Murray Sinclair

Murray Sinclair

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Environmental Litigation Attorney in Los Angeles, CA

Murray M. Sinclair & Associates
 | 1880 Century Park East, Suite 511
Los Angeles, CA 90067
Phone: 310-826-2700
Fax: 310-826-2727
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2013 - 2019
Licensed Since: 1990
Practice Areas:
  • Environmental Litigation (40%),
  • Insurance Coverage (40%),
  • Business Litigation (20%)
Attorney Profile

Murray Sinclair litigates soil and groundwater pollution cases, toxic tort, insurance coverage/bad faith, and business disputes in state and federal courts. He lectures regularly before industry and professional groups, publishes occasional articles, and offers mediation services in his practice areas. He represents a vast array of clients, ranging from non-profit organizations, small businesses, and individual clients to major real estate developers, manufacturers and shopping center owners throughout California.  

About Murray Sinclair

Admitted: 1990, California

Professional Webpage:

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Chairman, Litigation and Insurance Committee, Environmental Law Section, Los Angeles County Bar Association, 1997 •  Editor-in-Chief, Environmental Law Section Newsletter, Los Angeles County Bar Association, 1995-1996

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Voluntary Settlement Officer, Los Angeles Superior Court Alternative Dispute Resolution voluntary settlement program, 2011-2013 •  Settlement Officer, United States District Court for the Central District of California, insurance panel, 2002-2003

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • Books: "How to Avoid Environmental Litigation: For the Non-Professional," Two Guys Publishing Company, 2004. Articles: "The Common Fund Theory: Insurer Liability for Compulsory Cross Actions," Los Angeles Daily Journal, September 21, 2011 (co-author Ryan C. McKim) •  "Don't Overlook Insurer Liability for Financial Elder Abuse," Los Angeles Daily Journal, August 3, 2011 •  "Don't Let the Fast-Track System Derail Your Environmental Litigation," Los Angeles Daily Journal, April 30, 2009; •  "Insurance Policy May Allow One to Raise the Dead," Los Angeles Daily Journal, March 29, 1999 •  "Dirty-Duty-Environmental Law: Must an Insurer Defend Administrative Claims as well as Suits? And what is the Extent of the Sudden and Accidental Pollution Exclusion?" California Law Business, March 9, 1998 •  "Wasting Away: The Demise of CERCLA Joint and Several Liability," Los Angeles Daily Journal, December 12, 1997 "No Cleanup of Superfund: Reform Measure Improves Law, But Won't End Costly Litigation," Los Angeles Daily Journal, April 22, 1994. Lectures:  "Purchasing, Selling, and Refinancing Shopping Centers with Environmental Contamination Issues - An Introduction," Real Estate Section, Beverly Hills Bar Association, January 31, 2012.


  • Reported Cases: Mukthar v. Latin American Security Service (2006) 139 Cal.App.4th 284; Brown v. Green (1994) 8 Cal.4th 812 (amicus curiae)

Educational Background:

  • B.A., English Literature, with honors, University of California at Santa Barbara; M.F.A., Professional Writing, University of Southern California
Office Location for Murray Sinclair

1880 Century Park East
Suite 511
Los Angeles, CA 90067


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Last Updated: 8/6/2018

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