Amy Ray is a member of the firm’s disability benefits group. Prior to attending law school, she was a Special Agent and tactical EMT with the Drug Enforcement Administration. Amy Ray is an adjunct professor at Florida Keys Community College and former adjunct professor at USF St. Petersburg.
Amy Ray has a Bachelor of Arts degree with majors in Biology and Spanish and minors in Chemistry and Psychology and a Master of Science in Criminal Justice, both from Northern Michigan University. She also has a Master of Public Health from Nova Southeastern University. Her Criminal Justice thesis was on the Influence of Eyewitness Testimony and Physical Evidence in Jury Decision Making and in her public health program she designed an intervention to lower the incidence of youth violence, currently called Street Law, which has been implemented through Stetson University College of Law’s Juvenile Justice Organization.
Amy Ray’s Juris Doctor is from Stetson University College of Law. While in law school, Amy Ray had the honor to intern at the Supreme Court of Florida in the Chambers of Justice Peggy A. Quince. She was a Notes & Comments Editor for Stetson Law Review, awarded the Victor O. Wehle award for outstanding performance in trial advocacy, and recognized with the William Blews Pro Bono Award for over 650 hours of service during law school.
Amy Ray has a strong interest in the intersection of law and medicine and is active in the American Society of Law, Medicine & Ethics. Her article, titled Bye-bye Big Gulp? New York City’s Attempt to Limit the Sale of Soda, recently was published in Stetson Law Review and nominated for the American Society of Legal Writers’ national Scribes Law-Review Award. She is currently working on publications on the subject of the legality of mandatory diabetes registries.
Outside of work, Amy Ray enjoys cooking, running with her dog, and road cycling. She is also a volunteer synchronized swimming judge.