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Patrick W. Murray

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in Pittsburgh, PA

SMT Legal
114 Smithfield St
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
Phone: 412-850-3101
Fax: 412-765-3346
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2016 - 2022
Selected to Rising Stars: 2014
Licensed in Pennsylvania Since: 2003
Practice Areas: Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff, Civil Litigation: Plaintiff, Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI
Attorney Profile

Patrick W. Murray is a co-founder of SMT Legal. Highly regarded for his accomplishments as a civil trial attorney, he now focuses his practice primarily on personal injury and wrongful death litigation from the firm's office in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. In that regard, Mr. Murray provides representation to people throughout the western part of the state who have been harmed by the negligence of other parties in cases involving premises liability, nursing home neglect, truck, motorcycle and other motor vehicle accidents, and other similar incidents that have resulted in economic and noneconomic losses to his clients. In addition to personal injury matters, he has significant real estate experience, and his family law background has included child custody disputes.

Mr. Murray has been able to obtain numerous sizable settlements and jury verdicts in his personal injury practice, and as a result, he is a member of the invitation-only Million Dollar Advocates Forum. Other recognition that he has received for the high quality of his work has included a 10.0 "Superb" peer review rating through Avvo, and he has also been named to The National Trial Lawyers: Top 100. Admitted to practice in both Pennsylvania and Ohio, Mr. Murray is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Courts for the Middle and Western Districts of Pennsylvania and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 3rd Circuit.

Mr. Murray served as an editor on the Duquesne Law Review before receiving his Juris Doctor from Duquesne University School of Law in 2003. Prior to becoming a plaintiff's attorney, he served as defense counsel for trucking and railroad companies in personal injury litigation, and he then went on to defend cases involving premises liability and medical negligence. Mr. Murray is active in several legal and charitable organizations.

Practice Areas
  • 80%Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
  • 10%Civil Litigation: Plaintiff
  • 10%Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI
Focus Areas

Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Slip and Fall, Wrongful Death, Dram Shop Laws, Construction Accident, Brain Injury, Trucking Accidents, Premises Liability - Plaintiff


7 Years Super Lawyers
1 Years Rising Stars
  • Super Lawyers: 2016 - 2022
  • Rising Stars: 2014

About Patrick W. Murray

First Admitted: 2003, Pennsylvania

Professional Webpage:

Scholarly Lectures/Writings

  • Adjunct professor teaching Legal Research and Writing., Adjunct Professor, Duquesne University School of Law


  • PA Super Lawyer 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021 and 2022, PA Super Lawyer, PA Super Lawyer Magazine
  • Pennsylvania Super Lawyer Rising Star, Super Lawyers Magazine
  • Super Lawyer Rising star in 2014.

Pro bono/Community Service

  • Vice President on the Board of Directors, Stack-Up

Special Licenses/Certifications

  • Blackboard Certified

Educational Background

  •  Point Park University, B.A., 2000

Bar/Professional Activity

  • United States District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania, 2003
  • The Supreme Court of Ohio, 2006
  • Member, Allegheny County Bar Association
  • United States Third Circuit Court of Appeals, 2010
  • President's Club Member, Western Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member, Million Dollar Advocates Forum for Top Trial Lawyers in America
  • Supreme Court of Pennsylvania, 2003
  • Member, American Bar Association
  • United States District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania, 2005


  • Co-counsel for $1,500,000 motor vehicle accident verdict., 2020

Industry Groups

  • Auto Accidents
  • Civil Litigation
  • Construction Litigation
  • Criminal DUI Defense
  • General Personal Injury
  • Industrial Accidents
  • Nursing Home Abuse
  • Premises Liability
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Office Location for Patrick W. Murray

114 Smithfield St
Pittsburgh, PA 15222

Phone: 412-850-3101

Fax: 412-765-3346

Last Updated: 5/15/2022

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