Murad is a litigator that has handled high-stakes, complex litigation in state and federal courts throughout the country. In addition to his practice in California, Murad has also litigated in Texas and clerked in federal court in New York. His cases have included contract, partnership, civil rights, start-up, fiduciary, fraud, trademark, intellectual property, franchise, products liability, false advertising, and consumer finance disputes.
- Represents a major television and motion picture company in civil rights litigation against one of the largest multinational fast food franchises in the world.
- Represents local Southern California dealership operators in civil rights litigation against one of the largest automobile manufacturers in the world.
- Represents creditors of a Southern California restaurant chain in adversary litigation against the founders and key executives for claims in excess of $35 million, stemming from years of utilizing the corporation’s resources to fund personal expenses and competing business ventures.
- Represents one of the country’s largest property-assessed clean energy financing providers in disputes in state and federal court.
- Represents the estate of a Grammy award winning composer in litigation against a prominent independent movie studio for unpaid royalties.
- Represents the owner of several local Southern California urgent care centers, prosecuting claims for breach of contract and fraud against their former Electronic Health Records software provider.
- Represented founders of a prominent celebrity engagement and text message marketing start-up in litigation against the company and its CEO.
- Represented clients in a franchise dispute with a cannabis-related payment processing start-up.
- Represented local Dallas businessman and real estate mogul in a partnership dispute involving a prominent real estate analytics company, resulting in a jury verdict finding 7-figure liability on all of the client’s affirmative claims and rejecting all counterclaims.
- Represented client in bet-the-company trademark and contract dispute against one of the world’s largest food and beverage companies, drafting the opposition brief on a highly contentious motion to dismiss, resulting in a favorable ruling.
- Represented Fortune 50 banks and industry-leading loan servicers in a wide array of consumer finance disputes, including claims brought under TILA, RESPA, FDCPA, and FCRA, and breach of contract, fraud, and tort claims, regularly obtaining victories at the pleading and summary judgment stages, or negotiating favorable settlement terms.
- Represented one of the world’s largest aerospace manufacturers in complex products liability action.
- Represented mortgage loan servicer in dispute with another servicer over the sale and servicing of large secured-loan portfolios.
- Represented industry-leading home security company in dispute with a contractor.
Prior to joining Miller Barondess, Murad practiced in the Dallas office of a national law firm, and clerked for the Honorable Barbara Moses in the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York.
Murad received his Juris Doctorate from the University of Virginia School of Law, where he competed in and coached moot court, and was an editor of the Virginia Journal of Social Policy and the Law. During law school, he worked with the U.S. Attorneys’ Office for the Northern District of Texas, where he performed legal research, analysis, and writing for the office’s civil, appellate, and criminal divisions. He received his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the University of Texas at Dallas, where he competed on and captained the mock trial team.
Admitted to practice in California and Texas.