Murray reappointed to MAMA and LDF boards

James J. Murray, a partner in the Petoskey office of Plunkett Cooney and City attorney for the cities of Petoskey and Boyne City, was recently reappointed to the Board of Directors of the Michigan Association of Municipal Attorneys (MAMA) and to the Board of the Michigan Municipal League Legal Defense Fund (LDF).

"I am pleased to continue my involvement with these very dynamic organizations," said Murray. "Through the LDF, we agreed to participate in many important municipal cases that have a strong likelihood to help not only cities in Northern Michigan, but throughout the state of Michigan."

As a MAMA board member, Murray will work with his colleagues to advance the organization's goals, which include strengthening the quality of legal representation of municipal corporations through continuing education, serving as a research organization for corporate counsel representing MML cities and villages, creating a forum for consultation among members, and honoring individuals who have made significant contributions in the area of municipal law.

Murray has been a partner with Plunkett Cooney since 1998. In addition to his municipal law practice, Murray has extensive experience in the areas of business law, real estate, banking, commercial litigation and title insurance. His municipal practice is wide ranging and includes direct representation of municipalities and defense of litigation involving public entities.

Murray is a member of the American Bar Association, the State Bar of Michigan, and he is a past President of the Emmet-Charlevoix Bar Association. Additionally, he serves as a member of the Grievance Panel for the State Bar of Michigan, as well as a member of the Les Cheneaux Community Foundation Board of Directors.

Published: Thu, Nov 24, 2011