Murray M. Sinclair
& Associates

Tel: (310) 826-2700

Fax: (310) 826-2727

1880 Century Park East
Suite 615
Los Angeles, CA 90067


Murray M. SinclairMurray M. Sinclair

Murray Sinclair has been representing major corporations, "Mom and Pop" businesses and individual clients in litigated matters for the last twenty-five years. He has lectured on trends in environmental law and insurance coverage before industry groups and the Los Angeles County Bar Association. Mr. Sinclair has served as an Attorney Settlement Officer for the United States District Court for the Central District of California, and the Los Angeles Superior Court Alternative Dispute Resolution Voluntary Settlement Conference Program.

Practice Areas

General Civil Litigation; Environmental Law; Insurance Coverage


Education Southwestern University School of Law, J.D., 1990, University of California at Santa Barbara, B.A., with Honors, 1972; University of Southern California, M.F.A., Professional Writing, 1980


Admitted1990, California and U.S. District Court, Central, Southern and Eastern Districts of California; U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit


Member Los Angeles County Bar Association (Environmental Law Section: Editor-in-Chief, 1995-1996; Environmental Litigation and Insurance Committee Chair, 1997)


Books"How to Avoid Environmental Litigation: For the Non-Professional," Two Guys Publishing Company, 2004.


Articles"The Common Fund Theory: Insurer Liability for Compulsory Cross Actions," Los Angeles Daily Journal, September 21, 2011 (co-author Ryan C. McKim)

"Don't Overlook Insurer Liability for Financial Elder Abuse," Los Angeles Daily Journal, August 3, 2011

"Don't Let the Fast-Track System Derail Your Environmental Litigation," Los Angeles Daily Journal, April 30, 2009

"Insurance Policy May Allow One to Raise the Dead," Los Angeles Daily Journal, March 29, 1999

"Dirty-Duty-Environmental Law: Must an Insurer Defend Administrative Claims as well as Suits?" And what is the Extent of the Sudden and Accidental Pollution Exclusion?" California Law Business, March 9, 1998

"Wasting Away: The Demise of CERCLA Joint and Several Liability," Los Angeles Daily Journal, December 12, 1997

"No Cleanup of Superfund: Reform Measure Improves Law, But Won't End Costly Litigation," Los Angeles Daily Journal, April 22, 1994


Experience & Credentials

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