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Rebecca Brake Murray

Of Counsel
Location:
Knoxville, Tennessee
Phone:
(865) 546-1000
Fax:
(865) 546-1001
Email:

REBECCA (BECKY) BRAKE MURRAY is Of Counsel in the Knoxville, Tennessee office of Wimberly Lawson Wright Daves & Jones, PLLC, which she joined in March 2010.  Becky has been a litigation attorney in private practice since 1985, practicing in the area of civil litigation with an emphasis in employment law and commercial litigation in state and federal courts.  Becky received her undergraduate degree from the University of Michigan.  She attended Case Western Reserve University where she obtained a Masters Degree in Health Sciences Education.  Becky worked as a physical therapist in Detroit and Harrisburg, Pennsylvania before entering law school.  She attended Cleveland-Marshall College of Law in Cleveland, Ohio, where she was an editor of the Cleveland State Law Review.  Becky moved to Knoxville in 1983 and received her law degree from the University of Tennessee in 1985.  Becky is a past president of the Tennessee Defense Lawyers Association and served on the Board of Governors for the Knoxville Bar Association for three years.  She has an AV Preeminent® Rating - which is the highest possible rating given by Martindale-Hubbell, the leading independent attorney rating entity. 

Areas of Practice

  • Civil Litigation
  • Employment Law
  • Commercial Litigation

Litigation Percentage

  • 95% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Tennessee, 1985
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Tennessee, 1986
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 6th Circuit, 1988
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1999
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Tennessee, 2006

Education

  • University of Tennessee College of Law, Knoxville, Tennessee
    • J.D. - 1985
  • Cleveland State University, Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, Cleveland, Ohio
    • Law Review: Cleveland State Law Review, Editor
  • University of Michigan
    • B.S. - 1971
  • Case Western Reserve University
    • M.S. Health Sciences Education - 1978

Honors and Awards

  • Rated AV Preeminent® by Martindale-Hubbell for Ethical Standards and Legal Ability

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Tennessee Defense Lawyers Association, Past President
  • Tennessee Bar Association, Member
  • Knoxville Bar Association, Board of Governors (2005-2007)
  • Tennessee Bar Foundation, IOLTA Grant Review Committee (1998-2000)

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