Raymond M. Davis has practiced with the Thrun Law Firm since 1999, focusing his practice on labor and employment law, general school law, construction law and general civil litigation. Prior to joining the firm, he practiced for the multi-national law firm of Hunton & Williams, and the North Carolina firm of Cranfill, Sumner & Hartzog, where he was a partner and head of the employment practices group.
Ray graduated from Albion College (B.A., summa cum laude, 1984), where he completed the curriculum for the Honors Program and the Gerald R. Ford Institute for Public Service. He also was a member of Phi Beta Kappa. In 1988, he graduated from Duke University School of Law with honors, earning both his Juris Doctor and Master of Laws degrees. Ray is admitted to practice in Michigan and North Carolina (although currently inactive in NC), and various federal district and appeals courts.
In the area of labor and employment work, Ray has successfully negotiated numerous labor contracts for public school districts and other municipal entities. He has also successfully litigated administrative claims before multiple federal and state agencies, including the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”), the Michigan Employment Relations Commission (“MERC”), and the Michigan Teacher Tenure Commission. As a trial lawyer, he has first chair experience with various civil matters before federal and state trial and appellate courts.
Ray lives in Marshall with his three children. He is a member of the Albion College External Board for the Gerald R. Ford Institute, and is very active as a volunteer for the Boy Scouts of America. An Eagle Scout and Vigil member of the Order of the Arrow, Boy Scouts of America’s honor society. He currently sits on the Michigan Crossroads Council’s Executive Board.