Honors and Awards

James R. Murray Named Exclusive 2022 Client Choice Award Winner by Lexology

James R. Murray

Blank Rome LLP is pleased to announce that partner James R. Murray, who serves as co-chair of our firm's Insurance Recovery practice group, was named the exclusive winner of the Lexology 2022 Client Choice Award for Insurance & Reinsurance USA, which is Lexology's only Client Choice Insurance & Reinsurance national designation given for the United States.

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The Lexology 2022 Client Choice Awards recognizes attorneys from around the world that “stand apart for the excellent client care they provide and the quality of their service.” The award winners from this year hail from across 70 jurisdictions worldwide and were chosen from a pool of more than 2,000 individual client assessments. The criteria for this recognition focus on an ability to add “real value to clients’ business above and beyond the other players in the market.” 

At Blank Rome, Jim leads our firm's policyholder-only insurance recovery practice. He is the only policyholder trial lawyer in the United States who is a fellow of both the American College of Trial Lawyers and the American College of Coverage Counsel. Jim has litigated cases in 24 states for top-tier corporate clients and has represented individuals and an array of religious institutions and government entities. He has assisted clients in securing well over one billion dollars on matters involving almost every line of insurance. 

Jim's recognitions in leading legal surveys and publications span more than 20 years, and include Chambers USA, Best Lawyers in America, National Trial LawyersThe Legal 500 United States, Benchmark Litigation, Who’s Who Legal, The National Law Journal, BTI Consulting Group “Client Service All-Stars,” and Law360. He was also selected as a member of the Nation’s Top One Percent by the National Association of Distinguished Counsel in 2022.

Using surveys from in-house counsel and editorial interviews and research, award candidates were evaluated based on: quality of advice, commercial awareness, industry knowledge, strategic thinking, billing transparency, tailored fee structures, value for money, responsiveness, effective communication, clarity of documentation, sharing of expertise, appropriate staffing, project management, use of technology, loyalty, and ethics. 

All of the Lexology 2022 Client Choice Award winners will be honored at a gala dinner in London in early 2023. To learn more about the Lexology 2022 Client Choice Awards, please visit lexology.com/clientchoice.

To read Jim's client feedback, please view his Lexology profile here.