Divorce is difficult. That is an understatement. John’s slogan is “Helping children keep their parents.” He could spend all of his time writing patents, but he chooses to work with families instead, to make divorce and custody litigation a little easier on his clients and their children.
John has practiced family law for more than 8 years because he likes people and he wants to help reduce the conflict in family litigation. His heart aches for the parents and the children in divorce.
Keeping parents can be difficult in today’s society. Sometimes a parent has to go to court to maintain contact with their child. A poignant of example was illustrated by a case that John appealed after an unfavorable trial ruling.
Appellate attorneys Sara Pfrommer and John Murray won on appeal in Woodward v. LaFranca, Opinion 20120545-CA, ¶33 (UT Ct. App., June 13, 2013) The Appellate Court said that “In weighing best interests, the trial court is directed to consider “which parent is most likely to act in the best interest of the child, including allowing the child frequent and continuing contact with the noncustodial parent” (Quoting §30-3-10(1)(a)(ii), emphasis added)).
John has filed more than 100 motions in the United States Bankruptcy Court and has argued numerous motions in that Court and has also appeared in the United States District Court in Utah.
Before going to law school, John was a successful network programmer with IBM and Cisco Systems. He has been involved in multiple startup companies and real estate development. Like most entrepreneurs, he has learned a great deal from school of hard knocks and brings that experience to all aspects of his practice.
John’s practice areas include divorce, custody, adoption, estate planning, bankruptcy, real estate law, and general litigation.
United States Patent Bar June 2003
Utah State Bar, admitted May 2006
Mediator on Utah Courts Mediation Roster
Utah Federal Bar, District of Utah
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Senior Partner||Hepworth, Murray & Associates||2014 - Present|
|Owner||Law Offices of John W. Murray||2006 - 2014|
|Patent Agent/Patent Attorney||Kunzler & Associates||2005 - 2006|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Utah State Bar||N/A||2006 - Present|
|United States Patent Bar||N/A||2003 - Present|
|Brigham Young University||JD - Juris Doctor||2005|
|University of Utah||Masters||2003|
|Woodward v. LaFranca|
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