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murray.clark​@FaegreBD.com

300 N. Meridian Street, Suite 2700

Indianapolis, Indiana 46204

D: +1 317 237 1433
F: +1 317 237 8533

Education

Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law
J.D. (1982)
Kenyon College
B.A. (1979)

Bar Admissions

Indiana

Court Admissions

U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Indiana U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana
Meet Murray Clark

J. Murray Clark

Partner

Murray Clark practices in several legal areas, including government and administrative law, where he has first-hand experience in understanding the legislative and administrative processes. Murray served 11 years as an Indiana State Senator, representing portions of Marion and Hamilton counties. Murray was campaign chairman of Mitch Daniels' successful bid for Indiana Governor in 2004 and served as chairman of the Indiana Republican Party from 2006 to 2010.

In the Indiana Senate, Murray was active in a wide range of issues and recognized repeatedly as an outstanding legislator. With ongoing support of small businesses, Murray was given the Small Business Champion Award by the Indiana Chamber of Commerce in 2004 and the Guardian of Small Business Award by the National Federation of Independent Business in 2001. While in the General Assembly, he authored a successful bill providing for wholesale reform in Indiana's child protection and adoption process. Before leaving the Senate, Murray was the ranking member of two committees — Economic Development & Technology and Insurance & Financial Institutions — and chair of the Governmental Affairs Subcommittee.

In addition to constituents, Murray has represented clients in a variety of matters with local and state governments and agencies, including real estate and land use law. His law practice experience includes land use, planning, zoning, development and other regulatory issues, as well as financing. Murray has negotiated business and commercial transaction agreements, loans and other financing packages, in addition to helping settle disputes. Before local and state administrative bodies and agencies, Murray has represented clients on matters involving alcoholic beverage law, fire code regulations and general permitting. He has lectured frequently on real estate law, planning and zoning issues.

Murray is the leader of Faegre Baker Daniels' Indianapolis offices. Before joining FaegreBD, Murray practiced law at the Indianapolis firm of Clark, Quinn, Moses, Scott & Grahn for 23 years. A prominent Republican, he serves the political process in many other ways. Murray was the GOP Lieutenant Governor candidate in 2000 as the running mate of gubernatorial candidate David McIntosh. He has been a delegate to several Republican National Conventions and was a member of the Republican National Committee from 2006-10, serving on various committees including the Redistricting Committee and the Transportation Committee for the 2008 Republican National Convention. On a local level, Murray served as a precinct committeeman in Marion County for a quarter century.

Honors

  • The Indiana Lawyer — Distinguished Barrister Award, 2016
  • The Best Lawyers in America — Administrative/Regulatory Law, 2008-17 (Indianapolis Administrative/Regulatory Law Lawyer of the Year, 2017), and Government Relations Practice, 2009-17 (Indianapolis Government Relations Practice Lawyer of the Year, 2013)
  • Indianapolis Business Journal — Who's Who in Law, 2011
  • Indiana Super Lawyers — Real Estate, 2007-10
  • Brebeuf Jesuit Preparatory School — President's Medal (with wife Janet Clark), 2011
  • Indiana Bar Foundation — Fellow, 2010
  • Indiana Chamber of Commerce — Small Business Champion Award, 2004
  • National Federation of Independent Business — Guardian of Small Business Award, 2001
  • Brebeuf Jesuit Preparatory School — Fred B. McCashland Distinguished Alumnus Award, 2001
  • American Association of University Professors — Indiana Conference Legislative Leadership Award, 2001
  • Indiana Library Federation — Legislative Award, 1999
  • Indiana Life Coalition — Adoption Legislative Award, 1999
  • Indianapolis Business Journal — Forty Under 40 Award, 1997
  • Indiana State Bar Association — Land Use and Zoning Section Legislative Award, 1995

Professional Associations

  • Indianapolis Bar Association — Land Use Section (Past Chairman)
  • Indiana State Bar Association
  • American Business Club
  • Lawyers Club of Indianapolis

Civic Activities

  • Riley Children's Foundation — Board of Governors
  • Indy Eleven Soccer Foundation — Board of Directors
  • Indianapolis Downtown, Inc. — Board
  • Brebeuf Jesuit — Board of Trustees (Chairman)
  • Greater Indianapolis Progress Committee (GIPC) — Board of Directors, Executive Committee and Chairman of the Charles L. Whistler Award Committee (Chair, 2012-16)
  • St. Luke Catholic Church
  • Indianapolis Foundation, 2005-10 — Board of Trustees (Chair, 2010; Vice Chair, 2009)
  • Central Indiana Community Foundation, 2005-10 — Board of Trustees
  • Indiana Bar Foundation — Board of Directors, 2012-14
  • The Hundred Club (assisting families of fallen police officers and firefighters) — Board of Directors (President, 2008-09)
  • Nora Northside Community Council
  • Indiana Soccer Association — Board of Directors (President, 2007-16)

Presentations

  • Greater Indianapolis Progress Committee's (GIPC) 50th Anniversary Celebration
    Speaker, GIPC 50th Anniversary Celebration, September 15, 2015 
  • Breakfast Briefing
    Moderator, Indiana Chamber of Commerce D.C. Fly-In, September 19, 2013

Published Articles

  • Indiana Forefront Blog: Stimulating Commentary From Hoosier Thought Leaders
    Regular Contributor, Indianapolis Business Journal, 2013-present
  • Indiana Needs to Pay Our Elected Leaders More
    Co-author, Indianapolis Star, May 23, 2013
  • Dig Deeper to Fill Holes in Library Budget
    Indianapolis Star, December 18, 2010
  • Economy Takes Precedence Over Social Issues
    Indianapolis Business Journal, December 13, 2010

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