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Murray L. Bristol started this firm in order to provide quality representation for individuals and small companies for serious legal problems that they have encountered. Previously, Bristol prosecuted felonies as an Assistant District Attorney for the 34th Judicial District Attorney's office. During his time as an Assistant District Attorney, he argued more than 100 hearings before the Court and tried over 40 criminal trials resulting in 17 life sentences.


After leaving the District Attorney's Office, Bristol worked for a prominent law firm with offices in Dallas and Tulsa. One of the former partners of this firm became Governor of Oklahoma. While an attorney for this firm, Bristol litigated all types of cases from simple contract disputes to serious injury and death cases involving multi-state liability against national corporations. During this time frame, Bristol further developed his litigation and trial skills and learned what is necessary to prevail in the sometimes political and powerful judicial system.


Many of Bristol's high profile cases have been followed by local and national news medias such as the USA Today, Sport's Illustrated, The Dallas Morning News, and the El Paso Times. Bristol has further been interviewed about his cases by ABC News with Peter Jennings, Dateline NBC and The Wall Street Journal.


Bristol is licensed to practice in all State Courts in Texas and Oklahoma, as well as in the United States District Courts in the Northern and Western Districts of Texas and the Eastern, Northern, and Western Districts of Oklahoma.


Bristol earned a bachelor of business administration degree in finance and entrepreneurship from Baylor University where he was honored by being named to the Dean's List. He received his juris doctorate from The University of Tulsa College of Law where he was a member of the Energy Law Journal, Phi Delta Phi legal fraternity, and was listed on the Dean's Honor Roll. He also attended Southern Methodist University School of Law and studied British Constitutional and European Economic Community Law at The University of Oxford, Queen's College in England.


Bristol is very involved in the legal community and is currently a member of the Travis County Bar Association, Dallas County Bar Association, North Dallas Bar Association (Director: 1999-2000), State Bar of Texas, Oklahoma Bar Association, Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, Texas Trial Lawyers Association, and Association of Trial Lawyers of America. When Bristol lived in Oklahoma, he was a member of the Tulsa County Bar Association, Oklahoma Trial Lawyers Association and a Charter member of the Tulsa County Criminal Defense Association. Bristol further donates his legal time to represent indigent families on a pro bono basis through the Dallas Volunteer Attorneys Program.


Bristol primarily practices in the areas of personal injury, auto and truck accidents, nursing home negligence, wrongful death, criminal defense, fraud, breach of contract, and products liability with an emphasis on trial law.


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Practice areas


  1. DUI & DWI: 20%
  2. Car Accidents: 20%
  3. Personal Injury: 20%
  4. Wrongful Death: 10%
  5. Other: 30%
  6. More 



Hourly ($200-300/hour), contingent (25-40%), Fixed (sometimes)

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  • Michael S. Waddington

    I endorse Murray. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community.


    Michael Waddington Military Law Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Chad M. Ruback

    I was hired to evaluate some appellate issues on a case that Murray was handling in the trial court. Murray impressed me as being extremely intelligent, thorough, and hard-working. This put him in a position to negotiate a very favorable settlement for his client. I highly recommend Murray.


    Chad Ruback Appeals Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact info


TXEligible To Practice In Texas 199310/19/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Best Lawyers in Dallas Under 40 years oldD Magazine2004
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Assistant District AttorneyEl Paso County District Attorney's Office1993 - 1994
Association namePosition nameDuration
Travis County Bar AssociationMember2000 - 2002
North Dallas Bar AssociationDirector1999 - 2000
Dallas County Bar AssociationMember1998 - 2008
Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers AssociationMember1998 - 2002
Tulsa County Bar AssociationMember1995 - 1999
Oklahoma Trial Lawyers AssociationMember1995 - 1999
Tulsa County Criminal Defense AssociationCharter Member1995 - 1999
Association of Trial Lawyers of AmericaMember1995 - 1999
American Bar AssociationMember1995 - 1999
Texas District & County Attorneys AssociationMember1993 - 1994
Dallas Trial Lawyers AssociationMemberN/A
Oklahoma Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Texas Trial Lawyers AssociationMemberN/A
State Bar of TexasMemberN/A
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Plaintiff (minor) v. Oil Company injury to child by drinking base at laboratorySettled lawsuit for minor for $2.5 million.
Wrongful death case of father who was killed while driving a motorcycle who had 2 minor children and a wifeSettled the case for $1.85 million
Not Guilty by Jury TrialNot Guilty
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Publication nameTitleDate
Sturgeon v. Retherford PublicationsAppeal1999
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Tulsa College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1992
Baylor UniversityEntrepreneurshipB.B.A.1988
Baylor UniversityFinanceB.B.A.1988
The University of Oxford, Queen's College, EnglandBritish ConstitutionalN/AN/A
The University of Oxford, Queen's College, EnglandEuropean Economic Community LawN/AN/A
Southern Methodist University, Dedman School of LawLawN/AN/A
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
How to start your own law firmHow to begin and start a succesful law firm2005