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Sean P. Murray

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in Chicago, IL

Taxman, Pollock, Murray & Bekkerman, LLC
225 W Wacker Dr, Suite 1650
Chicago, IL 60606
Phone: 312-586-1700
Fax: 312-586-1701
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2016 - 2022
Selected to Rising Stars: 2008 - 2010, 2012 - 2015
Licensed in Illinois Since: 2001
Practice Areas: Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (60%), Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff (20%), Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff (20%)
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Attorney Profile

Personal injury attorney Sean P. Murray is a founding partner at the law firm Taxman, Pollock, Murray & Bekkerman, LLC, in Chicago, Illinois. Mr. Murray has over 20 years of experience representing clients throughout the Chicago metropolitan area. He handles cases involving automobile negligence, civil rights, construction injury, explosions, medical malpractice, premises liability, product liability, trucking negligence, workplace injuries and other issues.

After graduating cum laude from Western Illinois University with a bachelor’s degree, Mr. Murray earned his law degree from Loyola University Chicago School of Law. He is qualified to appear before all Illinois state courts, the U.S. District Courts for the Northern and Southern Districts of Illinois, the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Wisconsin, the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois Trial Bar and the Illinois Supreme Court.


Over his years in practice, Mr. Murray has secured major amounts in verdicts and negotiated settlements in injury cases. He is committed to protecting the rights of his clients and aggressively pursues justice on behalf of them. In honor of his accomplishments, he was awarded the Trial Lawyer Excellence Award by the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin and named an Illinois Leading Lawyer by the organization Leading Lawyers.

Outside of the office, Mr. Murray stays involved in his legal community through participation in various professional organizations. He is an active member of the Chicago Bar Association, the Illinois State Bar Association and the American Association for Justice. He sits on the Illinois Trial Lawyers Association Board of Managers and is the author of articles for the association’s publication, Trial Journal, as well as the Illinois Institute of Continuing Legal Education.

Practice Areas
  • 60%Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
  • 20%Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff
  • 20%Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff
Focus Areas

Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Wrongful Death, Construction Accident, Brain Injury, Trucking Accidents


7 Years Super Lawyers
7 Years Rising Stars
  • Super Lawyers: 2016 - 2022
  • Rising Stars: 2008 - 2010, 2012 - 2015

About Sean P. Murray

First Admitted: 2001, Illinois

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Scholarly Lectures/Writings

  • IICLE 2012 Edition, Illinois Civil Practice: Opening the Case, Chapter 6 Limitations

Bar/Professional Activity

  • Illinois
  • Member, American Association for Justice
  • Member, Chicago Bar Association
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Illinois Trial Bar
  • Member, Illinois State Bar Association
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Illinois
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Illinois
  • Board of Managers, Illinois Trial Lawyers Association
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Wisconsin


  • $407,545 verdict against the City of Chicago for a woman that broke her elbow after tripping and falling on a cracked sidewalk
  • $2,500,000 settlement for a female ironworker who fell 12' and broke both of her wrists due to the general contractor failing to provide proper fall protection
  • $67,191,333.33 jury verdict including punitive damages in a federal lawsuit arising from a ConAgra grain bin explosion that caused extensive burn and inhalation injuries to a union laborer
  • $810,315 record LaSalle County verdict for an ironworker who injured his ankle after tripping on debris
  • $700,000 settlement mid trial for a truck driver who fell from a dock fracturing his wrist requiring surgery
  • $600,000 for a carpenter who slipped and fell on the ice on a jobsite
  • $500,000 for an ironworker that fell off a flat bed truck while unloading steel fracturing his heel
  • $2,950,000 settlement for the family of a union ironworker who fell 19' and died on a jobsite due to inadequate fall protection
  • $300,000 for a man who fractured his knee when he tripped and fell on a loading dock
  • $1,000,000 settlement for a man severely injured after he contacted a live overhead power line while carrying a ladder
  • $788,000 settlement for a truck driver that fractured his leg after his truck's brakes failed causing the truck to roll backward and pin him to a dock
  • $600,420 record Kankakee County verdict for a drywaller that broke his wrist when he tripped and fell over an electrical cord on a jobsite
  • $500,000 settlement for a senior citizen after her foot was broken when it was run over by a bus
  • $2,756,441.82 state record jury verdict in a medical malpractice case on behalf of a girl who suffered an injury to her middle finger at a hospital the day of her birth following a c-section delivery
  • $400,000 settlement for a woman in a product liability suit that broke her knee after her sweater became entangled in the machine she was working on causing her to fall to the ground
  • $1,950,000 settlement for an ironworker after a crane operator flipped the wrong switch on a crane causing him to fall and fracture both wrists and injure his shoulders
  • $6,000,000 settlement for a union concrete laborer that fell 22' from a deck that collapsed causing career ending injuries
  • $800,000 record Vermillion County settlement for a sheet metal worker after his ankle was broken when it was run over by a trailer on a job site
  • $616,788 verdict for a 75 year old woman that slipped and fell and injured her ankle and shoulder in a parking lot
  • $525,000 settlement for a man injured when a door fell from a display at a hardware store causing a herniated disc

Educational Background

  • Western Illinois University, B.A., Honors: Cum Laude, 1998


  • Mr. Murray received the Trial Lawyer Excellence Award recognizing his $67,000,000 record jury verdict in the matter of Becker v. ConAgra et al., Trial Lawyer Excellence Award, Illinois Jury Verdict Reporter, 2012

Industry Groups

  • American Association For Justice
  • Chicago Bar Association
  • Illinois Bar Association
  • Illinois Trial Lawyers Association
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Office Location for Sean P. Murray

225 W Wacker Dr
Suite 1650
Chicago, IL 60606

Phone: 312-586-1700

Fax: 312-586-1701

Last Updated: 8/9/2021

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