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Michael James Murphy

Real estate Attorney at Barrington, IL

5.0   7 reviews

also known as Michael J. Murphy

  • Licensed for 23 years
    State IL
    Acquired 2000
    Active and Authorized to Practice Law No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Michael

Learn Michael’s areas of practice.

Practice area
  1. Real estate
    Residential and commercial real estate matters. Purchase and sales. Relocation real estate. For Sale By Owner (FSBO). Short Sales. REO purchases. Section 1031 ("Starker") exchanges. New construction purchases. First time homebuyers. Real estate investors. Residential and commercial leases. Deeds.

    23 years, 5,000 cases

Michael J. Murphy was born on a U.S. Army base in Frankfort, Germany. Since returning to the U.S. mainland as a child, he has lived in Illinois for the majority of his life where he is currently a resident of Cary, IL, along with his wife and their two sons.

Mr. Murphy was admitted to the Illinois Bar in 2000. Since that time, he has concentrated his practice primarily in transactional matters involving residential and commercial real estate, estate planning (wills & trusts), and business development. He majored in International Studies at DePaul University where he earned a Bachelor of Arts degree, magna cum laude, in 1997. Following DePaul, Mr. Murphy studied law at llT/Chicago-Kent College of Law, from where he graduated with a Juris Doctor (J.D.) degree in 2000. In 2005, Mr. Murphy achieved the professional distinction of becoming a Certified Relocation Professional (CRP).

Since he began practicing law in 2000, Mr. Murphy has been an active member of the Illinois State Bar Association. He firmly believes in the importance of continuing legal education, and regularly participates in accredited programs regarding current legal trends and developments. In addition, Mr. Murphy periodically presents seminars on legal topics involving his areas of concentration.


Piercey & Associates, Ltd.
1525 S. Grove Avenue
Suite 204
Barrington, IL, 60010

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  7 customer reviews
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Posted by Brigid Brausen | July 27, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Michael and Stacy have handled 5 recent real estate transactions for me. Each one has gone perfectly and without a hitch. They are professional and personable beyond compare. Michael and Stacy go out of their ways to make the experience of buying and selling both personal and investment properties simple and straightforward.
Posted by Mary | February 13, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Fantastic Law Office
I worked with Michael Murphy and his office recently at the closing of my property. Can’t say enough about how helpful they were in the whole process. Including Stacy who spent a tremendous amount of time and effort to make sure everything went through properly. Will highly recommend them to friends and family.
Posted by Ralph | February 7, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Property Purchase
Michael Murphy of Piercey & Associates did an outstanding job of representing us purchasing property in Crystal Lake. His experience really made the process easy to understand and simple to process. Stacy, his Paralegal was fantastic! She was always available and quick to respond. I plan to use Piercey & Associates for all my future legal needs and highly recommend others to do as well.
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Posted by Kendra | November 28, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Mr Murphay and Stacy have been God sent. I'm battling a disease and they took over everything to make sure to take any additional stress on me. They treated me like family. I highly recommend them!
Posted by Janay | March 6, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Real estate review
Michael and his team were amazing during the sale of our old home and purchase of our new home. Every step of the way he was there for any needs and always had an answer. We would recommend him for any real estate transactions and would use his services again in the future.
Posted by Peter | February 28, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Experience pays off.
Experience pays off. I worked with Michael and his staff on a closing about 30 days ago everything went as well as I could've expected very professional and thorough would highly recommend him for any law work needed to be done.
Posted by John | September 19, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Home Sale and Purchase
He is extremely knowledgeable and very down easy to work with. I would recommend him to anyone selling or buying a home hand's down. He made the sale and purchase process go smooth and answered every question we had and was always able to get ahold of via email and telephone.
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  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 9.1 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney - Owner
  • Law Office of Michael J. Murphy DBA The Affiliates Law Group
  • 2005 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Botto Gilbert Lancaster PC
  • 2016 - 2018
  • Associate
  • Morreale Mack & Terry, PC
  • 2001 - 2005
  • Clerk
  • Huck Bouma, PC
  • 1999 - 1999
  • Law Clerk
  • Pro Bono Advocates
  • 1998 - 1998
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  • Chicago-Kent College of Law Illinois Institute of Technology
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2000
  • DePaul University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1997
  • College of DuPage
  • Associate of Arts
  • 1995


  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2000 - Present
  • Worldwide Employee Relocation Council
  • Certified Relocation Professional
  • 2002 - 2008
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2000 - 2007
  • Chicago Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2000 - 2005
  • DuPage County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2000 - 2005
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2017
  • Legal Drafting
  • CALI
  • 1998


  • B2B Connector
  • Real Estate Basics
  • 2008
  • B2B Connector
  • Estate Planning Fundamentals
  • 2008
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Speaking Engagements

  • Baird & Warner Career Insitute
  • The Attorney's Role in Residential Real Estate Transactions
  • 2016
  • Short Sale Transactions
  • Short Sale Transactions
  • 2013
  • The New Multi-Board 5.0 Contract
  • Contract Update
  • 2012
  • Option Leases
  • Residential Leasing
  • 2012
  • Purchasing your First Home
  • 1st Time Home Buyers
  • 2006
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Attorney endorsements

Received (12)
Given (17)
Endorse Michael
Real estate Attorney | Jan 31
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have worked with Mr. Michael Murphy on a number of real estate transactions over the years and my experience has always been positive. He is dedicated to providing the best services for his clients while maintaining his professionalism and creating win-win situations for everyone involved. I highly recommend Michael Murphy."
Real estate Attorney | Jan 06
Relationship: Co-worker
"An attorney with a wealth of knowledge and great work ethic."
Real estate Attorney | Dec 12
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I heartily endorse Michael Murphy. I had the pleasure of working with Michael on a real estate deal this fall. His knowledge and professionalism were always present. We did experience one snafu, thanks to our clients, but, thanks in part to Michael's level headed approach, we were able to work through the problem and get the parties to the closing table on time. I look forward to working with Michael again."
Real estate Attorney | Dec 12
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse Michael. We recently worked together concerning a real estate closing and his qualifications were evident. I would look forward to an opportunity to work with him again."
Real estate Attorney | Dec 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Michael J. Murphy. He is a fantastic Real Estate attorney."
Real estate Attorney | Nov 21
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer. Michael is an extremely competent attorney with plentiful experience that always looks out for the best interest of his clients."
Commercial real estate Attorney | Oct 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Mr. Murphy for his diligence and sound legal advice."
Real estate Attorney | Oct 03
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have had the pleasure of working on several real estate matters with Michael. Michael is a very knowledgeable attorney and makes the transaction smooth from start to finish. It is always great to see his name on the other side of a real estate contract!"
Real estate Attorney | Oct 02
Relationship: Co-worker
"Michael Murphy is an outstanding real estate lawyer that I have had the privilege to work with either as attorneys on the same projects or across the table for many years. He is highly detailed and knowledgeable in real estate matters, and uses technology to help is business and his clients. Because of my experience in dealing with Mike and seeing the quality of his work I am happy to recommend him to anyone looking for a real estate lawyer. Ted Lane"
Real estate Attorney | Sep 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have worked on several real estate transactions with Michael. He is an extremely knowledgeable real estate attorney. I appreciate and respect his knowledge and expertise."
Real estate Attorney | Sep 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Michael is extremely knowledgeable, detail oriented, and passionate about providing clients with thorough advice."
Real estate Attorney | Sep 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I've worked on countless transactions with Mr. Murphy. He clearly understands the complexities of todays market and is an excellent advocate for his clients."
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