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About Patrick

Targeted execution of litigation strategies

Patrick Murphy is a trial lawyer and experienced advocate who represents clients in state and federal courts throughout the United States. With a focus on representing corporate policyholders in insurance coverage disputes, Patrick also advises companies in a variety of industries in other complex business litigation. His practice includes:

  • Insurance coverage litigation
  • Product liability lawsuits
  • Class actions

Clients know Patrick for his earnest, direct manner with them, opposing counsel, judges and juries. He develops and executes strategies to achieve client business objectives.

Patrick is chair of the firm’s Insurance Coverage team.

Experience in Action

  • Representing policyholders in all industries recovering insurance proceeds under a full range of policies, including CGL, D&O, professional liability, property and cyber policies.
  • Serving as national coordinating and trial counsel in product liability property damage suits across the country.
  • Defending class actions, including those alleging breach of warranty, business torts and other claims.


  • Prosecuted a manufacturer’s claims to more than $80 million in insurance limits for underlying asbestos personal injury lawsuits.
  • Represented an energy company in a first-party coverage dispute arising out of property loss in excess of $50 million.
  • Represented a construction company in a first-party coverage dispute arising out of an explosion that caused multi-million-dollar property loss.
  • Represented a financial institution in a coverage dispute arising out of underlying consumer class actions.
  • Represented a direct sales company in a coverage dispute arising out of underlying securities class actions.
  • Prosecuted a manufacturer’s claims for coverage and bad faith arising out of insurers’ refusal to defend and indemnify the company against third-party environmental claims.
  • Defended a company involved in marketing and administration of a supplemental insurance program in a series of consumer class actions involving alleged violations of more than a dozen state consumer protection statutes.
  • Defended a manufacturer involved in consumer class actions alleging violations of New York, California and Wisconsin consumer protection statutes.

Professional Recognitions

  • Chambers USA® (2021-present: Litigation: General Commercial)

Professional & Civic Activities

  • Milwaukee Bar Association, member
  • Marquette Volunteer Legal Clinic, volunteer, advising low-income members of Milwaukee generally, and the Spanish-speaking community specifically, on various legal issues

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