Charles M. Murray

Partner

419-624-3127

SANDUSKY, OHIO PERSONAL INJURY & CONSUMER PROTECTION
No different than most kids, I dreamt of being a hero as a child — and there was no bigger hero in my life than my father. He often told us stories about the people who were relying on him to resolve their tragedies… I always knew that was the kind of person I wanted to be. After earning my law degree from the University of Dayton in 1991, I joined the firm and began helping those who had been harmed with no place to go for justice.

“Grief is the price we pay for love.” — Queen Elizabeth II

The people who inspire me: Those who work with emotionally and physically challenged children. They are true heroes.

My advice for young professionals: Get involved with your community and the people in it as soon as possible.

I like giving back because: It reminds me that I have opportunities that are not always available to others. It enables me to open doors for people that can lead to them reaching their full potential.

On the weekends you can find me: At the Dock of The Bay Marina on Lake Erie, where I’m a managing partner, or participating in a fundraising run with the Firelands Area Runners Club.

COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT

  • Sandusky Central Catholic School Board; member 2007- present; president 2010-2012
  • Sandusky State Theater Board; 2007-2010
  • Volunteer Center Board; past president, 1994-2000

Areas of Practice:

  • Plaintiffs' Trial Practice
  • Personal Injury
  • Wrongful Death Actions
  • Mediation
  • 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, 2004-2017
  • Toledo Business Journal's Who's Who in Area Law, 2014-2016
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
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