ATTORNEY RAYMOND SALVA, JR.
AREAS OF PRACTICE
University of Missouri – Kansas City School of Law
Missouri Bar Association
Missouri Association for Trial Attorneys
Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association
Inspired by the dignity, tenacity and education of attorneys that he met early in life, Ray made the decision to leave a career in sales and service management to pursue a law degree. Ray proclaims that becoming a lawyer is his most prized accomplishment; although, it was quite a challenge to work part-time while attending law school. Ray is genuinely committed to helping honest, hardworking people receive justice.
Ray received his Juris Doctor from University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law in 2013. He is a member of the Missouri Bar Association, the Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association and the Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys. His areas of practice include civil litigation, personal injury and product liability.
Ray enjoys spending time with his family and friends on the weekends. When not practicing law he enjoys fishing, hiking, cooking and watching the Kansas City Chiefs and Royals.
Share something about your personal life.
I am the proud father of two wonderful young men, Conner and Luke, a fisherman, a hiker, Kansas City Chiefs and Royals fan, a cook and the owner of a giant spotted cat. I live with the most amazing woman in the world who makes sure that I remain humble and busy. I have a family full of aspiring comedians and great friends to enjoy time with on the weekends.
Describe how you came to be where you are today.
My parents taught me to keep an open mind. Over the years that lesson contributed greatly to the person I am today. As an injury lawyer, I must set aside my bias and see the pain and injustice experienced by my clients through their eyes. I believe understanding the depth of another’s misfortune is the key to obtaining the relief they seek.
Did you always want to be an attorney?
Before earning my law degree, I worked as a sales and service manager for a local construction equipment component repair shop. The attorneys I knew in my former life left a lasting impression on me. They carried themselves in a very dignified manner and their legal skills were unmistakable. I always wanted to be that kind of attorney. I work hard every day to uphold the high standards of my profession and emulate the qualities that make the “good ones” successful.
Do you have a favorite quote?
“Love is the most important thing in the world, but baseball is pretty good too.” – Yogi Berra