Dan Ray


Dan joined Nolo as a Legal Editor in 2022. He writes and edits articles dealing with personal injury cases and claims. He also writes and edits articles on constitutional law topics from time-to-time.

Education. Dan graduated from Texas Christian University in Fort Worth, Texas, with a bachelor of business administration degree, majoring in Finance. Later, he received his law degree, with distinction, from the University of Missouri - Kansas City Law School. While in law school, Dan was Editor-in-Chief of the UMKC Law Review, and he earned several awards for academic achievements.

Law and teaching experience. Dan spent about 12 years practicing law in Kansas and Missouri, mostly handling plaintiff-side personal injury cases including slip and fall claims, auto cases, medical malpractice and product liability suits, and civil rights matters. Dan has tried cases in state and federal courts and handled appeals in state and federal courts in Kansas and Missouri. After leaving private practice, Dan spent more than 15 years teaching law. His area of teaching expertise is federal constitutional law. Most recently, Dan was with a legal data analytics firm, where he assisted in creating and maintaining the firm’s civil rights practice area.

Other interests. When he’s not busy writing and editing, Dan follows TCU Horned Frogs football. Having grown up in the Kansas City area, he’s also far too invested in Kansas City Chiefs football. Outside of football season, he enjoys watching old comedy movies and TV shows.

Articles By Dan Ray

What Are Interrogatories in a Car Accident Case?
Interrogatories—written questions you’ll answer during a lawsuit—are an important way to gather facts and evidence for your case.
What Is an Intentional Tort?
When someone else’s purposeful misconduct causes you harm, you might have a personal injury claim.
What Is False Arrest?
Learn about the elements of a false arrest case, the damages you can collect, and how to bring a false arrest case to court.
Can You Sue a Restaurant for Food Poisoning or Food Contamination?
While they sound simple, food poisoning and food contamination claims can be tough to prove. Consider talking with an experienced product liability lawyer.
Hit and Run Car Accidents: Who Pays?
Find out what to do after a hit-and-run auto accident and what the best option might be to cover your losses and injuries.
Personal Injury Demand Letter Basics
Settling your personal injury case may be as easy as writing an effective demand letter.
Who’s at Fault in a Side-Impact (T-Bone) Car Accident?
The process of figuring out who’s at fault for a t-bone auto accident starts at the crash scene. Learn about proving fault and damages in these kinds of cases.
Sample Demand Letter - Slip and Fall in a Store
If your slip and fall accident happened on commercial property (like a retail store), start with this sample demand letter to draft your own settlement demand.
How Much is Your Slip and Fall Claim Worth?
Every slip and fall claim is different, but understanding these factors will help you value your slip and fall claim.
What Do Uber and Lyft Drivers Need to Know About Car Insurance?
You're required to have your own auto insurance as a rideshare driver, but will Uber’s or Lyft's insurance also protect you?