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About Me

Groomed to be an insurance coverage attorney reading William
Safire's On Language column in the New York Times growing up in
northern New Jersey and Rockland County, New York.

Practice includes insurance coverage analysis and litigation,
first-party property, fraud and arson defense work for numerous property
and casualty insurers on a state-wide and regional basis.

Has successfully litigated and tried numerous insurance fraud and
coverage cases for insurers through trial and appeal in New York and
writes and speaks regularly for insurers and adjusters on various issues
relating to insurance coverage, fraud, “bad faith” and the defense of
first- and third-party claims.


Analysis and litigation of complex first-
and third-party coverage matters.

Investigation and defense of insurance claims suspected to be


Practice Areas


  1. Insurance Fraud: 40%
    27 years
  2. Insurance: 30%
    29 years
  3. Litigation: 30%
    29 years

Attorney Endorsements

1 total 

  • David M. Gottlieb

    Mr. Mura is a zealous advocate with encyclopedic knowledge of insurance law. I check his blog, daily for new developments in insurance law and as a supplement to my own blog. There can be no doubt that Roy is a thought leader, not only in his area of law, but in the application of technology to legal practice. I recommend him without hesitation.


    David Gottlieb Litigation Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Mura & Storm, PLLC

930 Rand Building
14 Lafayette Square
Buffalo, NY, 14203-1929


NYCurrently registered 198703/13/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Top 50 Insurance Law BlogsLexisNexis2009
Top 50 Insurance Law Blogs 2008LexisNexis2008
Distinguished Service AwardNew York State Chapter of Special Investigation Units2008
Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
Managing PartnerMura & Storm, PLLC1994 - Present
AssociateLustig & Brown, LLP1993 - 1994
AssociateSaperston & Day, PC1989 - 1993
AssociateHurwitz & Fine Pc1988 - 1989
Confidential Law AssistantNew York State Supreme Court, Appellate Division, Fourth Judicial Department1986 - 1988
Association NamePosition NameDuration
New York State Chapter of Special Investigation UnitsGeneral Counsel1997 - Present
Defense Research InstituteMember1994 - Present
New York State Fire Investigators State Chapter No. 23Member1994 - Present
International Association of Arson InvestigatorsMember1993 - Present
New York State Bar AssociationMember1987 - Present
Bar Association of Erie CountyMember1987 - Present
Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
KMAPS Corp. v. Nova Cas. Co.Summary judgment to plaintiffs reversed on appeal.
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Publication NameTitleDate
Coverage Counsel BlogCoverage Counsel2008
New York Law JournalInsurance Law: Higher Stakes for Parties to All Insurance Contracts1992
Syracuse Law ReviewInsurance Law Survey Article1991
Syracuse Law ReviewInsurance Law Survey Article1990
Syracuse Law ReviewInsurance Law Survey Article1989
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
State University of New York at BuffaloLawJD - Juris Doctor1986
State University of New York, BinghamtonLinguisticsBA - Bachelor of Arts1983
Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
NYSSIU Quarterly MeetingDiscoverability of SIU File Materials2009
NYSSIU Quarterly MeetingQuarterly Update of Case Law, Statutory, Regulatory and Legislative Developments2009
LegalTech New York 2009Adopting Web 2.0 Capabilities into your Web Presence2009
NYACT Education Conference for Insurance Claims & SIU PersonnelIdentification & Investigation of Key Coverage Issues Relevant to Fire Losses — A Case Study2008
Delaware Valley IASIU Chapter's Annual Conference(1) Best Practice and Procedure for Difficult EUOs & (2) Crack Ride Losses — Covered or Not?2008
Annual Educational Seminars DayUnderstanding the New York Court or Appeals’ Decisions Permitting the Recovery of Consequential Damages in Bi-Economy Market, Inc. v. Harleysville Ins. Co. of N.Y.2008
Annual Conference Oregon IASIU ChapterMethods & Techniques of a Successful Telephone Interview2008
23rd Annual IASIU Seminar & Expo on Insurance FraudBest Practice and Procedure for Difficult EUOs2008
23rd Annual IASIU Seminar & Expo on Insurance FraudInvestigating the "Crack Ride" Loss — A Claim Study2008
NYACT Education Conference for Insurance Claims & SIU PersonnelThe Top 10 Most Vexing Issues Challenging No-Fault Insurers in New York State2007
Finger Lakes Insurance Council & Underwriting Seminar & RoundtableValuation Issues Relevant to Property Loss Claims2007