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Michael K. Murray - Principal

Tenacious, dedicated and committed to getting the best possible result for his clients, Michael Murray will fight to win the unwinnable case and can coax a settlement out of the toughest circumstances. Michael’s persistence has paid off: Since 2009, he has won and settled millions of dollars of cases for Lanak & Hanna’s clients, including securing $2.3 million in collateral for a surety client to protect it from potential loss on a performance bond claim.

Michael focuses on plaintiff-side construction and business litigation, particularly job rights cases including mechanics’ liens, stop notices, and payment bonds. On the business end, he has represented clients in a wide range of business matters, and has carved out a particular specialty in medical supplier cases, including the successful negotiation of a $1.75 million settlement against defendants who were threatening bankruptcy. Michael is also licensed in Arizona, where he handles contract claims, job rights and business litigation on behalf of Lanak & Hanna’s clients with interests there.

I was a baseball player, and learned a long time ago that before the game starts you have to develop a winning game plan. That approach gives me a big advantage as a lawyer: I think about and see the issues of each case in advance and work with our clients to develop a winning strategy.


Practice Areas
  • Construction Law
  • Surety, Subrogation and Indemnity
  • Commercial Collections
  • Real Property Law
  • Litigation
  • Creditors' Rights
  • General Counsel
B.A., California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, 2006
J.D., Chapman University School of Law, 2009
California, 2009
Arizona, 2011
U.S. District Court, Central District of California
U.S. District Court, Southern District of California
U.S. District Court, Eastern District of California
U.S. District Court, Northern District of California
U.S. District Court, District of Arizona
State Bar of California
State Bar of Arizona
State Bar of Arizona Construction Litigation Section

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