Texas Personal Injury Lawyer
M. Raymond Hatcher is a partner with Sloan, Bagley, Hatcher & Perry
Law Firm based in the firm’s Longview office. A native of Mission,
Texas, Ray has been practicing law for almost 20 years. Ray joined The
Sloan Firm in March 2003 from a 600-attorney firm. He became a non-equity
partner with The Sloan Firm in 2007 and a full partner in 2011.
Ray's practice is devoted exclusively to litigation, primarily personal
injury and commercial litigation. He has tried and arbitrated numerous
cases including trucking collisions, automobile collisions, commercial
litigation cases, non-subscriber workplace injury cases, ERISA cases,
and toxic tort cases. He also has extensive experience in prosecuting
and securing favorable outcomes for his clients in pharmaceutical and
medical product liability cases.
The knowledge Ray gained while attending Texas A & M coupled with his
experience working for a pharmaceutical manufacturer for 7 years has enhanced
his career as an attorney, thus providing him a greater context for addressing
matters related to pharmaceuticals and medical device defects and their
consequences. Ray earned a Bachelor of Science degree in animal science
and a Master of Science degree in epidemiology from Texas A&M University.
After leaving Texas A&M, he joined Schering- Plough Corporation, a
Fortune 100 pharmaceutical manufacturer. There, Ray served in a variety of marketing
and sales roles, including leading a national sales team. Next, he entered
Texas Tech University School of Law and graduated, cum laude, in 1997.
While he was attending Texas Tech University School of Law, Ray was selected
as a member of the Board of Barristers. He also represented the law school
by serving on National Trial Advocacy Teams for two consecutive years,
and he was awarded the “Excellence for the Future Award” in
Trial Advocacy. At the end of his third year of law school, Ray was selected
as one of only 37 law and pharmacy students in the nation for an internship
in Washington, D.C. with the Food & Drug Law Institute (now known as FDLI).
Ray was admitted to the State Bar of Texas in 1997 and is also admitted
to practice before the United States District Courts for the Eastern,
Western, Northern, and Southern Districts of Texas.
Ray's hobbies include flying, skiing, scuba diving, hunting, and fishing.
- State Bar of Texas, 1997
- U.S. District Court, Northern District of Texas
- U.S. District Court, Southern District of Texas
- U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Texas
- U.S. District Court, Western District of Texas
- Juris Doctor, cum laude, Texas Tech University, 1997
- Master of Science—Epidemiology, Texas A & M University, 1988
- Bachelor of Science, Texas A & M University 1984
Awards and Honors
- Million Dollar Trial Lawyers
- Top 100 Trial Lawyers
- State Bar of Texas
- East Texas Trial Lawyers Association
- Texas Trial Lawyers Association
- American Association for Justice
- American Bar Association
- Gregg County Bar Association
- Texas Lyceum Association
- American Veterinary Law Association Alumnus
- Aggie Bar Association
- Longview Teen Court, member of the Board of Directors and volunteer
Papers Presented and Published
- “Oregon Supreme Court Adopts Minority View that Learned Intermediary
Doctrine Does Not Protect Pharmacist,” IADC, 2002