Kathryn Ray, Esq.

Biography

Kathryn Madison Ray is an Associate at Merlin Law Group. For her undergraduate education she attended The University of Mississippi, where she competed with the school’s Mock Trial Team and was active within her university’s chapter of Pi Sigma Alpha, the National Political Science Honor Society. During her senior year at The University of Mississippi she completed a political science internship with the Mississippi Office of the State Treasurer. She graduated from The University of Mississippi with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and received Departmental Distinction in 2018. Before attending law school, she spent the summer in Washington, D.C. interning with the House of Representatives.

Kathryn attended William & Mary Law School in Williamsburg, Virginia. During law school, Kathryn served as one of the Tournament Directors and also competed with the Alternative Dispute Resolution Team, served as Assistant Article Editor 2019-2020 and Article Editor 2020-2021 of the Environmental Law and Policy Review, and was also the Service Chair for the Christian Legal Society. Kathryn received her Juris Doctor from William & Mary Law School in 2021.

Kathryn has a special connection with the firm. In 2005 when Hurricane Katrina devastated the Mississippi Gulf Coast, Merlin Law Group represented her grandparents in the aftermath of the storm. This personal experience inspired Kathryn to pursue a career in law and, more specifically, property insurance law. Through this, Kathryn saw firsthand not only the desolation these disasters can bring, but also the importance of advocating for policyholders in their time of need. Kathryn clerked at Merlin Law Group her 1L and 2L summers of law school and now has the unique perspective of having seen both sides of dealing with a property disaster, legal and personal.

To learn more about insurance claim disputes from Kathryn, read her valuable contributions to the Merlin Law Group blog here.

Awards

Political Science Departmental Distinction, The University of Mississippi

Education

William & Mary Law School
Williamsburg, Virginia
Juris Doctor
Tournament Director, Alternative Dispute Resolutions Team
Assistant Article Editor 2019-2020, Environmental Law and Policy Review
Article Editor 2020-2021, Environmental Law and Policy Review
Service Chair, Christian Legal Society

The University of Mississippi
Oxford, Mississippi
Bachelor of Arts, Political Science
Minor in Psychology
Mock Trial Team
Pi Sigma Alpha, the National Political Science Honor Society
Intern, Mississippi Office of the State Treasurer