Murray Eckell

Murray Eckell

Eckell, Sparks, Levy, Auerbach, Monte, Sloane, Matthews & Auslander, P.C.
  • Business Law, Employment Law
  • Pennsylvania
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Summary

As head of the Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) practice, Murray began the practice of law in the City of Chester in 1959 following his graduation from the Law School of the University of Pennsylvania. His undergraduate work was completed in 1956 at Dickinson College, Carlisle, Pennsylvania.

After practicing at the law firm of Snyder and Snyder for three years, Murray practiced alone for a short time. Thereafter, he, along with Don Sparks, formed Eckell & Sparks in the spring of 1964 which was the genesis of the present law firm. During his first 15 years of practice, Murray engaged in the general practice of law, primarily litigating commercial and personal injury cases specializing in the trial of condemnation cases. His practice gradually became restricted primarily to the areas of real estate and commercial law, and administration of decedents’ and incompetents’ estates, and Housing Authority law. Throughout the growth of the firm and from its original inception through its merger with Vadino and Auerbach, and later with Arthur Levy’s law firm, Murray was, until 2009, the chief executive officer.

His activities in the legal arena are extensive and varied. One of his principal accomplishments was his appointment by then-Governor Milton Shapp to the Court of Common Pleas of Delaware County in March of 1977. When his term expired, he chose to forego running for election and returned to his partners in the active practice of law.

Murray has spent many years in service to local, state and national bar associations. He served as a director and ultimately as president of the Delaware County Bar Association; has been chairman of several statewide committees of the Pennsylvania Bar Association, a member of the House of Delegates of the Pennsylvania Bar, a member of the House of Delegates of the American Bar Association, and in 1994 was elected to the Board of Governors of the Pennsylvania Bar Association for a three-year term.

Practice Areas
  • Business Law
  • Employment Law
Additional Practice Areas
  • Municipal Law
  • Commercial Litigation
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Pennsylvania
Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Associate
Snyder and Snyder
Current
Founding Partner
Eckell & Sparks
Current
Founding Partner
Eckell, Sparks, Levy, Auerbach, Monte, Sloane, Matthews & Auslander, P.C.
Current
Adjunct Professor
Penn State University, Delaware County Campus
Current
Education
Pennsylvania State University - Dickinson School of Law
J.D. (1959)
Awards
AV Preeminent Rating
Martindale-Hubbel
Professional Associations
Pennsylvania State Bar # 8622
Member
Current
Delaware County Bar Association
Member
Current
Supreme Court of Pennsylvania
Disciplinary Board
Current
Websites & Blogs
Website
Eckell, Sparks, Levy, Auerbach, Monte, Sloane, Matthews & Auslander, P.C.
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Contact & Map
Media Office
300 West State Street Suite 300
Media, PA 19063
USA
Telephone: (610) 565-3700
West Chester Office
113 East Evans Street Matlack Bldg, Suite D-1
West Chester, PA 19380
USA
Telephone: (215) 925-4435