Kathy N. Murai

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  • American University, Washington College of Law, J.D.
  • University of California, Davis B.A.


  • California
  • Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California

With a multifaceted legal career spanning from the Federal Reserve Board to the State Compensation Insurance Fund to her current focus on construction law, Kathy brings a breadth of experience to her practice that allows her to view legal issues outside the box.

Breadth and Depth = Informed Strategy

Among the many and varied matters Kathy has handled in the course of her career include successfully representing clients before the California Division of Occupational Safety and Health (CalOSHA), claims before the Workers’ Compensation Appeals Board, as well as numerous matters before the California Superior Courts and in arbitrations in the areas of construction, real estate, employment and corporate law.

Kathy’s experience in a broad variety of legal forums, dealing with a variety of legal issues, has made her a nimble litigator. But litigation is only one aspect of her practice. Kathy also assists clients with transactional matters including business formations, contract drafting and other transactional needs.

A Problem Solver Focused on Pragmatic Solutions

Kathy is first and foremost a problem solver who takes a pragmatic approach to both her litigation as well as transactional matters, understanding that when clients come to her they’re not seeking a lawyer, they’re seeking a solution.

Kathy’s matters include most recently:

  • Successfully representing an insulation contractor before CalOSHA.
  • Representing homeowners in a construction defect dispute including mold litigation against contractors and insurers.
  • Successfully representing a contractor in a trade secret dispute.
  • Negotiating the division of partnership.
  • Preparation of numerous corporate and business contracts.
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