Leslie O. Murray

419-624-3010      leslie@murrayandmurray.com

One of the most powerful experiences of my life was working with the United Nations in Sierra Leone and Liberia. It’s where I began my career and where I truly understood the importance of basic human rights and how I can make an impact. When I see a wrong, I believe it needs to be righted. People who have no voice or are underserved by society deserve to have a champion in their corner. There is nothing more satisfying than achieving a just result for my clients.

“Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off the goal.” — Hannah More 

The moment I knew I wanted to be a lawyer: I was five years old, and I remember my grandmother offering my brother salt and pepper shakers in the shape of barristers. I decided right then I would practice law with my family.  

My inspiration in life: Is my grandmother, who has faced every one of life’s challenges with a smile and a sprinkle of humor

When I’m not helping clients: You’ll find me at my kids sporting events and extracurriculars. When I can steal some time for myself, I do some hardcore Crossfit or a bike ride.

Favorite sports teams: University of Miami. It’s all about the U!

My advice for young professionals: Do your best. ALWAYS.


  • Advocates for Basic Legal Equality and Legal Aid of Western Ohio, Board Member
  • Boys & Girls Club of Erie County, Board of Directors
  • Sandusky State Theatre, Board of Directors 

Areas of Practice:

  • Plaintiff's Trial Practice
  • Consumer Protection Law
  • International Human Rights Law
  • Commercial Breach of Contract
  • Personal Injury
  • Wrongful Death Actions
  • Commercial Law
  • Employment Litigation
  • Insurance Law
Litigation Percentage:
  • 100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation
Bar Admissions:
  • Ohio, 2006
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Ohio, 2007
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Ohio, 2009
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 6th Circuit, 2009
  • District of Columbia, 2011
  • Case Western Reserve University Law School, Cleveland, Ohio, 2005 J.D.
    Honors: International Law Concentration With Honors
  • University of Miami, Coral Gables, Florida, 2002 B.B.A.
    Honors: Cum Laude, General Honors, Departmental Honors, Political Science Department Award
Honors and Awards:
  • Ohio Super Lawyers, Rising Star, 2012-2018
  • National Trial Lawyers Top 40 Under 40, 2014
Professional Associations and Memberships:
  • American Association for Justice, International Law Section Member
  • Erie County Bar Association, Board of Trustees and Fee Dispute Arbitration Committee Member
  • Ohio Association for Justice, Member
  • Ohio State Bar Association, Member and Unlicensed Practice of Law Committee Member : District 10 Representative
Past Employment Positions:
  • United Nations Mission in Liberia - Department of Peacemaking Operations: Legal and Judicial System Support Division, Monrovia and Robertsport, Liberia, June 1, 2005 - June 31, 2006
  • Special Court for Sierra Leone - Office of the Prosecutor: Freetown, Sierra Leone, June 1, 2004 - December 31, 2004
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