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Claire C. Murray

Partner

Claire's civil litigation practice focuses on defending high-stakes traumatic brain injury and catastrophic tort injury claims. She has successfully defended cases in the areas of professional liability, product liability, pharmaceuticals, medical device liability, and premises liability.  She has represented hospitals, surgery centers, nursing homes, physicians and medical providers throughout Georgia, including numerous traumatic brain injury, birth injury, wrongful death, personal injury and premises liability cases.   Claire is actively involved in representing a major health insurer involving highly-complex insurance fraud litigation against multiple defendants. She has also litigated cases in California, Florida, Nevada, South Carolina, and Texas. 

Education

University of Georgia, B.S., cum laude, 1996
Phi Beta Kappa

St. Thomas University School of Law, J.D., high honors, 2000

Bar & Court Admissions

  • State Bar of Georgia
  • U.S. District Court, Northern and Middle Districts of Georgia

Representative Experience

Defense award in nursing home arbitration case involving the alleged wrongful death of a 68-year-old. 

Assisted in defense of major pipe manufacturer following catastrophic accident during transport, resulting in the death of eight people. 

Defense verdict in wrongful death claim against hospital in Fulton County, GA.

Defense verdict in medical malpractice claim against surgery center in Fulton County, GA.

Assisted in defense of international medical device manufacturer. 

Obtained dismissal of case against international weight loss product manufacturer, as a result of alleged ischemic event. 

Successfully defended numerous medical malpractice cases involving fetal demise and traumatic brain injury.

Assisted in favorable settlement for pharmacy after dispensing drug allegedly resulting in paralysis. 

Defended major sugar manufacturer following catastrophic explosion, causing 14 deaths and injuring 38 others.

Represented hotels in cases involving allegations of violent crime. 

Awards & Recognitions

Super Lawyers Magazine, Georgia Rising Stars List, Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Defense (2010-2014)

Professional & Community Activities

Atlanta Bar Association

American Bar Association

Fee Arbitrator for the State Bar of Georgia

Lawyers Club of Atlanta

Peter T. Fay Inn of Court

State Bar of Georgia Formal Advisory Opinion Board, 2005-2009

Events & Speaking Engagements