J. Michael Murray

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Managing partner J. Michael Murray is distinguished in The Best Lawyers in America in two separate categories: First Amendment Law and White Collar Criminal Defense, both of which include cases that have taken Murray to courts throughout the nation. His trial experience spans a wide variety of other cases, from civil rights actions involving employment discrimination, sexual harassment, and violation of constitutional rights by police and other public officials, to personal injury, product liability and medical malpractice cases and various business litigation matters. 

In addition, Murray has extensive experience as an appellate lawyer, arguing appeals in federal and state appellate courts all over the country. Whether seeking recovery for a client injured by medical malpractice or whose civil or constitutional rights have been violated or defending a client facing criminal prosecution, Murray works fiercely and passionately in pursuit of justice for them. And, indeed, his advocacy has produced seven-figure settlements and awards, acquittals after lengthy and hard-fought criminal trials, as well as many reported judicial opinions by appellate courts that have helped shape the law.

For a description of the types of cases Murray handles, see Constitutional Litigation, Civil Rights, Criminal Defense, Personal Injury, Business & Employment, Liquor Law and Appellate under our Areas of Practice.

Education:
Cleveland Marshall College of Law, J.D. summa cum laude
University of Notre Dame, B.A.

Recognition:
Fellow, American College of Trial Lawyers
The Best Lawyers in America, 1993-present
Ohio Super Lawyers*
Leading Lawyers, Inside Business
Top Lawyers, Northern Ohio Live
Cleveland’s Best Lawyers

Associations:
First Amendment Lawyers Association
• President (1997-98)
• National Chairman (1998-99)
The American Association for Justice
National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Cuyahoga County Criminal Defense Lawyers Assoc.
Ohio State Bar Association

Admissions:
Ohio
United States Supreme Court
United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit
United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit
United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
United States District Court for the Northern District of Ohio
United States District Court for the Southern District of Ohio
United States District Court for the Northern District of New York
United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas
United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas
United States District Court for the Northern District of Indiana
United States District Court for the Western District of Tennessee
United States District Court for the Northern District of Florida

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