Dennis E. Murray, Sr.

Dennis E. Murray, Sr.

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Business Litigation Attorney in Sandusky, OH

Murray & Murray, Co., L.P.A.
 | 111 East Shoreline Drive, Sandusky, OH 44870-2517
Phone: 800-624-3009
Fax: 419-624-0707
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2013 - 2019
Licensed Since: 1964
Practice Areas:
  • Business Litigation (50%),
  • Consumer Law (30%),
  • Class Action/Mass Torts: Plaintiff (20%)
Attorney Profile
Jury trials and complex litigation on behalf of class action damages, business, consumer, civil rights, wrongful death, serious injury cases, security litigation.

About Dennis Murray, Sr.

Admitted: 1964, Ohio

Professional Webpage: http://www.murrayandmurray.com/attorneys/dennis-e-murray-sr

Honors/Awards:

  • The Lifetime Achievement Award is bestowed for “a lifetime of service, to be presented to the person whose life work has shown dedication to helping clients, a commitment for fighting for justice, and has set a precedent for others to follow.  His/her achievements are well respected by the legal community and have greatly impacted those around him/her.”, Lifetime Achievement Award, Ohio Association for Justice, 2015
  • Recognition on May 5, 2005 by The Ohio Academy of Trial Lawyers for my continued leadership, integrity and dedication to protecting the rights of individuals and the American civil  justice system., Inspiration Award Leadership in The Justice System, Ohio Academy of Trial Lawyers, 2005

Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • Certified Public Accountant, State of Ohio., 1965

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • President of Erie County Bar Association, 2001; Member of Ohio Board of Bar Examiners, 1988-1993; Ohio Society of Certified Public Accounts, 1965- present., 2001

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • Presenter/Lecturer on Maintance of Class Actions for Attorneys Engaged In Plaintiff Practice., Speaker/Lecturer, Ohio Academy Of Trial Lawyers, 2004

Verdicts/Settlements:

  • Bobby Brummitt v. Ohio Mutual Insurance Group - After more than five years of hard fought battles against Ohio Mutual Insurance Group, and after multiple jury trials, our client Bobby Brummitt, recovered on a jury’s verdict of February 3, 2016. The jury found that Ohio Mutual Insurance Group committed bad faith in the handling of its insured Bobby Brummitt’s underinsured motorist claim from a collision in 2010 and was eventually awarded more than $1,000.000., 2016
  • Arlington Video Productions, Inc. v. Fifth Third Bancorp - This was a class action that we successfully pursued against a major U.S. bank. After briefing and ruling on various motions, the Federal District Court originally dismissed all of our class action claims.  On appeal, the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals reversed and we were eventually able to recover previously charged checking service fees for all owners of business checking accounts, without the need for a claim form., 2016
  • In the matter of Johnson v. Midland, Dennis E. Murray, Sr., was lead counsel for this federal court proceeding which was resolved upon a finding of liability and an eventual settlement of a nationwide class.  All class members each received approximately $35.00.  This was a matter which entailed approximately nine years of grueling litigation, including a three-day individual expert examination of the computer records of a large corporation’s data base and resulted in a nationwide change as to how debt collection companies must account for mail that was not forwarded by the U.S. Postal Service.  The issue was whether the plaintiffs could determine the identify of class members which required such lengthy computer analyses and complex legal issues.  Plaintiffs’ counsel was awarded $1.4M in attorney fees in this matter., 2013
  • In the matter of Vassalle v. Midland, Dennis E. Murray, Sr. was lead counsel in litigation which spanned eight years in the Federal District Courts and it successfully brought to a halt the use of standardized form affidavits which attested as to personal knowledge.  Midland paid $5.2M which included $1.5M paid in attorney fees.  Midland is under an injunction order to avoid reoccurrences., 2013
  • Settlement of behalf of Union for violations of ERISA; judgments declaring violations of FDCPA; judgment establishing violation of false advertising; establishment of class action maintainability for telephone users; settlement for injuries due to faulty heated seat; multimillion dollar jury verdict for motorcycle collision; settlement for workers due to employer intention tort; multimillion dollar class action settlement for insurance policy misconduct; sucessful litigation as to ADA; class certification upheld for automobile design defects; settlement for shareholder distributions in violation of future liabilities., 2008
  • A federal judge has given preliminary approval to my nationwide class action in Brent v Midland and we have sent out 1,475,000 pieces of mail and claim forms to the class members.

Educational Background:

  • Holy Cross College Graduate, 1961

Industry Groups

  • Ohio Association For Justice; Ohio Society Of Certified Public Accountants
Office Location for Dennis E. Murray, Sr.

111 East Shoreline Drive
Sandusky, OH 44870-2517

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Last Updated: 5/6/2019

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