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  • Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent Rated
    5.0 out of 5
  • Hugh Murray is praised as a “very good labor attorney,” and sources add that “he's very practical and has a good sense of how to proceed in a matter.”  One client comments: “We have always found Hugh Murray to be responsive, knowledgeable, personable and an effective advocate.”- Chambers USA


  • J.D., Boston College Law School, magna cum laude, 1990
  • A.B., Harvard University, cum laude, 1987

    Law Clerk, Honorable Joseph R. Nolan, Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court, 1990-1991

    Law Clerk, Honorable Thomas Meskill, U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit, 1991-1992

Bar Admissions

  • Connecticut
  • Maine
  • Massachusetts
  • Rhode Island
  • New York

Court Admissions

  • U.S. Court of Appeals, First and Second Circuits
  • U.S. District Court, District of Connecticut
  • U.S. District Court, District of Massachusetts
  • U.S. Supreme Court

Memberships & Affiliations

American Bar Association, Federal Labor Standards Subcommittee

Connecticut Bar Association

Hartford Promise, Inc.,
Board of Directors Member and Secretary

Statewide Legal Services of Connecticut, Board of Directors Member

WALKS Foundation, Advisory Board Member

Hugh F. Murray, III

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Hugh F. Murray, III, provides advice and representation to management clients on all aspects of the employment relationship. He regularly works with clients in the manufacturing, transportation, education, utilities, energy, health care, retail and hospitality industries in connection with union related issues, including organizational campaigns, collective bargaining, unfair labor practice charges, strikes, contract administration and arbitration. He handles claims of wrongful discharge, discrimination, unpaid wages, breach of contract, breach of non-compete or non-solicitation agreements and other disputes before judges, juries and administrative agencies throughout New England, and has represented clients at all levels of the state and federal court systems. Hugh also regularly provides advice and assistance to clients throughout New England on proper termination procedures, Family Medical Leave Act issues, reasonable accommodation obligations under the Americans with Disabilities Act, sexual harassment, OSHA and other matters.

Hugh is active in the Connecticut Bar Association and the American Bar Association. He is a board member and secretary of Hartford Promise, Inc. and a board member of the Statewide Legal Services of Connecticut.

Hugh is the managing author of the 2016-2018 Editions of the “Employer’s Guide to Union Organizing Campaigns” (Wolters Kluwer/Aspen Publishing), a comprehensive treatise on the legal framework and strategic considerations that surround management’s response to union organizing.

A native of Massachusetts, Hugh resides in Connecticut.

Awards & Accolades

  • Ranked as a leading labor & employment lawyer in Chambers USA
  • Listed in the 2008-2020 editions of The Best Lawyers in America
  • Named in Best Lawyers 2017 Hartford “Lawyer of the Year” for Litigation, Labor and Employment
  • Listed in Connecticut Super Lawyers, 2016-2018

No aspect of these advertisements have been approved by the Supreme Court of New Jersey. See Awards Methodology.


Connecticut Bar Association’s Annual Advanced Labor and Employment Law Symposium CLE