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John Timothy Murray

Murray & Murray Co., L.P.A.

111 East Shoreline Drive
Sandusky, OH 44870

About John Timothy Murray

John T. Murray was born September 7, 1953 in Sandusky, Ohio. He married Susan Olsen on October 11, 1975 in Bethage, New York and they are parents of three children: Leslie, age 30; John Jr., age 28; and Timothy, age 22. John and Susan have two grandchildren Hugh and Ella Griffiths. John has taught seminars and classes of the following:
  • Annual Convention, Ohio Academy of Trial Lawyers, 1994 - 1995
  • National Convention, National Association of Consumer Advocates, 1998
  • Life and Health Insurance Litigation Practices, American Law Institute-American Bar Association, 2000
  • Annual Meeting, National Consumer Law Center, 2003
  • Visiting Professor, University of Donetsk, Ukraine, 2007
  • Fellow Center for International Legal Studies, Salzburg, Austria
John has had the following published cases: Household Credit Services, Inc. v. Pfennig, 541 U.S. 232, 124 S.Ct. 1741, 158 L.Ed.2d 450 (U.S. Supreme Court 2004) Fazio v. Lehman Bros., Inc, 340 F.3d 386, 2003 Fed.App.0284P (Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals 2003) Stout v. J.D. Byrider, 228 F.2d 709, 47 Fed.R.Serv.3d 1037 (Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals 2000) Maitland v. Ford Motor Co., 103 Ohio St.3d 463, 2004-Ohio-5717, 816 N.E.2d 106 (Supreme Court of Ohio 2004) State ex rel. Banc One Corp. v. Walker, 86 Ohio St.3d 169, 712 N.E.2d 742, 1999-Ohio-151 (Supreme Court of Ohio 1999) Cope v. Metro. Life Ins. Co., 82 Ohio St.3d 426, 696 N.E.2d 1001, 1998-Ohio-405 (Supreme Court of Ohio 1998) Weston v. Weston Paper & Mfg. Co., 74 Ohio St.3d 377, 658 N.E.2d 1058, 1996-Ohio-148 (Supreme Court of Ohio 1996) Kenty v. Transamerican Premium Ins. Co., 72 Ohio St.3d 415, 650 N.E.2d 863, 1995-Ohio-61 (Supreme Court of Ohio 1995) Brinkman v. Ross, 68 Ohio St.3d 82, 623 N.E.2d 1175, 1993-Ohio-72 (Supreme Court of Ohio 1993) State ex rel. The Ohio Co. v. Maschari, 51 Ohio St.3d 18, 553 N.E.2d 1356 (Supreme Court of Ohio 1990) Stepak v. Schey, 51 Ohio St.3d 8, 53 N.E.2d 1072 (Supreme Court of Ohio 1990) Drage v. Procter & Gamble, 119 Ohio App.3d 19, 694 N.E.2d 479 (Court of Appeals 1997) Losgdon v. Fifth Third Bank of Toledo, 100 Ohio App.3d 333, 654 N.E.2d 115 (Court of Appeals 1994) Galloway v. Lorimar Motion Picture Management, Inc., 55 Ohio App.3d 78, 562 N.E.2d 949 (Court of Appeals 1989) McClain v. South Carolina Nat. Bank, 105 F.3d 898, 1997-1 Trade Cases P 71 (Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals 2004) Pitts v. American Sec.Ins. Co., 144 N.C.App. 1, 550 S.E.2d 179 (North Carolina Court of Appeals 2001).


  • John T. Murray received a J.D. degree from the Ohio Northern University, with distinction having the highest cumulative average in the graduating class of 1979 and a B.S. degree from the University of Dayton, 1974, receiving the Joseph Zusman Award as the Outstanding Social Work graduate.


  • National Association of Consumer Advocates since 1994
  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • American Association for Justice
  • Ohio Association for Justice
  • Erie County Bar Association
  • United Shareholders Association, chapter chair 1988 to 1993
  • ACLU
  • Member of the Board of Trustee's, Equal Justice Foundation
  • Advisory Group of the U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio


  • Martindale Hubbell AV rated
  • Fellow, Center for International Legal Studies
  • Ohio Super Lawyer

Hobbies / Interests

  • Skiing, boating, and traveling as a political act. I have traveled extensively to Africa and Europe.

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