TALLAHASSEE, Oct. 28 – The Tallahassee Bar Association recently presented its inaugural Champion for Diversity in the Legal Profession to Tallahassee attorney G.C. Murray, Jr., Deputy General Counsel for the Florida Justice Association. The award recognizes members of the legal community who are advocates for diversity and inclusion in the profession.
“G.C. Murray has dedicated much of his professional career to facilitating unity and inclusion among our professional colleagues who are racially, ethnically and culturally diverse,” said Tallahassee Bar Association president Dick Collins. “He serves as a role model by influencing and inspiring others to understand the challenges and barriers that some lawyers face in the practice of law.”
Murray graduated cum laude with a B.A. in Humanities from The Honors College at Florida International University, where he was a Presidential Scholar and Life Member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity. He received his Juris Doctor degree from The Florida State University College of Law, where he was a Mason Ladd Scholar and a Calvin Patterson Scholar. He was bestowed Emeritus status for his work as Chief Justice of the FSU Supreme Court. Murray is a Tallahassee Bar Association board member and the Founder and President of the The Innovative Community Engagement (ICE) Foundation. Recently, he was honored as one of the American Bar Association’s inaugural Top 40 Young Lawyers in the U.S. He is a member of Leadership Florida’s Connect Florida (Class VII), and recently became the first African American lawyer to be elected to represent the Second Judicial Circuit on the Florida Bar Young Lawyers Division Board of Governors.