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Margaret M. Murray

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About Margaret M. Murray

 419-624-3128      mmm@murrayandmurray.com

We work on behalf of families and consumers to right a wrong for them and often for many by means of class action work.  Our clients allow us the opportunity to help them in a meaningful way that allows them to have a voice with insurance companies, corporations and juries.

Working with a local family to handle its medical records and bills, insurance claims, and even the estate of one family member allows Murray & Murray to help others in a significant way by leveraging our knowledge and experience to maximize their recovery.

Presenting a case to the court and having the clients understand just how much we empathize with their very personal and individual claims is very important to me.

Margaret M. Murray:   Margaret is a graduate of The College of the Holy Cross and the Case Western Reserve University Law School.  Her professional involvement includes the American Association for Justice, Ohio Association for Justice and The Justice Institute.  She has been involved in the Sandusky community through the Second Harvest Food Bank of North Central Ohio and the Customized Office Skills Training Advisory Board for the Sandusky City Schools.

Areas of Practice:
  • Plaintiffs' Trial Practice
  • Personal Injury
  • Wrongful Death Actions
  • Insurance Law
  • Class Actions
  • Sudden Acceleration
Litigation Percentage:
  • 100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation
Bar Admissions:
  • Ohio, 1996
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Ohio, 1997
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Michigan, 2002
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Ohio, 2011
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 6th Circuit, 1998
Education:
  • Case Western Reserve University Law School, Cleveland, Ohio, 1996
    J.D.
    Honors: Merit Scholar
  • The College of The Holy Cross, 1993
    B.A.
    Honors: Sigma Tau Delta - English Honor Society
Representative Cases:
  • Molesky v. State Collection & Recovery Services, LLC, N.D.Ohio No. 3:12cv2639, 2014 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 135810 (Sept. 25, 2014)
  • Oatman v. InfoCision, Inc., et al., 2013 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 106453 (N.D. Ohio 2013)
  • In re Estate of Harrison, 9th Dist. Case No. 25812, 2012-Ohio-2169 (9th Dist. Court of Appeals 2012)
  • Stevenson v. Western & Southern Mut. Holding Co., 2012 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 42026 (N.D. Ohio 2012)
  • Range v. Cincinnati Life Ins. Co., 2012 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 41520 (N.D. Ohio 2012)
  • Firelands Reg. Med. Ctr. v. Jeavons, 2008 WL 4408600, 2008-Ohio-5031 (Sixth App. Dist. 2008)
  • Schemmer v. ChartOne, Inc., 2008 WL 1929980 (W.D. Ohio 2008)
  • Bergmoser v. Smart Document Solutions, L.L.C., 268 Fed. Appx. 392, 2008 WL 624848 (Sixth Circuit 2008)
  • Schemmer v. ChartOne, Inc., 2007 WL 1822274 (U.S. Dist. Ct. N.D. Ohio 2007)
  • Terry v. Caputo, 115 Ohio St.3d 351, 2007-Ohio-351 (Supreme Court of Ohio 2007)
  • Jeavons v. Werner Enterprises, 2006 WL 890877, 2006-Ohio-1754 (5th App. Dist. 2006)
  • Butler v. Minton, 2006 Ohio App. LEXIS 4710; 2006-Ohio-4800 (6th App. Dist. 2006)
  • Indiana Ins. Co. v. Murphy, 165 Ohio App.3d 812, 2006-Ohio-1264, cert. denied (3rd App. Dist. 2006)
  • Baraby v. Swords, 166 Ohio App.3d 527, 2006-Ohio-1993 (3rd App. Dist. 2006)
  • Terry v. Ottawa County MRDD, 165 Ohio App.3d 638, 2006-Ohio-866 (6th App. Dist. 2006)
  • Nageotte v. Cafaro Co., 160 Ohio App.3d 702, 2005-Ohio-2098 (6th App. Dist. 2005)
  • Apotsos v. Johnsons Island Prop. Owners Assoc., 2003 Ohio App. LEXIS 1660, 2003-Ohio-66 (6th App. Dist. 2003)
  • Terry v. Ottawa County MRDD, 151 Ohio App.3d 234, 2002-Ohio-7299 (6th App. Dist. 2002)
  • Bouchard v. American Home Products, 213 F.Supp.2d 802 (N.D. Ohio 2002)
  • Bouchard v. American Home Products, 2002 WL 32597992 (N.D. Ohio 2002)
  • Agrawal v. Paul Revere Life Ins. Co., 205 F.3d 297, over'd 521 U.S. 1 (2004) (CA 6 2000)
Classes/Seminars Taught:
  • Rule 1.15(d) and (e): Balancing Your Client's Rights and Responsibilities, Ohio Association for Justice, Cleveland, Columbus and Cincinnati, 2015
  • Occurrence and Claims Made Insurance Policies, Ohio Association for Justice, Columbus and Cleveland, 2014
  • Topamax Discovery - Setting Up Discovery and the Appropriate Motions, 360 Advocacy, Chicago, 2011
  • Toyota Sudden Unintended Acceleration Litigation: Other Similar Incidents, Harris
    Martin Publishing, Orange County, California, 2010
  • Toyota Liability Issues: The Mechanical v. Electronic Debate - From Ford to Toyota: Lessons Learned, Harris
    Martin Publishing, San Diego, California, 2010
  • Advanced Federal Court Practice Seminar, Federal Bar Association, Toledo, Ohio, 2009
  • Robinson v. Bates Roundtable Panel, Ohio Association for Justice, Columbus, Ohio, 2008
  • Advisory Opinion 2007-7 (Ohio Rules of Professional Conduct, Rule 1.15), Ohio Association for Justice, Webinar, 2008
  • Consumer Class Actions, Ohio Association for Justice, Columbus, Ohio, 2007
  • Landmark Decisions in Ohio Insurance Law, Ohio Academy of Trial Lawyers, Independence and Toledo, Ohio, 2006
  • Justice Through Communication: Practical Discovery Methods, Ohio Academy of Trial Lawyers, Strongsville and Toledo, Ohio, 2003
  • Criminal Procedure, Bowling Green State University, Huron, Ohio, 2000
Honors and Awards:
  • Ohio Association for Justice Amicus Curiae Award, 2014
  • Ohio Super Lawyer, 2012 - 2015
  • Ohio Association for Justice Distinguished Service Award, 2011
  • Ohio Association for Justice Amicus Curiae Award, 2010
Professional Associations and Memberships:
  • Erie County Bar Association, 1998 - Present www.eriecountybar.com 
    Member of the Erie-Huron County Joint Certified Grievance Committee, 2011-present, Chair, 2015
  • Ohio State Bar Association, 1993 - Present
    Member; Special Cte. on Professional Rule of Conduct 1.15
  • American Bar Association, 1999 - Present
    www.abanet.org
  • Democratic Women of Erie County, 2000 - Present
  • American Association for Justice, f/k/a ATLA, 1998 - Present
    www.justice.org
  • Ohio Association for Justice, f/k/a OATL, 1998 - Present
    Board of Trustees, 2004-2010; Rules Comm., 2006; Amicus Curiae Comm.
  • The Justice Institute, 2008
    www.justiceinstitute.net
  • United States Senate Judicial Nominations Commission for the Southern District of Ohio, 2009-2012
  • State Central Committee for the Ohio Democratic Party, 2nd Senatorial District, 2006-2018 Co-Chair Advocacy Committee, 2015
  • Second Harvest Food Bank of North Central Ohio, At-Large Committee Member, 2007-2008, President 2004-2007, Secretary 2003-2004
  • Ohio State Bar Association Special Committee on Subrogation, 2009 
  • Ohio State Bar Association Subrogation Task Force, 2010
  • Ohio State Bar Association, Legal Ethics & Professional Conduct Committee, 2009-2012
  • Ohio Association for Justice, Amicus Curiae Committee - Chair 2009-present
  • Ohio Association for Justice, Subrogation Task Force, 2014
  • Baywinds Athletic Club Tennis
  • Customized Office Skills Training Advisory Board, Sandusky City Schools, 2008-2010 www.scs-k12.org/COST.aspx
Past Employment Positions:
  • Erie County, Assistant Prosecuting Attorney, 1997



