Dwight D. Murray is Of Counsel to the firm of Stein Mitchell Beato & Missner LLP. He is a veteran of over 100 jury trials covering a broad range of areas. He has tried cases in the District of Columbia, Maryland, Delaware, Arkansas, and West Virginia. Mr. Murray is a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers and a Fellow with the American Bar Foundation. He retired from Jordan Coyne & Savits, LLP in 2012 where he was a partner for more than 30 years.

Mr. Murray's experience before the federal and local courts has led to his selection as a member of the local and federal judicial conferences, Civil Justice Reform Act Advisory Group for the United States District Court for the District of Columbia, Pro Se Litigation Committee of the United States District Court and participated as a panelist on the subject of Jury Reform. He has also served on the United States District Court’s Committee on Grievances and as a Trustee on the D.C. Bar’s Client Security Fund. Mr. Murray is the first African American to be elected president of the Bar Association of the District of Columbia.

Mr. Murray has taught Trial Tactics at the Catholic University Columbus School of Law and has lectured on trial tactics for the D.C. Bar and the Georgetown University School of Law Continual Legal Education Program. He also served as a Teaching Team Member of the Harvard Law School's Winter Trial Advocacy Workshop from 2000-2009. The Trial Advocacy Workshop teaches techniques of fact presentation at trial.

Although Mr. Murray's experience and leadership were honed in the courtrooms and boardrooms, these attributes were developed while a combat Infantry Officer in the United States Marine Corps.


SuperLawyers®, Washington, D.C. (2008-2012)

Recipient of the Lever Award from the D.C. Law Students in Court 2007

Lawyer of the Year, Bar Association of the District of Columbia 2006

WASHINGTONIAN Magazine Top Lawyer

Fellow, American College of Trial Lawyers since 1997

Recipient of Jeffrey Crandell Legal Aid Award at GULC, 1974

Major, U.S. Marine Corps Reserve with one tour of duty in Vietnam 1969


  • Law Clerk for the Hon. Tim Murphy, Associate Judge, Superior Court, District of Columbia, 1974-1975


Georgetown University, J.D.

Xavier University, B.A.


  • District of Columbia

Community & Professional

Member, Bar Association of the District of Columbia (Board of Directors 1993-1994; Secretary, 1994-1995; Co-Chair, Insurance and Tort Law Committee, 1990-1991; President Elect, 1995-1996; President, 1996-1997)

Master, The William B. Bryant Chapter American Inns of Court, 1988 to present

Member, The District of Columbia Bar (Committee on Continuing Legal Education, 1980; Judicial Conference Voting Delegate, 1976-2010, D.C. Bar’s Legal Ethics Committee, Research Foundation Committee)

Member, Civil Justice Reform Act Advisory Group for the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia

Member House of Delegates American Bar Association, 1996-1997

Member, National Conference of Bar Presidents, 1996

Member, Council of Court Excellence

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