James Murphy was admitted to the Washington Bar in 1988 and the Oregon Bar in 2006 and continues to have an extremely active civil trial and litigation defense practice in the Pacific Northwest. Mr. Murphy has extensive experience representing and defending institutional clients through trial in state and federal courts throughout Washington and Oregon in employment / employer liability, products liability, insurance coverage, complex litigation, business litigation, lender and financial institution disputes, personal injury, environmental, and construction defect cases.

Prior to entering private practice, Mr. Murphy served as an appellate clerk with the Washington State Court of Appeals Division I with the Honorable Walter E. Webster, Jr. Mr. Murphy is admitted to the Washington and Oregon State Bar Associations, United States District Courts for the Western and Eastern Districts of Washington and the District of Oregon, United States Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, and the United States Supreme Court. Mr. Murphy graduated magna cum laude in 1988 from Gonzaga University School of Law. Mr. Murphy is a founder and partner of Murphy Armstrong Firm, LLP.

Gonzaga University School of Law JD, Magna Cum Laude 1988
Seattle University B.A., 1985

Professional Associations
Litigation Section of the Washington State Bar;
Washington State Defense Trial Lawyers Association;
King County Bar Association;
Defense Research Institute

e-mail: jpm@maflegal.com