Paul Murray joined the firm in 2017 and comes with considerable experience in a very broad range of legal areas.
He was commissioned as an officer in the U.S. Marine Corps in 2009 and became a sworn and certified Judge Advocate for the Marine Corps in 2013, Murray has spent most of his career thus far serving Marines and Sailors in the legal field. After graduating law school in 2012, then, Captain Murray was permanently stationed at MCRD Parris Island where he vigorously represented clients in landlord and tenant law, consumer law, estate planning, contract disputes, family law, Service-Member Civil Relief Act (SCRA) and many other areas of law. Following his duties as a legal assistance attorney, he went on to defend Marines and Sailors at court-martial and adverse administrative action where service-members faced charges ranging from DUI/DWI and drug use/distribution to serious charges of rape and aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.
Throughout his time practicing, Murray has gained experience representing both the government and individual clients at court-martial, adverse administrative action, state and federal court and boasts a very favorable record on both sides. He was honorably discharged from the active duty U.S. Marine Corps. Murray is admitted to the bar in the states of South Carolina, Georgia and Illinois. He is also admitted to practice in Federal District Court in both Illinois and South Carolina.
As a civilian attorney, he currently concentrates in the areas of DUI Defense, and various areas of law, criminal and civil, affecting U.S. Service-members. Specifically, he practices in the area of Workers Compensation under the Defense Base Act (DBA), providing assistance to clients who were injured in furtherance of their work for private defense contracting companies abroad. He also assists clients in enforcement of their rights under the Servicemember Civil Relief Act (SCRA) and the Uniformed Servicemember Employment and Re-employment Rights Act (USERRA). Finally, standing true to trade, he continues to defend service-members at courts-martial and administrative hearings in Military Justice.
Mr. Murray is a member of South Carolina Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Georgia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, and the American Association of Premier DUI Attorneys.