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About Murphy & Riley

Murphy & Riley is a leading civil litigation firm, concentrating on the defense of personal injury, professional liability, business and insurance litigation matters in all state and federal courts in the Commonwealth. Our experienced and talented trial attorneys handle litigation in a wide variety of areas, including: medical, legal, and accounting malpractice; product liability; premises liability; automobile and land transport; employment; business disputes; and insurance coverage. Our attorneys possess the expertise, proficiency, and resources to quickly identify and analyze the issues facing you or your business when litigation, or the possibility of litigation, presents itself. With skill and precision, we will counsel and guide you through the litigation process (or navigate you clear of litigation altogether where appropriate). We have built a reputation in Boston and nationwide as a smart, aggressive firm that works proactively for its clients. Simply put, we are known as a firm that gets results.

Our attorneys, practice in a timely and cost-effective manner on behalf of our clients before state and federal courts in Massachusetts, including trial and appellate courts, and at various state agencies, including the Board of Registration of Medicine, the Board of Professional Licensure, and the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination. We advocate for our clients in trial, arbitration, mediation, or other forms of alternative dispute resolution.

Our attorneys actively participate, and take leadership roles, in Massachusetts and national bar associations, including the Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel, the International Association of Defense Counsel, the Defense Research Institute and the Massachusetts Defense Lawyers Association. Our attorneys, present seminars, maintain board and committee memberships, and write articles for legal publications. Currently, we have attorneys that lecture at Boston law schools and in continuing legal education programs. While in law school, our attorneys served in varying law reviews and journals. We are on the cutting edge of legal developments and technology. Our use of technology along with a skilled support staff allows us to efficiently manage complex litigation and provide sophisticated legal services.

Our attorneys study developments and advancements in the law in the areas that matter to our clients. We regularly update our clients about the significant legal issues that affect them and their business, and we provide insights and guidance on compliance. Likewise, when clients have general questions—about a particular law or regulation; pre-litigation issues with claimants or the opposition; or if the client simply wants a sounding board for discussing a troubling claim or confusing legal issue—they know that they can contact any member of the firm directly to discuss the matter. We believe close, direct, and frequent communication between the attorney and client results in the most favorable and most satisfying outcome. Our trial attorneys enjoy litigation and have an enviable success record, but recognize that litigation is simply a tool, not an end in itself. Every step we take in litigation is designed to bring the case to a prompt, efficient, and successful conclusion.

Our experience includes handling matters for professionals (doctors, lawyers, and accountants, among others), non-profit corporations, manufacturers, municipalities, property owners, business owners, universities, insurers, insured entities, and self-insured entities. We want to be part of your team and use our expertise to help you achieve your goals. Whether you face immediate litigation, or merely the possibility of litigation down the road, let us be a part of a focused solution and part of an ongoing plan to steer you to a successful outcome.

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