ATTORNEY AND FOUNDER
Joel Francis Murray is the founder of JFM Law. He is a lifelong resident of the Pacific Northwest and advocate for the continued economic growth of Washington State and the Pacific Northwest.
Thanks to a diverse academic, legal and professional background, Joel offers legal counsel and services on matters involving administrative law and appeals of rulings from state and federal agencies, business law, civil and commercial litigation, campaign finance and political law, employment law, local government and land use law, liquor and cannabis law, trademark law, transportation law, tax law and related practice areas to meet the needs of businesses of varying sizes and industries.
Following graduation from law school, Joel joined a business law firm in downtown Bellevue, Washington. There, he was exposed to a wide variety of practice areas, but primarily focused on legal issues affecting small- and medium-sized businesses, as well as investors in and owners of closely held corporations (S-Corporations).
Joel is a graduate of the University of Washington, the London School of Economics and Political Science, and the University of California, Davis, School of Law. During law school, Joel was a member of the UC Davis Law Review, and completed his final year of law school in Washington, DC while chairing a national political organization, completing an externship and fellowship in the United States Senate, and finishing law school at the Georgetown University Law Center. Joel has published two law journal articles, and taught multiple continuing legal education (CLE) seminars.
Over the years, Joel has served in a variety of community and leadership-oriented positions. He served as student body president of his high school. As an undergraduate at the University of Washington, he chaired a 30,000 member plus registered student organization that focused on increased federal and state funding for higher education, was active in student government, helped re-found and served as vice-president of his social fraternity, and worked on multiple statewide ballot measure campaigns in support of education.