Murray, Hogue & Lannis

Timothy Murray


Tim Murray is lead author of the landmark Corbin on Contracts family of contract law texts (Corbin on Contracts is among the most influential legal treatises America has produced--it has been cited as an authority by courts across America in excess of 16,000 times, including 26 times by the United States Supreme Court). Mr. Murray has been responsible for updating the treatise twice per year since 2004 (as sole author since 2015) and has written the revisions of three of its permanent volumes, volumes 1, 8, and 15 (a fourth is pending). He is also the co-author of volume 16 of the treatise; the Corbin on Contracts Desk Edition (2023); Corbin on Contract Drafting (2022); Corbin on Pennsylvania Contracts (2018); Corbin on Ohio Contracts (2019); Corbin on Illinois Contracts (2020); Corbin on Massachusetts Contracts (2021); Corbin on New York Contracts (2022); and Corbin on California Contracts (2023). He has written extensively about force majeure and related issues; the "battle of the forms"; online contracting, and many other topics.

Mr. Murray has represented numerous businesses and individuals in all manner of contract transactional matters and disputes, including General Motors Corporation, Bayer, Covestro, Avery Dennison, Georgia-Pacific Corporation, Alcoa, Nissan North America, companies of the Marmon Group, Mazda Motors of America, General Reinsurance, Lanxess Corporation, TWA, Kawasaki Motors, Nova Chemicals, and Electrolux. He has written extensively on all manner of contract law matters and has conducted contract law seminars or webinars for, among others, the American Law Institute, LexisNexis, the New York State Bar Association, and the Pennsylvania Bar Institute. He serves on the editorial advisory board for Lexis Practice Advisor Journal

Mr. Murray helped to rewrite the suggested Pennsylvania jury instructions for contract law. In its introduction to the 2017 supplement for jury instructions, the Civil Instructions Subcommittee of the Pennsylvania Supreme Court Committee for Proposed Standard Jury Instructions wrote: “The subcommittee sincerely thanks Timothy Murray, Esquire, of Murray, Hogue & Lannis in Pittsburgh, who has generously contributed countless hours of his expertise to rewriting the contracts instructions and subcommittee notes. A national expert in contract law, Mr. Murray writes the biannual supplements to the 15-volume treatise, Corbin on Contracts (Lexis-Nexis). In addition, Mr. Murray is a Lexis Practice Advisor, and has served since 2011 as one of Lexis’s pioneer authors in this platform, which is designed to provide practical guidance for transactional practitioners. Lastly, Mr. Murray has lectured extensively about contract law."

Mr. Murray is a member of the Pennsylvania Bar Association. He received both his B.A., summa cum laude (1981) and his J.D. (1984) from the University of Pittsburgh.