Tenacious, dedicated and committed to getting the best possible result for his clients, Michael Murray will fight to win the unwinnable case and can coax a settlement out of the toughest circumstances. Michael’s persistence has paid off: Since 2009, he has won and settled millions of dollars of cases for Lanak & Hanna’s clients, including securing $2.3 million in collateral for a surety client to protect it from potential loss on a performance bond claim.
“I was a baseball player, and learned a long time ago that before the game starts you have to develop a winning game plan. That approach gives me a big advantage as a lawyer: I think about and see the issues of each case in advance and work with our clients to develop a winning strategy.”
Michael focuses on plaintiff-side construction and business litigation, particularly job rights cases including mechanics’ liens, stop notices, and payment bonds. On the business end, he has represented clients in a wide range of business matters, and has carved out a particular specialty in medical supplier cases, including the successful negotiation of a $1.75 million settlement against defendants who were threatening bankruptcy. Michael is also licensed in Arizona, where he handles contract claims, job rights and business litigation on behalf of Lanak & Hanna’s clients with interests there.