Matthew D. Murphy

Matthew D. Murphy: Attorney with Boyce Law Firm, L.L.P.

Biography

Matt grew up in Rapid City, South Dakota and then attended the University of South Dakota for both undergraduate studies and law school. During his undergraduate time, he played football for the University and was named Academic All-American (Second Team). In law school, he was involved in various organizations, including trial team, and he graduated with Sterling Honors (top 10% of class).

Following law school, Matt completed a clerkship with the Second Judicial Circuit in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. He then joined the Firm’s Litigation Section in August of 2011 and was named a Partner in January of 2018. During his time with the Firm, Matt has represented clients in both the State and Federal Courts of South Dakota, including at the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals. Matt has experience in: Guiding hospitals and health care practitioners through medical malpractice litigation and licensing disputes; Representing employers and municipalities in wrongful termination litigation; Counseling trustees and beneficiaries in trust and estate disputes; Litigating construction defect cases on behalf of general contractors, design professionals, and subcontractors; Representing businesses and property owners in contract disputes, property disputes, and other complex commercial and trade secret litigation; Representing individuals injured in auto accident and other personal injury disputes. Assisting businesses, both small and large, in premises liability litigation


Areas of Practice (5)

  • Medical Malpractice Defense
  • Employment Law
  • Civil Litigation
  • Insurance Defense
  • Personal Injury

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
605-336-2424  Phone
605-334-0618  Fax
boycelaw.com/lawyers/matthew-d-murphy
Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 5015, Sioux Falls, SD 57104-6367
University Attended:
University of South Dakota, B.A., 2006
Law School Attended:
University of South Dakota School of Law, J.D., 2010
Year of First admission:
2011
Admission:
2011, South Dakota
Birth Information:
Billings, Montana, 1984
Reported Cases:

• 2016 (jury) – Obtained a defense verdict for a pediatric gastroenterologist in a medical malpractice trial wherein the plaintiff asked for over $5 million in damages.
* Basil O’Day and Tracy McClure, as Guardian ad Litem for N.W.O. v. Stephen Nanton, M.D., Second Judicial Circuit, State of South Dakota, Civ. No. 12-1717.
* Decision affirmed by the South Dakota Supreme Court. O’Day v. Nanton, 2017 S.D. 90, —N.W.2d—-.

• 2016 (jury) – Represented a local hospital and its nursing staff in a bariatric surgery and sepsis case, which the plaintiff dismissed three days into trial.
* Lakisha M. Brown and Dustin Brown v. The Surgical Institute of South Dakota and Avera McKennan, Second Judicial Circuit, State of South Dakota, Civ. No. 12-3090.

• 2015 (jury) – Obtained a defense verdict for a hospital in a wrongful termination trial wherein the plaintiff physician presented a damages model of nearly $6 million in allegedly lost wages.
* Dr. Sonia Hernandez, D.O., v. Avera Queen of Peace Hospital (AQOP) & Dr. Joe Krall, First Judicial Circuit, State of South Dakota, Civ. No. 12-268.
* Decision affirmed by the South Dakota Supreme Court. Hernandez v. Avera Queen of Peace, 886 N.W.2d 338 (S.D. 2016).

• 2014 (jury) – Obtained a directed verdict for a hospital in a premises liability trial.
* Cynthia Leonard v. Prairie Lakes Healthcare System, Inc., Third Judicial Circuit, State of South Dakota, Civ. No. 13-0538.

• 2013 (jury) – Obtained a Plaintiff’s verdict for an individual and his business, in a breach of contract and defamation trial, of approximately $250,000.
* Dudley J. Deffenbaugh, Individually and Deffenbaugh Construction Inc., d/b/a Deffenbaugh Homes v. Janeen Steffen, Second Judicial Circuit, State of South Dakota, Civ. No. 12-2477.

• 2015 (court) – Obtained a favorable result for a local municipality in a property dispute.
* Cory Baker and Donal Gohman v. City of Brandon, Second Judicial Circuit, State of South Dakota, Civ. No. 14-458.

• 2014 (court) – Obtained a favorable result for a hospital in a property dispute.
* Avera McKennan v. Brady Spurlin, Second Judicial Circuit, State of South Dakota, Civ. No. 14-1689.

ISLN:
921828080
Payment Information:
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  • Peer Reviews

    • 4.8/5.0 (19 reviews)
    • A Martindale-Hubbell Peer Rating reflects a combination of achieving a Very High General Ethical Standards rating and a Legal Ability numerical rating.
    • Legal Knowledge

      4.8/5.0
    • Analytical Capability

      4.8/5.0
    • Judgment

      4.8/5.0
    • Communication

      4.9/5.0
    • Legal Experience

      4.5/5.0
    • 5.0/5.0 Rated by a Associate on 04/10/18 in Medical Malpractice

      Matt is an intelligent, thoughtful, and tenacious advocate for his clients.

      Matt is an intelligent, thoughtful, and tenacious advocate for his clients. Read less

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    • 5.0/5.0 Rated by a Partner on 04/24/18 in Civil Litigation

      Matt is an outstanding litigator. He always represents his clients, and himself, with professional excellence and class. He is among the very best.

      Matt is an outstanding litigator. He always represents his clients, and himself, with professional excellence and class. He is among the very best. Read less

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