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After spending my younger years living and traveling  throughout Asia, Europe and Latin America, learning to speak good Chinese, and several other languages well enough to order my dinner, I managed to get my undergraduate degree in history and Asian studies.  I completed graduate level work in Chinese language, and also in linguistics.  Then I got a law degree, and learned how to put on a hell of a jury trial.  Now in private practice, I handle cases in a variety of substantive areas.  I also like to write about various topics, including law, politics, travel, small business, languages, the sporting life and gender relations.  I live in Mount Prospect, Illinois, with my wife and five children.


Languages spoken: Mandarin

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Practice areas


  1. Litigation: 20%
  2. Administrative Law: 20%
  3. Immigration: 20%
  4. Divorce: 20%
  5. Criminal Defense: 20%
    17 years



Hourly ($150-450/hour), contingent (30%)

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Cash, Check, Credit card

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Law Offices of Timothy M Murphy

150 North Michigan Avenue
Suite 2800
Chicago, IL, 60601


ILActive And Authorized To Practice Law199905/17/2016
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Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
OwnerLaw Offices of Timothy M Murphy1999 - Present
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Loyola University Chicago School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1998
Augustana CollegeHistoryBA - Bachelor of Arts1990