Raymond Murray is a partner with Nelligan O’Brien Payne LLP and leader of the firm’s Wills and Estates Law Practice Group. Raymond’s areas of expertise include estate litigation, commercial and personal injury matters. Raymond has also assisted various entertainment industry clients through the firm’s Arts and Entertainment Law Group.
Raymond has been retained to act in complex estate, commercial and intellectual property litigation, on behalf of both plaintiffs and defendants. He has represented, and defended parties involved in various types of claims, including: estate planning disputes, Will challenges, powers of attorney disputes, breach of privacy, confidentiality, commercial lease and license agreements.
Raymond has appeared before the Superior Court of Justice, the Ontario Divisional Court, the Ontario Court of Appeal, the British Columbia Supreme Court, the British Columbia Court of Appeal, the Nunavut Court of Justice and the Federal Court. He has been retained as counsel at a host of administrative tribunals, including the Canada International Trade Tribunal and the Financial Services Commission of Ontario.
Raymond is a member of the Nunavut Bar and has been counsel for individual claims on behalf of residential school survivors, as well as representing the Inuit in its class action litigation with the Government of Canada.
Raymond is driven to assist clients from the vulnerable part of our community, ensuring that their rights are protected, and their voice is heard. Raymond is determined to facilitate client’s access to justice and to help people experiencing personal difficulty and crisis.
Raymond is passionate not only about law, but also about his family and music. Outside of the office, family is very much the centre of his universe. As for music, Raymond’s band performs around the world and has been nominated for three Juno Awards. He is also a member of a group composed of fellow Nelligan employees, which developed as part of a fund-raiser for the local food bank. In addition, Raymond is a Director for Orkidstra, a social development program that empowers children from under-serviced communities through the universal language of music.
- >Call to Nunavut Bar (2016)
- >Call to Ontario Bar (2005)
- >LL.B., University of Ottawa (2004)
- >B.A., University of McGill (1999)
Professional Activities and Organizations
- >Canadian Bar Association
- >County of Carleton Law Association
- >The Advocates’ Society
- >Canadian Association of Black Lawyers