James T. Murray, Jr.

Milwaukee Office

Areas of Practice/Concentration

  • Product Liability
  • Business Litigation
  • Bad Faith Litigation


  • Marquette University Law School J.D., cum laude, 1974
  • University of Wisconsin B.A., 1971

Professional Affiliations

  • American College of Trial Lawyers (Wisconsin Chair, 2006-2007; Regent, 2012– 2016)
  • Advocate, American Board of Trial Advocates (Past President, Wisconsin Chapter, 2002)
  • Wisconsin Defense Counsel(President, 1988-1989)
  • Defense Research Institute
  • International Association of Defense Counsel


  • All Wisconsin State Courts
  • United States Court of Appeals, 7th Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Wisconsin
  • Various Pro Hoc Vice Admissions throughout the United States

Mr. Murray has tried over 150 cases to verdict, including medical drug and device, commercial fraud, product liability and insurance bad faith cases. He lectures regularly on these and related topics.

Professional Achievements

  • M Magazine Milwaukee’s 2014, 2015, 2016 “Leading Lawyers”
  • Selected for inclusion in Super Lawyers – Wisconsin Listed in Top 50 Wisconsin Super Lawyers every year since inception.  Included in Top 10 Wisconsin Super Lawyers, 2016
  • Listed in The Best Lawyers In America - Commercial Litigation, Construction Litigation, Insurance Law, Personal Injury Litigation & Product Liability Litigation - Defendants, 2017
  • 2016 Irish Legal 100
  • AV Preeminent rated by Martindale Hubbell - Highest possible rating in both legal ability & ethical standards
  • Milwaukee Magazine" Best Lawyers" Issues, 1990, 1995, 2003
  • Member, Marquette Law Review, 1973-1974
  • Law Clerk to Chief Justice Bruce F. Beilfuss, Wisconsin Supreme Court, 1974-1975