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Fearless, honorable, hard-working, my federal court trial record (bench & jury, civil & criminal) of 36-1 tells you . . . . I mean business !


Named Illinois Super Lawyer in Environmental Litigation (2009)


Selected llinois Leading Lawyer in Commercial Litigation (2009) 


Practice areas


  1. Litigation: 40%
  2. Criminal Defense: 30%
  3. Environmental and Natural Resources: 30%



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    Mr. Murray is one of the most intelligent and helpful attorneys I have met since joining the profession. He also is very courteous and respectful.


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Contact info

Johnson & Bell, Ltd.

Suite 2700
33 West Monroe Street
Chicago, IL, 60603-5404


ILActive And Authorized To Practice Law197611/12/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Jail Project Lifetime AchievementChicago Legal Advocacy for Incarcerated Mothers2007
Special Achievement Award for Sustained Superior PeformanceUnited States Department of Justice1991
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyJohnson & Bell. Ltd.1991 - Present
N/AOffice of United States Attorney, U.S. Dept. of Justice1978 - 1991
N/AUnited States Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit1976 - 1978
Association namePosition nameDuration
Federal Bar AssociationBoard of Directors1995 - Present
Seventh Circuit Bar AssociationMember1991 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
U.S. v. Judge John MurphyConviction affirmed
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Publication nameTitleDate
J&B Municipal Alert !Municipal Policy or Custom Needed for Prospective Relief2011
Municipal Law Alert !County Deputy Sheriff Stalks City Police Officer2007
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Loyola University Chicago School of LawLawJD - Juris DoctorN/A
Marquette UniversityEconomicsBA - Bachelor of ArtsN/A
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Immigration Enforcement in the WorkplacePolice execution of search and arrest warrants at company facilities2008