Jerome Murphy

Jerome T. Murphy

Associate

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.

Experience

  • Represented the association of several health insurance companies in multi-state actions involving antitrust and civil conspiracy claims.
  • Defended and brought successful counterclaims for a former employee in a case involving the non-compete, proprietary information and trade secrets provisions of an employment agreement, as well as claims under the Illinois Wage Payment and Collection Act.
  • Represented numerous defendants in automobile accident cases from the pleadings stage through settlement and/or trial.
  • Defended medical professionals in malpractice suits and drafted and argued successful dispositive motions involving standard of care and the plaintiff’s standing to sue.
  • Acted as counsel for the Relator in numerous cases brought under the Illinois False Claims Act, successfully recovering unpaid tax revenues owed to the State.
  • Practiced as a Supreme Court Rule 711 attorney in Champaign County and appeared in court for status hearings and contested motions in Fair Debt Collection Practices Act cases. 
  • Researched and drafted memorandum of judgment orders in post-judgment and fraudulent transfer actions while serving as an extern to Judge Alexander P. White, Supervising Judge of the Law Division, Tax & Miscellaneous Remedies Section of the Circuit Court of Cook County.