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Thomas H. Murphy

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Thomas H. Murphy joined Cogan & Power, P.C. as a partner in July 2014 after working at another local plaintiffs’ personal injury law firm. Since 2003, Tom has represented victims of negligence and medical malpractice, recovering over $70 million in verdicts and settlements for his clients.

Prior to becoming a personal injury lawyer, Tom was a civil defense lawyer representing hospitals and physicians in medical malpractice cases. While a medical malpractice defense lawyer, Tom learned defense strategies and developed an invaluable skill set that has helped him achieve numerous multi-million dollar results for his clients as a plaintiffs’ lawyer. Tom received his law degree from John Marshall Law School, cum laude, in 1997 and obtained his undergraduate degree from the University of Arizona.

Tom sits on the Executive Committee and Board of Directors of Marist High School in Chicago and the Board of Directors of John Burns Construction Company.

Bar Admissions

  • Illinois, 1997

Law School

  • John Marshall Law School, J.D., 1997
  • Law School Honors/Involvement: Cum laude

Undergraduate School

  • University of Arizona, B.S., business, 1991

Bar/Professional Association Involvement

  • Illinois Trial Lawyers Association
  • South Suburban Bar Association
  • Society of Trial Lawyers

Community Involvement

  • Marist High School
  • Board of Directors, 2009 – present
  • Executive Committee, 2013 – present
  • John Burns Construction Company. Board of Directors

Published Legal Writing

  • “Impeaching or Not: Using a Party Opponent’s Deposition Testimony and Other Statements at Trial,” Trial Journal of the Illinois Trial Lawyers’ Association, Volume 12, Number 1, Winter 2010
  • Adding a New Party Defendant after the Statute of Limitations Expires: the State of the Law on the Relation Back Doctrine Pursuant to Section 2-616 (d), Trial Journal of Illinois Trial Lawyers’ Association, Volume 19, Number 1, Winter 2017

Legal Lectures

  • “Radiographic Studies and their impact on litigation,” CME Seminar, December 2012
  • “Litigating Cases Involving Trauma Induced Disk Injuries,” CME Seminar, Fullerton Surgical Center, November 15, 2009
  • “Record Keeping and Risk Management,” presented at Michael Reese Hospital, 2002
  • “The Lost Chance Doctrine and the Holton Decision,” 1999
  • Guest Speaker at John Marshall Law School, Defending the Deposition, Fall Semester 2016
  • Guest Speaker to Construction Executives, Perez v. John Burns Construction Company -A Case Study, January, 2017
  • “Ethics of Confidentiality,” Illinois Trial Lawyers’ Association Seminar, May of 2020.

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