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Biography of Jason M. Murray

Jason M. Murray practices in the area of franchise and distribution law and provides counsel and assistance with creating, managing, licensing, protecting and enforcing franchised business relationships, product distribution systems and dealership networks.  His franchise and distribution law practice specifically relates to licensing and development, regulation and compliance, and dispute resolution through mediation, arbitration and litigation.  Additionally, he practices in the areas of general commercial litigation in state and federal courts including intellectual property, real property, trade secrets & non-compete litigation as well as business litigation and trade regulation matters.  Jason is a member of the American Arbitration Association Commercial Arbitrator Panel.

He is an active member of the American Law Institute and the American Bar Association.  In addition, Jason is a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation.  He has served with distinction as an editor for several ABA publications and has authored a number of articles and papers.  Additionally, Jason is an active member of The Florida Bar and has served as Chairman of a number of Bar Committees.  He served on the Florida Supreme Court Task Force on Management of Cases Involving Complex Litigation and is a former member of the Eleventh Judicial Circuit Ad Hoc Committee on Complex Business Litigation Section.  He is also a past Chairman of the Eleventh Judicial Circuit Grievance Committee “B” and a former member of the United States District Court, Southern District of Florida Ad Hoc Committee on Attorney Admissions, Peer Review and Attorney Grievance.  Jason is an active member of the Dade County Bar Association and recently served as the organization’s 99th President.  In addition, Jason served as the 17th President of the Wilkie D. Ferguson, Jr. Bar Association.  He has an AV Preeminent rating from Martindale-Hubbell® and is listed in The Best Lawyers in America®; Florida Super Lawyers®; and Franchise Times® magazine’s Legal Eagles®.  He also was named Best Lawyers’ 2013 “Lawyer of the Year” for Franchise Law in Miami and also received the distinction of being named Best Lawyers’ 2019 “Lawyer of the Year” for Franchise Law in Miami.

Jason is a frequent lecturer and author both in the substantive areas of law in which he practices as well as in areas related to promoting equal opportunities in the legal profession for minority lawyers and the economic empowerment of minority communities.  He served as the Diversity Chair for an Am Law 200 law firm for 10 years and received Diversity Best Practices’ 2008 Diversity Officer Leadership Award (DOLA).  Jason also is the recipient of The Florida Bar Young Lawyers Division’s 2003 Diversity and Gender Sensitivity Award.  Jason has served as a mentor for many minority lawyers and members of South Florida’s diverse legal community.

He is active in his local community and is a former member of Miami-Dade County’s Black Affairs Advisory Board.  Jason served as President of Miami Midnight Basketball League, Inc. which was a not-for-profit social-service program that used basketball as a way of reaching out to at-risk youth in Overtown and Miami’s inner-city.  Currently, Jason serves as an ordained minister and assistant pastor in Opa-Locka’s inner-city at Soul Saving Station Church where his father, Bishop James M. Murray, Th.D. is the senior pastor.  He is a Twelve Good Men 2001 Ronald McDonald House Honoree and is a recipient of both the 1999 and 1995 Pro Bono Service Award from “Put Something Back,” a joint pro bono project of the Eleventh Judicial Circuit and the Dade County Bar Association.

Jason is a native of Miami and a product of its public school system.  He graduated from Duke University in 1988 with a B.A. degree in History, Political Science and English.  Jason received his law degree from the University of Virginia School of Law in 1991.  After graduating from law school, he served as a judicial clerk for the Honorable Joseph W. Hatchett, United States Circuit Judge, United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit from 1991 to 1992. Jason is married to Dale Ellen Murray and they are the proud parents of Jason M. Murray, Jr. and Miles J. Murray.

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