Brian A. Murray

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Criminal Defense Attorney in Cleveland, OH

Zukerman Lear & Murray Co., L.P.A.
 | 3912 Prospect Avenue East, Cleveland, OH 44115
Phone: 216-539-2783
Fax: 216-696-8800
Selected To Rising Stars: 2011 - 2020
Licensed Since: 2005
Practice Areas:
  • Criminal Defense (70%),
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (20%),
  • Family Law (10%)
Attorney Profile

Brian A. Murray is an attorney at Zukerman Lear & Murray Co., L.P.A. Based in Cleveland, Ohio, he provides representation to clients throughout the greater metropolitan area in a variety of disciplines. Mr. Murray focuses his practice primarily on criminal defense matters, assisting people who have been charged with misdemeanors or felonies. The types of cases that he has handled have included drug possession and distribution, assault, domestic violence, driving under the influence, sex offenses, weapons violations, fraud and other white collar crimes, and computer crimes. Mr. Murray has been able to obtain acquittals in many of these cases, while in others, he has negotiated favorable plea agreements with the prosecution.

Mr. Murray has a family law practice as well, in which he represents area residents who are going through a divorce and who need assistance in resolving such issues as child custody and visitation, alimony, child support, and the division of complex assets and debts. He also helps clients to obtain the enforcement of or modifications to existing divorce orders. Finally, in his personal injury and wrongful death practice, he assists people who have been harmed by the negligence of other parties. His successful track record and high degree of ethics have led Mr. Murray to be named to both The National Trial Lawyers: Top 40 Under 40 and The National Trial Lawyers: Top 100.

Mr. Murray attended the University of Dayton as an undergraduate and received a bachelor's degree cum laude in 2002. His legal education was obtained at Case Western Reserve University School of Law, and he was awarded his Juris Doctor in 2005. Mr. Murray is admitted to practice before all Ohio state courts.

Practice Areas
  • 70%Criminal Defense
  • 20%Personal Injury - General
  • 10%Family Law
Focus Areas

Criminal Law, Drug & Alcohol Violations, Felony, Misdemeanor, Sex Offenses, Assault, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Custody & Visitation, Domestic Violence


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Rising Stars: 2011 - 2020

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About Brian Murray

Admitted: 2005, Ohio

Professional Webpage:


  • Top 40 Trial Lawyers Under 40, The National Trial Lawyers Association, 2012
  • Certificates of Concentration with honors in Litigation and Criminal Law, Case Western Reserve University School of Law, 2005
  • Rising Star , Super Lawyers, 2013
  • Rising Star, Super Lawyers, 2015
  • Rising Star, Super Lawyers, 2016
  • Top 100 OVI Attorneys, National Advocacy for DUI Defense, 2013
  • "Rising Star", Super Lawyers, 2011
  • Rising Star, Super Lawyers, 2014
  • Rising Star, Super Lawyers, 2017
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers, National Trial Lawyers Association, 2013 to 2016
  • "Rising Star", Super Lawyers, 2012
  • Top 40 Trial Lawyers Under 40, National Trial Lawyers Association, 2013
  • Top 40 Trial Lawyers Under 40, National Trial Lawyers Association, 2014

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Ohio Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (2009 to present)
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association (2008 to 2010)
  • United States District Court, Northern District of Ohio, 2006
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, 2012
  • Lorain County Bar Association (2009 to present)
  • Federal Bar Association (2009 to 2010)
  • Westshore Bar Association
  • Cuyahoga Criminal Defense Lawyers Association (2010 to present)
  • Cleveland Bar Association (2009 to 2010)
  • United States District Court, Southern District of Ohio, 2009

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • Crawford and the Rebirth of the Confrontation Clause by Cleveland Bar Association, 2006
  • Crawford's Death by FN9 by Federal Bar Association, NDOH, Inter Alia Newsletter, 2007

Educational Background:

  • University of Dayton, Dayton, Ohio, B.S., Major: Education and Allied Professions, Honors: Cum Laude, 2002
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Office Location for Brian A. Murray

3912 Prospect Avenue East
Cleveland, OH 44115

Phone: 216-539-2783

Fax: 216-696-8800

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Last Updated: 3/26/2020

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