Murray M. Sinclair & Associates

Seeing Things From a Different Angle

While every case differs, there is one given:  The importance of maximizing your advantage while minimizing your exposure.

To that end we "partner" with you every step of the way to maximize your recovery in planning and prosecuting litigation, strategizing with you to aggressively defend your interests, or assisting you in planning business ventures that involve risk management.

Murray M. Sinclair
& Associates

Tel: (310) 826-2700

Cell: (310) 308-1687

2029 Century Park East
Suite 400
Los Angeles, CA 90067


Areas of Practice



Insurance Coverage
and Insurance Bad
Faith Litigation

Murray M. Sinclair & Associates is a full service, civil litigation firm prosecuting and defending in state and federal courts cases such as:

  • Environmental litigation
  • Toxic tort actions
  • Insurance Coverage disputes
  • Insurance Bad Faith litigation
  • Business disputes
  • Real Estate disputes


We are experienced in soil and groundwater pollution litigation such as:

  • Superfund Litigation (defending potentially responsible parties at major California Superfund sites such as Operating Industries Inc., the San Gabriel Valley Superfund sites, the Glendale Superfund site)
  • Prosecution and defense of federal court private party cost recovery actions under CERCLA, RCRA, and related statutes
  • Prosecution of state court actions against major oil companies on behalf of property owners (prior gasoline service station sites)
  • Prosecution of actions on behalf of shopping center owners against dry cleaners
  • Defense of actions on behalf of dry cleaning operators
  • Defense of actions on behalf of metal plating businesses and other businesses that use and arrange for the disposal of hazardous substances
  • Prosecution and defense of mold toxic tort
  • Defense of responsible parties before such regulatory agencies as the U.S. EPA, the California Regional Water Quality Control Boards and the Department of Toxic Substances Control

We are knowledgeable about insurance coverage matters:

  • First- and Third-Party Homeowner's claims
  • Environmental Pollution claims
  • Duty-to-Defend Liability claims
  • Securities claims against Broker Dealers and Stockbrokers
  • Director's and Officer's claims
  • Business interruption claims
  • Errors and Omissions claims against insurance brokers
  • Uninsured and Underinsured motorist claims
  • Health claims
  • Disability claims
  • Employee dishonesty claims
  • Construction defect claims
  • Earthquake claims
  • Title insurance claims
  • Life insurance claims

Mediation Services

Murray Sinclair offers mediation services in the following types of disputes: insurance coverage, insurance bad faith, environmental, and toxic tort.

Mr. Sinclair has served as a settlement officer in federal and state courts. He has extensive experience with both the defense and plaintiffs' bars which makes him uniquely suited to assess cases in a fair and equitable manner, leading to resolution.

In legal matters one size doesn't fit all

While "cookie-cutter" solutions may sound attractive on some levels (particularly to those in charge of billing hours at big law firms), they have no place in reality. Every case is unique and requires that every solution also be.

Finding answers where others find only questions

That means being creative -thinking and seeing things from a different angle with a fresh perspective-and that as much as anything else is what we are known for. For more than 30 years, Murray M. Sinclair & Associates has helped clients needing inventive solutions. And we've provided them.

We despise compromise until it serves your best interests; at that point we embrace it.


Human Element

The perfect lawyers for people who know the difference.

There are lawyers and then, there are lawyers. We’d like to think we’re the second kind. We’re thoroughly open and approachable—keeping you up to date at every turn and letting you know what we are doing and why. We’ll never incur substantial costs or spend your money without telling you. And we never make rash decisions but rather, provide thoughtful and measured counsel.

Proof that tenacity and decency aren't mutually exclusive.

That means we’re zealous advocates and 110 percent loyal to our clients, while also adhering to the highest ethical standards in our profession. It’s a difficult balancing act but we do it—and well.

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