William F. McMurry & Associates

Legal Malpractice . Automobile Accident Injury . Medical Malpractice

624 West Main Street, Ste 600 Louisville, Kentucky 40202

The only lawyer Board Certified as a medical malpractice and legal malpractice trial specialist by the American Board of Professional Liability Attorneys in Kentucky, Florida and North Carolina

Your Justice Is Our Priority

William F. McMurry has been practicing law in Kentucky for 40 years. He is the only  lawyer Board Certified as a legal malpractice and medical malpractice trial specialist in Kentucky, as well as North Carolina and Florida. Mr. McMurry is certified by the American Board of Professional Liability Attorneys.
This level of legal expertise can increase the amount of the money you receive in settlement of your case. William “Bill” McMurry welcomes the opportunity to work for you.

Can You Sue a Lawyer?

The laws governing legal malpractice claims against lawyers are complex and constantly evolving. In finding a lawyer to prosecute your legal malpractice claim, you want someone who understands the law and the issues involved in legal malpractice; including the ethical rules governing lawyers’ conduct since such claims often arise from alleged violations of those rules. William McMurry is the only Board Certified Legal Malpractice Specialist in Kentucky, North Carolina and Florida.

Primary Practice Areas

Legal Malpractice

A lawyer commits malpractice when he or she fails to provide quality legal services to a client. We will help you establish if your case meets the requirements for legal malpractice.

Automobile Accident Injury

As with other types of accidents, figuring out who is at fault in a traffic accident is a matter of deciding who was careless, or “negligent” in legalese. We will help you determine if actual rules were violated and merit a case.

Medical Malpractice

If you have suffered an injury or illness due to careless, unprofessional or incompetent treatment at the hands of a medical provider, William F. McMurry can guide you.

Need A Consultant?

When you need help from an attorney, you need an attorney with the experience and judgment to assess the strengths and weaknesses of your claim and help explain what it will take to win your case  Our job is to work diligently to pursue your best interests,   If you would like a free consultation, contact us today. 

Recent News

USE OF ZOOM by lawyers to conduct client interviews and conferences with consulting experts

While COVID-19 requires lawyers to become creative in our effort to move our clients cases along, in keeping with our ethical duty to zealously represent our clients, it is critical to remember that such conversations may not be considered “confidential.”   When we speak with a client or a client’s agent, such as a consulting expert, those conversations are considered confidential and protected from disclosure to our adversaries.   While Zoom is an excellent tool for conducting group meetings, such as mediations and the like, which do not raise confidentiality or protection issues, using Zoom to conduct client interviews and interviews with consulting experts can be viewed as discoverable.  We all know that if we allow a non-client and/or non-client expert to listen in on an otherwise confidential communication, we have violated the attorney client confidentiality and attorney client privilege.   Unless you select certain settings in the Zoom settings, all meetings are recorded and stored in the Cloud.  Zoom meetings are also publicly accessible with full names and faces are often displayed.  Preventing Zoom from making a permanent record or storing it in such a way as to make the meetings publicly accessible is a feature that can be turned on in settings. There are other settings in the Meeting subtab that can also be adjusted, such as disallowing remote control of devices, file transfer, data sharing with Zoom, and screen sharing. Below are suggested setting: Please note that most, if not all, of the settings below are not the Zoom default: Go to: Settings > Recording and click off the Local and Cloud recording features. In the Zoom Settings section, under the Meeting subtab: Require Encryption for Third Party Endpoints Disable Auto saving chats Disable File transfer Disable Feedback to Zoom Disable Screen sharing Disable desktop/screen share for users Disable Remote control   In the Zoom Settings section, under the Recording subtab: Disable Local recording Disable Cloud recording Disable Automatic recording I hope this has been helpful to all my colleagues who are enjoying Zoom in the everyday practice of law.     William F….

Church Continues to Hide and Protect Known Serial Pedophiles

In 2004, I filed – and successfully won, a lawsuit against the Vatican, designed to overcome its arguments that it could not be held accountable for acts by pedophile priests occurring on US. soil.  This was done following the litigation and settlement of a case with the Archdiocese of Louisville, KY.  Because of our work, the Vatican is not immune from suits by US survivors of priest sexual abuse of children.  But the Louisville Courier Journal’s stunning revelation this past week of yet another situation demonstrates that the Church continues to hide and protect its known serial pedophiles over the interests of the children of the Church.  Rather than having the interests of the children of the Church at heart, it appears that the children remain at grave risk.  The LCJ’s article reveals the Church’s suggestion that there are “no child-victims coming forward to accuse Father Mouser of sexual assault while he was hiding in Motherhouse in Loretto, Kentucky.”  This ignores the science behind abuse.  Children don’t come forward. It is found that 73% of child victims do not tell anyone about the abuse for at least a year. 45% of victims do not tell anyone for at least 5 years.  (Smith et al., 2000; Broman-Fulks et al., 2007) It is not for decades that children have grown to see the impact the abuse has had on their lives that they feel compelled to report the abuse.  In the article, I am quoted as saying “After all of the ensuing years since the settlement with the archdiocese, it is heartbreaking that the church leaders continue to demonstrate that they have not lived up to their promises to protect the community’s children from known serial pedophiles.” I have been an advocate for victims of sexual abuse by the Church since the first victim walked through my office in 2002.  I will continue to advocate, vindicate and fight for those who have been left behind by the Church.   With that said, it is important to realize that the statute of limitations on a civil claim against the Church runs out on the child’s 28th birthday, barring justice…

Letter to My Hometown, an Abuse Survivor’s Validation

Extensive experience in representing survivors of sexual abuse is not something an attorney takes lightly. It means that said attorney has gained the trust of sexual abuse survivors who are hurt, who carry often years of baggage, who seek validation and are in need of an advocate.  Over the years, I have often been the first person survivors of sexual abuse have opened up to because they have come to me to help them with their many legal questions. Sometimes it starts with the question  “do I have a case after all these years.”  And that begins our attorney/client relationship. I am honored when a previous client reaches out to me, sometimes years later, to share their personal life experiences and their gratefulness for my guidance.  Such is the case with Laura.  She came to me for advice.  I have been given express permission to share publicly this client’s voice as expressed in her writings. She has done this with the intention to help other survivors. Following is a link to her full letter, titled, Letter to my…

From Our Clients

“There are some of us who put clients’ interests ahead of our own, who want to see right things done in this world.”  – William F McMurry

Bill is a fantastic lawyer, willing to work hard for you the client! He listens and then gets to work, he is professional, personable and ethical. You will not be sorry if you choose to work with him or his firm. Highly recommend him!

Gayle Glish Bonnarens

This firm is fantastic! They are efficient, timely and most importantly they listen and understand what it was I was trying to accomplish. They got right to the point and got the job done. No games to pad their pockets. You will not be sorry if you choose to work with Bill and his associates.

Kevin Brown

Bill McMurry is an exceptionally good and principled attorney. More than that, he’s compassionate in a way that goes beyond merely good lawyering: He is human in the sense of the old-style hero attorney who does the right thing for the right reasons. Not many like him anymore.

Alanna Nash

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