Our Approach

Our personal injury lawyers and general litigation lawyers are tough and effective. A senior lawyer manages each and every file, rather than law clerks or students. As a result, you can be assured the personal attention from a senior lawyer with the experience your case deserves.

Our Story

Our firm of personal injury lawyers was founded in Barrie, Ontario, in 1995 by Jay Ralston and Christine Murray. We continue to operate out of our head offices in Barrie and service clients throughout the province of Ontario. In 2014, Murray Ralston opened offices in North Bay allowing us to better service clients in Northern Ontario.

The personal injury lawyers and support team at Murray Ralston are committed to providing the best possible legal services to its clients. We have built a reputation of trust and success in law throughout Ontario.

Our commercial litigation team takes time to understand our clients’ business needs, financial goals, and litigation objectives. We take pride in their ability to devise legal strategies that often exceed expectations.

The Murray Ralston personal injury lawyers understands the physical, financial, emotional, social, and educational challenges that injured people face.  Therefore, our personal injury lawyers and support teams work tirelessly to get injured clients the maximum compensation they deserve and need. Murray Ralston Lawyers, provides quality legal representation to people injured as a result of someone else’s negligence. We ensure that your case is handled quickly and effectively. We strive to get you the settlement you deserve. If you feel you have been injured as a result of another person’s wrong doing, please contact us for a free consultation at either our Barrie or North Bay location.

Meet the Team

We believe it’s important that you get to know your lawyers and your legal team. We encourage you to speak with your lawyers personally and often. Murray Ralston clerks, assistants, and paralegals play an integral role in collecting information, analyzing data, and compiling court documents. All members of your legal team want to help you achieve the best possible recovery from your injuries.

K. Jay Ralston



Jay Ralston attended Osgoode Hall Law School at York University. Prior to becoming a partner at Murray Ralston Professional Corporation in 1995, Jay honed his legal skills at large Toronto law firms.


Christine Murray



Christine Murray attended law school at the University of Western Ontario. She opened her own real estate law firm in Midland before moving to Barrie in 1992. Christine now focuses on plaintiff personal injury claims and mental health law.


Nicole Bolyea

Senior Law Clerk

Nicole bolyea is a senior clerk at Murray Ralston Lawyers in the Barrie office. She graduated from the Humber College Law Clerk program at the start of her career. She now has many years of experience as a senior plaintiff personal injury law clerk.


Heather Dennis

Legal Assistant / Scanning Coordinator

Heather has an Honours Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Toronto, and a degree in Professional Acting Training from Sheridan. She is a local dance instructor and an established actor.


Michelle Esposito

Receptionist and Administrative Assistant

Michelle is the receptionist and administrative assistant at Murray Ralston Lawyers. She joined Murray Ralston Lawyers in the Barrie office in 2017. Michelle has many talents and also provides invaluable assistance with all administrative issues from software to bookkeeping.


April Harwood

Legal Assistant

April is a legal assistant in the North Bay location of Murray Ralston Lawyers. She also is an experienced intake clerk for personal injury and general litigation matters. She worked at Murray Ralston Lawyers in Barrie for several years as an assistant.


Bono Ralston

Chief Security Officer

Bono loves his new position as chief of security at Murray Ralston Lawyers. When not sleeping on the job, he ensures that client files are safe and the law partners are entertained. Bono recently immigrated to Canada from Israel and is bilingual in English and Hebrew. Bono joined the Murray Ralston team in early 2019 after a brief stint at the world-renowned Dog Tales Rescue and Sanctuary. When not on the job, Bono enjoys advocating for animal rescue, spending time with family, exploring forests, and lazing in the sunshine.

Next Step...

If you believe that you have been injured as a result of someone else's negligence and would like to discuss your case with one of our lawyers, click the button to the right to book your free, no obligation consultation.