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Posted by Jack and Kim, a Personal Injury client,
We were referred by a friend and ended up becoming very close friends with John. Stuck in a hopeless situation John's firm was reluctant to take the case, but John believed in the underdog and fought with both gloves on for over 2 years. We ended up getting more than expected! John kept in constant communication with us the whole time and was always honest and straightforward, but more than that, he really cared about our situation and us personally. Rarely do you meet a man with so much heart. We really can't say enough about John' s character. Such a kind man, yet had both guns loaded and ready to fire. We love you John Murphy and would reccomend you to anyone. Bless you Jack and Kim
Posted by Maria, a Business client,
Because of the industry in which I work, I deal with dozens of attorneys, for both our clients and for ourselves in a very broad spectrum of practice areas including personal injury, employment issues and business litigation. I consider myself somewhat of an expert in judging lawyers.
Of course, a good lawyer knows the law in the area in which he practices. But equally important, he must understand people's needs - not just that of his clients, but of the opposing parties and their attorneys. Lastly, he needs to have the experience to know the most efficient and effective approach.
We have historically used various attorneys for various practice areas, but over time John has become our one-stop person for virtually all of our legal needs. He has an uncanny ability to assess a situation, know what needs to be done and get it done efficiently. He is truly amazing.
Posted by a Contracts client,
I have had the need to use John's services on several occasions over the past 10 years. His professional demeanor and expert knowledge of each situation has always been reassuring to me. He uses our time well. Gets to the point of each appointment and is always prepared. It was important to me that my lawyer be patient with me and willing to answer my questions until I am satisfied and understand the legal terms and ramifications. He worked with me until I was comfortable with the process. He returned my calls in a timely manner. I always knew that he had a firm grasp of my particular circumstances and was always honest with me. He is a man of strong integrity and compassion. I would never hesitate to seek his counsel in the future.
Posted by a Discrimination client,
John Murphy was recommended to me by another lawyer (elder) when I found myself accused of harassment of a staff member after I gave an unfavorable employee review. My employer did not allow me to adequately defend myself and called in an independent lawyer from their risk pool to review the situation, which escalated with other opinions/interviews. Not ever having hired a lawyer before I was relieved that he could understand and "connect the dots of the situation" right away. Most of our first conversations took place over the phone. He always addressed my concerns enough that I came away a little more confident. When we did finally meet for an interview with this independent lawyer he gave me very good words of wisdom that carried me through the "inquisition" as I now call it. Since the interview he has continued to give me advice and guide me in making choices about next steps. He has also asked very good questions/made some suggestions about how someone in my situation might begin to heal from the fear and trauma that I have felt. I would recommend him absolutely.
Posted by a client,
John Murphy has represented me in a personal injury case, which resulted in a very favorable outcome for a soft tissue injury. A property line dispute that concluded with summary judgement in our favor. John was very detail oriented, attentive, and knowledgeable in all areas of these cases, which definitely had alot to do with how successful he was. This had much to do with why we chose John for our professional matter. This matter was highly emotional and consisted of dealing with State Licensing issues with our place of business, which has been in my family for many years. Being on the verge of license revocation, and possible criminal charge against myself, it was a very delicate matter which needed to be handled immediately and without delay. John was above and beyond on top of things before we even knew what we were dealing with. He was communicating with Departments of State attempting to resolve the matter through informal dispute relolution versus an expensive and lengthy administrative hearing process. He was successful and in a timely matter due to his attentiveness and professionalism he showed the State Licensing Dept. as our representative. I can comfortably say we would not have our business today if not for John Murphy. John also, as my friend, helped immensely with calming my emotional state throughout this time. I was dealing with alot of anxiety and panic attacks which seemed overwhelming at times. John and Linda were always available to me for reassurance, during business hours and weekends, too! John always said that the most important thing was my health, and helped me to get in touch with therapists for my needs. The storm has passed for now, but John and Linda still check in to see how I am doing. I am truly blessed and eternally grateful for John Murphy, as my attorney and my friend. He is, by far, the most competent, knowledgeable, and thorough attorney there is, in my opinion. I would not hesitate to recommend him in any matter whatsoever.
Posted by John, a Nursing Home Abuse client,
Mr. Murphy was hired to represent my wife and I in a case where the State of Washington alleged neglect towards a resident in our care. The State placed a stop placement order on our facility and subsequently a "Revocation of License" on our facility. Mr. Murphy was hired within a week of the impositions and immediately started organizing all the facts and contacted State officials. His professionalism and clarity in a very circuitous case immediately added a level of respect and willingness by the State to work with us to preserve our license and our livelihood. Mr. Murphy's approach towards the State was cordial yet firm - an approach that we wouldn't have been able to utilize based on what we felt was a compromised position. Our case was mitigated with results beyond our expectations and finalized without going through an administrative hearing all within a period of time much shorter than we anticipated. Expensive hearing costs and additional lawyer preparation fees were omitted leaving us with our license in tact, our livelihood preserved and a legal fee less than we had anticipated. Thank you again Mr. Murphy!
Posted by Sky, a Personal Injury client,
I was in an auto accident in September of 2012 which rendered me unable to work or walk temporarily. After I was able to return from a hospital in Seattle John came to my home when I was seeking some guidance from legal representatives within the community. The driver that hit me had limited insurance, and was potentially being charged crminally. John was honest about the legal possibilities, I felt that he heard my concerns for that of my family and followed through with questions that I had. The final result was that John surpassed what my expectations were with regards to financially helping me compensate for the medical bills that were accrued during my hospitalization, as well as replacement automomobile. John made clear that although the case he represented me with may be completed if I have any future questions or concerns, he was available. I would recommend John Murphy for legal matters and feel confident in doing so.
Posted by katherine, a Wrongful Termination client,
I was referred to John W. Murphy by a friend and was grateful that he was who I had the opportunity to work with. I have not had previous experience with wanting or needing an attorney in the past, John made me feel comfortable in an uncomfortable situation. He was assuring and followed through with questions regarding my case as well as very prepared. I would highly recommend John for anyone who needs an attorney.
Posted by a Insurance client,
John did an excellent job in taking care of my case for me. I had an issue with an insurance company and a body shop who were taking advantage of me. Once I hired John things got resolved. I now have a vehicle and am satisfied. I would hire him again and recommend him to family and friends.
Posted by Diane, a Criminal Defense client,
John has been my attorney twice and he is the only person in the legal profession I would want to work with. I contacted John during a tremulous time in my life. His compassion, calm demeanor and legal knowledge helped me get through it. He was always available when I needed reassurance. His straightforward, open style of communication gave me the guidance I needed to make the best choices I needed to make. He stuck with me through the entire process. He is a genuine, kind, caring man and I am so grateful to have had him in my corner.