Class Actions and Mass Torts
EducationMr. Murphy received a B.S. in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering in 1969 from the Illinois Institute of Technology. He received his J.D., with honors, in 1980 from DePaul University College of Law.
AdmissionsMr. Murphy was admitted to the Illinois bar in 1980 and also has been admitted to the following trial and appellate courts:
- U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois (including the trial bar)
- U.S. District Court, Southern District of Illinois
- U.S. District Court, Central District of Illinois
- U.S. Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit
- Tribal Court, Prairie Band of the Potawatomi Nation
In addition, Mr. Murphy has been admitted pro hac vice in 14 states.
Edward J. Murphy
Lipe Lyons Attorneys listed in the 2023 editions of The Best Lawyers in America™ and the Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch in America™August 30, 2022
Lipe Lyons is proud to share that Edward J. Murphy was recently selected by his peers for inclusion in the 2023 edition of The Best Lawyers in America™ in the field of Litigation - Insurance. Associates Alejandra Barcenas and John Miceli also received a 2023 Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch in America™ recognition for their work in Insurance Law and Construction Litigation.
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Lipe Lyons Announces 2022 Super Lawyers and Rising StarsFebruary 2, 2022
The firm is pleased to announce that five of our Shareholders Jeffrey Lipe, Raymond Lyons, Edward Murphy, James Whalen, and Jordan Tank, and four of our associates Alejandra Barcenas, Ryan Eckert, Riley Gallagher, and Elise Ruff, were recognized as Super Lawyers and Rising Stars for the 2022 Illinois Super Lawyers List published in the most recent issue of Super Lawyers Magazine, a publication from Thomson Reuters and the publishers of Chicago magazine. We invite you to learn more about our attorneys by visiting their Attorney Bios.
2021 Illinois Supers Lawyers ListFebruary 4, 2021
The firm is pleased to announce that name partners Jeffrey H. Lipe, Raymond Lyons, Jr. and Edward J. Murphy and partner James H. Whalen have been named to the 2021 Illinois Super Lawyers List published in the most recent issue of Super Lawyers Magazine, a publication from Thomson Reuters and the publishers of Chicago magazine. These lawyers have been recognized per below:Jeffrey H. Lipe (civil litigation, construction litigation)
Raymond Lyons, Jr. (personal injury - products, general litigation, construction litigation)
Edward J. Murphy (personal injury - products, insurance coverage, class action/mass torts)
James H. Whalen (business litigation, construction litigation, personal injury – products)
Super Lawyers selects attorneys using a rigorous, multi-stage process in which peer nominations and evaluations are combined with independent research. All candidates are evaluated on 12 indicators of peer recognition and professional achievement. Each year, lawyers are invited to nominate the top attorneys they have personally observed in action. Researchers then evaluate candidates based on 12 indicators of peer recognition and professional achievement. Candidates are then grouped according to their primary practice areas and final selections are made by special review panels composed of leading lawyers in each state.
In addition, partner Jordan Tank, and associates Alejandra Barcenas, Sarah Bourdet, John Dark, Ryan Eckert and Elaina Valtierra have been named to the 2021 Rising Stars List by Super Lawyers, which is also published in the most recent issue of Super Lawyers Magazine. The selection process for the Rising Stars list is the same as the Super Lawyers selection process, with one exception: to be eligible for inclusion in Rising Stars, a candidate must be either 40 years old or younger or in practice for 10 years or less. No more than 2.5 percent of the lawyers in Illinois are named to the Rising Stars list. These attorneys were recognized as Rising Stars in the following fields:
Jordan M. Tank (business litigation, personal Injury - general, professional liability, appellate, construction litigation)
Alejandra Barcenas (civil litigation, construction litigation, personal injury - general, business litigation)
Sarah Bourdet (construction litigation)
John Dark (civil litigation)
Ryan Eckert (civil litigation)
Elaina Valtierra (civil litigation, construction litigation, personal injury - medical malpractice, personal injury - products, professional liability)
Three Firm Lawyers Named Super Lawyers in 2018February 15, 2018
Murphy and Nahrstadt to be Featured Speakers at National ConferenceOctober 26, 2017
Lipe Lyons Listed in Best’s Recommended Insurance Attorneys & AdjustersFebruary 14, 2017
Four Firm Lawyers Named Super Lawyers in 2017February 8, 2017
Six Lipe Lyons Attorneys Recognized as Super Lawyers in 2016January 20, 2016
Murphy and Tuckey Win Summary Judgment MotionMarch 11, 2015
Four Lipe Lyons Attorneys Recognized as Super Lawyers in 2015February 5, 2015
Murphy Presents at Seminar on Illinois Concealed Carry Statute
November 4, 2014
Four Lipe Lyons Attorneys Recognized as Super Lawyers in 2014January 29, 2014
Lipe Lyons Appellate VictoryDecember 12, 2013