Dan Ray

Attorney · University of Missouri–Kansas City School of Law

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

Missouri Personal Injury Laws and Statutes of Limitations
Learn about Missouri personal injury law, including how long you have to file suit, where your case will be filed, what happens if you're partly to blame for your injuries, and more.
Louisiana Personal Injury Laws and Statutes of Limitations
Got questions about your Louisiana personal injury case? We'll explain how long you have to file a lawsuit, where you should file, what happens if you're partly to blame for your injuries, and more.
What Is an Intentional Tort?
When someone else’s purposeful misconduct causes you harm, you might have a personal injury claim.
Pennsylvania Personal Injury Laws and Statutes of Limitations
Injured in Pennsylvania? You've probably got questions. How long do I have to sue? Can I sue the government for my injuries? What happens if I'm partly to blame? We'll answer those questions and more.
South Carolina Personal Injury Laws and Statutes of Limitations
What's the personal injury lawsuit filing deadline? Does South Carolina cap damages? What happens to my case if I'm partly to blame? We'll answer these questions and more.
Virginia Personal Injury Laws and Statutes of Limitations
Got questions about your Virginia personal injury claim? How much time do I have to sue? Where do I file my case? What happens if I'm partly to blame? We'll answer those questions and more.
New Jersey Personal Injury Laws and Statutes of Limitations
An easy-to-understand introduction to New Jersey's personal injury laws—how much time you have to sue, where to file your lawsuit, what happens if you're partly at fault, and more.
Georgia Personal Injury Laws and Statutes of Limitations
Wondering how long you have to file a Georgia personal injury lawsuit? Where your case should be filed? What happens if you're partly to blame for your injuries? We'll answer those questions, and more.
Texas Personal Injury Laws and Statutes of Limitations
The basics of Texas personal injury law, including how long you have to sue, where to file your lawsuit, what happens if you're partly to blame for your injuries, and more.
Do I Need to Pay Tax on a Car Accident Settlement or Judgment?
Find out when you can exclude personal injury damages from your federal taxable income.