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Daniel Patrick Murray

Family Attorney at River Falls, WI

5.0   9 reviews
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  • State Years
    Minnesota - MN 29 years
    Wisconsin - WI 30 years
  • Licensed for 29 years
    State MN
    Acquired 1994
    Authorized to Practice No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 30 years
    State WI
    Acquired 1993
    Good Standing No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Daniel

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Dan Murray is a trial lawyer and mediator whose practice areas include: serious accident and personal injury litigation; family law, divorce, child custody and placement cases; farm, business, and property damage litigation; social security disability matters; mediation/negotiation; and insurance disputes.  He has dedicated his career to zealously advocating for the rights of individuals and small businesses.   Dan is committed to his clients and obtaining the best possible result on each and every case.  To each client matter Dan brings over 26 years of successful courtroom experience practicing law in many counties throughout Wisconsin and Minnesota.  He is also a seasoned mediator who puts this experience to use in negotiating positive outcomes for clients.  Dan is committed to the broad community in which he works and lives, and is a member of the local Kiwanis and Lions Clubs, volunteer coach for youth athletics, and since 1993 has represented disadvantaged clients pro bono for the Southern Minnesota Regional Legal Services/Ramsey County Volunteer Attorney Program.   In addition to representing individuals and small businesses in Wisconsin and Minnesota with family law matters and a wide-variety of personal injury, insurance, business and property damage claims, Dan has extensive legal experience in many other states throughout the country in complex litigation and appellate matters including successfully representing dairy farmers against electric utilities, cooperatives, and large insurance companies on a variety of agricultural issues including economic damage cases involving stray voltage/stray electricity, faulty milking equipment, and deficient feed.   Dan's interests include spending time with his wife and three children, as well as golf, broomball, and Badger Football.


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Rodli, Beskar, Neuhaus, Murray & Pletcher, SC
219 North Main Street
PO Box 138
River Falls, WI, 54022


