Francis Patrick Murphy

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in Chicago, IL

Corboy & Demetrio
 | 33 North Dearborn Street, 21st Floor
Chicago, IL 60602
Phone: 312-346-3191
Fax: 312-346-5562
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2005 - 2019
Licensed Since: 1975
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
Attorney Profile

Attorney Francis Patrick Murphy is a partner at Corboy & Demetrio in Chicago, Illinois. Mr. Murphy has more than 40 years of experience representing Chicago-area plaintiffs in personal injury cases. He handles matters involving aviation accidents, construction accidents, deck accidents, premises liability, products liability, railroad accidents, automobile accidents and vehicular negligence.

Mr. Murphy has secured numerous multimillion-dollar settlements and verdicts for his clients over the years. He has been involved in high-profile cases featured on national media networks and has served as a legal commentator for Fox 32 Chicago.

Mr. Murphy has earned an AV Preeminent* peer-review rating with Martindale-Hubbell and the distinction of being named one of the “nation’s top one percent” by the National Association of Distinguished Counsel. He was also named one of the “top 500 lawyers in the nation” by Lawdragon.

In addition to his practice, Mr. Murphy has spoken for various bar associations and authored many articles. He has served as an adjunct professor at Loyola University School of Law since 1987.

Active in his legal community, Mr. Murphy belongs to the Chicago Bar Association, the Illinois State Bar Association, the Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, the American Bar Association, the American Association for Justice and the Society of Trial Lawyers. He is a member of the Illinois Lawyers’ Assistance Program and sits on the board of the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation.

Mr. Murphy received a bachelor’s degree from Northwestern University and earned his law degree from the Illinois Institute of Technology Chicago-Kent College of Law. He is admitted to practice in all Illinois state courts and before the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois.

*AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

 
Practice Areas
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Personal Injury - General (100%): Animal Bites, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Slip and Fall, Wrongful Death, Construction Accident, Brain Injury, Trucking Accidents, Premises Liability - Plaintiff

Focus Areas

Animal Bites, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Slip and Fall, Wrongful Death, Construction Accident, Brain Injury, Trucking Accidents, Premises Liability - Plaintiff

Selections

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Super Lawyers: 2005 - 2019

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About Francis Murphy

Admitted: 1975, Illinois

Professional Webpage: http://www.corboydemetrio.com/attorneys-francis-patrick-murp...

Honors/Awards:

  • AV Rated - highest level awarded - Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory Illinois Super Lawyer - Top 5% of all Illinois attorneys Irish Legal 100 - Named one of the top 100 attorneys and judges of Irish descent Lawyers' Assistance Program, Treasurer, 2016-2017; President of Board of Directors, 2013-2015; Secretary, 2015-2016; Vice President, 2017-2018 Leading Lawyers Network Member - Top 5% of all Illinois attorneys Lawdragon 500 - Named one of the top 500 lawyers in the nation The National Association of Distinguished Counsel - Nation's Top One Percent

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois, 1975
  • Illinois, 1975
  • The Society of Trial Lawyers
  • Lawyers' Assistance Program (LAP)
  • Illinois Trial Lawyers Association (ITLA)
  • Illinois State Bar Association (ISBA)
  • Hazelden Chicago, Board Member
  • Chicago Bar Association (CBA), Judicial Evaluation Committee
  • American Bar Association (ABA)
  • American Association for Justice (AAJ), formerly known as Association of Trial Lawyers of American (ATLA)
  • National Association of Distinguished Counsel, Nation's Top One Perecent, 2015-2018
  • National Association of Distinguished Counsel, Nation's Top One Perecent, 2015

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • Lectures - "When to Settle - Considerations," Case Evaluation Seminar, Law Bulletin Publishing Company, 2007; "When to Take a Case - Considerations," Case Evaluation Seminar, Law Bulletin Publishing Company, 2007; "Making the Defense Medical Expert Your Expert in a MIST Case Using a Ben Franklin Balance Sheet," Association of Trial Lawyers of America, Massachusetts, 2004; "Demonstrative Evidence--The Millennium and Beyond," Price Waterhouse Coopers 1998 Legal Tech Conference, 1998; "The Use of Demonstrative Evidence in Trial," Masters in Trial, Honoring Leonard Ring Seminar, American Bar Association Seminar, 1998; "Pretrial Trade Secrets of the Pros - Those Precious Few Interrogatories," Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, 1996; "Wrongful Death Cases - Procedural Aspects," Chicago Bar Association, 1993; "Proving Injury - Pain & Suffering, Loss of Consortium," Chicago Bar Association, 1992; Judge, National Appellate Court Competition, Law Student Division, American Bar Association; "How to Direct Examine the Economist," Chicago Bar Association, 1989; "Jury Selection Practice and Procedure," The Art and Science of Jury Selection Seminar, Illinois Institute of Continuing Legal Education, 1988; "Bill 1200 - Overview of Tort Reform Affecting Corporations," American Society of Corporate Secretaries, 1987; "Gun Control - Illinois Perspective," Criminal Justice Institute, 1983; Writings - Negligent Issuance of a Life Insurance Policy; Making the Independent Medical Examiner Your Expert Through the Use of a Ben Franklin Balance Sheet; Making the Defense Medical Expert Your Expert in a MIST Case Using a Ben Franklin Balance Sheet; Intentional Infliction of Emotional Distress; Packaging Forensics: Package Failure in the Courts - A Shattered Bottle...a Shattered Life; The Use of Demonstrative Evidence in Trial: The Millennium and Beyond; Pretrial Trade Secrets of the Pros - Those Precious Few Interrogatories; Practical Approach for Uninsured/Underinsured Motorist Claims; Wrongful Death Cases - Procedural Aspects;How to Direct Examine the Economist;The Art & Science of Jury Selection.

Verdicts/Settlements:

  • Patrick Murphy has more than 25 $1 million settlements and verdicts, and major newspapers have reported on his outstanding record of success as a Chicago personal injury lawyer. His verdict in a high-profile railroad case was chronicled on "Good Morning America," ABC's national television morning news show. He was also highlighted on "Inside Edition" for his handling of one of the several cases for which he has been retained from the Chicago porch collapse tragedy of June 29, 2003. Patrick's achievements in porch and deck collapse cases include a record-setting $4 million settlement for a young woman who fell from a porch when a railing broke away. It is the highest settlement in Illinois for an injury resulting from a defective porch railing. In another case, Patrick was successful in securing $2.15 million for a couple who were injured when a deck railing gave way and they fell to the ground. He secured a $7.5 million settlement on behalf of a nationally renowned oboist from the Chicago Lyric Opera and Grant Park Symphony, whose musical career was ended when she was struck by a Chicago Transit Authority bus while crossing a Chicago street. In another case, Patrick obtained a record settlement of $2.5 million for the death of an 88-year-old woman, who died when the car she was riding in after it was hit from behind by another car. In another case involving senior citizens, he secured a $6.8 million settlement for a 69-year-old woman and her 71-year-old husband for injuries she sustained when she was hit by a bus.

Other Outstanding Achievements:

  • Adjunct Professor of Law, Loyola University School of Law, 1997 to Present.

Educational Background:

  • Northwestern University, B.S., 1970
Office Location for Francis Patrick Murphy

33 North Dearborn Street
21st Floor
Chicago, IL 60602

Phone: 312-346-3191

Fax: 312-346-5562

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Last Updated: 12/7/2018

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