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G. Edward Murphy

Divorce and separation Attorney at Peoria, IL

4.6   25 reviews

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About G. Edward

Learn G. Edward’s areas of practice.

5
Practice areas
  1. Child custody
    35%
    Practice Limited to Custody, Divorce & Family Law Matters

    36 years, 8,000 cases

  2. Divorce and separation
    35%
    Practice Limited to Custody, Divorce & Family Law Matters

    36 years, 8,000 cases

  3. Alimony
    10%
    Practice Limited to Custody, Divorce & Family Law Matters

    36 years, 8,000 cases

  4. Child support
    10%
    Practice Limited to Custody, Divorce & Family Law Matters

    36 years, 8,000 cases

  5. Family
    10%
    Practice Limited to Custody, Divorce & Family Law Matters

    36 years, 8,000 cases

G. Edward Murphy is the Chief Executive Officer and Managing Partner of Murphy & Dunn, P.C. and has been one of the best divorce, custody, and family law attorneys and lawyers in Peoria, Bloomington, and Central Illinois for the past 32 years. He knows how to litigate your case when necessary, negotiate favorably if possible, and win your case for you and your children in court. He is a skilled trial attorney, but also a capable mediator and problem solver.

He has been lead counsel running Murphy & Dunn, P.C. for the past 30 years since he was 26 years old and has been winning cases ever since. He and his firm have handled over 8,000 cases and he knows what he is doing. He knows the law, the other family law attorneys, and the family law Judges and uses those skills and his experience to obtain the best possible result for you and your family. He is the divorce and custody trial attorney you want on your side. Together with his team of attorneys and paralegals, they will do their very best to win your case.

G. Edward Murphy is licensed to practice law in the State of Illinois, the United States District Court for the Central District of Illinois, and the United States Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit. He is a graduate of Northern Illinois University College of Law, where he graduated 3rd in his class. He is a member of the American Bar Association, the Illinois State Bar Association, and the Peoria County Bar Association. He serves on local family law committees and is a member of the family law section at both the national, state, and local levels. He is also a certified family law mediator. G. Edward Murphy is the lead attorney for the law firm and handles cases throughout the State of Illinois.

G. Edward Murphy has a history of success in all that he has undertaken. He was a successful student-athlete, excelling in sports as an All-State baseball player and golfer in high school, and pitching in baseball for Illinois Central College and The University of Iowa in college. In law school, he continued this level of success by graduating 3rd in his entire class, writing as an Editor for the Law Review, and competing in the Moot Court competition. This history of accomplishment in both academic and athletic arenas prepared him well for becoming the trial lawyer that he is. For the past 30 years, Mr. Murphy has continued to excel in all areas of family law. Each year he is repeatedly voted one of "Illinois Law and Leading Attorneys" in Family Law, a distinction given to only the top six percent of attorneys in the State of Illinois.

He is a respected member of the bar and a leading attorney in the family law arena. He can handle all areas of family law, including all aspects of custody and divorce, dissolution of marriage, legal separation, civil unions, gay and lesbian custody and divorce, farm divorces, child support, visitation, maintenance and alimony, hidden assets and income cases, relocation and removal, college expenses, high income, and high asset divorce cases, adoption, paternity, post-decree matters, and all family law related matters. He also handles family law appeals.

Licensed for 35 years
State IL
Status Active And Authorized To Practice Law
Acquired 1987
Updated 01/06/2023

