Robert G. Ray (1943-2022)

Robert G. RayRay, O’Connor, Coleman & Halverson, PLLC
345 Hay Street
Fayetteville, NC 28301
Office: (910) 483-2101
Office Fax: (910) 483-1199


  • New York University (LL.M. in Taxation, 1972)
  • University of North Carolina (J.D. 1968)
  • University of North Carolina (B.S. 1965)

Practice Areas

  • Estate Planning
  • Taxation
  • Administration of Estates & Trusts
  • Business Law


  • Board Certified Specialist in Estate Planning and Probate Law since 1987, North Carolina State Bar
  • Fellow, American College of Trust and Estate Counsel since 1989
  • Selected as one of North Carolina 's Super Lawyers (Estates and Trusts) annually 2006-2022; Business North Carolina Magazine’s Legal Elite (Tax/Estate Planning) 2017
  • Certified Public Accountant, North Carolina , 1970 to 2008 (thereafter inactive)
  • Member, Cumberland County Bar Association; North Carolina Bar Association
  • Member North Carolina Association of Certified Public Accountants
  • Admitted to Practice: North Carolina Courts, United States District Court (E.D.N.C.); United States Tax Court
  • AV peer rating by Martindale Hubbell


  • Cumberland Community Foundation, Inc., former President, member of Board of Directors for twelve years
  • Chairman, Library Building Fund Drive , Cumberland County Library and Information Center
  • Cape Fear Botanical Garden , former President and Board Member
  • Exchange Club of Greater Fayetteville, former President
  • Home Federal Savings & Loan Association and Green Street Financial Corporation, former Board Member
  • Branch Banking and Trust Company, former Fayetteville Advisory Board Member

(910) 483-2101
Ray, O’Connor, Coleman & Halverson, PLLC
345 Hay Street, Fayetteville, NC 28301