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John Martin Murphy

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Products Liability Attorney in Cleveland, OH

Kelley & Ferraro, LLP
950 Main Avenue, Suite 1300
Cleveland, OH 44113
Phone: 216-238-8654
Fax: 216-575-0799
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2012 - 2023
Selected to Rising Stars: 2005 - 2007
Licensed in Ohio Since: 1996
Practice Areas: Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff, Class Action/Mass Torts
Attorney Profile

As an equity partner at Kelley & Ferraro, LLP, John Martin Murphy is dedicated to representing clients in Cleveland, Ohio, as well as those across the state. He focuses his practice on handling personal injury and workers' compensation cases that involve mesothelioma, products liability, wrongful death and toxic torts.

In 1992, Mr. Murphy graduated from Purdue University with a Bachelor of Arts. He then earned a Juris Doctor from the Thomas M. Cooley Law School in 1995.

Mr. Murphy started his career defending cases involving asbestos exposure. Today, he uses that experience to represent people who suffer from mesothelioma and other personal injuries. Over the course of his career, Mr. Murphy has obtained millions of dollars for his clients.

As a testament to his achievements, Mr. Murphy is a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum, and he holds an Avvo "Excellent" rating.

Active in the legal community, Mr. Murphy serves as a magistrate in the mayor's courts for the Village of Bratenahl and the Village of Grand River, and he is a member of the Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association, the Ohio State Bar Association, the State Bar of Michigan and the New York State Bar Association. Mr. Murphy is admitted to practice before the Supreme Court of the United States, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit and the U.S. District Court for the District of Ohio.

In his spare time, Mr. Murphy coaches highschool baseball and enjoys playing softball. He also serves as a board member with the Cleveland Baseball Federation.

Practice Areas
  • 70%Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff
  • 30%Class Action/Mass Torts
Focus Areas

Toxic Torts


12 Years Super Lawyers
3 Years Rising Stars
  • Super Lawyers: 2012 - 2023
  • Rising Stars: 2005 - 2007

About John Martin Murphy

First Admitted: 1996, Ohio

Professional Webpage:


  • Ohio Super Lawyer, 2006, 2007, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, and 2016
  • Member, Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • Ohio Rising Star 2005, 2006, 2007
  • Rated "Excellent" by AVVO

Pro bono/Community Service

  • Commissioner, Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association's Young Lawyer's Softball League
  • Board Member, Cleveland Baseball Federation

Bar/Professional Activity

  • Member, New York Bar Association
  • United States District Court of Ohio
  • New York
  • Member, Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • Member, Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association
  • The Supreme Court of the United States of America
  • Pennsylvania
  • Member, Ohio State Bar Association
  • Member, Michigan Bar Association
  • Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals
  • Ohio
  • Michigan

Special Licenses/Certifications

  • Certified Mayor's Court Magistrate

Educational Background

  • Purdue University, B.A., 1992
  • Gilmour Academy, 1988
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Office Location for John Martin Murphy

950 Main Avenue
Suite 1300
Cleveland, OH 44113

Phone: 216-238-8654

Fax: 216-575-0799

Last Updated: 9/14/2022

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