Florence A. Murray

Murray & Murray Co., L.P.A
Murray & Murray Co., L.P.A
111 E Shoreline Dr., Sandusky, OH 44870 United States
(419) 624-3011
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I’ve known I wanted to be a lawyer since I was a young girl, listening to my father talk about cases and trials at the dinner table. Fairness has always been my driving force—knowing that no one ever deserves or wants to be in a situation where they need an attorney. I believe that one of the greatest joys in life is interacting with and helping other people, and it’s this knowledge that I take with me to my practice every day. We want our clients to know that we are in this battle together.


"You do what you think is right and let the law catch up.” – Thurgood Marshall


Inspiration in my life:

My father; since I was a young girl, I would hear him talk about cases and trials at the dinner table. It is what inspired me to be a lawyer.


When I’m not helping clients:

You can find me outdoors! I love spending time with my family being active and in the fresh air whenever possible.


My advice for young professionals:

Find time to do things that are only for you and stay physically active.


I like giving back because:

It’s the right thing to do. Simple as that.


My greatest accomplishments:

The two most majestic experiences of my life are skydiving and peering down a ski slope in the Swiss Alps.


Areas of Practice

Boating Injuries

Bad Faith Insurance

Civil Rights Violations with Injuries

Railroad Injuries

Traumatic Brain Injuries

Trucking Collisions

Wrongful Deaths


Certification/Specialties

National Board of Trial Advocacy, Board Certified Civil Trial Advocate, 2021 – present

American Board of Trial Advocates, Associate Member, 2021 – present


Bar Admissions

Ohio, 2006

U.S. District Court Northern District of Ohio, 2011

6th District Court of Appeals, 2013


Education

Ohio State University, Michael E. Moritz College of Law, Columbus, Ohio, 2005

J.D., Alternative Dispute Resolution Certificate

Scholarships: James F. Flynn Memorial, Wilbert G. and Hilma R. Schwer, and Women Lawyers of Franklin County

Honors: Community Service Award

Case Western Reserve University, Weatherhead School of Management, Cleveland, Ohio, 1998

M.B.A.

Scholarships: Dean’s Academic Scholarship, Ewing Marion Kauffman Scholar

Honors: Community Service Award

Ashland University, School of Education, Ashland, Ohio

M.Ed.

Saint Ignatius of Loyola University, Baltimore, Maryland, 1991

B.A.

Honors: Dean’s List, Alpha Sigma Nu – National Jesuit Honor Society


Honors & Awards

AAJ 2021 Distinguished Service Award

Fortune Women Leaders in the Law, 2015

Martindale Hubbell® AV® Rated, 2014 – 2022

National Trial Lawyers Top 100 Trial Lawyers; Top 25 Brain Injury Lawyers; Top 10 Bad Faith Insurance Lawyers, 2015 – 2022

America's Top 100 Personal Injury Attorneys, 2019-2020

Ohio Super Lawyers® Rising Stars, 2014 – 2016

Ohio Super Lawyers® 2019 - 2022


Professional Associations & Memberships

American Association for Justice (AAJ) – Membership Oversight Committee, member; National Finance Council, member; Public Education Committee, member

Past Chair of the AAJ Civil Rights Section

Past Chair of the AAJ State Delegates

Immediate Past Chair of the AAJ Railroad Section

Chair of the AAJ Section Leaders Council

AAJ Leadership Academy 2017 Graduate

AAJ Board of Governors – Governor-at-Large, 2022 - 2024

Melvin Belli Society, member

American Board of Trial Advocates, associate member

Cleveland Academy of Trial Attorneys, member

Disability Rights Bar Association, member

Toldeo Bar Association, member

Erie County Bar Association, member

Ohio Association for Justice, Board Member; Trucking Safety Committee- Past Chair, current board member

Ohio State Bar Association, member

Pound Civil Justice Institute, member

Public Justice Foundation, member

The National Trial Lawyers, member


Community Involvement

Erie County Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) for children, Board Member

Firelands Habitat for Humanity, volunteer

Second Harvest for Hunger, volunteer

OSU Alumni Club of Erie County, Board Member

Democratic Women of Erie County, Publicity Chair

Kiwanis, member

STAC Judge for Law School Competition  


Presentations

Semi-Truck Air Brake Primer, OAJ Trucking CLE, 2015

Civil Rights & Tort Claims in School Bullying Cases, OAJ Winter Convention, 2016

Section 504 Plans & Civil Rights Claims, SCCS 2017

AAJ Annual Convention, 2017

Dealing with Difficult Judges, AAJ Trucking Litigation Group Members Only, 2017

Blockchain- How Technology is Changing the Way Business is Conducted & the Discovery Trail, OAJ Annual Convention, 2019

How to Get Other Records on Truck Drivers and Trucking Companies, OAJ Annual Convention, 2020

Basics of Bad Faith Insurance Claims, OAJ Annual Convention, 2020

Methods for Establishing and Proving Damages in FELA Claims, AAJ Annual Convention, 2020

Defeating the Unauthorized Driver Defense, ATAA Webinar, 2020

Identifying and Using Industry Standards Outside of the FMCSR, AAJ Trucking CLE, 2021

Maintenance Issues that Affect your Case: Mechanical & Brake Issues, NJAJ Boardwalk, 2021

The Gift of the Sudden Medical Emergency in Truck Wrecks, ATAA Webinar, 2021

Left Turn/U-Turn Cases: Establishing the Negligence of Both the Driver and the Company, ATAA Conference, 2021

Those Warts are Beauty Marks: Personality Changes with TBIs, AAJ Atlanta TBI Seminar, 2022

The Injured Brain – Proving the Invisible Injury, AAJ Annual Convention, 2022

Horn Blasts & Brain Injuries in Train Workers, AAJ Annual Convention, 2022

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