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An Overview of Our History

For more than 35 years, John D. Murray (known as "Jack" among friends and clients) has served New Jersey in the matters of divorce law, civil litigation, and property settlements with distinction and dignity. Jack is the second generation of Murrays to practice law, following in the footsteps of his father, James F. Murray, Jr. (1919-1964), who was a noted attorney and New Jersey State Senator in Hudson County.

After graduating Saint Peters College in 1975, Jack attended Seton Hall Law School and earned his Juris Doctorate in 1978. The following year he served as law clerk to the honorable Bertram Polow, Judge of the Chancery Division, Morris County, New Jersey. From 1980 to 982, Jack was employed by the Morristown firm of Tuchman & Lokos, whose main practice areas were corporate, tax, and family law. From 1982 to 1985, he opened his own firm to provide representation for family law, personal injury, and civil litigation. In 1986, he joined forces with the former dean of Seton Hall Law School, John F.X. Irving, and formed the law office of Murray, Irving & Van Pelt as a senior partner.

Since 2005, Jack has served as the primary litigator at Murray & Murray in dedication to the memory of his late father. He is a member of the Morris County Bar Association and Association of Trial Lawyers of America.