Patricia B. McMurray

Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz PC

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Laurel Street 450
Baton Rouge 70801 LA US

Patricia “Patty” McMurray is an attorney in Baker Donelson’s Baton Rouge office. Patty is part of the Firm’s Real Estate Group. Patty focuses her practice on all types of commercial transactions, forestry, real estate and education law. Patty is also an experienced litigator in the bankruptcy, creditors’ rights and general commercial areas.

Patty has worked with many charter schools on education issues and has been instrumental in the developing area of charter school law. Her other significant contributions include:

  • Assisting with the opening and operation of many charter schools in Louisiana as additional avenues to improve public education for the state;
  • Assisting in the sale and purchase of millions of acres of timber holdings and in the sale and purchase of commercial real estate;
  • Assisting in drafting Louisiana’s statewide purchase agreement form for residential real property. This form is required by law to be used by real estate licensees. Patty has also written handbooks on purchase agreements and has given many seminars on real estate topics; and
  • Serving as a speaker for the Louisiana REALTORS, Louisiana State University Law School, the National Business Institute, the Louisiana Real Estate Commission and the Louisiana State Bar Association.


  • Louisiana State University Paul M. Hebert Law Center, J.D., 1986
  • University of Alabama, B.S., 1983, magna cum laude

ADMISSIONS : Louisiana, 1986

Professional Honors & Activities:

  • Recipient – Baton Rouge Area Chamber D. Jensen Holliday Award (2015)
  • Former Education Committee Chair – Baton Rouge Area Chamber (2014)
  • Recipient – State Bar Association Pro Bono Award (2009)
  • Recipient – Leah Hipple McKay Memorial Award for Outstanding Volunteerism (2010)
  • Fellow – American Bar Association
  • Fellow – Litigation Counsel of America


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