Raymond E. Areshenko is a seasoned attorney with experience in matters of business, personal injury, real estate, and bankruptcy. Ray graduated on the Dean’s List from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University with a Bachelor of Science in Professional Aeronautics. He received a Juris Doctorate and a Masters of Dispute Resolution from Pepperdine University School of Law. In 2017 Ray was selected as a Super Lawyers Rising Star, which is an honor reserved for less than 2.5% of California lawyers.
During law school, Ray was a Literary Citation Editor for the Journal of the National Association of the Administrative Law Judiciary. In 2012, the Journal published his article, “Business Roundtable v. Securities and Exchange Commission: The SEC’s First Big Shot at Proxy Access in the Shadow of Dodd-Frank” (32 J. Nat’l. Ass’n. Admin. Law Judic. 719). Ray also served as a judicial extern to the Honorable Barry Russell of the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Central District of California. In addition, he completed externships with both the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office and the Ventura County Public Defender’s Office.
Prior to law school, he spent several years as an officer in the U.S. Army as a UH-60 Blackhawk helicopter Pilot, simultaneously serving in various leadership roles in the U.S. and Iraq. During this time, he logged nearly one thousand hours of flight time, over five hundred of which were in a combat zone. He last served as the Executive Officer of a ten-aircraft VIP and Airborne Command & Control unit.
Ray is a licensed Real Estate Broker, and holds FAA licenses as a Commercial helicopter pilot and private plane pilot. He is licensed to practice before all courts in the State of California and Nevada. In his spare time, Ray enjoys spending time with his wife and baby daughter, boating, hiking, biking, and a number of volunteer activities.