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Pat Murphy has spent his career in litigation. He is an experienced trial attorney whose practice is focused on representing businesses in commercial, business, and intellectual property litigation. His diverse experience includes handling matters involving contract disputes, non-competition agreements, real estate, adverse possession, easements, boundary disputes, construction, intellectual property disputes, trademark and copyright infringement, trade secrets, unfair competition, injunctions, breach of fiduciary duty, negligence, product liability, insurance defense, disputes between owners of closely held businesses, and bet-the-company litigation. Pat has been lead counsel on more than 100 jury trials and more than 1,000 arbitrations, mediations, depositions, and hearings.
Fort Wayne raised, Pat is an AV®Preeminent™* rated attorney by Martindale-Hubbell and was selected in 2018 and 2019 for inclusion in the Best Lawyers in America® publication and has been listed in the Indiana Super Lawyer® publication since 2014. He supports various community activities through volunteer work, including Junior Achievement programs, and as a frequent youth sports coach. He has served on the board of directors for the Community Harvest Food Bank and the Embassy Theatre Foundation. He has been an adjunct professor at Purdue Fort Wayne and a guest lecturer for MBA students at the University of Saint Francis. In addition to earning a Fellowship in the Trial Lawyer Honorary Society, he is a member of the Allen County and Indiana State Bar associations, the Defense Research Institute, the Defense Trial Counsel Institute, and the Litigation Counsel of America.
Pat obtained his B.S., Business, from Indiana University in 1993, and his J.D. in 1996 from the Indiana University School of Law. He is admitted to practice before the Indiana state courts and the U.S. District Courts for the Northern and Southern Districts of Indiana. Pat has been admitted Pro Hac Vice in other jurisdictions.
* AV® Preeminent™ is a certification mark of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards, and policies. The AV rating is a testament to the fact that a lawyer's peers rank him or her at the highest level of professional excellence.