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San Bernardino Office
550 E. Hospitality Lane, Suite 300
San Bernardino, CA 92408
Tel: (909) 890-4499
Fax: (909) 890-9877

Practice Areas

  • Business & Corporate
  • Labor & Employment
  • Litigation


  • Loyola Law School, Los Angeles, J.D., 1986
  • California State University at Fullerton, B.A., 1982, Magna Cum Laude


  • California, 1986
  • U. S. Supreme Court, 1996
  • U.S. Court of Appeals – 9th Circuit, 1989
  • U.S. District Court Central District of California, 1989
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of California, 1987
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of California, 1988
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of California, 1988




Marlene Allen Murray is Senior Counsel and handles all aspects of litigation (including business, commercial, real estate, and general), receivership law, environmental law, water law, employment law, corporate, banking, insurance coverage and defense, bankruptcy (creditor), appellate advocacy, estate planning, probate, and trust litigation. Ms. Allen Murray has extensive trial experience and has argued several cases before the Court of Appeal.  She has served as a Judge Pro Tem in both Riverside County (Corona, Moreno Valley, Indio, and Riverside) and Orange County, and currently serves as a mediator for the Court of Appeal. 

Ms. Allen Murray is “AV” rated by Martindale-Hubbell* and has been admitted to practice in the United States Supreme Court, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeal, and all United States District Courts of California.  While attending Loyola Law School in Los Angeles, she worked as a law clerk for the Fourth Appellate District Court of Appeal in Santa Ana. After graduating in 1986, Ms. Allen Murray worked for several years in Orange County and was a partner in two firms.  While in Orange County, she served as Vice-Chair of Development for the March of Dimes and was active in the Orange County Bar Association, William P. Gray Inn of Court, Orange County Women Lawyers, Financial Women International, National Association of Women Business Owners, Robert Morris & Associates, and the Orange County Bankruptcy Forum. 

Since moving to Riverside in 1989, Ms. Allen Murray has been a member of the Leo A. Deegan Inn of Court (Riverside), Joseph B. Campbell Inn of Court (San Bernardino), the Riverside County Bar Association, the San Bernardino County Bar Association, the Inland Empire Bankruptcy Forum, and the Inland Empire chapter of Financial Women International. She also served as the Chair of the Legislation and Elections Committee of the American Judges Association and currently serves on the Executive Board of CREW-I.E. (Commercial Real Estate Women – Inland Empire) and is the Past-President and current legal advisor.  She also serves as legal advisor for the Assistance League of Riverside.  

Ms. Allen Murray was President of the YWCA of Riverside County in 2013 and served on its Executive Board for six years.  She was also an Executive Board member of the Riverside Art Museum where she served on its Planned Giving Committee and as legal advisor.  She was also the Treasurer and served on the Executive Board of the Riverside Children’s Theatre for several years.  Ms. Allen Murray is a member in the California Receivers Forum, and prior to beginning her legal career, she worked as a bank auditor, an administrative assistant for the California State Legislature, and has served as the Campaign Treasurer for numerous judges and political candidates.


  • “First District Court Finds Reasonable Use Determination Requires Consideration of All Competing Water Users”, California Water Law & Policy Reporter, Volume 29, Number 7 – April 2018, Page 205
  • “CIGA: Covering Claims When an Insurance Company Becomes Insolvent”, Riverside Lawyer, May 2017, Volume 67, Number 5, Page 20
  • “Colorado River Water Could Transform Desert Land Into Farmland in the Coachella Valley”, California Water Law & Policy Reporter, August/September 2016, Volume 26, Number 11, Page 302
  • City of Riverside v. Horspool (2014) 223 Cal.App.4th 670, 167 Cal.Rptr.3d 440
  • “It’s Not Too Late to Settle Your Case, Even If It’s on Appeal,” Riverside Lawyer, Volume 63, Number 3, March 2013
  • “Mentoring: Lessons Taught and Lessons Learned,” Riverside Lawyer, Volume 63, Number 11, December 2013
  • “Assuming Your Client Has No Coverage Can Be A Costly Mistake,” Riverside Lawyer, Volume 62, Number 1, January 2012
  • SFPP, L.P. v. Burlington Northern & Santa Fe Railway Co. (2004) 121 Cal.App.4th 452, 17 Cal.Rptr.3d 96
  • Wackeen v. Malis (2002) 97 Cal.App.4th 429, 118 Cal.Rptr.2d 502 (listed under previous name of Marlene Thierbach)
  • “Lender Liability: Should Lenders be Required to Continue to Advance Credit to Marginal Borrowers?”15 Western State University Law Review No. 2, 1988


  • The State Bar of California, Member
  • Riverside County Bar Association, Member
  • Riverside County Bar Association, Member of Judicial Evaluation Committee
  • San Bernardino County Bar Association, Member
  • Leo A. Deegan Inns of Court, Riverside, California, Member
  • Joseph B. Campbell Inn of Court, San Bernardino, California, former Member
  • American Judges Association, former Chair of Legislation and Elections Committee
  • CREW – I.E. (Commercial Real Estate Women – Inland Empire), General Counsel (Past-President)
  • California Receivers Forum, Member
  • Adjunct Professor, Chapman University, 2003 – 2008
  • Chamber of Commerce, Leadership Riverside, 2008
  • Financial Women International, Inland Empire chapter
  • Appellate Defenders, Inc., former Panel Attorney
  • Inland Empire Bankruptcy Forum
  • Phi Delta Phi, Member
  • Phi Kappa Phi, Member
  • Court of Appeal, Volunteer Mediator
  • Grove Community Church, Teacher
  • Riverside Art Museum, Planned Giving Committee/Legal Advisor; former Executive Board Member/Secretary
  • YWCA, Riverside, California, former Executive Board Member/President
  • Riverside Children’s Theatre, former Board Member/Treasurer
  • March of Dimes, former Board Member/Vice-Chair of Development
  • Advisory Council for the Assistance League in Riverside


  • National Association of Church Business Administrators, Presentation of Seminar at Cal Baptist University entitled “Legal Issues for Non-Profit Organizations”
  • Speaker at Appraisal Institute Annual Conferences (2015 and 2016)
  • Rotary Club, Guest Speaker, Riverside, California
  • Financial Women International, Guest Speaker
  • Orange County Barristers, Guest Speaker
  • Presentations of Legal Seminars on Banking, Commercial
  • Litigation, Real Estate and Bankruptcy (Creditor) topics
  • Speaker at CalCIMA Conference (2018)


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