For nearly 40 years, John Murphy has provided skilled and successful representation for eminent domain, inverse condemnation and other complex jury trial matters. He has a state-wide and national reputation representing public agencies, corporations, and landowners.
Mr. Murphy has been recognized by numerous organizations, including the Los Angeles Times, Southern California Super Lawyers, and Orange Coast Magazine. In 2012, he was honored as honored as Orange County Litigation, Real Estate Lawyer of The Year. Additionally, Mr. Murphy was elected a Fellow of the American Bar Association, and has received an AV-Preeminent Rating, the highest possible, by Martindale Hubbell for multiple years.
In 1980, Mr. Murphy received his J.D. at the University of Southern California Gould School of Law. He received his B.A., with honors, from the University of California, Riverside in 1976. He is a member of the State Bar of California, American Inns of Court, Warren J. Ferguson Inn, International Right-of-Way Association, and Lambda Alpha (Honorary Real Estate Fraternity).
Mr. Murphy's cases have received notable press coverage. He has been successful as lead trial counsel in numerous, significant jury trials. He won one of the largest jury verdicts, 14.6 million, ever obtained in Marin County Superior Court. Mr. Murphy has managed or been involved in many public agency acquisition projects including Orange County Flood Control District, Los Angeles Unified School District, Los Angeles Department of Water and Power, Orange County Transportation Corridor Agencies, and Riverside County.