Ray Bretzmann has practiced law in High Point since 1974, concentrating in personal injury, wrongful death, workers’ compensation, Social Security Disability, and traffic violations. Ray is licensed to practice law in all courts across North Carolina, the United States District Court, and the United States Supreme Court.
Ray grew up in Livingston, NJ. He moved south in 1967 to attend Wake Forest University, where he graduated with honors in 1971. Three years later he earned his Juris Doctorate degree from Wake Forest University Law School.
Ray’s step-son was 24 years old when he was paralyzed following an accident caused by a drunk driver in 1999. He knows first-hand the devastation that personal injuries, particularly traumatic brain injuries, can cause, both to the injured person as well as their families.
Ray and his wife, Teresa, have one daughter, Casey Bretzmann-Leach, and two granddaughters.
Most recently at the 2017 North Carolina Bar Association Annual Meeting, Ray was honored with the 2017 Citizen Lawyer Award for exemplary public service to his community. The award is in recognition of his volunteer service and leadership to Volunteers to the Court, Big Brothers/Big Sisters, Youth Unlimited, the Greater High Point YMCA and YMCA Foundation, Camp Cheerio, United Way of Greater High Point, First Presbyterian Church, Open Door Ministries, The Piedmont School, High Point Y's Men's Club, and the Planning and Zoning Commission.