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

Demand Letter for Car Accident Claim - Minor Injury
If you've suffered minor injuries in a car accident, here's a sample settlement demand letter to the at-fault driver's insurance company.
How Do You Get Fair Whiplash Injury Compensation?
Whether through an insurance claim or lawsuit, getting fair value compensation for a whiplash injury hinges on the nature and duration of the injury and good medical records.
Can I Sue a Dentist for Dental Malpractice?
You can sue a dentist for dental malpractice, but don’t try to handle the case on your own. Find a good dental malpractice lawyer.
Alabama Medical Malpractice Laws
The nuts and bolts of Alabama medical malpractice law, including lawsuit deadlines, what you need to prove, and what happens if you’re partly to blame for your injuries.
Mississippi Personal Injury Laws and Liability Rules
The basics of Mississippi personal injury laws, including time limits to sue, caps on damages, claims against the government, and more.
Montana Personal Injury Laws and Liability Rules
Learn about Montana’s personal injury rules, including damage caps, the statute of limitations, how to file a lawsuit, and more.
New Mexico Personal Injury Laws and Liability Rules
Learn about New Mexico’s personal injury laws, including damage caps, statutes of limitations, how to file a lawsuit, and more.
Wyoming Personal Injury Laws and Liability Rules
Learn all about personal injury claims and lawsuits in Wyoming—statutes of limitations, insurance claims, damages, and more.
Washington Personal Injury Laws & Liability Rules
Learn the basics about some of the laws that will govern your Washington personal injury insurance claim or lawsuit.
West Virginia Personal Injury Laws and Liability Rules
The basics of West Virginia personal injury laws—deadlines to sue, limits on compensation, auto insurance requirements, and more.