Timothy J. Murphy: Lawyer with Fisher & Phillips LLP

Timothy J. Murphy

Regional Managing Partner
San Francisco,  CA  U.S.A.
Phone(415) 490-9011

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Practice Areas

  • Labor and Employment
  • Civil Rights Litigation
  • Class Actions
  • Covenants Not To Compete
  • Employment Litigation
  • Jury Trials
  • Trade Secrets and Unfair Competition
  • Whistleblower Litigation
University Stanford University, Stanford, CA, B.A., 1969
Law SchoolUniversity of Colorado School of Law, Boulder, CO, J.D., 1972
Admitted1972, California

Tim Murphy is the managing partner of 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 inNorthern California Super Lawyerssince 2008.

He has also been listed inChambersUSA,America's Leading Business Lawyerssince 2008 and inThe Best Lawyers in Americasince 1989.

Tim was named one of the Top 10 Employment Defense Attorneys in California by theSan FranciscoandLos Angeles Daily Journals.

Recognized inNorthern California Super Lawyerseach year since 2008
Listed inChambers USA, America's Leading Business Lawyerssince 2008
Selected forThe Best Lawyers in Americasince 1989
Named one of the Top 10 Employment Defense Attorneys in California by theSan FranciscoandLos Angeles Daily Journals


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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


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Timothy J. Murphy

San FranciscoCA 94111


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