William F.  McMurry

William F. McMurry & Associates
William F. McMurry & Associates
624 W Main St Ste 600, Louisville, KY 40202 United States

Protecting the Law Since 1978

William F. McMurry was born and raised in Paducah, Kentucky. He graduated from the University of Louisville, Louis D. Brandeis School of Law in 1978. His professional career includes practice in Kentucky and Florida, as well as Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney. One of the most experienced courtroom attorneys in Kentucky, William McMurry is considered an old-style hero attorney who does the right thing for the right reasons, a crusader, an advocate for those who need representation.

Areas of Practice

Medical Malpractice

Legal Malpractice

Motor Vehicle Accidents

Nursing Home Negligence

Wrongful Death

Personal Injury


University of Kentucky, B.G.S. with high distinction, 1976

University of Louisville, Louis D. Brandeis School of Law, 1978

Bar Admissions

Kentucky, 1979

Florida, 1981

North Carolina, 2020

United States District Court, Western District of Kentucky, 1979

United States District Court, Middle District of Florida, 1985

United States Court of Appeals, 6th Circuit, 1983

United States Court of Appeals, 11th Circuit, 2003


Inducted into the Kentucky Civil Rights Hall of Fame for Exemplary Leadership in Civil Rights by the Kentucky Commission on Human Rights, October 16, 2014

2014 Pro Bono Lawyer of the Year, Florida Bar Association

American Jurisprudence Award in Criminal Law, Bancroft-Whitney Lawyers Cooperative Publishing Co., 1977

Our Philosophy

We Believe in You. We Protect You. We Fight For You

We believe our clients deserve the best ethical and legal skills, which only we can deliver. Our job is to represent you above all else. We will be completely honest when we say we believe in you and in your case.

When someone has been harmed – physically, mentally, emotionally or economically, due to the negligence of another person or a professional, representation is essential. We have spent 40 years representing those who could not find another lawyer to take their case. Taking on high risks is what we do as long-time Board Certified specialists.

Our 40 years of success in high profile cases has an impact on the level of success we bring to your case. The reason you do not pay any fees to us until we have won your case is because we are confident that we will be successful in fighting for you. We will settle your case outside of court only if you agree. If you feel going to court is in your best interest, we will be there to fight for you.


Board Certified as a Medical Malpractice Trial Specialist by the American Board of Professional Liability Attorneys, 1994, recertified 1999, 2006, 2011, 2016.

Board Certified as a Legal Malpractice Trial Specialist by the American Board of Professional Liability Attorneys, 1994, recertified 2000, 2006, 2011, 2016.

Board Certified as a Civil Trial Specialist by the National Board of Trial Advocacy, 1993, recertified 1998, 2003, 2008, 2013, 2018.

Board Certified as a Civil Trial Specialist by the Florida Bar Board of Legal Specialization and Education, 1991, recertified 1996, 2001, 2006, 2011.

Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers, 2001-2014 designated Preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell Legal Directory of Preeminent Lawyers in America in Medical Malpractice and Legal Malpractice. Martindale-Hubbell Rating: “AV”

Peer-selected for Kentucky Super Lawyers, designation of the top five percent of lawyers in Kentucky, 2007-2014.

Top 100 Trial Lawyers in the State of Kentucky, 2007-2014, designated by The American Trial Lawyers Association (ATLA)

Passed the Multi-State Professional Responsibility Examination, administered by the National Board of Bar Examiners, November 5, 2011.

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