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Gregory V. Murray

Senior Counsel, Detroit
t: 248.540.7024
f: 248.540.8059


Gregory Murray practices in federal and state courts on behalf of public and private sector employers in the areas of wrongful discharge and employment litigation, and civil rights and discrimination litigation. He has over 40 years of experience in employment litigation and counseling, labor arbitrations, hospital medical staff privilege appeals, and proceedings before administrative agencies such as the Department of Labor, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and the Michigan Department of Civil Rights. Gregory brings special insight to his role as a labor and employment law attorney given his previous years of experience as a manager in the private sector.

Honors & Leadership

Honors & Awards

  • Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America (2011 – 2021)
  • Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business (listed since 2005)
  • Michigan Super Lawyers (listed since 2006)
  • Michigan Super Lawyers, Top 100 (listed since 2009)
  • Leading Lawyers for Employment Law: Management and Labor Law: Management (2014-present)
  • Top Lawyers in Metro Detroit, dbusiness Top Lawyers as published in dbusiness magazine 2017
  • Martindale-Hubbell® AV PREEMINENT® Peer Rated for Highest Level of Professional Excellence
  • Who’s Who Legal USA: Management Labour & Employment (2006)
  • The International Who's Who of Management Labour & Employment Lawyers (2013)
  • Selected by his peers from across the United States as a Fellow of the College of Labor and Employment Lawyers (1999)

Professional Activities

  • Sixth Judicial Conference for the United States Court of Appeals (Life Member)
  • State Bar of Michigan (Member, Labor & Employment Law Section)
  • American Bar Association (Member, Labor & Employment Law Section; Member, Litigation Section)
  • Federal Bar Association (Executive Board Member)
  • Historical Society of the United States District Court (Trustee, Eastern District of Michigan)
  • Oakland County Bar Association (Member and former Chair, Employment and Labor Law Committee)
  • Oakland County Bar Foundation (Life Fellow)
  • Michigan State Bar Foundation (Life Fellow)
  • American Employment Law Council (Charter Member)
  • Fellow of the College of Labor and Employment Lawyers (since 1999)



Seminars & Speaking Engagements

  • "Who is the Employer and Who is an Employee? Recent Developments Defining the Workforce in the Gig Economy," mid-winter meeting of the Labor and Employment Law Section of the State Bar of Michigan, January 2016
  • Frequent lecturer on employment issues


  • Chapter Update Co-chair, Lindemann, Grossman & Weirich Treatise - Employment Discrimination Law, 5th edition (2012)
  • Co-author, Employment Litigation in Michigan (ICLE 1999)
  • Co-author, Employment Litigation in Michigan, 2nd edition (ICLE 2004)
  • Co-author, The Handbook of Fraud Deterrence (2007)


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