E. Ray Critchett Biography
Mr. Critchett is a litigation attorney who is committed to providing his clients with personal professional representation in order to help them achieve their desired goals and obtain the compensation their case deserves. Mr. Critchett had the fortune to begin his legal career doing complex business consulting for Fortune 500 companies as well as high-net-wealth individuals. He then transitioned his practice from consulting into litigation.
Mr. Critchett began his litigation practice in a mass marketing firm handling hundreds clients at a time. While it provided him with a great amount of experience in a short period of time, he has since learned that a quality law practice is far more important than a volume law practice.
If you hire Mr. Critchett to handle your case, he will handle your case from intake to a jury verdict if necessary. You will not be assigned to a case manager and your case will not be handed down to an associate. You will know who is handling every aspect of your case at all times. Mr. Critchett strives to provide his clients with personal professional representation.
Mr. Critchett has the experience to help you receive the compensation your case deserves. He has assisted over 500 clients with their personal injury matters during the past decade and he has obtained well over 15 million dollars in jury verdicts, arbitration awards and settlements for his clients. He has been fortunate to represent families in over 25 counties in Central Ohio and he is familiar with the courts in those counties as well.
Mr. Critchett has helped hundreds of people just like you navigate the complex legal system in our civil courts and he looks forward to assisting you.
Meet Mr. Critchett
Mr. Critchett grew up throughout Ohio and it is only appropriate that he is now dedicating his career to helping families throughout Ohio as well.He spent his early years up on Lake Erie in Vermilion and then moved down to Willard, Ohio.He graduated from high school from Skyvue High School located in Monroe County, Ohio and then went to college at Denison University.While he loved Denison University, he chose to transfer to Ithaca College in New York to complete his undergraduate education.After graduation, Mr. Critchett spent a year working for a litigation law firm in Norfolk, Virginia before verifying that he wanted to continue on to law school.Mr. Critchett was accepted into The Ohio State University College of Law in 1998 and has been working in Central Ohio ever since.
Mr. Critchett began his legal career as a tax consultant with Arthur Andersen assisting Fortunate 500 companies and high-net-wealth individuals.He then transferred over to Deloitte and Touche with his tax group to provide consulting services with real estate and business matters.While the position provided him with significant challenges, he saw that tax consulting was changing significantly and decided to return to litigation.
Mr. Critchett was asked to join the law firm where he had been a law clerk during law school and worked there as a associate for over 7 years.He then joined a firm in Dublin, Ohio as a partner to help diversify his practice and get back into business matters.Mr. Critchett opened his own law firm during the fall of 2012 and continues to represent personal injury victims as well as small businesses.
Honors and Awards
Honors and Awards
Mr. Critchett had the honor to join the Million Dollar Advocate’s Forum in 2007. The Million Dollar Advocate’s Forum is one of the most prestigious groups of trial lawyers in the United States. Membership is limited to attorneys who have won million dollar and multi-million dollar verdicts and settlements. Fewer than 1% of U.S. lawyers are members.
He has also been nominated as an Ohio Rising Star by Super Lawyers for the years 2009, 2012, 2013 and 2014. Rising Stars must be under 40 years old and must be nominated by their peers. No more than 2.5 percent of attorneys are named to the Rising Star List.
Similarly, Mr. Critchett was recently selected to join The National Trial Lawyers: Top 40 under 40. Similar to Super lawyers, it is a professional organization composed of the top trial attorneys from each state who are younger than age 40. Membership into The National Trial Lawyers: Top 40 under 40 is by invitation only and is extended exclusively to those trial lawyers practicing civil plaintiff and/or criminal defense law. Invitees must exemplify superior qualifications, trial results, and leadership as a young lawyer under the age of 40. Selection is based on a thorough multi-phase process which includes peer nominations combined with third-party research.
Mr. Critchett has also earned Martindale-Hubble’s highest rating, AV Preeminent ®, for legal ethics and ability. The Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Ratings system is based on the confidential opinions of other lawyers and judges. The system evaluates lawyers and law firms in the United States and Canada. Mr. Critchett is proud to have achieved this highest rating and acknowledgement of his exceptional professional abilities.
I understand your case
I want my clients to know that that a personal injury case is not just an injury, it can affect your ability to go back to work, affect your future and affect your family.I tend to deal with a lot of serious and complex injury cases with catastrophic injuries.These typically arise out of motor vehicle collisions, motorcycle accident and trucking accidents.
I believe someone should choose me to handle their personal injury accident because when they hire me, they get me.When they call me, I personally return their phone call.More importantly, I have handled similar cases in the past with success.
My ultimate goal when fighting for my clients personal injury case is to make sure that they get the benefit and the compensation that they deserve and also, that the goals they seek are achieved.
I have two conveniently located offices for all Columbus area residents in Dublin and downtown in German Village.If you need legal assistance and you cannot travel, I may be able to schedule a time to meet with you at your home or at some other convenient location.
Call me, it wont cost you anything to see if I can help.