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John T. Murray

John T. Murray

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Practice Areas

  • Complex Litigation
  • Credit
  • Securities
  • Bank and Insurance Litigation


I am a founding partner at the law firm of Leslie Murray Law. I began the firm with Leslie Murray in July 2018. Prior to my experience at Leslie Murray Law, I was a partner at the Sandusky law firm of Murray & Murray. Murray & Murray was founded by my father and his brother, Thomas J. Murray, Sr. and Emmett Murray (respectively) in 1931. Prior to my departure, the firm had grown to fourteen lawyers practicing exclusively in complex civil litigation.  I had been a partner in the family’s law firm since 1979 and served as President and Chief Executive Officer of the firm since 1998.

I was born September 7, 1953 in Sandusky, Ohio. I married Susan Olsen in October, 1975 in Bethpage, New York and we are parents of three children: Leslie; John Jr., and Timothy, and two grandchildren, Hugh and Eleanor Griffiths.


  • Ohio Northern University Pettit College of Law, Ada, Ohio
    • J.D. - 1979
  • University of Dayton
    • B.S. - 1974
    • Honors: Joseph Zusman Award as the Outstanding Social Work graduate

Professional Associations

  • National Association of Consumer Advocates, 1994
  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • American Association for Justice
  • Ohio Association for Justice
  • Erie County Bar Association, Vice President - 2010, President - 2011
  • United Shareholders Association, Chapter Chair 1988 to 1993

Current Employment Position

  • Of Counsel

Bar Admissions

  • Supreme Court of the United States of America, 1990
  • Supreme Court of Ohio, 1979
  • Supreme Court of Colorado, 1988
  • Supreme Court of New York, 1988
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Ohio, 1980
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Ohio, 2005
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of New York, 2008
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, 2011
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 6th Circuit, 1988


  • Martindale Hubbell AV rated
  • Super Lawyers Magazine, Ohio Super Lawyer, 2007-2012