JOEL F. MURRAY
ATTORNEY & FOUNDER
Attorney Joel Francis Murray is the founder of JFM Law. He is a lifelong resident of the Pacific Northwest and advocate for the continued economic growth of Washington State and the Pacific Northwest.
Thanks to a diverse academic, legal and professional background, Joel offers legal counsel and services on matters involving administrative law and appeals of rulings from state and federal agencies, business law, civil and commercial litigation, campaign finance and political law, employment law, local government and land use law, liquor and cannabis law, trademark law, transportation law, tax law and related practice areas to meet the needs of businesses of varying sizes and industries.
Following graduation from law school, Joel joined a business law firm in downtown Bellevue, Washington. There, he was exposed to a wide variety of practice areas, but primarily focused on legal issues affecting small- and medium-sized businesses, as well as investors in and owners of closely held businesses including corporations, LLCs, partnerships and similar business entities.
Joel is a graduate of the University of Washington, the London School of Economics and Political Science, and the University of California, Davis, School of Law. During law school, Joel was a member of the UC Davis Law Review, completed an externship and fellowship in the United States Senate, and finished law school at the Georgetown University Law Center in Washington, DC. Joel has published two law journal articles, and taught multiple continuing legal education (CLE) seminars.
Over the years, Joel has served in a variety of community and leadership-oriented positions. He served as student body president of his high school. As an undergraduate at the University of Washington, he chaired a 30,000 member student organization that advocated for increased federal and state funding for higher education, was active in student government, helped re-found and served as vice-president of his college fraternity, and worked on multiple statewide ballot measure campaigns in support of education.