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Charles M. Murray

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About Charles M. Murray

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I learned about trial work at an early age from my father.  He would tell us stories about the people who were relying on him to resolve their tragedies.  Even now, our clients usually have no greater concern than the problems they bring to our offices.  We help people who are harmed by others and have no place to go for justice.

As a result of testimony we presented from experts across the country, now the hospitals in Northern Ohio have changed their practices.  People will be protected in the operating room because of these efforts.  And yet, medical errors are the leading cause of accidental death, and people are harmed every day by negligent medical care.

Clients, experts, other lawyers, judges and jurors all bring different perspectives to each particular case. Recently, a client testified she never let herself cry over the loss she suffered from negligent surgery until she was on the witness stand, telling her story to a jury.  Understanding how each party will perceive a case is one of the things I truly enjoy about my work.

Charles M. Murray: Charles earned his law degree from the University of Dayton and was admitted to the bar in 1991.  He is a member of the Cleveland Academy of Trial Lawyers, the National College of Advocacy and the National Board of Trial Advocates.  He has been a Board Certified Civil Trial Advocate of the National Board of Trial Advocacy since 2000.  He is past president of the Erie County Public Defenders Board and the Volunteer Center Board.  He is also a past member of the Sandusky Central Catholic School Board and Sandusky State Theater Board.

Areas of Practice:

  • Plaintiffs' Trial Practice
  • Personal Injury
  • Wrongful Death Actions
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Railroad Law
  • Admiralty and Maritime Law
  • Business and Insurance Litigation
Litigation Percentage:
  • 100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation
Certification/Specialties:
  • Board Certified Civil Trial Advocate, National Board of Trial Advocacy, since 2000
Bar Admissions:
  • Ohio, 1991
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Ohio, 1992
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 6th Circuit, 1992
  • U.S. Court of Federal Claims
Education:
  • University of Dayton School of Law, Dayton, Ohio, 1991
    J.D.
  • Xavier University, Cincinnati, Ohio, 1987
    B.A.
Representative Cases:
  • Oatman v. InfoCision, Inc., et al., 2013 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 106453 (N.D. Ohio 2013)
  • Cooney v. Nationwide Mut. Ins. Co., 2011-Ohio-105 (8th Dist. Court of Appeals 2011)
  • Swaisgood v. Puder, 118 Ohio St.3d 445, 2008-Ohio-3177 (Ohio Supreme Court 2008)
  • Swaisgood v. Puder, 2007-Ohio-307 (6th App. Dist. 2007)
  • Borda v. Sandusky Limited, 166 Ohio App.3d 318, 2006-Ohio-2112 (6th App. Dist. 2006)
  • Below v. Dollar General Corporation, 163 Ohio App.3d 694, 2005-Ohio-4752 (3rd App. Dist. 2005)
  • Karr v. Borchardt, 88 Ohio St.3d 577 (Ohio Supreme Court 2000)
Classes/Seminars Taught:
  • Guest Lecturer, Constitutional law and Civil Rights
Honors and Awards
 
  • National Association of Distinguished Counsel Nation's Top One Percent , 2015
  • Ohio Super Lawyer, 2004-2015
  • Toledo Business Journal's Who's Who in Area Law, 2014-2015
 
 
Professional Associations and Memberships:
  • National College of Advocacy, 2000 - Present
    Advocate of Trial Advocacy
  • National Board of Trial Advocates, 2000 - Present
    Member
  • Erie County Bar Association
    Member
  • Ohio State Bar Association
    Member
  • American Association for Justice, f/k/a ATLA
    Member
  • Ohio Association for Justice, f/k/a OATL
    Member
  • Cleveland Academy of Trial Lawyers
    Member
  • Dock of the Bay Marina, Managing Partner www.dockofthebaymarina.com
  • Erie County Public Defenders Board, appointed by the Erie County Commissioners, past president; board member, 1993-1999 www.erie-county-ohio.net
  • Sandusky Central Catholic School Board, member 2007-present; president, 2010-2012 www.sanduskycentralcatholicschool.com
  • Sandusky State Theater Board, 2007-2010 www.sanduskystate.com
  • Volunteer Center Board, past president, 1994-2000 www.thevolunteercenter.com
  • Firelands Area Runner - marathon and triathlon events www.firelandsarearunners.org
Past Employment Positions:
  • Erie County, Adult Felony Trial Division, Assistant Prosecuting Attorney, 1991 - 1993
  • Ohio's Task Force for Jury Service, 2002 - 2004



Honors and Awards National Association of Distinguished Counsel Nation's Top One Percent , 2015 Ohio Super Lawyer, 2004-2015 Toledo Business Journal's Who's Who in Area Law, 2014-2015 Professional Associations and Memberships: National College of Advocacy, 2000 - Present Advocate of Trial Advocacy National Board of Trial Advocates, 2000 - Present Member Erie County Bar Association Member Ohio State Bar Association Member American Association for Justice, f/k/a ATLA Member Ohio Association for Justice, f/k/a OATL Member Cleveland Academy of Trial Lawyers Member Dock of the Bay Marina, Managing Partner www.dockofthebaymarina.com Erie County Public Defenders Board, appointed by the Erie County Commissioners, past president; board member, 1993-1999 www.erie-county-ohio.net Sandusky Central Catholic School Board, member 2007-present; president, 2010-2012 www.sanduskycentralcatholicschool.com Sandusky State Theater Board, 2007-2010 www.sanduskystate.com Volunteer Center Board, past president, 1994-2000 www.thevolunteercenter.com Firelands Area Runner - marathon and triathlon events www.firelandsarearunners.org

Education

  • Xavier University

    B.A.
  • University of Dayton School of Law

    J.D., Law

Publications

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