Lynn H. Murray

Managing Partner
Shook, Hardy & Bacon

Practice Area: Business Litigation

BTI Client Service All Star History
  • 2019
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“Lynn really gets it.”
“She understands our business and anticipates exactly what we need.”


"From the very first day we take on a case, I try to focus on the client’s objectives and on creating the most compelling narrative possible. I pride myself on communicating clearly, consistently and efficiently. It’s a good feeling to help clients navigate a challenging system and an even better one to win for them."

– Lynn H. Murray


Lynn is an experienced trial attorney and firm leader who solves high-stakes problems for her clients. In an age where commercial trials are increasingly rare, Lynn has successfully tried many complex matters to verdict and judgment across the country. She is a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers, an honor extended after careful investigation to those trial lawyers who have mastered the art of advocacy and demonstrated the highest standard of professionalism and civility. Lynn’s work spans diverse subject matter, including intellectual property, product liability, financial services, insurance coverage, contracts, antitrust and class actions.

Lynn has been repeatedly selected by her peers as a “Business Litigation Super Lawyer” and one of the “Top Women Attorneys in Illinois.” She is rated AV “Preeminent” by Martindale-Hubbell, with commenters calling her an “outstanding,” “highly skilled” and “superb” trial attorney. She has been profiled in the Chicago Lawyer (“Women Rise to Top Leadership at Three Chicago Firms”) and in Leading Lawyers magazine (“Taking on High Stakes on the Job and at Home”). In those articles and in Chambers USA, clients noted her ability to manage their “unique, complex and volatile” cases, stated that they were drawn to her “drive and determination to win, paired with her civility, creativity and smarts,” and called her a “brilliant trial lawyer” who was very good at “navigating our needs as a business.” Counsel for co-defendants call her a “superb cross-examiner,” “gifted in working with groups of lawyers” and a “brilliant strategist.” In addition to her trial work, Lynn has settled hundreds of cases, often in unique ways, and frequently after early analysis reveals a path to early resolution.

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