ATLA Salutes…

J. Ray Warren

Montgomery attorney J. Ray Warren has dedicated his life to public service and enhancing the practice of law. The Alabama Trial Lawyer’s Association is proud to recognize Ray for his tireless efforts to improve his state, his community, and hisprofession.

"I am proud of all of my accomplishments," Warren said. "Like all fathers and husbands I am most proud of my wife and family.

"Without their support and the trust of the many I have served with in various professional and community service programs, I would not have been able to have reached many of my goals, both as a lawyer, public servant and community volunteer."

Warren’s resume reads like a "Who’s Who" in community and professional service. Rayc urrently is a member of the Alabama Trial Lawyer’s Executive Committee, and is active in the Alabama State Bar, the Montgomery County Trial Lawyers Association, the Auburn Bar Association and the Montgomery County Bar Association.

Ray’s public service can be traced to his early career when he served as an Army officer and public school teacher. After receiving his law degree, Ray worked as an insurance claims representative and claims superintendent, and later focused his attention on personal injury cases and workers’ compensation litigation.

His list of honors range from receiving the Distinguished Service Medal of Alabama for his service in the state Alabama State Defense Force, the Legion of Merit, and retiring as a Colonel in the Alabama Army National Guard. He received a Commendation Certificate from then-Governor Don Siegelman for his 43 years of dedicated and distinguished public service.

Ray served on the State Health Coordinating Council, the Alabama State University Board of Trustees, the Alabama State Personnel Board and as a member of and later chairman of the Alabama Ethics Commission.

He currently is State President of AARP Alabama, Chairman of the Board of Governor’s for the Capital City Club, President of the Montgomery Area Chapter of the Military Officers Association of America, serves on the Board of Directors of the Montgomery Quarterback Club and the board of the Family Sunshine Center which provides programs for victims of abuse.

"I am much busier now than before I retired," Warren said. "I am very humbled by the opportunities I have had and continue to have to serve my country, profession, state and community."