Charles Murray

Murray & Murray Co., L.P.A
111 E Shoreline Dr, Suite 1
Sandusky, OH 44870

No different than most kids, I dreamt of being a hero as a child ? and there was no bigger hero in my life than my father. He often told us stories about the people who were relying on him to resolve their tragedies? I always knew that was the kind of person I wanted to be. After earning my law degree from the University of Dayton in 1991, I joined the firm and began helping those who had been harmed with no place to go for justice.

"Grief is the price we pay for love." ? Queen Elizabeth II

The people who inspire me: Those who work with emotionally and physically challenged children. They are true heroes.

My advice for young professionals: Get involved with your community and the people in it as soon as possible.

I like giving back because: It reminds me that I have opportunities that are not always available to others. It enables me to open doors for people that can lead to them reaching their full potential.

On the weekends you can find me: At the Dock of The Bay Marina on Lake Erie, where I'm a managing partner, or participating in a fundraising run with the Firelands Area Runners Club.


Board Member for the Erie County Board of Health
Board Member for the James H. McBride Arboretum

Areas of Practice:

Plaintiffs' Trial Practice
Personal Injury
Wrongful Death Actions
Medical Malpractice
Railroad Law
Trucking Litigation
Admiralty and Maritime Law
Business and Insurance Litigation

Litigation Percentage:

100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation


Board Certified Civil Trial Advocate, National Board of Trial Advocacy, since 2000

Bar Admissions:

Ohio, 1991
U.S. District Court Northern District of Ohio, 1992
U.S. Court of Appeals 6th Circuit, 1992
U.S. Court of Federal Claims


University of Dayton School of Law, Dayton, Ohio, 1991
Xavier University, Cincinnati, Ohio, 1987

Representative Cases:

Oatman v. InfoCision, Inc., et al., 2013 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 106453 (N.D. Ohio 2013)
Cooney v. Nationwide Mut. Ins. Co., 2011-Ohio-105 (8th Dist. Court of Appeals 2011)
Swaisgood v. Puder, 118 Ohio St.3d 445, 2008-Ohio-3177 (Ohio Supreme Court 2008)
Swaisgood v. Puder, 2007-Ohio-307 (6th App. Dist. 2007)
Borda v. Sandusky Limited, 166 Ohio App.3d 318, 2006-Ohio-2112 (6th App. Dist. 2006)
Below v. Dollar General Corporation, 163 Ohio App.3d 694, 2005-Ohio-4752 (3rd App. Dist. 2005)
Karr v. Borchardt, 88 Ohio St.3d 577 (Ohio Supreme Court 2000)

Classes/Seminars Taught:

Guest Lecturer, Constitutional law and Civil Rights

Honors and Awards:

Best Lawyers In America, Litigation-Insurance, Personal Injury Litigation-Plaintiffs, 2018 to present
Board Certified Civil Trial Attorney, 2000 to present
Ohio Super Lawyers, 2004-2019
National Association of Distinguished Counsel Nation's Top One Percent , 2015
Toledo Business Journal's Who's Who in Toledo Area Law, 2014-2018

Professional Associations and Memberships:

National College of Advocacy, 2000 - Present
Advocate of Trial Advocacy
National Board of Trial Advocates, 2000 - Present
Erie County Bar Association
Ohio State Bar Association
American Association for Justice, f/k/a ATLA
Ohio Association for Justice, f/k/a OATL
Cleveland Academy of Trial Lawyers
Dock of the Bay Marina, Managing Partner
Erie County Board of Health, Board Member
Erie County Public Defenders Board, appointed by the Erie County Commissioners, past president; board member, 1993-1999
James H. McBride Arboretum, Board Member
Sandusky Central Catholic School Board, member 2007-present; president, 2010-2012
Sandusky State Theater Board, 2007-2010
Volunteer Center Board, past president, 1994-2000
Firelands Area Runner - marathon and triathlon events

Past Employment Positions:

Erie County, Adult Felony Trial Division, Assistant Prosecuting Attorney, 1991 - 1993
Ohio's Task Force for Jury Service, 2002 - 2004