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Patrick Thomas Murphy

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Patrick T. Murphy is a Partner in the firm of Dworken & Bernstein Co LPA in Northeast Ohio where he has focused his practice in personal injury litigation for over 27 years. His practice areas include nursing home abuse, medical malpractice, wrongful death and product liability.

Patrick Murphy received his undergraduate degree in Political Science from Kent State University. He was awarded his law degree from Cleveland Marshall College of Law where he was a vice chairman of the Moot Court Board of Governors.

He has been designated as an Ohio Super Lawyer since 2009 and as one of the top 100 Trial Lawyers by the National Trial Lawyers since 2011. In 2007 he was selected as a finalist for Trial Lawyer of the Year by Public Justice for his efforts in obtaining a $52 million class action judgment for injured workers against the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation. He is rated AV Preeminent by Martindale Hubble.

Patrick is an active member in many trial organizations including Cleveland Academy of Trial Lawyers; Ohio Association for Justice; American Association for Justice; and the AAJ Nursing Home Litigation Group.

Pat recently served as a member of the Board of Trustees of the American Heart Association in Cleveland. He also served for many years as an officer and trustee of Cleveland’s West Side Irish American Club. For the last 32 years he has served as a Delegate, Deputy Director, Executive Director and now Director Emeritus of the United Irish Societies of Greater Cleveland, a non-profit organization whose sole responsibility is the perpetuation and production of Cleveland’s Saint Patrick’s Day Parade.


Languages spoken: English, Spanish

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Practice areas


  1. Nursing Home Abuse: 35%
    3 years
  2. Personal Injury: 30%
    3 years
  3. Medical Malpractice: 20%
    3 years
  4. Wrongful Death: 15%
    3 years



Contingent (33-40%)

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Contact info

Dworken & Bernstein Co., L.P.A.

60 South Park Place
Painesville, OH, 44077

Dworken & Bernstein Co., L.P.A.

1468 West 9th Street
Suite 135
Cleveland, OH, 44113



We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Top 100 Trial LawyersNational Trial Lawyers2014
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers Magazine2014
Top 100 in OhioNational Trial Lawyers2013
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers Magazine2013
Top 100 in OhioNational Trial Lawyers2012
Top 100 in OhioNational Trial Lawyers2011
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers Magazine2011
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers Magazine2010
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers Magazine2009
Trial Lawyer of the Year - FInalistPublic Justice2007
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerDworken & Bernstein Co., L.P.A.1986 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
American Association for JusticeBoard Member Trial Lawyers Care2013 - Present
American Heart AssociationBoard Member2012 - Present
Cleveland St. Patrick's Day CommitteeDirector Emeritus2000 - Present
The Ohio Association of Trial LawyersMemberN/A
American Trial Lawyers AssociationMemberN/A
Lake County Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Ashtabula County Bar AssociationMemberN/A
American Association for JusticeNursing Home Litigation GroupN/A
United Irish Societies of ClevelandExecutive Director2011 - 2013
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Platt v. Ashtabula Construction$1,250,000
Rallya v. Rose Mfg.$650,000.00
Santos v. Ohio BWC$53,000,000
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Cleveland State University - Cleveland-Marshall College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1986
Kent State UniversityPolitical ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts1983