WE THINK YOU’LL LOVE WORKING WITH US. HERE’S WHY.
David P. Ray David P. Ray

David P. Ray


Of Counsel

Meet David, construction law litigator and lecturer.

David P. Ray

CONTACT
dray@bernsteinshur.com

207 228-7130 direct
207 774-1200 main
207 774-1127 facsimile

100 Middle Street
PO Box 9729
Portland, ME 04104-5029

PRACTICES & INDUSTRIES SERVED Construction
Litigation & Dispute Resolution
AWARDS
  • Recognized by Best Lawyers in America
  • Rated AV Preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell
PRESS & PUBLICATIONS

Here’s why you’ll enjoy working with him.

David is a skilled litigator with more than 30 years of experience in every area of construction law. He provides contractors, subcontractors, developers, lenders, sureties, and owners alike with comprehensive, cost-effective advice and counsel. When he’s not working directly with clients, he’s serving as a mediator and arbitrator for construction, commercial, and civil disputes—or sharing his subject-matter knowledge as a lecturer.

But that’s not all. David is also very experienced in:

  • Commercial, insurance, personal injury, and general civil litigation
  • Jury and non-jury trials in Maine’s state and federal courts
  • Everything from bidding issues, job problems, mechanics’ liens, bond claims, design error and omission claims, to insurance coverage issues

In his former life, David was:

  • Partner at Burns, Ray, DeLano & Macdonald
  • Staff counsel and assistant to US Senator George J. Mitchell
  • Law clerk for the US District Court for District of Maine
  • An associate in the litigation department of a large Portland, Maine law firm

When David isn’t working, he is…

Serving as a member of the Yarmouth School Committee and as a board member of the Cobscook Community Learning Center in Washington County. Otherwise, he’s golfing or biking in the great outdoors, spending time with his family, or listening to music.

Background

Education
JD, Cornell Law School, 1977, cum laude
BA, University of Maine at Orono, 1974, with honors, Phi Beta Kappa

Admitted to practice
State of Maine
US District Court, District of Maine
US Court of Appeals, First Circuit

Memberships

Maine State Bar Association
American Bar Association
Cumberland Bar Association (Member, General Committee)
Maine Trial Lawyers Association
American Trial Lawyers Association
ABA Forum on the Construction Industry
Maine Bar Foundation