Michael Murphy

Michael Murphy received his undergraduate degree from Illinois State University in 1989 and graduated from Loyola University Chicago School of Law in 1992. Mr. Murphy devotes his practice to the defense of liability claims. He has extensive experience handling cases from inception of a lawsuit to motion practice, arbitration, trial and appeal. He has tried over 20 cases to jury verdict and has tried multiple uninsured/underinsured motorist claims. During his 20 plus years as a staff counsel attorney for one of the largest insurance companies in the world he routinely handled construction, trucking, transportation (international shipping), product liability and premises liability claims. He also prosecuted fidelity bond cases on behalf of insurance carriers to recover funds in employee embezzlement cases. Mr. Murphy can be reached at mmurphy@lcllaw.com

U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
Areas of Practice:
Personal Injury-defense
Construction Injury
Breach of Contract
Uninsured/Underinsured Motorist
Representative Cases
Represented subcontractor on road construction project where motorcyclist suffered traumatic leg injury, in excess of 1 million in medical bills and recommendation that leg be amputated. Resolved at mediation for confidential sum.

Represented product manufacturer in case where estate of 15-year-old decedent claimed product was a cause of Plaintiff’s fatal incident. Resolved at mediation for confidential sum.

Represented defendant skilled nursing home where Plaintiff slipped and fell on black ice in parking lot. Obtained summary judgment for client in Cook County.

Defended owner of chemical refrigerant bottling plant in Pekin, IL, following an explosion at the plant with serious burn injuries. Successfully recovered part of workers’ compensation lien.

Represented municipality and its paramedics against personal injury claim in which Plaintiff claimed to have suffered deep scalp laceration while a patient in ambulance. Jury verdict for defendant.

Defended tractor-trailer driver who made wide right turn on city street. Grandmother, mother and daughter in car claimed trailer struck their vehicle (trailer changed lanes) forcing Plaintiffs’ vehicle into traffic light causing personal injuries. Jury verdict for defendant.

Defended international shipping company where temp worker suffering crushing injury to leg while unloading ocean container. Filed summary judgment motion on borrowed servant doctrine and negotiated favorable settlement for insured while motion was pending.

Defended concert venue in case where Plaintiff sustained complex regional pain syndrome to lower extremity. Successfully resolved at mediation.