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Jennifer Adams Murphy

Litigation Attorney at Saint Charles, IL

5.0   2 reviews
  • State Years
    Illinois - IL 35 years
    Wisconsin - WI 36 years
  • Licensed for 35 years
    State IL
    Acquired 1988
    Status
    Active and Authorized to Practice Law No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 36 years
    State WI
    Acquired 1987
    Status
    Good Standing No misconduct found

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

About Jennifer

Learn Jennifer’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Litigation
    50%
    Representative Cases *Affirmance by Ill App Court of Summary Judgment dismissing breach of employment contract and tortious interference claim (2014) *Summary Judgment in ND Court of Illinois in race discrimination and whistleblower lawsuit. (2014) *2014 & 2013 dismissals collective action FLSA lawsuits

    9 years

  2. Employment and labor
    30%
    Areas of Practice: *Employment Counsel and Litigation *Appellate Practice *Non-compete Contracts and Litigation *Compensation Counsel and Wage Disputes and Litigation *Arbitration Agreements and Representation *Defamation Litigation *Commercial Counsel and Litigation

    9 years

  3. Lawsuits and disputes
    20%

    9 years

JENNIFER ADAMS MURPHY has over 25 years of experience in employment and commercial litigation.  She believes that the best solution to litigation is avoidance and, to that end, that management education and pre-litigation counsel is critical to the success of any business.  Where litigation is necessary, she will aggressively and creatively defend employers before administrative agencies and in state or federal court.

 

Ms. Murphy is a cum laude graduate of Marquette Law School where she served as Articles Editor of the Marquette Law Review.  Following graduation from law school, Ms. Murphy was appointed as the judicial clerk to the Hon. Justice Louis J. Ceci of the Wisconsin Supreme Court.  After her clerkship, Ms. Murphy's career has included work as a litigator for a major Chicago law firm and 25 years of private practice in the areas of employment discrimination, retaliatory discharge, non-compete disputes, defamation and various other employment and commercial disputes and litigation. 

 

Ms. Murphy has represented clients before the United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the Illinois Department of Human Rights, the Illinois and U.S. Departments of Labor and various Illinois circuit and appellate courts as well as federal district and appellate courts.

 

Jennifer lives in Park Ridge, Illinois and spends most of her free time with her four children (two in college) and two dogs (a very large St. Bernard and a very small Pomeranian). She also enjoys cooking, gardening, her mini cooper and music.

Location

Wessels Sherman
2035 Foxfield Rd
Saint Charles, IL, 60174-5748
Wessels Sherman
140 S. Dearborn Street
Suite 404
Chicago, IL, 60603
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Posted by Jim | October 29, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Professional, Thorough, Cost-Effective
Jennifer has assisted us with several employment matters, including harassment allegations and severance agreements which could have escalated into serious costs. She has guided us well, often resulting in more favorable outcomes than she or we anticipated.
Posted by JOE | September 11, 2015
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| Hired Attorney
GREAT
VERY HAPPY WITH HER, I THOUGHT WE SHOULD HAVE BEEN MORE AGGRESSIVE BUT I LISTENED AND AM OK WITH THE OUTCOME I HOPE I NEVER HAVE TO USE HER AGAIN BUT IF I DO I WILL DEFFINATLY ASK FOR HER

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AVVO RATING 7.2 (Very Good)

Work Experience

  • Shareholder
  • Wessels Sherman P.C.
  • 2011 - Present
  • Partner
  • Murphy & Murphy
  • 1996 - 2011
  • Attorney
  • Vedder & Price
  • 1988 - 1993
  • Law Clerk to Hon. Louis J. Ceci
  • Wisconsin Supreme Court
  • 1987 - 1988
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Education

  • Marquette University Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor, upper 10% cum laude
  • 1987

Associations

  • Chicago Bar Association
  • N/A
  • State Bar of Wisconsin
  • N/A

Languages Spoken

  • English

Speaking Engagements

  • 10 Things You Need to Know About HR: A Day of Lists
  • The Disloyal Employee: 10 Keys to a Binding Non-Compete Agreement
  • 2016
  • Legal Winds Blow Through the City - 15th Annual Labor & Employment Law Seminar
  • Unpredictable Winds of Litigation: Arbitration Agreements (Value & Enforceability)
  • 2015
  • Don't Gamble When It Comes to Workplace Law: Stack the Odds in Your Favor
  • Winning with Your Poker Face: Effective Settlement Strategies and How to Use Release Agreements to Protect Your Company from Risk
  • 2014
  • Surviving the HR Wild: A Legal Safari
  • You Can't Take It With You: Protection Against Unfair Competition by Former Employees
  • 2013
  • Power Seminar
  • “Sex in the City” (and in the Workplace): What to do when Porn, "Sexting" and other Raunchy Stuff Shows up at Work
  • 2012
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Employment and labor Attorney | Aug 11
Relationship: Worked together on matter
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