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Ed, a Lorain, Ohio native, and director of Krugliak, Wilkins, Griffiths & Dougherty Co., L.P.A., joined in 1991. His practice focus is employment, corporate, and commercial law. Ed’s practice is concentrated in workers’ compensation as he counsels employers on every aspect of their workers’ compensation programs. Certified since 2003, Ed is a Certified Specialist in Ohio Workers’ Compensation by the Ohio State Bar Association. He is a member of the Ohio State Bar Association Workers’ Compensation Committee as well as the Ohio State Bar Association Worker’s Compensation Specialization Committee.


  • The Ohio State University, B.A. in Political Science, 1987
  • The Ohio State University School of Law, J.D., with honors, 1991
    • Active with the Student Law Division of the Ohio State Bar Association and American Bar Association

Professional Experience

  • Represents small and medium size corporations, including health care practices, manufacturing companies and professional service firms
  • Supervises and manages major litigation for clients
  • Serves on numerous advisory boards

Courts and Bar Associations

  • Ohio, 1991
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio, 1992
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit, 1992
  • Member: Stark County Bar Association, Workers’ Compensation Committee
  • Member: Ohio State Bar Association, Workers’ Compensation Law Specialty Committee; Workers’ Compensation Committee

Professional and Community Affiliations

  • Member: Stark County Safety Council
  • Associate Member:  The Ohio Self Insured Association
  • Member: Workers’ Compensation Forum
  • Member: Canton Regional Chamber of Commerce
  • Member: Massillon Area Chamber of Commerce
  • Member: Alliance Area Chamber of Commerce
  • Board Member and Legal Advisor: Stark County Convention and Visitors Bureau (Visit Canton)
  • Past Board Chair Visit Canton (2019-2020)
  • Member: Ancient Order of Hibernians, Akron Chapter
  • Board Chairman: MacConmara Volunteer Parents, Inc.
  • Former Chairman: Pro Football Hall of Fame Enshrinement Festival Timken Grand Parade Committee, 2006-2007 
  • Volunteer: Pro Football Hall of Fame Enshrinement Festival, 1992-present
  • Community Advisory Board Member: Jackson School for the Arts
  • Steering Committee: Eastern Stark County Safety Council


Honors & Awards

  • Listed in Ohio Super Lawyers® (2009-2023)
  • Listed in Best Lawyers in America® (2008-2023)
  • Named “Lawyer of the Year” Workers’ Compensation Law Akron Area by Best Lawyers in America® (2012)

Notable Presentations and Publications

  • “Workers’ Compensation Strategies: Avoiding & Defending Lost Time Claims and Aggravation of Pre-existing Conditions”
  • “Out of State Coverage/Jurisdiction”
  • “Ohio Workers’ Compensation Basics”
  • “Workers’ Compensation from an Employer’s Perspective—Terminations & Temporary Total Compensation”
  • “Drug Testing & Workers’ Compensation; Workers’ Compensation Reform Legislation”
  • “Controlling Workers’ Compensation Costs”
  •  “Workers’ Compensation Reform Legislation-New Tools to Protect Employers”
  • “A Good Day for Employers: The Ohio Supreme Court Upholds the 2005 Employer Intentional Tort Reform Statute – Employees Must Now Prove “Deliberate Intent to Cause Injury” to Succeed on an Employer Intentional Tort Claim”
  • Frequent Lectures: “Medical Marijuana” and “Marijuana Impact on the Workplace”

Articles Published by Edward D. Murray

Ohio General Assembly Alters Statute of Limitation for Workers’ Compensation Claims

As part of the biennial budget process, the Ohio General Assembly passed House Bill 27 to create the worker’s compensation budget for 2018—2019. In addition to establishing the budget, the bill also amended sections of the Ohio Revised Code that relate to workers compensation law. Mainly among the changes, the […]

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Ohio BWC Class Action Case Resolved: BWC To Make Restitution in The Amount of $420 Million

On March 20, 2013, the Cuyahoga County Court of Common Pleas entered a verdict against the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation (BWC) in the amount of approximately $860 million.  The case was pursued as a class action by a group of Ohio employers alleging that the BWC had charged certain […]

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Court Rules Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation Overcharged Employers

The Cuyahoga Court of Common Pleas has issued its long-awaited decision in the San Allen v. BWC class-action lawsuit.  This case was pursued by a class of Ohio employers to challenge the BWC’s administration of Ohio’s workers’ compensation group rating programs between 2001 and 2009.  The Court ruled in favor […]

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