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Admitted to Practice

  • Washington, 1971
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1977
  • U.S. Court of Appeals Federal Circuit, 1984
  • U.S. Court of International Trade, 1978
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit, 1973
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Washington, 1974
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Washington, 1973

Marvin (Monty) L. Gray, Jr.

Gray, Jr.Marvin (Monty)

Although Monty Gray is no longer accepting new cases, he remains associated with the firm and is available to consult as needed. During nearly 40 years of active practice with Davis Wright Tremaine, Monty represented clients in a wide range of industries in complex business litigation, and he frequently served as an arbitrator or mediator. He provided free legal services to the indigent in family-law matters, veterans’ affairs, and other areas, and as chair of the firm’s Pro Bono Committee, he encouraged others to do likewise.

Additional Qualifications

  • Law Clerk, Hon. Henry J. Friendly, U.S. Court of Appeals for the 2nd Circuit, 1969-70
  • Law Clerk, Hon. Justice John M. Harlan, U.S. Supreme Court, 1969-70
  • Staff Attorney, Office of the General Counsel, Department of the Air Force, 1971-72
  • Trial Attorney, Office for Drug Abuse Law Enforcement, U.S. Department of Justice, 1972-73
  • Assistant U.S. Attorney (investigation and trial of white-collar crime and narcotics conspiracies), Seattle, 1973-76

Professional & Community Activities

  • Adjunct Professor, Seattle University School of Law, 2010-present
  • Visiting Lecturer, Center for International Legal Studies, 2009-present
  • Advisor to Restatement of Employment Law; Members’ Consultative Committee for Restatement of Torts: Liability for Economic Loss; Members’ Consultative Committee for Restatement (Third) of Agency – American Law Institute
  • Past Member, Executive Council, Section on Antitrust, Consumer Protection and Unfair Business Practices, Washington State Bar Association
  • Section on Antitrust, Consumer Protection and Unfair Business Practices, Washington State Bar Association
  • Pro Bono and Legal Aid Committee, Washington State Bar Association
  • Trial Practice Instructor, University of Washington Law School, 1979-80
  • Instructor, National Institute of Trial Advocacy, on numerous occasions

Professional Recognition

  • Named one of "America’s Leading Lawyers for Business" in Litigation: General Commercial (Washington) by Chambers USA, 2005-2007, 2009 
  • Named one of the "Best Lawyers in America" in Business Litigation by Best Lawyers, 1999-2009; named in Commercial Litigation, 2008, 2010-present; named in Bet-the-Company Litigation, 2010-present
  • Selected to "Washington Super Lawyers," Thomson Reuters, 2000-2015, 2017