Hardworking. Professional. Ethical. Successful.

Ray R. Brown

Headshot of attorney Ray R. Brown
  • Retired


Ray R. Brown was admitted to the Alaska Bar Association in 1982 following his graduation from Gonzaga University School of Law with honors. He has an undergraduate degree in accounting from the University of Texas at Arlington and completed the Trial Practice Institute of the National Criminal Defense College in 1990. Ray went to law school to become a trial lawyer and has been blessed with fulfilling that dream throughout his career.

Following his admission to the Alaska Bar Association, Ray served as a senior felony trial attorney and later as the training director for the Alaska Public Defender Agency. He also served as an Assistant District Attorney with the State of Alaska, Department of Law, Criminal Division, where he prosecuted serious felonies.

After leaving his criminal practice, Ray came to Dillon Findley & Simonian, P.C. in 1992 and became a shareholder with the firm in 1994. Ray’s practice is limited to complex civil litigation and civil trial work, as well as white-collar federal criminal defense. His main area of practice is plaintiff’s medical malpractice.

Ray has tried to verdict in excess of 150 cases throughout his career. He is a frequent presenter at Trial Advocacy programs. When he is not at work, he enjoys spending time with his lovely wife and two dogs, and working on his wine collection.


  • Gonzaga University School of Law, Spokane, Washington
    • J.D. - 1981
    • Honors: cum laude
  • Mercer Law School, National Criminal Defense College, Trial Practice Institute
    • 1990
  • University of Texas, Arlington, Texas
    • B.B.A. - 1971
    • Major: Accounting

Classes & Seminars

  • Coordinator Alaska Trial Lawyers Fall Conference, Alaska Academy of Trial Lawyers, 00/00/1990 to 00/00/1992

Past Positions

  • State of Alaska, Assistant District Attorney, 1988 to 1989
  • State of Alaska, Assistant Public Defender, 1987 to 1988
  • State of Alaska, Assistant Public Defender, 1989 to 1992
  • Alaska Public Defender Agency, Assistant Public Defender and Trial Training Director, 1990 to 1992
  • Palmer, Alaska, Assistant District Attorney, 1988 to 1989

Professional Associations

  • Alaska Bar Association, Member, Board of Governors, 1995 to 1998
  • Alaska Academy of Trial Lawyers, Member, 1990 to Present
  • American Association for Justice, Member, 1983 to Present
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Member

Practice Areas

  • Plaintiff's Medical Malpractice
  • Serious Injury or Death
  • Selective White-Collar Federal Criminal Defense

Bar Admissions

  • Alaska, 1982
  • U.S. District Court District of Alaska, 1982
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit, 1987
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 2009


  • Listed by Martindale-Hubbell® as an AV® rated lawyer, 2003-present
  • Recognized among The Best Lawyers in America®, 2003-present
  • Selected as one of Alaska's Super Lawyers®, 2007-present
  • Fellow, American College of Trial Lawyers, 2015-present

Representative Cases

  • State v. Gonzalez, 825 P.2d 920, 1992, Alaska App., 1992042400