Judge Ray brings legal and business experience to Social Motion’s Board of Directors. With 20 plus years as a civil trial judge, coupled with 14 years as a civil litigator, and 4 years in corporate America, Judge Ray has the ability to negotiate and resolve issues quickly, fairly and with an “outside the box” mentality. Her approach is intuitive and creative and deeply caring as Judge Ray is herself, a parent to a child with special needs.
Judge Ray is an active community speaker, has received numerous honors for her charitable activities and is currently a member of the Houston Livestock and Rodeo International Committee. She has been an advisor to the Texas Supreme Court, is a Houston Bar Association Fellow, a member of ABOTA, AWA, was named Trial Judge of the Year ( 2006), and has been recognized as a “Woman on the Move” by the Texas Executive Women.
Judge Ray graduated from high school in Dallas, Texas, received a B.A. from Texas Tech University, and her J.D. from Baylor University School of Law.
Judge Ray currently maintains an active mediation and arbitration practice in Houston, Texas. She is married to Paul Choules, and together they have six children, enjoy traveling and cooking. The Choules’ are active in St. Andrew’s Episcopal church in Houston, Texas.