Julian Murray


  • University of New Orleans - B.A.
  • Tulane University of Louisiana - J.D.


  • Admitted to the Bar, Louisiana
  • Admitted to Practice:
  • United States Supreme Court
  • Louisiana Supreme Court
  • All appellate and lower courts in the State of Louisiana
  • United States Fifth, Sixth and Eleventh Circuit Courts of Appeal
  • United States District Court, Eastern District of Louisiana
  • United States District Court, Western District of Louisiana
  • United States District Court, Middle District of Louisiana

Noteworthy Experience

  • Assistant District Attorney, Orleans Parish, Fraud Section Supervisor
  • Appointed Assistant United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Louisiana
  • Promoted to Chief of the Criminal Division; First Assistant U.S. Attorney
  • Chief Prosecutor Organized Crime Unit Louisiana State Attorney General's Office
  • Adjunct Professor of Law, Tulane University School of Law, 1977 - present

Professional Organizations & Memberships

  • American Board of Criminal Lawyers.
  • International Society of Barristers
  • Louisiana Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Association of Trial Lawyers of America

Awards & Accolades

  • The Best Lawyers in America
  • Super Lawyers
  • Best Lawyers in Louisiana
  • Martindale-Hubbell AV-preeminent rating
  • Honorary member of Order of the Coif, Louisiana Bar Foundation
  • Member of the National Association of Distinguished Counsel
  • Lifetime member in The Global Directory of Who’s Who Honors
  • The International Society of Barristers
  • National Trial Lawyers “Top 100” in Criminal Defense
  • The Criminal Justice Act Attorney Award and the Albert Tate Award by the Louisiana Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • The Monte M. Lemann Distinguished Teaching Award by Tulane University

Community & Civic Involvement

  • Member of the Criminal Justice Act Panel, U.S. Eastern District Court of Louisiana
  • Adjunct Faculty Member at Tulane University School of Law

Publications & Published Works

  • Louisiana Criminal Trial Practice (co-authored with Roberts)
  • Louisiana Criminal Trial Practice Formulary (co-authored with Roberts)

Contact Information

Phone: (504) 830-4125

Email: jrm@chehardy.com



Julian Murray came from a family of lawyers. He practiced law for more than thirty years in federal and state courts, and also served as an adjunct law professor at Tulane Law School, teaching Trial Advocacy and Advanced Criminal Practice. Mr. Murray was a member of the National Association of Distinguished Counsel (NADC), recognized for his superior work in Personal Injury Litigation; Business, Commercial and General Litigation; and White Collar Criminal Defense.