Honors and Awards: Ohio Association for Justice Amicus Curiae Award, 2014 Ohio Super Lawyer, 2012 - 2015 Ohio Association for Justice Distinguished Service Award, 2011 Ohio Association for Justice Amicus Curiae Award, 2010 Professional Associations and Memberships: Erie County Bar Association, 1998 - Present www.eriecountybar.com Member of the Erie-Huron County Joint Certified Grievance Committee, 2011-present, Chair, 2015 Ohio State Bar Association, 1993 - Present Member; Special Cte. on Professional Rule of Conduct 1.15 American Bar Association, 1999 - Present www.abanet.org Democratic Women of Erie County, 2000 - Present American Association for Justice, f/k/a ATLA, 1998 - Present www.justice.org Ohio Association for Justice, f/k/a OATL, 1998 - Present Board of Trustees, 2004-2010; Rules Comm., 2006; Amicus Curiae Comm. The Justice Institute, 2008 www.justiceinstitute.net United States Senate Judicial Nominations Commission for the Southern District of Ohio, 2009-2012 State Central Committee for the Ohio Democratic Party, 2nd Senatorial District, 2006-2018 Co-Chair Advocacy Committee, 2015 Second Harvest Food Bank of North Central Ohio, At-Large Committee Member, 2007-2008, President 2004-2007, Secretary 2003-2004 Ohio State Bar Association Special Committee on Subrogation, 2009 Ohio State Bar Association Subrogation Task Force, 2010 Ohio State Bar Association, Legal Ethics & Professional Conduct Committee, 2009-2012 Ohio Association for Justice, Amicus Curiae Committee - Chair 2009-present Ohio Association for Justice, Subrogation Task Force, 2014 Baywinds Athletic Club Tennis Customized Office Skills Training Advisory Board, Sandusky City Schools, 2008-2010 www.scs-k12.org/COST.aspx

Education

  • The College of The Holy Cross

    B.A.
  • Case Western Reserve University Law School

    J.D., Law

Publications

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