Jason M. Murray Sworn In As President of Dade County Bar Association
June 18, 2015 - Categories: Firm News
MIAMI – Murray Law, P.A. is pleased to announce that the firm’s President and CEO, Jason M. Murray, was sworn in as the Dade County Bar Association’s 99th president upon taking the oath of office on June 6, 2015 during the annual installation gala at the Fontainebleau Miami Beach. With more than 4,800 active members, the Dade County Bar Association is the largest voluntary bar association in Florida and is the bar association for all lawyers of Miami-Dade County. Murray became the first African-American president of the Association as it celebrates its 99th year of service to the bench, the bar and Miami-Dade County.
Murray’s focus during his presidency will include continuing the work of breaking down barriers to racial, ethnic and gender diversity within the bench and bar of our legal community. He stated that the Association has over 30 committees that will be tasked with becoming more diverse and inclusive through outreach efforts. “Our goal,” said Murray “is to grow the Association by providing all Miami-Dade County attorneys with opportunities to increase their knowledge through CLE programs and expand their referral networks through the more than 250 events we host each year.” Murray also stated that “diverse lawyers must be given opportunities to participate in our programing and must feel welcomed at our events.” During Murray’s presidency, he will also promote unity and cooperation between the county’s local bar associations as the Dade County Bar Association commences preparations to celebrate its centennial next year.
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. Murray is a member of the American Arbitration Association Commercial Arbitrator Panel and serves as an arbitrator for Franchise Arbitration and Mediation Services.
He is a native of Miami and a product of Miami-Dade County’s public school system. Murray graduated from Miami Norland Senior High School in 1984 and from Duke University in 1988 with a B.A. degree in History, Political Science and English. He received his law degree from the University of Virginia School of Law in 1991. After graduating from law school, Murray 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.