Dan Bray has been an attorney at Sutter O’Connell since 2012. In that time, Dan has defended numerous matters involving personal injury, property damage, automobile warranty, product liability and contract disputes. An experienced litigator, Dan has tried and obtained more than a dozen verdicts in cases, many involving six-figure exposure. He has successfully mediated and settled catastrophic and serious personal injury cases in multiple jurisdictions across Ohio and Kentucky. Before joining Sutter O’Connell, Dan worked as an intern and prosecutor for law departments in three Ohio counties and litigated a wide variety of misdemeanor criminal cases in municipal court.

Dan resides in Lake County with his wife and their dog Rufio where he is active in his community’s amateur baseball association and youth outreach programs. He also remains active in coaching or assisting with the University of Akron Law School trial team program.


  • Kentucky
  • Michigan
  • Ohio
  • United States District Courts
  • Northern District of Ohio
  • Southern District of Ohio
  • Eastern District of Kentucky
  • Western District of Kentucky


  • The University of Akron, B.A., cum laude, 2009
  • The University of Akron School of Law; J.D., 2012


  • Painesville Rotary Club

Representative Matters

  • Successful trial defense of Harley-Davidson dealership against contract and unjust enrichment claims resulting in defense verdict.
  • Defense of automobile manufacturer against consumer protection claims resulting in directed verdict.
  • Defense of trucking company against negligence claim for property damage resulting in directed verdict.
  • Successful defense against workplace asbestos exposure death claim resulting in defense verdict.


  • In his spare time, Bray gives back to his alma mater as a coach for The University of Akron’s nationally ranked trial advocacy program and spends his summers volunteering as a youth baseball coach for high school students in Summit County.


  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • Kentucky Bar Association
  • Akron Bar Association
  • Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association
  • Ohio Association of Civil Trial Attorneys

Awards & Recognition

  • Rising Star, 2019