Murray was born in Calgary, Alberta and moved to Vancouver in 1976 and obtained his Bachelor of Arts from the University of British Columbia in 1981. In 1982, Murray completed a British Columbia Legislative Internship and went on to obtain his law degree from the University of Toronto in 1985. He was called to the British Columbia bar the following year.
Since his call to the bar, Murray has been a litigator. For the past 25 years, Murray has practiced mainly in the areas of commercial litigation, construction litigation, estate litigation and personal injury. Much of Murray’s practice is currently focused on chambers applications where clients are seeking specific types of Court orders allowed under statute. Murray also has a wealth of experience conducting mediations and resolving disputes on behalf of his clients.
Together with Ross McLarty, Murray co-authored both the 2002 and 2001 Civil Litigation Practice Update Chapter in the Continuing Legal Education Annual Review of Law and Practice.
He was also a co-author of “Recent Developments in Fatal Accidents (Family Compensation Act) Litigation”, Canadian Journal of Insurance Law, Vol. 11, No. 6.
Murray has been a member of the Law Society of B.C. since his call in 1986.
Murray is also a long time member and supporter of the Canadian Bar Association. Murray is currently a member of the Wills & Trusts, Elder Law, and Civil Litigation Sections and has served in the past as chairperson of the Aboriginal Law – Vancouver Section. He also recently served as a member of the B.C. Branch’s Court Services Committee and has also assisted the CBA with its Dial-A-Law service.
Murray volunteers his time at a free legal advice clinic organized by the Access Pro Bono Society. He has also served as a member of the Board of Directors of the West End Community Centre Association in Vancouver for three years and as a volunteer for an additional four years.