L. Ray Maples II

L. Ray Maples II Background

Ray Maples has a heart for helping victims and their families when they have sustained a severe personal injury or death due to someone else’s negligence.

Ray began his legal career at a large firm in Atlanta, handling personal injury litigation matters on behalf of large corporations and insurance companies. This was when he realized his passion for helping individuals rather than corporations. 

In 2002, Ray founded Maples Law Firm and devoted his entire practice to assisting individuals who were helpless against corporations. In 2015, Maples Law Firm had more than tripled in size, and the firm joined forces with Nix Law Group who had the same passion for helping people as Maples Law Firm. The result was our firm today, Maples, Nix & Diesselhorst, PLLC.

For over 20 years, Ray has devoted his practice to helping the injured person and focuses his practice primarily in the fields of catastrophic injuries, defective products, trucking accidents, serious motor vehicle accidents, personal injury, and nursing home neglect and abuse. Ray has practiced throughout the region in several states, including Georgia, Texas, Arkansas, Tennessee, and others.

Ray is the proud dad of two wonderful and amazing children.


Ray graduated from Valdosta State University in 1992 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Marketing. He chose to further his education at Oklahoma City University Law School where he graduated with his Juris Doctorate.

Oklahoma City University Law School

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, Juris Doctorate

Valdosta State University

Valdosta, Georgia, B.A. 1993
Marketing Major

Areas of Practice

Ray is committed to leading a team of dedicated attorneys and staff that are also passionate about helping individuals instead of corporations. He has dedicated his practice to serving individuals and their families that have been affected by catastrophic personal injuries or death to obtain justice.

Nursing Home Neglect

Medical Malpractice

Birth Injuries

Personal Injuries

Serious Auto Accidents

Serious Truck Accidents

Slips & Falls / Premises Liability

Insurance / Bad Faith

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Representative Verdicts & Settlements

Professional Associations & Memberships

Oklahoma Association for Justice (OAJ)

Oklahoma Association for Justice: Nursing Home

American Association for Justice (AAJ)

Oklahoma Bar Association

American Bar Association

American Association for Justice (AAJ) Leaders Forum Member

Bar Admissions

Oklahoma 2000

U.S. District Court Eastern District of Oklahoma, 2000

U.S. District Court Northern District of Oklahoma, 2000

U.S. District Court Western District of Oklahoma, 2000

U.S. Bankruptcy Court Eastern District of Oklahoma, 2000

U.S. Bankruptcy Court Northern District of Ohio, 2000

U.S. Bankruptcy Court Western District of Oklahoma, 2000

U.S. Court of Appeals 10th Circuit, 2000

U.S. Supreme Court, 2016

Honors & Awards

Highest rated AV, Martindale-Hubbell

Super Lawyers 2013. 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 3019, 2020, 2021

Super Lawyers Rising Star 2011

Million Dollar Advocates Forum, Lifetime Member

Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum, Lifetime Member

Published Opinions

Maree v. Neuwirth, 2016 OK 62 

Sauders v. Mangum Nursing Ctr., LLC, 2016 OK CIV APP 53 

Johnson v. Convalescent Center of Grady County, LLC, 2014 OK 102

Boler v. Security Health Care, LLC, 2014 OK 80 (US Supreme Court, Certiorari Denied, 135 S.Ct. 2379 (2015))

Published Works & Articles

Restore the Dignity

Don’t Wreck Twice