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 a shareholder in the firm’s litigation practice, his practice focuses on commercial and business disputes. Richard also assists with cases involving health care, 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®.
Richard is the 2020 recipient of the prestigious Richard Marden Davis award presented by the Denver Bar Foundation to a lawyer “under the age of 40 who so combines excellence as a lawyer with creative civic, cultural, educational, and charitable leadership as to best exemplify the character and promise of Richard Marden Davis at that stage in his career.” Richard also received the Denver Bar Association’s Young Lawyer of the Year Award in 2018.
Richard has been honored as one of the Top 25 Most Influential Young Professionals in Colorado by ColoradoBiz magazine, named in The Best Lawyers in America®, a nine-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. Richard previously served as President of Continuing Legal Education in Colorado, Inc., also known as CBA-CLE, and is the Immediate Past Chair of the University of Colorado Law School’s Law Alumni Board. Richard also serves on the statewide Colorado Access to Justice Commission by appointment of the President of the Colorado Senate, and serves as an officer of the Commission. He previously served terms as the First Vice President and Second Vice President of the Denver Bar Association and on the Board of Governors for the Colorado Bar Association.
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 background also includes experience working for Justice Allison Eid on the Colorado Supreme Court (internship) and Judge David Furman on the Colorado Court of Appeals (internship), as well as with the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Ways and Means (internship), the Colorado House of Representatives (internship and as a legislative aide), and the Denver City Attorney’s Office (Municipal Operations Section internship).