James Edward Murrill, Jr.

Location: Birmingham, Alabama Phone: 205-879-5000 Fax: 205-879-5901

Jay Murrill graduated from Samford University in 1999, where he was a J.L. Bedsole Scholar and served on the Honor Court.  Mr. Murrill graduated cum laude from Cumberland School of Law in 2002, where he was an Associate Editor on The American Journal of Trial Advocacy and won that publication’s 2000 Writing Award.

Mr. Murrill is a member of the Alabama State Bar and the Birmingham Bar Association.  He is licensed to practice in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Alabama, the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit, and the United States Supreme Court.  Mr. Murrill routinely represents governmental officials, governmental entities, and quasi-governmental entities in litigation and non-litigation matters involving constitutional issues, employment disputes, and administrative issues.  He also represents plaintiffs in personal-injury litigation and represents individuals and businesses in general corporate and transactional matters.

Mr. Murrill is married to the former Leah Hargett, and they have a son, Peyton, and a daughter, June.  Mr. Murrill attends All Saints’ Episcopal Church, where he has served on the Vestry and where he is a Lay Eucharist Minister and a Lay Reader.

Bar Admissions

  • Alabama


  • Cumberland School of Law

    • Associate Editor: The American Journal of Trial Advocacy
    • Honors: Cum Laude
    • Honors: The American Journal of Trial Advocacy 2000 Writing Award
  • Samford University

    • Honors: J.L. Bedsole Scholar
    • Honors: Order of Omega (Greek Honor Society)
    • Honors: Sigma Tau Delta (English Honor Society)

Associations and Memberships

  • Birmingham Bar Association
  • Homewood City Schools Foundation, Board Member