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Herbert Ray

Herbert Ray



  • Securities and Finance
  • Environmental Compliance and Safety

WSG Practice Industries



Bert Ray helps clients navigate the myriad of issues facing the transportation, ports and maritime industry. His diverse legal background and commitment to understanding the intricacies of his clients’ needs results in a multifaceted approach to translating problems into workable solutions.

Bert has 30 years of experience representing ship owners and operators, P&I Clubs and insurers. Bert delivers practical and actionable counsel to his clients in the maritime industry and beyond, including providing advice regarding insurance coverage.

As environmental laws and regulations become more complex and demanding, Bert assists clients with guidance on regulation and litigation matters in the maritime, insurance and energy sectors.

Bar Admissions

  • Alaska State Courts
  • Washington State Courts


  • University of Oregon School of Law, Juris Doctor degree, Ocean and Coastal Law (1988)
  • George Mason University, Master of Science degree, Environmental Biology (1985)
  • College of William & Mary, Bachelor of Science degree, Biology/Philosophy (1982)
Areas of Practice

Environmental Compliance and Safety | Securities and Finance

Professional Career

Significant Accomplishments

  • Successfully recovered well in excess of $150 million for clients over the course of his career, with the largest recovery just under $100 million.
  • Extensive civil and criminal claims experience arising from large oil spills.
  • Represented ship owners and their insurers in numerous marine casualties, including the total loss of a large commercial vessel and rigs, government investigations and casualty investigations.
  • Skilled in white-collar criminal investigations of clients in heavily regulated industries, including marine salvage, medical malpractice and personal injury claims.
  • Handled numerous natural resource damages assessments under the Oil Pollution Act of 1990.


  • Tax Reform: What Does the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act Mean for the Transportation, Ports and Maritime Industry?

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