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Ray M. Aragon

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Ray Aragon is a litigation attorney and a member of Press, Dozier & Hamelburg, LLC. He has more than 20 years of experience helping clients successfully navigate business disputes, regulatory proceedings and government investigations. At PD&H, he works closely with clients to develop effective strategies to resolve legal disputes efficiently and advantageously. His recent cases include real estate and real estate financing, construction disputes, contract claims, injury damages including wrongful death, probate litigation, insurance claims and intellectual property issues. Mr. Aragon’s areas of expertise include liability management, pretrial investigations, strategic discovery, negotiating settlements, and administrative hearings and trials. He is an experienced appellate advocate as well.

Mr. Aragon also has represented pharmaceutical manufacturers, product distributors, service companies, government contractors, consumer product wholesalers, and other corporations in a broad variety of matters, from small employment cases to major product liability litigations involving thousands of individual and class action claims. Mr. Aragon was national lead counsel in several multidistrict mass tort litigations, including the phen-fen drug product liability litigation. He also defended clients in cases involving alleged theft of misappropriation of trade secrets, represented patentholders seeking damages for patent infringement, and represented government contractors in contract disputes, contract terminations, and liability claims. Mr. Aragon has written and lectured on product liability claims and defenses, federal preemption issues, government contractor liability, risk management for product manufacturers, and civil procedure.

Prior to joining Press, Dozier & Hamelburg, Mr. Aragon was Director of Compliance and Field Operations and Special Counsel for the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, where he directed investigations of unsafe consumer products, managed product recalls, and represented the Commission in enforcement investigations and administrative litigation, including EEOC claims. He also represented the agency in rulemaking proceedings and revised the Commission’s Rules of Administrative Procedure.

Mr. Aragon graduated from Yale Law School, where he was a member of the Moot Court Board of Directors.  He is licensed to practice in Maryland, the District of Columbia, and California, and is admitted to practice before many federal trial and appellate courts and the U.S. Supreme Court.

Bar Admissions

  • Maryland, 1986
  • District of Columbia, 1989
  • California, 1989 (currently inactive)

Education

  • Yale Law School, New Haven, Connecticut, Juris Doctor
  • University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland, B.A. with Honors in Economics

Recognition

  • Recognized by peers as a "DC Super Lawyer" in the area of product liability (2013)
  • Litigation team awarded Consumer Product Safety Commission Chairman's Award for outstanding work (2015)
  • Outstanding Service Award, American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (2012)