With more than 30 years of experience, Murray represents project developers and state and local governments in high-profile Endangered Species Act, National Environmental Policy Act, and other environmental litigation, permitting, and counseling matters.
Murray advises clients on the major laws affecting natural resources and environmental matters, including the ESA, NEPA, Federal Land Policy and Management Act, National Forest Management Act, National Park Service Organic Act, Clean Water Act, Clean Air Act, and other federal and state environmental programs.
Murray helps resolve permitting obstacles and defend project approvals and operations. He has worked on client projects and federal court cases throughout the Pacific Northwest, and in California, Colorado, Nevada, New Mexico, Texas, Wyoming, Michigan, and Alabama, including mining and oil and gas operations; highway construction projects; water, natural gas, and petroleum products pipelines; water resource development infrastructure; industrial facilities; ranch operations; residential home, resort, and subdivision development; and outfitter and guide operations and facilities.
Murray served as a law clerk to Justice George Lohr of the Colorado Supreme Court. From 2001-2003, he headed Holland & Hart's firmwide environmental practice group, and from 2009-2012 he was the Boise office administrative partner. He chaired the firm's Partner Responsibility Committee from 2011-2016.