Jerome T. Murphy is an Associate with Pugh, Jones & Johnson. He has experience handling medical malpractice, breach of contract and complex commercial disputes, transportation liability, worksite accidents and general liability actions. He has experience drafting pleadings, handling fact and expert discovery, taking depositions, and researching and drafting successful dispositive motions and other briefs in high-stakes matters.
Prior to joining PJJ, Jerome represented medical professionals and service corporations in Wrongful Death and Survival Act actions in state court. He also has experience litigating commercial and business matters, including claims under the Illinois False Claims Act and post-judgment collection actions. During his legal studies, he served as an extern for the Honorable Alexander P. White, Supervising Judge of the Law Division, Tax & Miscellaneous Remedies Section of the Circuit Court of Cook County.
Jerome graduated cum laude from the University of Illinois College of Law, where he participated in moot court and the Civil Litigation Clinic. As a Supreme Court Rule 711 attorney, he represented indigent clients in divorce cases and Fair Debt Collection Practices Act suits.
Jerome was named an Emerging Lawyer for 2018 from Leading Lawyers as the top 2% of lawyers under 40 years old or practicing less than ten years.