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  9 customer reviews
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Posted by Shannon | October 15, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent attorney
I would highly recommend Dan Murray and his legal assistant, Kelly. Both were very well organized and easy to work with. Dan knows the law and is extremely efficient in court. He does not waste the courts time and gets the job done. He’s fair on billing.
Posted by Jenny | May 27, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Outstanding Representation
Mr. Murray represented my fiancé and I in our family matter exceptionally well. He has an outstanding demeanor that radiates in the courtroom. He is respectful to counsel yet aggressive in address important points. He is not looking to waste time or money, but to take care of business.
Posted by Susie | July 30, 2015
amazing and kind
Dan and Kelly were amazing in helping me through one of the most difficult times in my life, they were patient and kind and I will always keep them in my thoughts and prayers
Posted by Christine Beseman Durocher | January 8, 2015
I recommend Dan without hesitation
The legal process can be confusing and intimidating. Dan has a presence about him that is calming and supportive. Nothing ruffles his feathers. While in court I experienced his knowledge, organization and edge all of which showed how committed he was to my case. He demonstrated skills in communication and negotiation. For example, Often I had a certain view on how/what should occur and because of his skills the end result was better than I expected. After my initial consultation I felt Dan understood my needs and was going to support me through the difficult and complicated process. I was confident that Dan could work on my behalf for the best possible outcome. Dan didn't tell me what I wanted to hear rather he was up front and honest about possible results. He was thorough, and available. When I had a question or concern he was responsive, able to reference particulars of my case, and patient with my inexperience.
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Posted by anonymous | January 5, 2015
Recommended with confidence
Dan represented me in my highly contested divorce, which lasted about 11 months and included many days of trial on child custody. A settlement was not possible, and litigation was necessary. I am an attorney, but I could not have represented myself--I was too emotionally involved. Trusting someone else to protect your parent-child relationship is difficult, especially at trial, but Dan took my case seriously and performed admirably. Dan is an experienced, hard-working, trial attorney. I am very thankful for his help, and I recommend him without reservation.
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Posted by Tim | December 10, 2014
A Lawyer Who Was Interested In My Well Being
I used Dan to update my will which was done by another attorney several years ago. What made Dan different than the previous lawyer is that he genuinely seem interested in me and my family and what I was trying to accomplish. He answered all my questions and took the time to help me understand my choices. I never felt rushed, pressured or intimidated during the entire process. I will definitely being using Dan again for any future legal needs.
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Posted by Jeani | December 5, 2014
Daniel Patrick Murray, Esq.
Attorney Murray is careful, attentive, patient and open to suggestions from his clients. I requested that my case be closed for the time being and my request was honored without argument. All court documents were executed precisely and without mistakes. Attornery Murray has an excellent paralegal who knows what to do and how to do it quickly yet thoroughly. Kelly is unfailingly pleasant even though one can see she has plenty of work to do.
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Posted by Melissa | December 4, 2014
Dan's our legal man
I have worked with Dan Murray for over 10 years. Employment contracts to mediation he's thorough, trustworthy and asks the tough questions. Thanks Dan.
Posted by Warren | December 4, 2014
Dan Murray
Dan help me on the purchase of my business and was great to work with. He always had my interest in mind and gave me valued advice through the process. I would and do recommend Dan to anyone needing legal assistance.
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  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 9.4 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney/Owner
  • Rodli, Beskar, Neuhaus, Murray & Pletcher, SC
  • 2014 - Present
  • Judge Appointed Mediator
  • St. Croix County Circuit Court
  • 2000 - Present
  • Judge Appointed Guardian Ad Litem
  • St. Croix County Circuit Court
  • 2000 - Present
  • Volunteer Attorney
  • Southern Minnesota Regional Legal Services
  • 1993 - Present
  • City Appointed Municipal Prosecutor
  • City of Hudson
  • 2014 - 2019
  • Attorney/Owner
  • Miller & Murray, S.C.
  • 2008 - 2014
  • Attorney/Owner
  • Hammarback, Murray, & Jacobson, S.C.
  • 1999 - 2008
  • Judge Appointed Guardian Ad Litem
  • Pierce County
  • 1995 - 2010
  • Attorney
  • Hammarback Law Offices
  • 1993 - 1999
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  • Hamline University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1993
  • University of Wisconsin, Madison
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1989

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Allen v. WPSC
  • Favorable for Client
  • D.S. Farms v. NSP
  • Favorable for Clients
  • Leonard v. Dusek
  • Favorable ruling for client
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  • River Falls Lions Club
  • Member, Past President
  • 2006 - Present
  • Minnesota State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1994 - Present
  • Saint Croix Valley Bar Association
  • Member, Past President
  • 1993 - Present
  • State Bar of Wisconsin
  • Member
  • 1993 - Present
  • Greater Hudson Kiwanis
  • Founding Member
  • 2009 - 2017
  • Wisconsin Association for Justice
  • Jury Instruction Committee
  • 2005 - 2010
  • Saint Croix Valley Bar Association
  • President
  • 1999 - 2000
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Distinguished
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2018
  • Knight of Sight Fellowship
  • River Falls Lions Club
  • 2014
  • Lion of the Year Award
  • River Falls Lions Club
  • 2013


Speaking Engagements

  • UWRF Business Law Class
  • Various
  • 2009

Attorney endorsements

Received (2)
Given (6)
Endorse Daniel
Insurance Attorney | Dec 09
Relationship: Co-worker
"Dan is an aggressive attorney and overall great guy. He's a 10.0 in my book."
Family Attorney | Mar 08
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Dan is an honest, bright and well versed attorney. Direct and clear, he is both a top-notch mediator and excellent litigator."
River Falls Family Lawyer Daniel Patrick Murray
Daniel Patrick Murray
Family Attorney
River Falls, WI
Licensed for 30 years
Free Consultation