others. He served as County Judge of Van Zandt County for 8 years. He is past chairman of the East Texas Council of Governments, which covers 14 counties in East Texas.
About Tory Ray Thatcher
Tory Ray Thatcher, Mr. Ray’s daughter, complements Mr. Ray’s practice. Her practice emphasizes Social Security disability, but she also writes some of the legal papers and most of the appellate briefs. As a father-daughter team, she provides him support in the area of family law, case management, and trial case development
During the last three years of her practice, she has been in charge of the Dallas office, which is devoted to Social Security disability claimant’s representation. She has quickly developed a significant Social Security disability caseload and has put together a string of straight winning cases.