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

Contact G. Edward

Murphy & Dunn, P.C.
121 NE Jefferson Street.
Suite. 200
Peoria, IL, 61602

Reviews

4.6 / 5.0
  25 customer reviews
Posted by anonymous | February 24, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Amazing Experience
I had the absolute BEST experience with this law firm for my divorce! They were kind, considerate, and very very helpful. They got back to me as quickly as possible and made everything exactly how I wanted it.
Posted by anonymous | February 10, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
More Than Satisfied and Thankful!
My first appointment to the law office set the tone of professionalism. From the front receptionist, Paralegal, and Ed. Ed listened and reassured us that he would handle the case successfully. I worked with Lori, Paralegal, most of the time. She was efficient, pleasant, and exceptionally easy to work with. At the end, I would highly recommend G. Edward Murphy and his firm to take care of any legal matters that may arise. I was more than happy with the outcome of my case.
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Posted by anonymous | August 12, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Trusted legal council I recommend Ed
Ed and his team have demonstrated that they are the dominate legal council in the Peoria area. Ed can be trusted to deliver and defend you for the most difficult cases. My ex wife filed a HIPPA case against my wife to gain access to medical records to ecploit my wife and restrict parenting time and Ed worked closely with us to settle outside of court. Friday before the hearing my ex wife declined any settlement and the hearing was set for Monday. Eds team worked through the weekend and developed a solid case with legal precedence and solidly one the case protecting my wife's legal rights to protect her personal medical records. I fully trust Ed and his team and recommend his team even for the the most difficult cases.
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Posted by Tammy | June 19, 2018
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College Support
Ed is a really good guy. He came through for me and helped out with an unfortunate situation.
Posted by anonymous | October 7, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Results Oriented Family Law Attorney
I hired Ed to represent me in my child support matter and he exceeded all of my expectations. He is a true professional, incredible negotiator, very detail-oriented, and truly cared about my case. He was very attentive to my concerns and needs, and took the time to understand my particular situation and the type of settlement that I needed. Ed’s staff is also amazing. They were responsive, professional, and cared about my case. I recommend Ed and his team wholeheartedly!
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Posted by Kevin | April 29, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
5 Stars
Ed Murphy represented me in a Divorce case and recently in a Child Support case. He was extremely efficient, competent and knew exactly what approach to take to attain a positive outcome to these cases. He was very reasonable and would give constructive advice when he thought that I was being unrealistic about issues that I thought may be relevant. He will fight for you and is excellent at mediating differences between parties and in achieving solutions. He also listens very well and tries to enact a clients objectives. So I made sure to tell Ed how that I wanted to approach issues and he was excellent in advocating this for me. His staff is top notch and efficient. Unlike some other attorneys, you won't waste time on needless and costly commucation (e.g., lengthy emails, phone conversations, etc.) just to pad the attorney's pockets. He is very cost effective and conscientious about expenses that you may incur. In the courtroom, Ed is thorough, knowledgeable, and quick on his feet "so to speak." You know and the opposing attorney knows that he is going to advocate and fight for you. Ed is also very good in mediating agreements between parties with good outcomes. I couldn't have had better representation.
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Posted by Ken | March 11, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Mission Accomplished
Engaging the services of Mr. Murphy & team to terminate alimony now and forever was the goal and this goal was satisfactorily realized. From the beginning, Mr. Murphy exuded confidence as he presented various scenarios of possible outcomes. Always moving forward with what was my most important objective, Mr. Murphy devised a strategy and successfully executed the steps necessary to achieve what was desired. Hats off to Mr. Murphy and his entire team as they all exhibited professionalism, courtesy, encouragement and support during the entire process. Mr. Murphy is highly recommended by me.
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Posted by anonymous | February 26, 2016
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Master at work
Mr. Murphy is a master strategist and negotiator. He and his team does excellent work. Thinking of every angle in the case, they are proactive with data, filings and records. Although case results vary, am offering some advice: hire an experienced lawyer with countless resources, be familiar with and have all financial records and other pertinent documents, describe all facts, do not hold back the smallest of details, know your strategies and the consequences, do your best to remove your emotions, and trust Mr. Murphy and his team will have your best interest at heart. I will be grateful for the rest of my life to Mr. Murphy and his team for everything they did obtaining a successful outcome, financially speaking. Mr. Murphy is highly recommended in my book.
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Posted by Greg | January 11, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Good result, great lawyer.
I hired Mr. Murphy for my divorce last year. The consultation was helpful, and I was given realistic expectations as to what to expect during the process. My divorce was quite straightforward, the ex and I had little in terms of assets to divide, and we had already reached a tentative agreement regarding the living arrangements for our son. Given the relative simplicity of the situation, the case was able to get resolved quickly and efficiently. I felt the fee's assessed in my case were accurate, and no billed time was wasted on the law office's end. Mr. Murphy was able to give good advice in terms of shaping the settlement to meet the original expectations, whilst providing me protections in the agreement I had not thought to consider. There was outside-the-box thinking used regarding the division of liabilities the ex and I had accrued that gave me a good result going forward in life. There were a few surprises from the other side of the case regarding custody as we neared the court date. Mr. Murphy and his associates were able to give me good advice to remain calm, and to provide other strategies in the event that adjustments would need to be made, so my time with with my son would be protected. Overall, I was pleased with the efficiency and efficacy of Mr. Murphy and his team. I got an adequate amount of time with my son in the parenting agreement, and I got the good result I was hoping for when the divorce had concluded. If I have any future legal needs regarding the situation, I will not hesitate to hire Mr. Murphy again.
