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Attorney William F. McMurry has come to the aid of many who were unable to find a lawyer in general or unable to find a lawyer who would be willing to take on their case given the grave risk to the lawyer. He handled these cases for free (pro bono).

Attorney McMurry was asked by Morris Dees, founder of the Southern Poverty Law Center in Montgomery, Alabama, to serve as his Kentucky trial lawyer co-counsel in a case filed in Brandenburg, Kentucky. This case arose as a result of members of the Imperial Klans of America (an organization with its national headquarters in Kentucky) who viciously attacked a 16-year-old man of color.

Attorneys Dees and McMurry together took the case to trial and won a jury verdict of $2.5 million, all while under heavy armed security and protection from those who would stop at nothing to impose their personal hate philosophies on others. Attorney McMurry was honored by attorney Dees when he asked Mr. McMurry to conduct the direct examination of their client, the medical proof of traumatic brain injury (MTBI/TBI) to their client and the closing argument to the jury.

On another occasion, attorney McMurry read a news article in the Courier Journal newspaper, describing that an African American woman who was suffering from HIV infection had sued a local hospital for releasing the lab results of her HIV infection to others in her neighborhood. The article described that this woman’s attorneys had dropped her case the day before trial and that she would have to try her own case to the jury, the very morning this article ran in the newspaper.

Without hesitation, attorney McMurry proceeded to the courthouse to offer his services for free, to assist her in the impossible task of handling her own medical malpractice case. She accepted his offer and attorney McMurry tried her case to the jury, winning a verdict of $125,000.

In 2016, attorney McMurry was selected by the president of The Florida Bar (where he is also licensed to practice law) and awarded the Presidents’ Pro Bono Service Award for outstanding work providing free legal services to those in desperate need.


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