John T. Murray 

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SANDUSKY, OHIO PERSONAL INJURY & CONSUMER PROTECTION OHIO
BOARD ­CERTIFIED ATTORNEY WITH A CONCENTRATION ON COMPLEX COMMERCIAL LITIGATION

Since receiving my Juris Doctorate from Pettit College of Law at Ohio Northern University in 1979, I have worked hard to establish a reputation as a strong supporter of consumer rights. I feel it is an honor to be selected as someone’s lawyer, to have someone believe in you, to place that much trust in your skills and knowledge. I put my all in every day to earn and keep my clients’ trust.

“Man perfected by society is the best of all animals; he is the most terrible of all when he lives without law, and without justice.” — Aristotle

Inspiration in my life: My parents have always been an inspiration to me.

My family: I’ve been married to the love of my life for 40 years. We have three amazing children and four adorable grandchildren.

When I’m not helping clients: I love to indulge in the arts around my community and have a knack for culinary creations.

If I could go back to my younger years: I would definitely read more poetry.

My advice for young professionals: Learn to listen, really listen.

COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT

  • Family Crisis Intervention Counselor, 1975 - 1976

Areas of Practice:

  • Plaintiffs' Trial Practice
  • Consumer Law
  • Commercial Law
  • Class Actions
  • Mediation
  • Securities Litigation
  • Sudden Acceleration
Litigation Percentage:
  • 100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation
Bar Admissions:
  • Ohio, 1979
  • Colorado, 1988
  • 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. Court of Appeals 6th Circuit, 1988
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1990
  • U.S. District Court of the District of Columbia, 2011
Education:
  • Ohio Northern University Pettit College of Law, Ada, Ohio, 1979
    J.D.
    Honors: Phi Kappa Phi
    Honors: Highest Cumulative Average in the Graduating Class
  • University of Dayton, 1974
    B.S.
    Honors: Joseph Zusman Award as the Outstanding Social Work Graduate
Published Works:
  • Legal Aspects of Doing Business in North America, Ed. Dennis Campbell. New York: Juris Publishing, Inc., Ohio, 2011
  • Ohio Foreclosure What You Need to Know Now, Ed. Jodine Mayberry. Pennsylvania: Andrews Publications, Being Informed: Holding Lendeers and Servicers Accountable in Foreclosure Litigation, 2010
Representative Cases:
  • King v. Promedica Health Systems, Inc., 4200 (Supreme Court of Ohio 2011)
  • Carter v. Welles Bowen, 553 F.3d 979 (Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals 2009)
  • Pitt County v. Hotels.com, L.P., 553 F.3d 308 (Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals 2009)
  • Household Credit Services, Inc. v. Pfennig, 541 U.S. 232, 124 S.Ct. 1741, 158 L.Ed.2d 450 (U.S. Supreme Court 2004)
  • McClain v. South Carolina Nat. Bank, 105 F.3d 898, 1997-1 Trade Cases P 71 (Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals 2004)
  • Fazio v. Lehman Bros., Inc, 340 F.3d 386, 2003 Fed.App.0284P (Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals 2003)
  • Stout v. J.D. Byrider, 228 F.2d 709, 47 Fed.R.Serv.3d 1037 (Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals 2000)
  • Maitland v. Ford Motor Co., 103 Ohio St.3d 463, 2004-Ohio-5717, 816 N.E.2d 106 (Supreme Court of Ohio 2004)
  • Pitts v. American Sec.Ins. Co., 144 N.C.App. 1, 550 S.E.2d 179 (North Carolina Court of Appeals 2001)
  • State ex rel. Banc One Corp. v. Walker, 86 Ohio St.3d 169, 712 N.E.2d 742, 1999-Ohio-151 (Supreme Court of Ohio 1999)
  • Cope v. Metro. Life Ins. Co., 82 Ohio St.3d 426, 696 N.E.2d 1001, 1998-Ohio-405 (Supreme Court of Ohio 1998)
  • Drage v. Procter & Gamble, 119 Ohio App.3d 19, 694 N.E.2d 479 (Court of Appeals 1997)
  • Weston v. Weston Paper & Mfg. Co., 74 Ohio St.3d 377, 658 N.E.2d 1058, 1996-Ohio-148 (Supreme Court of Ohio 1996)
  • Kenty v. Transamerican Premium Ins. Co., 72 Ohio St.3d 415, 650 N.E.2d 863, 1995-Ohio-61 (Supreme Court of Ohio 1995)
  • Losgdon v. Fifth Third Bank of Toledo, 100 Ohio App.3d 333, 654 N.E.2d 115 (Court of Appeals 1994)
  • Brinkman v. Ross, 68 Ohio St.3d 82, 623 N.E.2d 1175, 1993-Ohio-72 (Supreme Court of Ohio 1993)
  • State ex rel. The Ohio Co. v. Maschari, 51 Ohio St.3d 18, 553 N.E.2d 1356 (Supreme Court of Ohio 1990)
  • Stepak v. Schey, 51 Ohio St.3d 8, 53 N.E.2d 1072 (Supreme Court of Ohio 1990)
  • Galloway v. Lorimar Motion Picture Management, Inc., 55 Ohio App.3d 78, 562 N.E.2d 949 (Court of Appeals 1989)
Classes/Seminars Taught:
  • Annual Convention, Ohio Academy of Trial Lawyers, 1994 - 1995
  • National Convention, National Association of Consumer Advocates, 1998
  • Life and Health Insurance Litigation Practices, American Law Institute-American Bar Association, 2000
  • Annual Meeting 2001, 2003, 2009, National Consumer Law Center, 2001 - 2009
  • Visiting Professor, University of Donetsk, Ukraine, 2007
  • Fellow Center for International Legal Studies, Salzburg, Austria
  • Emerging Issues in Health Provider’s Balance Billing of Personal Injury Victims and King v. ProMedica, Ohio Association for Justice, 2011
Honors and Awards:
  • Ohio Super Lawyer 2007, 2012,  2014-2017
  • Martindale Hubbell AV rated
  • National Trial Lawyers Top 100 Civil Plaintiff Trial Lawyers in Ohio
Professional Associations and Memberships:
  • Erie County Bar Association, 1989 - Present
    President (2011)
  • Ohio State Bar Association
    Member
  • The American Association for Justice, f/k/a ATLA
    Member
  • The Ohio Association for Justice, f/k/a OATL
    Member
  • The National Association of Consumer Advocates, 1994 - Present
    Member
  • American Arbitration Association Member
  • United Shareholders Association, 1988 - 1993
    Chapter Chair
Past Employment Positions:
  • Ohio Attorney General, Special Counsel, 1993 - 1994
  • Montgomery County Ohio Juvenile Court, Counselor, 1974 - 1976
  • Montgomery County Juvenile Court and Good Samaritan Mental Health Agency of Dayton, Ohio, Family Crisis Intervention Counselor, 1975 - 1976
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