Firm Bios

John Ray

The founder of the firm, John Ray, established the predecessor firm, John Ray & Associates, in 1983. The firm became Ray, Mitev & Associates in 2013. Mr. Ray is the only attorney in the U.S. to have two full-length trials covered by Court TV and has frequently appeared on nationwide television, including Hardcopy, Current Affair, Inside Edition, Larry King Live, Sally Jesse Raphael, Geraldo Rivera, Maury Povich, Jenny Jones, Larry King Live, Dateline NBC and ABC’s Eyewitness News, as well as all major network news shows. Read more...

Vesselin Mitev

Mr. Mitev has successfully tried cases and conducted hearings in the District, County, Family and Supreme Courts, as well as successfully represented clients before various administrative agencies. A former bureau chief for the New York Law Journal, where he covered the New York courts from Manhattan to Albany for the nation’s most prestigious legal daily newspaper, Mr. Mitev developed a taste for litigation by representing clients who were denied unemployment benefits. Read More...

Nicole Berkman

Ms. Berkman joined Ray, Mitev & Associates in February of 2017. Having previously worked in Suffolk County in the matrimonial field, Ms. Berkman is thrilled to expand her legal expertise and appears in courts throughout the State of New York on cases ranging from traffic infractions to commercial litigation, to family actions. In her first few weeks at our firm, she also served as second chair on a contentious matrimonial trial. Read More...

Erick Kraemer

Mr. Kraemer joined Ray, Mitev & Associates in 2012 and appeared in courts throughout the State of New York, from Suffolk County to the Bronx, on cases ranging from traffic infractions to burglary to high asset matrimonial actions. Mr. Kraemer became of counsel to the firm in 2015. Read more...

Samantha Bennett

As a paralegal who has quickly built a successful career path, Samantha assists lawyers at Ray, Mitev & Associates with document production and examination, fact development, deposition preparation, and trial preparation. Read more...

Gianna Signorille

Gianna joined Ray, Mitev & Associates in 2014. Now, she will be graduating May 2017 from Stony Brook University with a Bachelor of Arts. She majored in Psychology with a concentration in Sociology and minored in American History. She will graduate with honors and is a member of the psi chi honors society in Psychology. We are overjoyed to announce that Gianna has been accepted to law school and will be attending in the fall 2017. She is also a notary public. Read More...

Nicole Ciano

Nicole holds an Associates of Applied Science (majoring in Paralegal Studies) and a Paralegal Certificate from Suffolk County Community College. She graduated in May 2016 magna cum laude and was inducted into the Alpha Beta Gamma International Business Honor Society as well as the Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society. Working towards her goal of law school, Nicole is finishing her Bachelor of Science in Criminology at SUNY Old Westbury. Nicole is also a notary public. Read More...

Alyssa Glasshagel

Alyssa joined Ray, Mitev & Associates in August of 2016 after graduating from SUNY at Oswego in May of 2016 with a Bachelor of Arts. She majored in Public Justice and minored in Forensics. She was also a member of the National Public Justice Honor Society, alpha delta omega. Alyssa’s dedication to the law has her working towards law school. She is also a notary public. Read More...