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Francis Patrick Murphy, a Chicago personal injury lawyer, has been with the law firm of Corboy & Demetrio since 1983 and became a partner in 1991. He regularly handles complex personal injury and wrongful death cases involving porch and deck collapses, aviation negligence, construction negligence, product liability, premises liability and claims resulting from railroad, automobile, and other vehicular negligence.
Patrick is a highly sought after lawyer in porch and deck collapse cases due to his extensive experience and numerous successes. Patrick represented several victims of the 2003 Lincoln Park porch collapse and was instrumental in brokering a global settlement of $16.6 million. He secured a record-setting $4 million settlement for a young woman who fell from a porch when a railing broke away. It is the highest settlement in Illinois for an injury resulting from a defective porch railing. In another case, Murphy was successful in securing $2.15 million for a couple who were injured when a deck railing gave way and they fell to the ground. He also represented the surviving family of a young man killed when he fell through a porch railing at a New Year's Eve Party. The decedent's Blood Alcohol Level was .345 when he fell. Mr. Murphy settled the case for $2.7 million. He also represented a McHenry County woman who fell one story as she stepped onto her deck from her kitchen, settling for $1 million.
Patrick has more than fifty settlements and verdicts of $1 million or more. Among his many accomplishments is a $7.5 million settlement that was secured on behalf of his client, a nationally renowned oboist from the Chicago Lyric Opera and Grant Park Symphony, whose musical career was ended when she was struck by a Chicago Transit Authority bus while crossing a Chicago street. Patrick also obtained a record-high settlement of $2.5 million for the death of an 88 year-old woman, who died when the car she was riding in was hit from behind by another car. In another case involving senior citizens, Patrick secured a $6.8 million settlement for a 69-year-old woman and her 71- year-old husband for injuries she sustained when she was hit by a bus.
Murphy was profiled in Leading Lawyers Magazine - Consumer Edition for 2011, in an article entitled, "Gentleman Lawyer for Injury Victims." The article highlights Murphy's extensive experience and success in representing victims in porch collapse cases.
Recognized as an attorney in the top 5% of all Illinois lawyers by the Leading Lawyer Network, Patrick is an Illinois Super Lawyer and has an AV rating - the highest level awarded for professional excellence - from the Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory. He is also a designated member of Lawdragon 500, a distinction awarded to only 500 of the 1.2 million lawyers in the United States legal profession, by Lawdragon, the nation's leading online legal media company.
The author of numerous legal articles, Patrick is a frequent lecturer for various bar associations and is an adjunct professor at Loyola University Chicago School of Law, where he has regularly taught since 1987. Recently, he was appointed to the Board of Directors for the Lawyer's Assistance Program by the Illinois Supreme Court.
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|IL||Active And Authorized To Practice Law||1975||11/12/2015|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Top 500 Leading Lawyers in America||Lawdragon||2015|
|Top 100 Trial Lawyers||National Trial Lawyers||2015|
|Nation's Top One Percent||National Association of Distinguished Counsel||2015|
|Partner||Corboy & Demetrio||1983 - Present|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Chicago Bar Association||Member||N/A|
|Illinois State Bar Association||Member||N/A|
|Illinois Trial Lawyers Association||Member||N/A|
|American Association for Justice||Member||N/A|
|The Society of Trial Lawyers||Member||N/A|
|Illinois Causes of Action - Elements, Forms & Winning Tips||"Intentional Infliction of Emotional Distress"||2002|
|Lawyers and Judges Publishing Company, Inc.||"Packaging Forensics: Package FAilure in the Courts - A Shattered Bottle...a Shattered Life"||2000|
|Chicago-Kent College of Law Illinois Institute of Technology||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1975|
|Northwestern University||N/A||BS - Bachelor of Science and BA||1970|
|Law Bulletin Case Evaluation Seminar||"When to Settle - Considerations"||2007|
|Law Bulletin Case Evaluation Seminar||""When to Take a Case - Considerations"||2007|
|ATLA 2004 Annual Convention||"Making the Defense Medical Expert Your Expert in a MIST Case USing a Ben Franklin Balance Sheet"||2004|
|Legal Tech Conference||"Demonstrative Evidence - The Millennium and Beyond"||1998|
|American Bar Association Tort and Insurance Practice Section||"Masters in Trial"||1998|
|Illinois Trial Lawyers Association||"Pretrial Trade Secrets of the Pros - Those Precious Few Interrogatories"||1996|
|Chicago Bar Association||"Wrongful Death Cases - Procedural Aspects"||1993|
|Chicago Bar Association||"Proving Injury - Pain & Suffering, Loss of Consortium and Earnings""||1992|
|American Society of Corporate Secretaries||"Bill 1200 - Overview of Tort Reform Affecting Corporations"||1987|
|Criminal Justice Institute||"Gun Control - Illinois Perspective"||1983|