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Bryan Murphy has practiced law for more than 30 years and is listed in Martindale Hubbell as an AV® Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 peer-review rated attorney.  He has a varied trial practice, focusing on complex litigation in both commercial and personal injury cases.

Bryan’s commercial practice areas include securities litigation, business and partnership controversies, and real estate disputes. Personal injury practice areas include wrongful death claims and medical malpractice.

Practice Areas

Commercial Litigation
Personal Injury Litigation


J.D., Boalt Hall School of Law, University of California, Berkeley, 1980
• Assistant Editor. Industrial Relations Law Journal, 1979 – 1980
• Author, Discriminatory Discharge of Union Adherents during Organizing Campaigns - Suggested Remedial Reforms
B.A., English, cum laude, Yale University, 1976

Admitted In

United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
United States District Court for the District of Arizona

Areas of Concentration

Business Litigation
Personal Injury and Wrongful Death Litigation

Honors & Awards

Ranked AV® Preeminent™ 5.0 out of 5* in Martindale Hubbell

*AV® Preeminent ™ and BV® Distinguished™ are certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies.

Representative Engagements

·         Representation of multiple plaintiffs in securities fraud claims involving oil and gas partnerships
·         Representation of a religious organization in complex securities litigation regarding the sale of time share units in a retirement community
·         Representation of trust beneficiaries in fraud and malpractice claims against a law firm and brokerage firms involved in trading of Treasury instruments
·         Representation of a Navajo family in state and tribal courts whose beloved was killed by an intoxicated driver working for a major utility
·         Representation of a Tucson family whose beloved was killed by a sleep-deprived ambulance driver

Professional Affiliations

American Bar Association
State Bar of Arizona
Maricopa County Bar Association

Reported Cases

Medasys Acquisition Corp. v. SDMS, P.C., 203 Ariz. 420, 55 P.3d 763 (2002)
Burch & Cracchiolo, P.A. v. Pugliani, 144 Ariz. 281, 697 P.2d 674 (1985)

Community Involvement

Founding Board Member, Central Arizona Shelter Services 1991 – present
• President 1991 to 1993
Founding Board Member, Alliance Linking Poverty and Homeless Agencies
Board Member, Khalsa Montessori Elementary School

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