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Don Anderson Murray

Don Anderson Murray

Shalley and Murray
  • Criminal Law, DUI & DWI, Domestic Violence
  • New York
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I have been a practicing New York City criminal lawyer for more than 27 years. My career has been devoted to defending those accused of crimes in New York City. I graduated from Williams College, went to University of Florida College of Law, graduated with honors, and took a position in New York City with The Legal Aid Society as a trial lawyer. I worked there for six years. While working at The Legal Aid Society, I wrote a chapter for a criminal defense practice series of books called "Criminal Defense Techniques" published by Matthew Bender. My chapter was devoted to cross examining witnesses with prior criminal convictions. In 1996, I formed Shalley and Murray with friend and colleague James Shalley and we began our criminal defense exclusive practice. Over the years I have provided testimony as an expert in New York Criminal Law for an international extradition case in London, I have written extensively about the New York City Criminal Justice System, and I have been consulted as an expert by several authors, producers, and directors for various projects in the entertainment industry. Most recently, I consulted on set for an NBC miniseries "The Slap". I have handled quite a few complex and tricky criminal trials, including a false confession trial where my client had confessed in writing to having stolen more than $50,000 worth of lottery tickets from the store where he worked. I ran an unusual false confession defense and won the case. I also enjoy search and seizure cases involving complex legal argument. I throw boomerangs, am a tournament level Scrabble player, and I can play the mandolin and the guitar.

Practice Areas
  • Criminal Law
  • DUI & DWI
  • Domestic Violence
  • Free Consultation
  • Credit Cards Accepted
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
New York
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Professional Experience
Shalley and Murray
- Current
Trial Attorney
The Legal Aid Society
University of Florida
J.D. (1989) | Law
Honors: graduated with honors
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Williams College
B.A. (1986) | History
Activities: Wrote and performed music for school theatrical production
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Professional Associations
New York State Bar  # 2475184
- Current
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Websites & Blogs
Shalley and Murray
Defense Posts New York City Criminal Lawyer Blog by Don Murray
Contact & Map
80-02 Kew Gardens Road
Suite 702
Queens, NY 11415
Telephone: (718) 268-2171
Cell: (347) 866-3195
Fax: (718) 268-2171