Tim Murphy is a partner in the San Francisco office. He has been a jury trial lawyer for more than 40 years, trying cases involving a wide variety of subjects.
Since 1985, his practice has focused upon jury trial cases concerning sexual harassment, race discrimination, whistleblower allegations, retaliation, wrongful discharge, trade secret protection, and disability discrimination.
His clients have included banks, public utilities, universities, manufacturers, public entities, law firms, automobile dealerships and public officials. Prior to joining the firm, Tim was Chair of the 150 lawyer litigation department for a Bay Area general practice firm.
He also served as law clerk to Judge Spencer Williams of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California.
Tim is a frequent lecturer on the trial of employment cases to groups of trial lawyers in the employment field and to human resource professionals.
He is AV Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell and has been recognized in Northern California Super Lawyers since 2008.
He has also been listed in Chambers USA, America's Leading Business Lawyers since 2008 and in The Best Lawyers in America since 1989.
Tim was named one of the Top 10 Employment Defense Attorneys in California by the San Francisco and Los Angeles Daily Journals.
Eighty-Four Fisher & Phillips Attorneys Selected to The Best Lawyers in America 2016
August 17, 2015
Partners Jason Geller and Tim Murphy Named Northern California Super Lawyers; Attorneys Brent Garrett and Kasia Nowak Named Rising Stars
July 7, 2015
Recognized in Northern California Super Lawyers each year since 2008
Listed in Chambers USA, America's Leading Business Lawyers since 2008
Selected for The Best Lawyers in America since 1989
Named one of the Top 10 Employment Defense Attorneys in California by the San Francisco and Los Angeles Daily Journals
Rules for Effective Client Communication
October 29, 2014
Don't Waste Your Depositions
January 22, 2013
Anger Has No Place in Court
December 17, 2012
Tips To Untangle Leave Laws In California
April 1, 2009
The Supreme Court Is on the Job
September 19, 2008
Quotes and Soundbites
Tim Murphy Featured On BlogTalkradio.com Show
February 24, 2014
Becoming an Employment Litigator: A View From the Defense Side
February 18, 2014
Ex-Milberg Attorney Faces High Hurdle In Bid To Sue Ex-Partners
March 20, 2013