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Thomas J. Murray

Thomas J. Murray is a Managing Member of King and Murray PLLC. Mr. Murray handles complex commercial litigation, shareholder disputes, mortgage fraud litigation, insurance coverage disputes, and consumer financial litigation matters. His clients – some of which include the nation’s largest on-line mortgage lender, a global automobile manufacturer and a major financial services and insurance group – depend on his understanding of their businesses, his ability to communicate effective legal advice and strategy, and ultimately his aggressive representation in court.  Mr. Murray has been named to the Michigan Super Lawyers list as one of the top attorneys in the area of Business Litigation for 2011-2015 and in 2013, 2014 and 2015 was named in the top 100 Lawyers in Michigan.

A Record Of Success

Mr. Murray has tried numerous cases to verdict in the Michigan state courts and federal courts, and has achieved many significant victories for his clients over the years.

  • Mr. Murray represented Chrysler LLC in obtaining a $47.7 million verdict against a Tier 1 supplier. The verdict is believed to be the largest in the history of the Oakland County Circuit Court.
  • Mr. Murray represented a plaintiff-automotive marketing company and its shareholders in a case that resulted in a $20 million settlement after a seven-week trial. This was the largest reported settlement in Michigan that year.
  • Mr. Murray represented a plaintiff in a condemnation action against the federal government that resulted in a $16.1 million judgment.
  • Mr. Murray has also successfully defended numerous business clients in obtaining defense verdicts or judgment for the defendants via dispositive motions.
  • Other trial successes include winning a seven-figure tax refund judgment for a plaintiff in a dispute with the Michigan Department of Treasury.

In addition to extensive trial experience, Mr. Murray has managed litigation both nationally and regionally for a major retailer and an owner of nursing home facilities.

Admitted to Practice

  • Michigan state courts
  • United States Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Michigan
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Michigan
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Eastern District of Michigan
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Southern District of Ohio

Awards and Recognition

  • Top 100 Michigan SuperLawyer: 2013-2015
  • dBusiness Top Lawyer: 2011-present
  • Michigan SuperLawyer: 2011-present

Education

  • Oakland University, B.A., Political Science (honors)
  • Michigan State University College of Law, J.D. (magna cum laude)

Seminars, Speeches, and Publications

  • 11/06/2009 – Panel discussion at Michigan Defense Trial Counsel – Contractual Issues in Commercial Litigation in a Changing Economic Environment
  • “Demonstrative Evidence 101,” The Litigation Newsletter, Litigation Section, State Bar of Michigan (Winter 1999)

Professional Associations

  • American Bar Association (Member: Litigation Section, Business Law Section)
  • State Bar of Michigan (Member: Business Law Section; Litigation)
  • Oakland County Bar Association (Case Evaluator)

Civic and Cultural Involvement

  • Board Member, Mary’s Mantle, Catholic home for homeless expectant mothers
  • Board Member, Faith@Work, Catholic non-profit bookstore
  • Parishioner, National Shrine of the Little Flower Church, Royal Oak, MI