by David Downs
Judge Gray served as a soldier in the "War on Drugs" for more than two decades. He was a staff judge advocate and criminal-defense attorney for the US Navy JAG Corps and he worked as a federal prosecutor for the US Attorney's office in Los Angeles.
In 1983 was appointed to the Santa Ana Municipal Court. In 1989, he was elevated to the Superior Court of Orange County, retiring on January 4, 2009.