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  • Education
    • J.D., University of Colorado Law School, 2007, Colorado Journal of International Environmental Law and Policy, Managing Editor
    • B.A., University of Colorado-Boulder, 2004, Political Science, Philosophy, and Minor in Business Administration; Student Body President
  • Court Admissions
    • U.S. District Court, District of Colorado, 2008
    • U.S. Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit, 2008
    • Supreme Court of Colorado, 2007
Richard Murray is a firm believer that the best outcome for Polsinelli’s clients begins with an understanding of their business objectives and how disputes or potential litigation affects those objectives. As an associate in the firm’s litigation practice, his practice focuses on commercial and business disputes and health care litigation.  Richard also assists with cases involving  real estate and construction litigation issues. He has substantial experience in complex litigation and has successfully defended against multi-million dollar claims at both the trial court and appellate court levels. He has been awarded a peer review rating of AV® Preeminent™ by Martindale-Hubbell®.

Before joining Polsinelli, Richard represented physicians, dentists, registered nurses, and health care facilities in professional liability and licensure board matters. Prior to private practice, he served as a judicial law clerk for Justice Nathan B. Coats on the Colorado Supreme Court. Richard’s experience also includes internships with Justice Allison Eid on the Colorado Supreme Court and Judge David Furman on the Colorado Court of Appeals, as well as with the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Ways and Means, the Colorado House of Representatives, and the Denver City Attorney’s Office.

Richard has been honored as one of the Top 25 Most Influential Young Professionals in Colorado by ColoradoBiz magazine, as a five-time "Rising Star" in Colorado Super Lawyers, and as a "Compleat Lawyer" by Law Week Colorado. Richard is also active in the Colorado legal community. He recently completed a term as the First Vice President of the Denver Bar Association, and serves on the Board of Governors for the Colorado Bar Association, on the University of Colorado Law School’s Law Alumni Board, and on the Board of Directors for CLE in Colorado, Inc. In 2015, the President of the Colorado Senate appointed Richard to serve on the statewide Colorado Access to Justice Commission.
  • Authored the amicus curiae brief in the Colorado Court of Appeals published case of Vallagio at Inverness Residential Condominium Association, Inc. v. Metropolitan Homes, Inc. The amicus curiae brief—“friend of the court” brief—was filed on behalf of a coalition of developers, chambers of commerce, trade organizations, and business organizations, and presented arguments that declarations requiring declarant consent prior to the removal of an arbitration provision are valid and enforceable under the Colorado Common Interest Ownership Act (CCIOA). In the Court of Appeals opinion, the CCIOA issues echoed the arguments presented in the amicus brief. This published appellate decision addressed a major issue in construction defect law that Senate Bill 177, a 2015 legislative effort that failed to pass, was designed to accomplish—if a declaration contains a provision requiring the declarant’s consent to remove an arbitration clause, that requirement is enforceable.  
  • First-chaired and prevailed at trial in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Colorado against a company executive on Section 523 claims, including fraud and embezzlement. The court entered judgment in favor of the client in the amount of $2,544,000, plus interest and costs.
  • First-chaired a trial representing two hospitals in an administrative case against the State of Colorado relating to alleged overpayments for Medicaid services and prevailed on all claims.
  • Successfully defended case arising from intellectual property and contract dispute over a technology license agreement in which over $31,000,000 was claimed as damages against the client.
  • Represented law firm and attorneys in a case involving claims of abuse of process and malicious prosecution and prevailed on motion to dismiss all claims with prejudice.
  • Successfully obtained summary judgment against $3.7 million of alleged debt which was affirmed by the Colorado Court of Appeals. 
  • Successfully obtained judgment against former CEO as a sanction for violation of discovery rules and successfully defended against motion to set aside the judgment.
  • Represented company executives and employees and prevailed on motions to dismiss all claims with prejudice.
  • Successfully obtained judgments against two companies for more than $1.6 million in damages.
  • Represented physician in end-of-employment dispute over compensation with medical center.
  • Obtained dismissal of complaint and investigation against physician by the Colorado Medical Board.
  • Successfully moved to quash subpoena served on a hospital for patient medical records.
  • Prevailed on motion for summary judgment on behalf of two hospitals against the State of Colorado Department of Health Care Policy and Financing on 22 claims of alleged overpayments for Medicaid services.  The issue in the case related to a reimbursement dispute about the Diagnosis Related Group (DRG) payment methodology for laparoscopic (sleeve) gastrectomy surgeries
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