Murray W. Camp

Attorney
Murray W. Camp - Dallas Texas commercial litigation attorney

Murray Camp brings a wealth of trial experience to the firm, including numerous trials, hearings, arbitrations, and the successful resolution of multi-million dollar disputes. Murray’s practice has historically consisted of complex commercial cases, including those involving fiduciaries, federal receiverships, oil and gas, representation of bankruptcy trustees in adversary lawsuits, banking, aviation, real estate, and commercial torts. Having developed his skills in the business litigation arena, he now applies his well-developed skill set to representing clients in estate, guardianship, and trust litigation. After graduating from law school with top honors, Murray served as a law clerk to the Hon. John McBryde, United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas.

Murray is a fourth generation Texas lawyer, and appreciates the tremendous responsibility that comes with representing clients in estate, trust, and guardianship proceedings. His client-centered approach allows him to focus on the client’s goals while providing aggressive and efficient representation in reaching those goals. He believes that the best way to maximize the potential for early settlement in an estate, guardianship, or trust dispute is to clearly communicate to the adversary that not only are we willing to go to trial, but are looking forward to it.

Prior to entering the legal profession, Murray was an art dealer, independent curator, and assistant professor of Art History at St. Edwards’s University, teaching courses on Modernism and Dada/Surrealism. He is also a nationally recognized expert on marine and reef aquarium husbandry, having published multiple articles in periodicals such as CORAL Magazine, and served as a speaker at numerous reef conferences around the country. Murray’s additional passions include amateur astronomy and bass fishing, having competed in numerous bass tournaments around Texas. He most enjoys spending time with his two children.

Murray volunteers his time in assisting many organizations, such as the Jesuit Preparatory School of Dallas, and serving as general counsel to the Marine Aquarium Societies of North America, and the Texas Astronomical Society.

Representative Experience

  • Successful representation of Plaintiff in multi-million dollar antitrust case against fortune 500 company.
  • Successful trial and judgment in Tarrant County, Texas involving multi-million dollar pool of auto notes.
  • Successfully represented working and royalty interest owners seeking millions of dollars in compensation arising out of one of the largest well blowouts in North Texas history.
  • Served as lead counsel representing court-appointed receivers in numerous securities fraud action filed by the Securities and Exchange Commission in federal court involving tens of millions of dollars in assets.
  • Obtained multi-million dollar judgment in construction equipment fraud trial in Tarrant County, Texas.
  • Successfully represented bankruptcy trustees in numerous complex adversary proceedings.
  • Plaintiff’s counsel in multi-million dollar RICO action against Swiss conglomerate involving the Titan roller coaster at Six Flags Over Texas.
  • Judicial law clerk for Hon. John McBryde, U.S. District Court, Northern District of Texas, Ft. Worth Division (1994-1995)

Community and Bar Association Involvement

  • Dallas Bar Association; Probate and Trust Section Member
  • Dallas Bar Association; Trial Skills Section Member
  • State Bar of Texas; Real Estate, Probate & Trust Section Member
  • State Bar of Texas; Litigation Section Member
  • General Counsel, Marine Aquarium Societies of North America
  • Pet Industry Joint Advisory Counsel, Marine Ornamentals Committee Member
  • Texas Astronomical Society, Member
  • Jesuit Athletics Booster Club, Jesuit Preparatory School of Dallas

Education

  • B.A., University of Texas, Austin, Texas (1990)
  • J.D., cum laude, St. Mary’s University School of Law, San Antonio, Texas (1994)