T. Ray Guy, a Litigation partner and head of Weil’s Litigation practice in Dallas, concentrates his practice on the trial and supervision of civil litigation in federal and state courts and in arbitrations. For more than 30 years he has represented a wide range of clients in complex cases, including securities, private equity and hedge fund litigation; class actions; fiduciary duty and partnership disputes; technology litigation; fraud and bad faith litigation; and constitutional law. Mr. Guy, who is admitted to practice in Texas and New York, is Board Certified as a Specialist in Civil Trial Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.
Mr. Guy also has substantial appellate experience – having argued thirteen cases before US Courts of Appeals, three cases before the Texas Supreme Court and numerous cases before Texas Courts of Appeals – and significant experience in national and international arbitration.
Mr. Guy’s recent successes include a trial victory in the Delaware Court of Chancery, affirmed by the Delaware Supreme Court, denying in its entirety a hedge fund shareholder’s books and records demand under Section 220 of the Delaware Corporation Code; two successive wins in Texas state court against shareholder plaintiffs seeking to enjoin a merger; and a victory in international arbitration, on behalf of a U.S.-based producer, defeating a €100 million claim for wrongful termination of a distribution agreement.
Mr. Guy has received numerous awards in recognition of his expertise. In 2007, the Dallas Business Journal and the Association of Corporate Counsel named Mr. Guy one of the “Defenders” – the top 15 business defense attorneys in Dallas-Fort Worth. He also is on the list of The Best Lawyers in America, as well as the Corporate Counsel Edition of Super Lawyers.
Mr. Guy is a member of the American Bar Association, the State Bar of Texas, the New York State Bar Association, and the Dallas Bar Association. He is the past author of “The Jury Charge in Texas Civil Litigation” and is a frequent lecturer at national and state trial practice continuing education programs. He also has taught Civil Procedure as a Visiting Lecturer at the University of Texas School of Law.
Mr. Guy served as a law clerk to the Honorable Thomas Gibbs Gee of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit. He is admitted to practice in Texas, all United States District Courts in Texas, the United States Tax Court, and the United States Courts of Appeals for the Fourth and Fifth Circuits. He received his law degree, with highest honors, from the University of Texas, where he was Grand Chancellor (highest ranking graduate) and a member of the Order of the Coif.
Among other civic activities, Mr. Guy serves as a member of the Advisory Board of the Metro Dallas Homeless Alliance, and of the Board of Directors of the Mission to Unreached Peoples. He is Chair-Elect of the Deacon Council of First Baptist Church of Richardson.
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US Court of Appeals 4th Cir.; US Court of Appeals 5th Cir.; Eastern District Texas; Northern District Texas; New York State; Southern District Texas; State of Texas; US Tax Court; Western District Texas
Schreiner University (A.A., with highest honors, 1971); University of Texas (B.S., with highest honors, 1973); Univ of Texas Law (J.D., with high honors, 1976)