Murray Scheel

Murray Scheel

Senior Staff Attorney




Murray Scheel is a senior staff attorney focusing on legal services and policy initiatives to address the needs of elderly individuals who are LGBT or living with HIV/AIDS. He came to Whitman-Walker Legal Services in 2013 from the firm of Karp, Frosh, Wigodsky & Norwind, where he served as a senior associate in civil litigation. Before private practice, he clerked for the Honorable Noël A. Kramer on the DC Superior Court and the Honorable Vanessa Ruiz on the DC Court of Appeals. Prior to becoming an attorney, he was a Case Manager and then the Public Benefits Coordinator with Community Connections, where he worked with chronically mentally ill adults, many of whom were living with HIV.

Scheel graduated with honors from George Washington University Law School in 2003. He received his bachelor’s degree from Swarthmore College and master’s degree in social work from the University of Maryland. He is a member of the Maryland and District of Columbia Bars.