About Shalley and Murray

Shalley and Murray began as an exclusively criminal defense firm in 1996 in a single office in New York City.  We quickly grew and expanded our practice to include an additional office in Westchester County from which we have helped people defend against criminal charges in the multitude of local criminal courts in Westchester and Putnam Counties.

As a firm that has always limited its practice to criminal defense, we have earned an outstanding reputation in New York City, Westchester, and Putnam Counties as an outstanding provider of quality criminal defense representation at the highest level.

REAL EXPERIENCE = RELIABLE ADVICE

 We have more than 20 years experience as criminal defense lawyers (we never prosecuted anyone), but real experience is the summation of all the lessons you learned along the way.  Real experience is more than simply the tick of time as it passes you by.  If you don't learn anything along the way, experience amounts to nothing more than the fact that you have managed to survive.  For more than 20 years we have been there - in court, nearly every day - not just physically there, but mentally engaged, watching and learning.

When you come to Shalley and Murray you can expect to have a lawyer who has the benefit of more than 20 years of experience in the very court where you find yourself.  When we walk into courtrooms, most of the judges are familiar with us.  Some of them we have appeared before since the day we started.  Most of the prosecutors are familiar with us.  Most of the court staff are familiar with us.  All of this familiarity translates for our clients into a better experience in court.  Deep familiarity means for our clients a higher level of predictability about what to expect in their cases in their particular courtroom in front of their particular judge.

OUR PARTNERS

The founding partners, Don Murray and James Shalley, bring decades of criminal defense experience in New York City Criminal Courtrooms to bear in helping people through some difficult times.  

Read more about partner James Shalley (Manager of the Westchester/Putnam portion of our criminal defense practice).

Read more about partner Don Murray (Manager of the New York City portion of our criminal defense practice).

 
 Founding partner and criminal defense lawyer Don Murray won a fascinating false confession defense case out of Briarcliff Manor, in Westchester, where his client was accused of stealing more than $50,000 worth of lottery tickets from a store where he worked, and where the police got him  to sign a confession (after 14 hours of non stop interrogation),

Founding partner and criminal defense lawyer Don Murray won a fascinating false confession defense case out of Briarcliff Manor, in Westchester, where his client was accused of stealing more than $50,000 worth of lottery tickets from a store where he worked, and where the police got him  to sign a confession (after 14 hours of non stop interrogation),

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