Robert L. Murphy: Lawyer with Jackson Lewis P.C.

Robert L. Murphy

San Diego,  CA  U.S.A.
Phone(619) 573-4900

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AV® Preeminent

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Practice Areas

  • Employment Law
  • Labor
  • Hospitality
University California State University, Northridge, B.A., magna cum laude, 1969; Cambridge University D.C., Criminology, 1973 Ford Foundation Fellowship
Law SchoolColumbia University, J.D., with honors, 1972
Admitted1972, California and U.S. District Court, Central and Southern Districts of California; 1974, U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit; 1992, Michigan (inactive); 1993, Minnesota (inactive); 1994, Texas (inactive); 1995, Washington (inactive); 2010, U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit

bar & professional association memberships

State Bar of California

International Society of Hospitality Consultants


Robert Murphy is a Shareholder in the San Diego, California office of Jackson Lewis P.C.

Published Works


The Injured Employee: A Guide to the Rights and Responsibilities of Employees Under California Law, Part II
CEB CBLR 149 Vol. III, Issue No. 8 (May 1982) Author : The Injured Employee: A Guide to the Rights and Responsibilities of Employees Under California Law, Part I
CEB CBLR 129 Vol. III, Issue No. 7 (April 1982) Author A Review of Personnel Policies and Procedures for At-Will Employees
CEB CBLR 113 Vol, III, Issue No. 6 (March 1982) Author Recent Developments in Sex Discrimination Law: Pregnancy and Childbirth Policies and Claims of Sexual Harassment
CEB CBLR 17 Vol. II, Issue No. 2 (March 1981) Author Cleary v. American Airlines : A Sweeping Exception to the At-Will Rule in Employment Contracts
CEB CBLR 5 Vol. II, Issue No. 1(January 1981) [Author] Employee Appeals to Customers and Suppliers: Further Limitations on an Employer's Disciplinary Prerogatives
CEB CBLR 92 Vol. I, Issue No. 6 (August 1980) [Author]

Honors, Awards and Pro Bono Activity

• AV rating, Martindale-Hubbell

• Recognized as a Top Lawyer by San Diego Magazine (2013)

• Super Lawyers distinction in the field of Employment & Labor; Employment Litigation: Defense (2007-2014)

Reported CasesRepresentative Experience: Mr. Murphy has handled two contract interpretation matters for Lehigh Hanson, one of North America's largest suppliers of heavy building materials, in the last 9 months and won them both. He also advises the company on bargaining strategy in connection with union negotiations and on matters before the NLRB, including 10k matters. For several major multistate corporations and luxury resorts, he has created and supervised the implementation of a complete set of employment policies and procedures designed to reflect the unique employment culture envisioned by the client. Without exception, these companies have remained union free and have experienced virtually no employment litigation. He has acted as principal employment advisor to buyers and sellers during the due diligence phase of the purchase or sale of over 300 commercial properties. He has successfully defended clients in state and federal courts in California, Texas, New York, Michigan, Washington, Minnesota and South Carolina.

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Office Information

Robert L. Murphy

225 Broadway, Suite 200
San DiegoCA 92101


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