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Posted by Dean Murin | January 8, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Professional and effective representation
I was a client of Ed Murphy for a significant traffic violation. Ed's guidance and leadership was very good, and his ability to maneuver in the local court system resulted in an expeditious and favorable ruling. He is professional and it is clear that he placed his integrity and my best interests at the forefront of his engagement.
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Posted by Todd | January 4, 2016
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Excellant Service
I was a client of Ed Murphy. I am also a trial attorney and familiar with the legal process. I can absolutely recommend Ed and his staff. They are extremely professional, courteous, and very reassuring. They also were able to make appropriate referrals to other professionals to help with the investigatory and emotional aspects of divorce.
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Posted by Nazha | December 21, 2015
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Review of Mr. Murphy
Mr. Murphy was very pleasant and very easy to work with. I really appreciated his transparency and his great knowledge. He will work with you to do what is best for you as his client. I would recommend him.
Posted by Monica | January 24, 2014
Great Experience and Highly Recommended
I can give you a $30K reason why I would highly recommend Mr. Murphy and his office. The final outcome from the services he provided in my case included, catching major discrepancies in my ex-husbands paperwork for child support and what he had paid the previous years, his tax returns and his financial documents that he and his lawyer filed with the courts. He and his assosiates performed outstanding work on my long and exhausting case. I was also very happy to see the epic moment where he was able to get my ex-husband to admit in court, falsifying the documents, as well as, commit perjury. Mr. Murphy was committed to my case and did an "over the top" exceptional job!
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Posted by Justin | May 3, 2013
Excellent "Word of Mouth" Reputation
I was referred to Ed by a friend who had nothing but good things to say. I retained him for the first time( not the last) in 2003 and he has handled a number of issues for me since then, involving child visitation and custody. I have been impressed by the prompt, professional manner in which Ed and the team take care of business, and I would recommend them to anyone looking for an attorney who has an excellent "word of mouth" reputation.
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Posted by Carson | May 2, 2013
Above the Rest, Family Law
Ed Murphy was recommended to me by a close friend about 4 years ago. Since that time, he has helped me with several cases, one of recent which resulted in successfully obtaining more visitation time with my children. I found not only that his knowledge of family law was exceptional, but also being very strategic and forward thinking. Ed is very honest and upfront about your case, and doesn’t provide false hope. His team is highly skilled, efficient and customer focused. I place Ed Murphy in high regards and will continue to recommend him.
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Posted by Kelly | April 30, 2013
Excellent Team of Experts
I consider this office to be a true team who is ready to resolve matters as quickly and painlessly as possible. They get right to the heart of it, and are proactive instead of reactive. I wish I had hired them from the start, instead of having my time and money wasted year after year on frivolous law suits and Motions to Reconsider. Huge thank you to their office!
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Posted by Brian | April 29, 2013
Excellent Service
Ed Murphy is a great attorney. He cares about his clients & getting a fair agreement, & his staff are very helpful too. I am well satisfied with my results that Ed got for me & would recommend Ed to anyone looking for a great attorney.
Posted by anonymous | April 23, 2013
Great service
Mr. Murphy was knowledgeable and wonderful to work with concerning such important matters for my family and financial status. I appreciated how efficient and timely his staff and him were in completely my situation. Anyone looking for a lawyer to facilitate a positive and productive outcome would be lucky to have Mr. Ed Murphy to represent them.
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Posted by Thomas | April 22, 2013
Look No Further
I was referred to Ed almost 8 years ago after experiencing little movement in my custody case. I immediately knew I made the right choice in hiring Ed as he accomplished more in one month than my previous attorney did in one year. Throughout the life of my case, Ed and his team aggressively advocated for me as I fought to be a part of my daughter’s life. Ed’s knowledge regarding the complexities and intricacies of family law is exceptional. He outlined a clear and concise strategic legal plan for my case, and always seemed to be a step, or two, ahead of the opposing counsel. Ed was always honest with me and never offered me false hope or empty promises. I took comfort in knowing that Ed always had a contingency plan and legal response for every decision made by the presiding judge, and every motion filed by opposing counsel. With Ed’s dedication and insight, I was ultimately awarded full custody of my daughter. Clearly, this outcome speaks volumes regarding Ed’s abilities as an attorney. If integrity, honesty, tenacity, and professional commitment are qualities you are searching for in an attorney, look no further than Ed Murphy.
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Posted by Tom | April 20, 2013
Friendly, Professional, Honest, Knowledgeable.....the BEST Family Law Attorney Around!
I hired Ed 4 years ago in a custody battle with my ex-wife. Ed helped me win custody and kept the case on track while my ex-wife went through three attorneys and their ridiculous motions and petitions that kept the case going for longer than expected. Ed stuck by me, kept me focused and was honest through and through. He has impeccable knowledge of family law and an uncanny ability to be able to deal with even the most unprofessional attorneys. In addition, his office staff are friendly and knowledgeable. I had a lot of questions throughout my case and emailed our paralegal often. I always received a prompt response which was nice. I can't think of anything I would have asked for Ed or his staff to do differently and would highly recommend his service if you want an excellent, honest and fair attorney. He is hands down the best family lawyer around.
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
  • Retainer Always
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 8.7 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Murphy & Dunn, P.C.
  • 1988 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Davis and Morgan
  • 1987 - 1988

