John Murrey IIIVisiting Assistant Professor of Law
276-935-4349, Ext. 1239
J.D., University of Tennessee College of Law (1966)
B.S., University of Tennessee (1964)
Courses Taught: Business Associations, Payment Systems, Debtor-Creditor Law, Small Business Entities, Secured Transactions
Professor Murrey was a member of the Law Review and of Order of the Coif at the University of Tennessee. After serving for several years as a judge advocate in the United States Air Force, Professor Murrey practiced for over 30 years with Witt, Gaither & Whitaker in Chattanooga, Tenn. For much of that time, he had a general business practice, including serving as general counsel for two publicly owned corporations. In the course of his practice, he handled many mergers, business asset acquisition, and tender offers; participated in various business tax-related and anti-trust matters; and was responsible for filing SEC documents. He also has extensive experience in the litigation of business-related controversies. He has served as director and chairman of Southeast Tennessee Legal Services and in other civic capacities, and he served as director of three public companies whose shares are traded on the NASDAQ.
- "Excessive Compensation in Publicly Held Corporations: Is The Doctrine Of Waste Still Applicable?," 108 W. Va. L. R. _2_ (2006).