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Ray L. Gustavis

Ray L. Gustavis Attorney

Ray L. Gustavis



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NTL Top 40

Hometown: Hazlehurst, Mississippi

Undergraduate: Jackson State University

  • W.E.B. DuBois Honors College
  • B.M. in Music Performance
  • Cum Laude, 2012

Law School: Mississippi College School of Law 

  • Magna Cum Laude, 2016
  • Dean’s List Scholar, 2013-2016
  • American Jurisprudence Award, Business Associations
  • American Jurisprudence Award, Mediation
  • Hearin Fellow Scholarship recipient
  • Tom S. Lee Scholarship recipient
  • National Order of Barristers
  • Moot Court Board, External Appellate Competition Chair
    • National Finalist and Second Best Brief, Zehmer Workers’ Compensation National Competition
    • 3rd Place Frederick Douglass Moot Court Competition
    • Quarterfinalist, Mississippi College Closing Argument Competition
    • Octofinalist, Copeland Cook Taylor and Bush Moot Court Competition
  • Phi Delta Phi Legal Honor Society
  • Black Law Students Association
  • Sports and Entertainment Law Society
  • American Association for Justice
  • Women’s Student Bar Association
  • Teaching/Research Assistant:
    • Trial Practice, Evidence, Civil Procedure, Business Associations

Legal Experience

  • Judicial Extern to the Honorable Justice Jim Kitchens of the Mississippi Supreme Court.
  • Legal Intern for the Public Lands Division for the Mississippi Secretary of State.
  • Legal Intern for the 22nd Circuit District Attorney of Mississippi.
  • Admitted to practice before all Mississippi State and Federal Courts, including the Mississippi Supreme Court.
  • Admitted to practice before all Louisiana State Courts and the Eastern District of Mississippi.
  • Successfully represented countless number of injured clients in settlements, trials, and on appeals to the Worker’s Compensation Full Commission, the Court of Appeals of Mississippi, and the Mississippi Supreme Court.
  • Secured millions in compensation for injured clients.

Professional Activities

  • Inns of Court(pupil);
  • Magnolia Bar Association;
  • Young Lawyers Division of the Mississippi Bar
  • Mississippi Association for Justice (MAJ)
  • American Association for Justice
  • Capital Area Bar Association
  • Jackson Young Lawyers Association (JYL),
  • Young Lawyers Division of the Mississippi Bar,
  • Mississippi Women Lawyers Association (MWLA).
  • National Trial Lawyers – Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers – Top 40 under 40
  • Best Local Attorney – Jackson Free Press, Best of Jackson 2021

Ray handles Personal Injury cases (includes victims of car wrecks and 18 wheeler accidents, motorcycle accidents, work accidents, nursing home neglect, premises liability such as a slip and fall, medical malpractice, wrongful death, dog bites, fire accidents, pedestrian accidents, and much more), Workers Compensation claims (a no-fault insurance plan which is required for every employer in the State of Mississippi by the Mississippi Workers Compensation Commission with more than 5 employees except for charitable organizations and farmers. No-fault means that if you are injured at work in Mississippi, you are entitled to workers compensation benefits even if nobody did anything wrong to cause your injury) and Mass Tort cases for our office. You can find more about our Personal Injury, Workers’ Compensation, and Mass Tort cases here at our practice area section of our website.

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