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Dennis E. Murray Jr.

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About Dennis E. Murray Jr.

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I like solving puzzles.

Clients come to us with some of the most difficult problems in life.  To be entrusted with representing them and trying to solve whatever they bring to us is an awesome and humbling responsibility.

Most of my cases involve a large number of documents pulled together from many different sources.  After the picture emerges, I get to tell the story.  Anyone who has solved a complicated problem and explained it to someone else understands just how satisfying this work can be.

I believe that calling the powerful to account for their failings ultimately strengthens both the individuals and their respective organizations.

My time in public service - in the Ohio House of Representatives and local government - has enhanced my understanding and appreciation of the judicial system and the role of jury trials in our democracy.  Jury service is that rare opportunity for people to directly weigh in on many of the great issues of the day.

Dennis E. Murray Jr.:  Dennis earned both his J.D. and B.A. with honors from Georgetown University.  He has served in the Ohio legislature and the Sandusky City Commission (serving as President for two terms) as well as on the Ohio Constitutional Modernization Commission.  His community service includes the Sandusky Central Catholic Education Foundation and the Sts. Peter & Paul Church Pastoral Council.  He has been recognized with awards from Central Ohio Association for Justice, Ohio Farmers Union, Ohio Environmental Council, Ohio Association for Justice, Ohio Sea Grant and the  Buckeye State Council of the Vietnam Veterans of America.

Areas of Practice:

  • Plaintiffs' Trial Practice
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Shareholder and Investor Litigation
Litigation Percentage:
  • 100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation
Bar Admissions:
  • Ohio, 1987
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Ohio
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 6th Circuit
Education:
  • Georgetown University Law Center, Washington, District of Columbia, 1987
    J.D.
    Honors: Cum Laude
  • Georgetown University, Washington, District of Columbia, 1984
    B.A.
    Honors: Magna Cum Laude
Honors and Awards:
  • Ohio Super Lawyer, 2012-2015
  • Toledo Business Journal's Who's Who in Area Law, 2014-2015
  • Commencement Speaker - Bowling Green State University Firelands Campus, 2014
  • Ohio Environmental Counsel – Public Servant Award, 2011
  • Ohio Association for Justice – Outstanding Legislator, 2011
  • Central Ohio Association for Justice – Outstanding Legislator Award, 2011
  • Vietnam Veterans of America, Buckeye State Council – Legislator of the Year, 2010
  • Ohio Farmers Union – Legislator of the Year, 2010
  • Ohio Sea Grant – Superior Leadership Award, 2009
Professional Associations and Memberships:
  • Citizens Banking Co. - Board Member, 2013 - present
  • Ohio Supreme Court Task Force on Funding of Ohio Courts, 2012-2015           
  • Erie County Bar Association, 1990-present, Member, Erie-Huron Counties Certified Grievance Committee, 1992-2006
  • Northern District of Ohio Bar Association, Member, Advisory Committee
  • United States District Court (Federal), Northern Division Advisory Committee 2003-2007
  • Ohio State Bar Association Member; Member of Judicial Administration and Legal Reform Committee, 2013-present
  • American Bar Association, Member
  • The Association of Trial Lawyers of America, Member
  • Ohio Academy of Trial Lawyers, Member
  • Grader, Ohio Bar Exams, 1995 - 2005, Ohio Supreme Court
  • Ohio Association for Justice
Elected Positions:
  • Sandusky City Commission, 2014-present (ex officio Mayor 2014-15), 2005-2008 (ex officio Mayor 2008)
  • Ohio Constitutional Modernization Committee, 2011-2013
  • Ohio House of Representatives 80th District, 2009-2012
Pro Bono Activities:
  • Lector and Eucharistic Minister, Sts Peter & Paul, Sandusky
  • Director, Sandusky Central Catholic Education Foundation, 1996 - 2008
  • Co-Chair, Sts. Peter & Paul Church Pastoral Council, 2004 - 2006



Professional Associations and Memberships: Citizens Banking Co. - Board Member, 2013 - present Ohio Supreme Court Task Force on Funding of Ohio Courts, 2012-2015 Erie County Bar Association, 1990-present, Member, Erie-Huron Counties Certified Grievance Committee, 1992-2006 Northern District of Ohio Bar Association, Member, Advisory Committee United States District Court (Federal), Northern Division Advisory Committee 2003-2007 Ohio State Bar Association Member; Member of Judicial Administration and Legal Reform Committee, 2013-present American Bar Association, Member The Association of Trial Lawyers of America, Member Ohio Academy of Trial Lawyers, Member Grader, Ohio Bar Exams, 1995 - 2005, Ohio Supreme Court Ohio Association for Justice Elected Positions: Sandusky City Commission, 2014-present (ex officio Mayor 2014-15), 2005-2008 (ex officio Mayor 2008) Ohio Constitutional Modernization Committee, 2011-2013 Ohio House of Representatives 80th District, 2009-2012

Education

  • Georgetown University

    B.A.
  • Georgetown University Law Center

    J.D., Law

Publications

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