Justice Murray attended the University of New Brunswick until 1978, majoring in Economics and Political Science.
He earned his Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.) degree from Dalhousie University in 1981.
He was admitted to the Nova Scotia Bar in 1981 and was appointed Queen's Counsel in 1999.
Justice Murray began his legal career at the Dalhousie Legal Aid Clinic in 1981 and then at the law firm of Gillis & Murray from 1981 to 1983.
He has also practiced with the law firm of Boudreau, Beaton, LaFosse, with Stewart, McKeen and Covert and with Stewart, McKelvey, Stirling, Scales.
had been with Murray
, Gouthro, Wall, in Sydney since 2002.
main areas of practice included general litigation, real estate, corporate/commercial, wills and estates, labour and employment law.
Justice Murray has been a past president of the Cape Breton Bar.
He was a member of the Nova Scotia and Cape Breton Barristers' Society since 1981 and a member of the Canadian Bar Association since 2006.
was appointed to the Nova Scotia Barristers'
Society Discipline Hearing Committee in 2006 and to the Barristers'
Society Advisory Committee on Queen's Counsel Appointments in 2008.
Justice Murray has also been a director of the Nova Scotia Legal Aid Commission for almost two decades and most recently he served as its Budget Committee Chair.
Justice Murray sits in Sydney, replacing Justice Frank E. Edwards, who elected to become a supernumerary Judge as of April, 2010.