In Memoriam: Ray R. Murphy, Jr. (1936-2012)

In Memoriam: Ray R. Murphy, Jr. (1936-2012)

It is with deep sadness we report that former partner and friend, Raymond R. Murphy Jr., 76, passed away Sunday, December 30, 2012 after a long and courageous battle with Parkinson's disease. He joined Miller & Martin in 1963, where he served as head of the firm's Litigation Department for several years and concentrated his practice in the areas of civil litigation and dispute resolution. He was widely regarded as one of the region's outstanding trial lawyers. He was the president and member of the Board of Governors of the Chattanooga Bar Association, a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers, the Tennessee Bar Foundation and the Chattanooga Bar Foundation. He was listed in The Best Lawyers in America® and was awarded the Ralph H. Kelly Humanitarian Award. He served many organizations including Teen Challenge, Inner-City Ministries, Senior Neighbors, and Turning Point Ministries. He was on the board of Chattanooga Area Law Enforcement Commission and the Chattanooga Resource Foundation, Chattanooga Community Foundation and the Will C. Harris Foundation. He was on the organization committee for the incorporation of the City of Lookout Mountain Georgia and was the first district commissioner of the city. Memorial contributions may be made to Lookout Mountain Presbyterian Church, Teen Challenge of the Mid-South and Hospice of Chattanooga.