Sean P. Murray

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in Chicago, IL

Taxman, Pollock, Murray & Bekkerman, LLC
 | 225 Wacker Dr., Suite 1750
Chicago, IL 60606
Phone: 312-586-1700
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2016 - 2018
Selected to Rising Stars: 2008 - 2010, 2012 - 2015
Licensed Since: 2001
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (60%),
  • Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff (20%),
  • Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff (20%)
Attorney Profile

Sean Murray is a partner of Taxman, Pollock, Murray & Bekkerman's personal injury practice. He helped found the firm in 2017. Prior to that, he was a partner at a prestigious personal injury firm in Chicago. Throughout his career, Sean has been committed to delivering outstanding results for his clients. He has successfully handled a wide range of personal injury cases, including construction injuries, premises liability claims (slip-and-fall accident injuries), workplace injuries, including representation of union workers, car accident injuries, product liability claims, and medical malpractice lawsuits. With an impressive record in the courtroom, Sean is a true trial attorney who has obtained numerous multimillion-dollar jury verdicts and settlements for his clients. For several years he has consistently been named a "Super Lawyer" by Chicago magazine's Super Lawyer publication, a distinction given to only 5 percent of attorneys in Illinois. He has also been consistently nominated as a Leading Lawyer by fellow attorneys, and received the 2012 Chicago Daily Law Bulletin Trial Lawyer Excellence Award for a record setting, 67 million dollar federal jury verdict on behalf of a laborer involved in a grain bin explosion.

Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Personal Injury - General (60%): Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Wrongful Death, Construction Accident, Brain Injury, Trucking Accidents

Personal Injury - Products (20%)

Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice (20%)

Focus Areas

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


Selected to Super Lawyers for 3 yearsmiddle-imageSelected to Rising Stars for 7 years

Super Lawyers: 2016 - 2018 Rising Stars: 2008 - 2010, 2012 - 2015

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About Sean Murray

Admitted: 2001, Illinois

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Honors and Awards:

  • 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

Bar/Professional Activity:

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

Scholarly Lectures and Writings:

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

Verdicts and Settlements:

  • $6,000,000 settlement for a union concrete laborer that fell 22' from a deck that collapsed causing career ending injuries
  • $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
  • $300,000 for a man who fractured his knee when he tripped and fell on a loading dock
  • $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
  • $407,545 verdict against the City of Chicago for a woman that broke her elbow after tripping and falling on a cracked sidewalk
  • $500,000 for an ironworker that fell off a flat bed truck while unloading steel fracturing his heel
  • $500,000 settlement for a senior citizen after her foot was broken when it was run over by a bus
  • $525,000 settlement for a man injured when a door fell from a display at a hardware store causing a herniated disc
  • $600,000 for a carpenter who slipped and fell on the ice on a jobsite
  • $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
  • $616,788 verdict for a 75 year old woman that slipped and fell and injured her ankle and shoulder in a parking lot
  • $700,000 settlement mid trial for a truck driver who fell from a dock fracturing his wrist requiring surgery
  • $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
  • $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
  • $810,315 record LaSalle County verdict for an ironworker who injured his ankle after tripping on debris
  • $1,000,000 settlement for a man severely injured after he contacted a live overhead power line while carrying a ladder
  • $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
  • $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
  • $2,950,000 settlement for the family of a union ironworker who fell 19' and died on a jobsite due to inadequate fall protection
  • $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

Educational Background:

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

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 Wacker Dr.
Suite 1750
Chicago, IL 60606

Phone: 312-586-1700


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Last Updated: 8/31/2017

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