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Joseph Thomas Murphy - Chicago, IL

120 North LaSalle Street36th Floor Chicago, IL 60602

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Updated: 03/05/2024

Chicago Personal Injury- Plaintiff Lawyer

Overview

Before joining Clifford Law Offices, I worked extensively in several areas since being sworn in as a lawyer in Illinois in 2012. I was formerly a Cook County Assistant State's Attorney and a Special Assistant U.S. Attorney for the Department of Justice. I also served on active military duty with the U.S. Army as a Captain in the 101st Airborne Division. During my time there, I was appointed as the Chief of Federal Litigation for the Office of the Staff Judge Advocate. Today, I am a U.S...
Before joining Clifford Law Offices, I worked extensively in several areas since being sworn in as a lawyer in Illinois in 2012. I was formerly a Cook County Assistant State's Attorney and a Special Assistant U.S. Attorney for the Department of Justice. I also served on active military duty with the U.S. Army as a Captain in the 101st Airborne Division. During my time there, I was appointed as the Chief of Federal Litigation for the Office of the Staff Judge Advocate. Today, I am a U.S. Army Reserve JAG Corps officer.

I joined Clifford Law Offices as a Partner and am a member of the aviation team of lawyers that is working on the 2019 tragic crash of a Boeing 737 MAX jet in Ethiopia. The complex litigation involves families from 35 countries against the aircraft manufacturer.

There is a long line of attorneys and judges in my family, including both of my parents. When my extended family gathers together for the holidays, there are 19 lawyers, including myself.

About Joseph Thomas Murphy

Practice Areas

  • Personal Injury- Plaintiff 50%
  • Medical Malpractice 25%
  • Aviation Accidents 20%
  • Military Law 5%

Litigation

  • 100%

Current Employment Position(s)

  • Partner

Languages

  • English

Qualifications

Bar Admissions

  • Illinois, 2012
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Illinois, 2012

Other Affiliations

  • Illinois State Bar Association , 2013 - Present
  • Chicago Bar Association, 2013 - Present
  • Chicago Bar Association, 2021 - Present

Education

  • University of Illinois Chicago School of Law, Chicago, Illinois, 2012
    J.D.
  • Illinois Wesleyan University, Bloomington, Illinois, 2008
    B.A.
    Major: History

Past Positions

  • U.S. Army Reserve, Judge Advocate, 2016 - 2022
  • Cook County State's Attorney, Assistant State's Attorney, 2014 - 2021

Pro Bono Activities

  • Military pro bono project - American Bar Association, 2017 - 2019

Classes and Seminars

  • 4th amendment and use of force, 716th Military Police Battalion, 101s, 2020 - 2021

Achievements

Honors

  • Army Commendation medal, 2020 - 2021
  • Army Achievement medal, 2018 - Present
  • Global War on Terrorism Medal, 2017 - Present
  • National Defense Service Ribbon, 2017 - Present

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Address

120 North LaSalle Street36th Floor Chicago, IL 60602

Publication

Articles

  • The Vanessa Guillen Act may not do enough to help prevent sexual assault victims in the military , Chicago Tribune, 2020
    The article discusses retaliation and pressure victims of sexual assault within the armed forces face from superiors and peers. It comments on how the Venessa Guillen Act does little to solve this problem.

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