Nathan Allan Ray

Nathan Allan Ray

Akron, Ohio

Nathan's background includes more than 28 years of investigation and litigation experience in complex criminal matters in both federal and state courts. His extensive background includes the presentation of clients in a wide range of governmental investigation and prosecutions including complex wire, mail and bank fraud, health care fraud, embezzlement, computer crimes and RICO violations.

 Nathan has also represented individuals in complex drug conspiracies, hate crimes, terrorism and child pornography cases. His experience in state court includes representation of individuals charged with the death penalty and all other crimes. His successful representation of clients has included not guilty verdicts in aggravated murder and attempted murder trials. Nathan has represented clients in state appellate courts throughout Ohio, including the Ohio Supreme Court as well as the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals and the United States Supreme Court.

Nathan is a member of the Akron Bar association where he currently serves on the Certified Grievance Committee and is the past chair of the Federal Court Committee. He was an adjunct professor at the University of Akron School of Law for seventeen years where he taught Trial Advocacy.

Areas of Practice

  • Criminal Defense Federal
  • Criminal Defense State
  • Appeals Federal/ State
  • Personal Injury

Litigation Percentage

  • 100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Ohio, 1989
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 6th Circuit, 1989
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Ohio, 1989
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Ohio, 1990
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1992


  • University of Akron School of Law, Akron, Ohio
    • J.D. - 1988
  • University of Akron, Akron, Ohio
    • B.A.


  • Adjunct Prof./ Trial Advocacy, University of Akron School of Law, 1999 - 2016

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Akron Bar Association, 1994 - Present