The Arlington County Bar Foundation has named William Murray as recipient of the 2022 William L. Winston Award, the organization’s highest honor.
Murray, who has been an attorney in private practice in Northern Virginia since 1973, is a principal with Manning, Murray, Barnett & Baxter P.C. in Arlington, and since 1989 has served as the commissioner of accounts for the 17th Judicial Circuit (Arlington Circuit Court).
Murray has served as president of the Arlington Bar Association and chair of the Virginia State Bar Ethics Committee, as well as chair of the judicial council of Virginia’s Standing Committee on Commissioners of Accounts and as a member of the executive committee of the Virginia State Bar.
In the community, Murray has chaired the Arlington Sports Commission, has been president of the Better Sports Club of Arlington and a board member of the Arlington Sports Foundation and Arlington Senior Babe Ruth Baseball.
The award will be presented at a Nov. 15 luncheon at Washington Golf & Country Club. It is named after the late William Winston, a member of the Virginia General Assembly and later a judge on Arlington’s Circuit Court.
Through the years, the award has been presented to political, civic and legal notables, most recently (in 2021) to Virginia Supreme Court senior justice Charles Russell.