Steven L. Murray
Steven Murray is an experienced attorney in employment and civil rights law, litigation, and trial practice.
Steven’s experience has been virtually exclusively devoted to practicing private and public-sector employment and labor law, including civil rights in the workplace.
As lead trial counsel, Steven has successfully represented clients in all phases of employment and civil rights cases – securing favorable resolutions for clients in litigation before numerous United States District Courts.
He has represented prevailing individuals in multiple consecutive jury trials before the United States Court for the District of Colorado−achieving verdicts for employees, applicants, and former employees against the United States Government, private sector employers, and the City and County of Denver.
Steven has represented prevailing federal, state, and local government employees before the United States District Court for the District of Colorado, the Merit Systems Protection Board, the Foreign Service Grievance Board, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, and the Career Service Board for the City and County of Denver.Legal Experience
Before opening this practice, Steven Murray served as a Senior Trial Attorney with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission in Denver and Birmingham, Alabama.
Steven represented the EEOC in civil rights cases before U.S. District Courts in Mississippi, Alabama, Florida, Colorado, Oklahoma, and Arizona.
For four years, Steven practiced civil rights law in the Deep South as an attorney in the EEOC’s Birmingham District Office.
Before serving with the EEOC, Steven Murray practiced employment and civil rights law.
Steven worked as a private practitioner, law firm partner, and public-sector labor organization lawyer in Denver.
In Washington D.C., he worked for a law firm representing federal employees and as an attorney for a labor organization.
As a young attorney, Steven served as an attorney with two labor organizations - the International Brotherhood of Teamsters in Washington, D.C., and the Colorado Education Association in Denver.Education
Steven Murray received a Masters of Laws degree in Employment and Labor Law from the Georgetown University Law Center. He received a Juris Doctor degree from the Saint Louis University School of Law, where he served on the Saint Louis University Law Journal.
He has written published articles about public and private sector employment and labor law, political patronage, and First Amendment issues. These articles are in the DePaul Law Review [Lead Article], Saint Louis University Law Journal, and Government Executive Magazine [co-author].Admissions
Steven Murray is admitted to practice law in Colorado and the District of Columbia.
Steven is admitted to practice before United States District Courts for the District of Colorado, the District of Columbia, and the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth, Federal, Third, and Fourth Circuits.
He is a member of the Denver Bar Association, Colorado Bar Association, the Colorado Trial Lawyers Association, the Colorado Plaintiff Employment Lawyers Association, and the Faculty for Federal Advocates.
- Barrister’s Best People's Choice "Best Employment Lawyer for Plaintiffs,” Law Week Colorado (2020).
- Best Employment Lawyers in Denver, Expertise.com (2020)
- Featured, "We Scored 237 Employment Lawyers in Denver, Colorado and Picked the Top 18," Expertise.com
- Panel, "Facing the Giants," Trial Lawyer Roundtable hosted by LawBank (March 24, 2021)
- Author, “Don’t Excuse Racism in Your Workplace, Prevent it From Happening,” CoBiz Magazine (September 3, 2020)
- Author, “In 2020, The Noose is Alive in the Workplace,” Law Week Colorado (August 3, 2020)
- Author, “Religious Discrimination in Employment Case Settlement: Employer Compels Employee to Engage in Scientology Practices as a Condition of Employment,” Workplace Fairness (February 7, 2020)
- Interviewed, “Local Lawyers Win Settlement in Religious Discrimination Case,” Law Week Colorado (January 22, 2020)
- Referenced, “Wyoming Firm Settles Religious Discrimination Suit,” US News (January 14, 2020)
- Interview, “Wyoming Company Settles Lawsuit Over Religious Discrimination Allegations,” Caspar Star Tribune (January 13, 2020)
- Interview, “Wyoming Employer Settles to Prevent Trial Forcing Worker into Scientology,” TonyOrtega.com (January 8, 2020)
- Author, “Apportionment of Damages in Section 301 Duty of Fair Representation Actions: The Impact of Bowen v. United States Postal Service,” DePaul Law Review, 32 DEPAUL L. REV. 743