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Don Anderson Murray

Don Anderson Murray

Law Office of Don Murray, PLLC
  • 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. In December, 2020, I ventured out in my own solo criminal defense practice and continue to bring my dedication and experience to bear for those accused of crimes in New York City and Nassau County.

Practice Areas
    Criminal Law
    Criminal Appeals, Drug Crimes, Expungement, Fraud, Gun Crimes, Internet Crimes, Sex Crimes, Theft, Violent Crimes
    DUI & DWI
    Domestic Violence
    Domestic Violence Criminal Defense, Domestic Violence Restraining Orders
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
New York
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Professional Experience
Founding Member
Law Office of Don Murray, PLLC
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Criminal defense practice in New York City and Nassau County defending people accused of crimes in New York City and Nassau County Criminal Courts. I handle most all criminal charges from minor misdemeanor matters such as assault in the third degree, controlled substance, and theft charges, to serious felony charges like weapons possession, drugs, robbery, burglary, kidnapping, and more. I have a particular fondness for cases involving illegal searches and seizures. I handle Desk Appearance Tickets and I have an excellent track record helping people seal their criminal convictions under New York's new conviction sealing laws.
Shalley and Murray
Founding partner of New York City area criminal defense only firm with offices in New York City and Westchester County.
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
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Websites & Blogs
New York City Criminal Lawyer Don Murray
Remembering With Advantages - NYC Criminal Lawyer Musings
Contact & Map
Law Office of Don Murray, PLLC
80-02 Kew Gardens Road
Suite 702
Queens, NY 11415
Telephone: (917) 789-5063
Cell: (347) 866-3195
Fax: (917) 789-5063
Monday: 9 AM - 6 PM
Tuesday: 9 AM - 6 PM
Wednesday: 9 AM - 6 PM
Thursday: 9 AM - 6 PM (Today)
Friday: 9 AM - 6 PM
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed
Notice: While the office does close after business hours and on weekends, I am always available in emergencies by cell phone or text message. Call or text me in a legal emergency at any time.
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