Paul C. Ray, Chtd. has experience in working on cases that move to appeal. Through his elite legal skills, Paul Ray has helped clients navigate the complex process of filing and answering a case brought to the higher courts for re-examination.

If you are unsatisfied with a court's decision in a case, call us and set an appointment with a lawyer who has 30 years' experience in civil litigation and extensive knowledge in court appeals. Attorney Ray's experience and thorough, detailed, and creative plan of action in civil and business matters has allowed his clients get the result they look for.

Along with his experience comes his passion for helping people and his knowledge, he will be able to help you with your appeal process. Attorney Ray has served as Chair of the Nevada State Bar Appellate Litigation Section. Every case is different and will be evaluated for the best possible solution.

The 6 basic steps of an appeal are the following:

1. Filing the notice of appeal within 30 days.
2. The transferring of the trial court's record to the appellate court.
3. Filing the brief
4. Presenting the oral arguments
5. The appellate judges deliberate who will prepare the written opinion
6. The judges the decide to uphold, reverse, modify.

Case Highlight


In AMG Capital, Inc. v. Federal Trade Commission the FTC obtained its largest litigated judgment to date, $1.2 billion, against several Nevada corporate and related defendants. Paul C. Ray had the opportunity to work for the Nevada parties on their appeal to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.

They didn't prevail in the Ninth Circuit, but one of the Ninth Circuit judges said the law should be changed, and another Ninth Circuit judge said the law was wrong. The appellate team, led by Jeff Lamken and Michael Patillo, was also unsuccessful persuading the larger group of Ninth Circuit federal judges, called en banc, to rehear the case.

But the U.S. Supreme Court reversed the Ninth Circuit, including the $1.2 billion judgment, marking one of the most exciting events of his career so far. The U.S. Chamber of Commerce was one of eight amicus curiae, friends of the court, which submitted a brief in support of the position. The Wall Street Journal, the Washington Post, the Las Vegas Review-Journal and other publications covered the story.

Other representative, published court decisions of Attorney Ray's Cases:

Vacation Village, Inc. v. Clark County, Nevada, 497 F.3d 902 (9th Cir. 2007), cert. denied, 554 U.S. 917 (2008).

Nevada Contract Services, Inc. v. Squirrel Systems of Canada, Ltd, 68 P.3d 896 (Nev. 2003).

Focus Commer. Group v. Rebeil, 956 P.2d 123 (Nev. 1998).