Board of Trustees: John L. Murad

John Murad

John Murad headshotJohn L. Murad, Jr. was appointed to the SUNY Board of Trustees on June 3, 2009.  He is chair of the Academic Medical Centers & Hospitals Committee.

Mr. Murad is a partner in the Syracuse, New York Law Firm of Hancock Estabrook, LLP, where he has practiced since 1983. He is admitted to practice law in the State of New York and before the United States District Court for the Northern and Western Districts of New York. He has served as Chair of the firm’s Litigation Department and a member of its Executive Committee. Mr. Murad has successfully tried cases in State and Federal Court for over twenty-five years in a variety of civil litigation including matters involving product liability, commercial and environmental disputes, defense of professionals including dentists and oral surgeons, and employment litigation.   

Mr. Murad is a Fellow in the American College of Trial Lawyers, whose membership is by invitation only. Mr. Murad was selected as one of the “Best Lawyers in America”, and has also been selected by fellow Upstate New York attorneys to the list of New York’s “Super Lawyers” in the category of general litigation.

Mr. Murad has been trained in alternative dispute resolution and approved as a mediator for the United States District Court for the Northern District of New York, handling personal injury and commercial matters. He has also been active as a member of the New York State and Onondaga County Bar Associations where he has served on various committees. He is also a member of the Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel and the International Association of Defense Counsel. 

Mr. Murad has previously served as a member of the SUNY Upstate Medical University Council and has served on the Board of Directors of the Onondaga Historical Association, and the Onondaga-Oswego Chapter of the American Red Cross, where he served as Board President from 2004-2006.  

Mr. Murad graduated from Hamilton College (cum laude) in 1980, and Georgetown University Law Center in 1983.

Mr. Murad, was born in Utica, New York, the oldest of six children of the Hon. John Murad, Sr. and Patricia (O’Shea) Murad. He presently resides in Jamesville, New York with his wife Renee L. James and their three children, Matthew, Bess and Patrick.

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