Jontille D. Ray Senior Counsel

Jontille primarily handles national products liability litigation. She represents product manufacturers in the automotive, industrial and commercial industries, focusing on toxic torts litigation.

Jontille regularly defends clients in mass tort litigation and consumer class actions. She is also a member of the firm’s appeals and issues team and has handled appeals in both state and federal courts throughout the country.

Jontille has an active pro bono practice and regularly represents victims of domestic violence. Additionally, Jontille previously served as a member of the Board of Directors of Daughters of Zelophehad, a nonprofit organization assisting homeless women and children in crisis. She also represents pro bono clients in child custody and visitation matters.

Jontille served on the Moot Court Board and was a Legal Research & Writing teaching assistant at Duke University School of Law.

Experience

Defense of food manufacturer in mass district litigation and obtained summary judgment in a number of cases.

Representation of construction company in state court appeal. The trial verdict in client’s favor was largely affirmed.

Representation of automotive manufacturer in state court appeal. The trial verdict in client’s favor was upheld.

  • Virginia
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin
  • Duke University School of Law, JD, 2003
  • Duke University, BA, Economics, 1999

Co-Chair, Bench-Bar Conference, Richmond Bar Association, 2018

Former Board Member, St. Catherine’s Ellett Alumnae Association Board of Directors

Board Member, Daughters of Zelophehad, 2006-2011

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