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

Illinois Car Accident Laws
Find out how long you have to file an Illinois car accident lawsuit, learn about Illinois’ car insurance and accident reporting laws, and more.
Washington Car Accident Laws
Find out how long you have to file a car accident lawsuit, when you must report an accident, what happens when more than one person is to blame for an accident, and more.
Pennsylvania Car Accident Laws
Learn about Pennsylvania’s car accident lawsuit filing deadline, accident reporting and insurance requirements, and more.
Proving Fault in Accidents on Dangerous or Defective Property
Who's legally responsible for injuries that happen because a property is in a dangerous condition?
When the Claims Adjuster Wants to Know Who Your Witnesses Are
You've got witnesses to the incident that led to your injuries, and the claims adjuster wants to talk to them. What now?
What Happens If the Dog Bite Victim Was Partly at Fault?
When a dog-bite victim and dog owner share liability for the victim’s injuries, states have different rules for deciding how much compensation the victim should receive—if they get anything.
Health Care Provider Claims on Personal Injury Settlements
The hospital, your physician, or even EMS might have a valid lien that could affect your settlement.
Should I Handle My Own Personal Injury Claim?
An injury-related insurance claim doesn't always require a lawyer's help, but make sure you know what you're getting into.
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.
Proving a Food Poisoning Case
Proving what made you sick is often the greatest challenge in a food poisoning case.