Chelsea M. Murray’s interest in computer science began her freshman year of college when, by chance, she took a weekend course in robotics. The somewhat simple exercise of turning computer code into a game had her hooked. Thereafter, Ms. Murray was a member of Women in Computer Science and the Association for Computing Machinery. She is proficient in the programming languages of Java, JavaScript, C++, Ruby on Rails, Erlang, HTML, CSS, and Scratch. Computer science also led her, somewhat indirectly, to law school. Creating new programs, Ms. Murray quickly became interested in who owned her works and how to protect them. That curiosity, desire to protect her works, and interest in helping others do the same led her to law school and to Marshall, Gerstein & Borun LLP.

Prior to joining Marshall Gerstein, Ms. Murray served as an extern for the Honorable Charles P. Kocoras at the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois and for the Honorable William J. Bauer at the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit. She also worked as a law student extern at the United States Attorney’s Office. She received her J.D., cum laude, from DePaul University College of Law.

During law school, Ms. Murray served as an editor of the DePaul Law Review, and was on the executive board for the Cyber Law Organization. She was awarded the CALI Award in Patent Law, Patent & Trademark Drafting, and Electronic Discovery. Ms. Murray was also the recipient of the Robert & Clytia Chambers Award in Patent Law, awarded to the student with the strongest understanding of patent law. She also participated in the Business Law Clinic, assisting start-up companies with contract formation & negotiations, copyright applications, and trademark applications. Ms. Murray received her B.A. in Computer Science from DePauw University.

Ms. Murray recently joined the firm as an Associate in 2019. She was a Summer Associate in the IP Litigation practice group, supporting our Electrical & Computer Technology and Litigation clients.


  • DePaul University College of Law (J.D., cum laude)
  • DePauw University (B.A.)
    • Computer Science

Community and Professional Involvement

  • Intellectual Property Law Association of Chicago (IPLAC)
  • Chicago Women in IP (ChiWIP)

Publications and Presentations

  • “Challenges of Intellectual Property and Branding on Regulatory Approvals," Nutraceutical and Functional Food Regulations in the United States and around the World, Third Edition, Co-Author, June 2019.