Education

  • Northern Illinois University College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1987
  • University of Iowa
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1984

Associations

  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1987 - Present
  • Peoria County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1987 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • Distinguished
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2016
  • Leading Lawyer
  • Leading Lawyers Network
  • 2016
  • Leading Lawyer
  • Leading Lawyers Network
  • 2015
  • Leading Lawyer
  • Leading Lawyers Network
  • 2014
  • Leading Lawyer
  • Leading Lawyers Network
  • 2013
  • Family Law Showcase
  • Newsweek Top Family Law Firm
  • 2012
  • Showcase 2011
  • Newsweek Top Family Law Firm
  • 2011
  • Leading Lawyer
  • Leading Lawyers Network
  • 2008
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Speaking Engagements

  • Peoria County Bar Association, Local CLE Committee
  • Temporary Relief Under New Marriage Act
  • 2015
  • Peoria County Bar Association, Local CLE Committee
  • Maintenance Statutes
  • 2014

Attorney endorsements

Received (2)
Given (0)
Endorse G. Edward
Family Attorney | Jun 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Edward. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Apr 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ed Murphy is one of the preeminent divorce and matrimonial lawyers in Downstate Illinois. He represents his clients aggressively and expeditiously in order to obtain a prompt and appropriate resolution for each of his cases."
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