James P. Murphy (1959-2011), (1959-2011)

Attorney in Detroit, MI
Mr. Murphy's litigation practice spans various areas including securities, bankruptcy, secured transactions, sales, insurance defense, contracts, and real estate matters in the commercial setting. Mr. Murphy represents clients in state and federal courts throughout Michigan. Mr. Murphy's expertise in representation of debtors and creditors in bankruptcy compliments the firm's business law practice. Mr. Murphy's background in debtor/creditor matters includes private workouts commercial collections, liens and lien foreclosure. As an adjunct to his litigation practice, Mr. Murphy frequently advises clients on a variety of commercial matters. Mr. Murphy has substantial experience in the arbitration of customer-broker disputes and claims involving securities and other business matters. Mr. Murphy is a member of the Detroit Bar Association and a member of the Securities and Commodities Law Committee. Mr. Murphy is also a member of the American Bar Association and its Litigation and Business Law Sections.
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Areas of Law

  • Commercial, Bankruptcy and Securities Litigation
  • Complex Litigation
  • Real Estate Law
  • Construction Law


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Admission Details

Admitted in 1984, Michigan and U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Michigan
1988, U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit
1989, U.S. District Court, Western District of Michigan
1991, U.S. Supreme Court

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  • Law School Attended

    George Washington University Law School
    Class of 1984

    University Attended

    University of Michigan
    Class of 1981

    Birth Information

    Born in 1959
    Glen Cove, New York, 1959

    Associations & Memberships

    Detroit Bar Association; State Bar of Michigan.

    Representative Cases

    Great-West Life & Annuity Insurance Company v. Allstate Insurance Company, 202 F.3d 897 (6th Cir. 2000) Great-West Life & Annuity Insurance Company v. Allstate Insurance Company, 1998 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 22585 (E.D. Mich. 1998) Hensley v. Fortis Benefits Insurance Company, 1999 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 17270 (E.D. Mich. 1999) Hertzberg v. Loyal American Life ... More

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    James P. Murphy (1959-2011), (1959-2011)
    The Buhl Building 535 Griswold Street, Suite 1900,
    Detroit, MI 48226-3679


    Berry Moorman Professional Corporation (Detroit, Michigan)

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