Patrick W. Murray | SMT Legal | Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Attorney Patrick W. Murray

Attorney Patrick W. Murray is a personal injury attorney in Pittsburgh, PA. He is one of the founding partners of the Pittsburgh law firm SMT Legal.

Attorney Murray received his B.A. in 2000 from Point Park University and his J.D. in 2003 from Duquesne University. While attending Duquesne University School of Law, he served as Associate Comment Editor of the Law Review and represented the University in trial and A.D.R. competitions. Also while attending Duquesne University School of Law, Mr. Murray worked for Dickie, McCamey & Chilcote, P.C. and continued to work with the firm after receiving his degree. In 2006, Attorney Murray joined Klett, Rooney, Lieber and Schorling, P.C. before that firm merged to form Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney, P.C. Super Lawyers Magazine has also named Mr. Murray a Pennsylvania Super Lawyer.

Attorney Murray initially concentrated his practice in the area of civil litigation defense for transportation companies which included major trucking and railroad companies. Mr. Murray expanded his practice to include a variety of areas within civil defense including, but not limited to: premises liability, motor vehicle accident, employment law, family law, workers compensation, real estate disputes and transactions, and medical and nursing home litigation.

Attorney Murray is a member of the Allegheny County Bar Association and American Bar Association. Additionally, Mr. Murray is a Member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum for Top Trial Lawyers in America as well as a President’s Club Member of the Western Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association. Attorney Murray, was recognized as a Super Lawyer Rising star in 2014. He was then also recognized as a Super Lawyer in 2016, 2017 and 2018. Attorney Murray has been admitted to practice before the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania, United States Third Circuit Court of Appeals, United States District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania and United States District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania. In addition to Pennsylvania, Attorney Murray has also practiced law in Ohio. Attorney Murray has successfully assisted his clients in the negotiation of settlements in cases involving millions of dollars in dispute, has secured dismissals for a number of clients and represented clients in appellate matters arguing before the Third Circuit Court of Appeals and Pennsylvania Appellate Courts.

Representing injured people, Mr. Murray has secured favorable jury and non-jury verdicts on behalf of clients to compensate them for their injuries and out of pocket expenses. Additionally, Mr. Murray has successfully assisted his clients in the negotiation of settlements in cases involving severe and catastrophic injuries. However, Mr. Murray’s experience goes beyond representation of injured people and also includes representation of Estates in Wrongful Death and Survival actions.

Beyond his civil litigation accomplishments, attorney Murray has represented clients through real estate transactions and closings. In addition to being an attorney with real estate experience, Mr. Murray is also a founding member of 24/7 Settlement Services, which provides both residential and commercial real estate closing services in the area.

Outside of practicing law, Mr. Murray also works with charitable organizations and is involved in his community. In this regard, Mr. Murray served as Vice President on the Board of Directors for Stack-Up, a non-profit organization dedicated to helping veterans and active military members. He further volunteers with local youth organizations and enjoys coaching youth sports. Attorney Murray has also been an adjunct professor at Duquesne University School of Law, is Blackboard Certified and has been involved with teaching at several local universities. He lives in the North Hills area of Pittsburgh with his wife and two children.

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