Raymond Hatcher was born in Mission, Texas. After receiving both Bachelor of Science and Master of Science Degrees from Texas A&M University, Ray worked for Schering- Plough Corporation, a Fortune 100 pharmaceutical manufacturer.
After seven years in marketing and sales with Schering-Plough, Ray attended law school at Texas Tech University School of Law, graduating with honors (cum laude) in 1997.
While at Texas Tech University School of Law, Ray was selected as a Member of the Board of Barristers, twice represented the law school by serving on National Trial Advocacy Teams, and was awarded the “Excellence for the Future Award” in Trial Advocacy.
In addition, at the conclusion 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 with the Food & Drug Law Institute (now known as FDLI) in Washington, D.C. Ray was admitted to the State Bar of Texas in 1997, the State Bar of New Mexico in 2021, and was elected to the Texas Bar Foundation in 2019
Ray is also admitted to practice before the United States Supreme Court, United States Court of Federal Claims, and the United States District Courts for the Eastern, Western, Northern, and Southern Districts of Texas. Ray’s practice is devoted exclusively to litigation, primarily personal injury, wrongful death, and commercial litigation. Ray has tried and arbitrated a variety of cases including trucking collisions, automobile collisions, oil field injury, product liability, commercial litigation, non-subscriber workplace injury, ERISA, and toxic tort cases.
Ray’s Master of Science Degree in Epidemiology and experience both working for a pharmaceutical manufacturer and representing pharmaceutical and medical device manufacturers at prior firms give him unique insight into prosecuting pharmaceutical medical device and toxic tort cases.
Ray is a member of the First Christian Church of Longview (DOC) where he serves in a variety of capacities including Deacon, Elder, personnel chair, Board Chair Elect, and Chairman of the Board. Ray’s hobbies include flying, skiing, scuba diving, hunting, and fishing.