News
September 25, 2012

Polsinelli Shughart welcomes litigation attorney Richard M. Murray as an associate in the firm’s Denver office. Murray will assist clients with commercial, general business, and construction claims and litigation matters. After clerking at the Colorado Supreme Court, Murray brings four years of experience in private practice serving clients in complex, multi-million dollar litigation, and joins a national litigation team from Los Angeles to Washington, D.C.

“Polsinelli Shughart offers me an opportunity to develop and build a broader practice on a national platform,” said Murray. “I’m very excited to be here and look forward to practicing with some of the nation’s most recognized litigation attorneys.”

Murray served as a judicial law clerk for the Hon. Nathan B. Coats on the Colorado Supreme Court, as a judicial intern on the Colorado Supreme Court and the Colorado Court of Appeals, and as an intern for the Committee on Ways and Means at the U.S. House of Representatives. He has been recognized twice as a Rising Star in Colorado Super Lawyers.

Murray earned his law degree from the University of Colorado Law School in 2007, and earned two undergraduate degrees from the University of Colorado at Boulder. He obtained his B.A. degrees in Political Science and Philosophy, as well as a minor in Business Administration, in 2004. Murray served as Student Body President where he made news when he oversaw the nation’s largest student government budget of nearly $30 million, and was essential in obtaining funding for capital construction projects on the Boulder campus, such as the Wolf Law Building. He is a member of the American Bar Association, the Colorado Bar Association and the Denver Bar Association, and serves on the Colorado Bar Association’s Board of Governors.

“We are extremely pleased to have an attorney of Richard’s caliber join our growing Denver office and commercial litigation practice,” said Denver Managing Shareholder Eugene Commander. “In addition to his legal skills, he’s committed to helping others less fortunate in Denver. We’re glad he’s on our team.”

When he’s not practicing law, Murray is actively involved in the Denver community including as a member of the Board of Trustees for Historic Denver, Inc., and in planning fundraising events for a variety of charitable organizations.

“It’s deeply rewarding to be involved in helping make Denver a better place to live,” said Murray. “I came to Colorado to attend college and never left. I enjoy being part of this great state.”

Polsinelli Shughart is one of the fastest growing law firms in the country. The firm’s Denver office has grown to more than 50 attorneys and includes seasoned corporate, construction, health care, intellectual property, life sciences, litigation, and real estate attorneys.

For more information contact Public Relations Manager Heather McMichael, 816-223-8780, hmcmichael@polsinelli.com

About Polsinelli Shughart

With more than 600 attorneys, Polsinelli Shughart (www.polsinelli.com) is a national law firm and recognized leader in the areas of health care, financial services, real estate, life sciences, energy and business litigation. Serving corporate, institutional and individual clients, the firm builds enduring relationships by creating value through our legal services - with passion, ingenuity and a sense of urgency. The firm has offices in Chicago; Dallas; Denver; Kansas City; Los Angeles; New York; Phoenix; St. Louis; Washington, D.C.; and Wilmington, DE. In California, Polsinelli Shughart LLP.