Rated By Super LawyersJames L. Murray


419-624-3129      jlm@murrayandmurray.com

I graduated from Case Western Reserve University Law School and became a lawyer because I like to solve problems and I like people. The relationships with my clients are built through hours of listening and working together. That is what makes my job worthwhile. It is a great thrill when I get to tell clients that we’ve won a case and that they will be able to rebuild or improve their lives as a result of our hard work together.

“The moral arc of the universe bends at the elbow of justice.” — Martin Luther King, Jr.

Inspiration in my life: My parents.

When I’m not helping clients: You can find me at the field coaching and watching my four children play ball.

My advice for young professionals: Do work for which you have true passion

I like giving back because: What is life really about if you’re not giving back to the world you live in?

The teams I love: Browns, Cavs, Indians, Buckeyes


  • Serves as the Vice-Chair for the Erie County Central Committee, Democratic Party.
  • Member of the Board of Trustees for Erie County Bar Association
  • Serves on the Huron Baseball and Softball program Board
  • Coaches youth baseball and basketball

 Areas of Practice:

  • Plaintiff's Trial Practice
  • Personal Injury
  • Wrongful Death Actions
  • Employment Discrimination
  • Insurance Bad Faith
  • Breach of Contract
  • FELA - Federal Employer Liability Act
  • Criminal Defense
Bar Admissions:
  • Ohio, 1997
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Ohio, 1998
  • Case Western Reserve University Law School, Cleveland, Ohio, 1997
  • Boston College, 1994
Honors and Awards:
  • Ohio Super Lawyer, 2016-2019
Representative Cases:
  • Turner v. Cathedral Ministries, 2015-Ohio-633 (6th App. Dist.)
  • Thom v. Perkins Twp., 2012 Ohio App. Lexis 1377 (6th App. Dist.)
  • Elevators Mutual Insurance Company v. J. Patrick O'Flaherty's, Inc., 125 Ohio St.3d 362, 2010-Ohio-1043 (Ohio 2010)
  • Safeco Ins. Co. of Amer. v. White, 122 Ohio St.3d 562, 2009-Ohio-3718 (Ohio 2009)
  • Henney v. Shelby City School District, 2006 Ohio App. Lexis 1251 (5th App. Dist.)
Professional Associations and Memberships:
  • Erie County Bar Association, Member of the Board of Trustees
  • Ohio State Bar Association, Member
  • Ohio Academy of Trial Lawyers, Member
  • Erie County Central Committee, Democratic Party, Vice-Chair
  • Advocates for Basic Legal Equality/Legal Aid of Western Ohio, Member of Board of Trustees www.lawolaw.org, Vice President 2011-2014
Past Employment Positions:
  • Cuyahoga County Prosecutor, Assistant, 1998 - 2002
  • Cuyahoga County, Adult Felony Trial Division, County Prosecutor
  • Cuyahoga County, Juvenile Division, County Prosecutor
  • Cuyahoga County, Child Support Division, County Prosecutor
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