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Karen E. Murray

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Partner Karen Murray brings a wealth of experience in the areas of bankruptcy, creditor's rights and business transactions and litigation to Craddock Massey. Earlier in her legal career, Ms. Murray spent a number of years in the bankruptcy section of one of Houston's leading firms and later served as in-house counsel supervising nationwide litigation for a Fortune 500 company. Her experience in the private sector served to increase her true understanding of clients' needs and expectations. As a founding attorney with Craddock Massey LLP, Ms. Murray's practice is concentrated in business and commercial areas, including bankruptcy proceedings, creditor's rights, banking, foreclosure, commercial real estate and general civil litigation.

Ms. Murray's vast experience allows her to effectively represent clients ranging from some of the nation's largest lenders to small businesses and individuals. She has represented numerous institutional and entrepreneurial clients in the areas of construction and mortgage lending, bankruptcies, workouts, restructures, and foreclosures. She is an expert from who lenders seek advice regarding compliance with federal and state regulations in real estate transactions and foreclosure proceedings.

Through her character, experience and skill, Ms. Murray has attained the prestigious Martindale-Hubbell AV peer rating, the highest rating awarded by the nationally known legal directory.


  • California State University, Bachelor of Science degree
  • South Texas College of Law, Juris Doctor degree


  • State Bar of Texas (1986)
  • United States District Court: Eastern, Northern, Southern and Western Districts of Texas
  • Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals

Memberships and Professional Associations

  • State Bar of Texas
  • Bankruptcy Law Section, State Bar of Texas
  • Business Law Section, State Bar of Texas
  • Real Estate, Probate, and Trust Law Section, State Bar of Texas
  • Houston Bar Association


Houston Office

Craddock Massey LLP
1400 Post Oak Boulevard
Suite 950
Houston, Texas 77056

Phone: 713.960.6400
Fax: 713.960.6401

Austin Office

Craddock Massey LLP
1250 Capital of Texas Highway South
Building One, Suite 420
Austin, Texas 78746

Phone: 512.485.7920
Fax: 512.485.7921

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