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    • Richard J. Riley - Richard J. Riley is a Founding Shareholder of Murphy & Riley, P.C.  He started his...
    • Robert J. Murphy - Robert J. Murphy is a founding shareholder and is the Managing Shareholder of Murphy &...
    • Susan M. Donnelly Murphy - Susan Murphy is an experienced trial attorney, having successfully defended many clients in courts throughout...
    • Joseph A. King - Joe King is a shareholder and has been with Murphy & Riley, P.C. since the...
    • John P. Coakley - Jack Coakley is a Shareholder of Murphy & Riley, P.C.  Jack joined the firm in...
    • Kevin M. Sullivan - Kevin M. Sullivan is a trial attorney with more than twenty years of litigation experience....
    • Frank L. DePasquale - Frank L. DePasquale is a member at Murphy & Riley, P.C. where he represents individuals,...
    • Christopher G. Long - Christopher G. Long is a civil litigation attorney with more than eleven years experience.   He...
    • William P. Mekrut - William P. Mekrut joined Murphy & Riley, P.C. as an Associate in 2004, after having...
    • Lauren J. Birnbaum - Lauren joined the firm in 2011 after spending 5 years at a Boston law firm...
    • Susan E. Devlin - Susan E. Devlin has practiced in litigation for over ten years, joining Murphy & Riley,...
    • Melissa S. Arnold - Melissa joined the firm in 2011 after spending 5 years at a Boston law firm...
    • Lisa Oliver White - Lisa Oliver White joined Murphy & Riley, P.C. in May 2010.  Lisa is licensed and...
    • Richard A. Christine - Richard A. Christine, Jr. joined Murphy & Riley, P.C. as an Associate in 2014.  Rick...
    • Amy B. Welch - Amy joined Murphy & Riley, P.C. as an Associate in October, 2016.  Prior to joining...
    • Paul R. Kennedy - Paul R. Kennedy joined Murphy & Riley, P.C., in 2016, where he represents the interests...
    • Stephen D. Coppolo - Stephen D. Coppolo joined Murphy & Riley, P.C. as an Associate in 2013.  Steve has...
    • Michele Detherage - Michele N. Detherage joined Murphy & Riley, P.C. in April of 2016.  Prior to joining...
    • Roger Soun - Roger joined Murphy & Riley, P.C. as an Associate in 2017.  Roger has devoted his...
    • Elizabeth J. Riley - Elizabeth joined the firm in 2014 after nearly two years working as a law clerk...
    • Chase H. Kennedy - Chase H. Kennedy started working for Murphy & Riley, P.C. as an Associate in November,...
    • Peter C. Kober - Peter C. Kober Peter C. Kober is of counsel to Murphy & Riley, P.C.  Peter...
    • Joel D. Hillygus - Joel D. Hillygus serves "Of Counsel" with Murphy & Riley, P.C., having joined the firm...
  • News & Notes
    • May 2017 - Murphy & Riley, P.C., is pleased to announce that Roger Soun has joined the firm.... [More]
    • Dec 2016 - The Supreme Judicial Court recently expanded the facts pursuant to which the “mode of operation”... [More]
    • Nov 2016 - Five Murphy & Riley attorneys named Super Lawyers. Super Lawyers, a rating service that publishes... [More]
    • Oct 2016 - Lisa White was recently a panelist, for the second year in a row, at the... [More]
    • Oct 2016 - Murphy & Riley, P.C., is pleased to announce that Amy B. Welch has joined the... [More]
    • Jul 2016 - Joe King was recently elected President of the Frank J. Murray Inn of Court, which... [More]
    • Jun 2016 - Susan Donnelly Murphy, along with Lisa Oliver White, recently obtained a jury verdict in favor... [More]
    • May 2016 - Murphy & Riley, P.C., is pleased to announce that Paul R. Kennedy has joined the... [More]
    • Apr 2016 - In a matter of first impression for Massachusetts, on March 7, 2016, the Supreme Judicial... [More]
    • Apr 2016 - Jack Coakley recently prevailed in defeating a Plaintiff physician’s appeal of a defense verdict to... [More]
    • Apr 2016 - Murphy & Riley, P.C., is pleased to announce that Michele N. Detherage has joined the... [More]
    • Apr 2016 - April 2016 Jack Coakley secured the dismissal of a hostile work environment claim filed with... [More]
    • Feb 2016 - Robert J. Murphy and Kevin M. Sullivan recently obtained a dismissal on behalf of a... [More]
    • Feb 2016 - Jack Coakley and Melissa Arnold were recently awarded summary judgment on behalf of a Massachusetts... [More]
    • Sep 2015 - In a recent unpublished decision, the Massachusetts Appeals Court held that a legal malpractice claim... [More]
    • Jun 2015 - Lisa Oliver White received the Rising Star Award from the Massachusetts Defense Lawyers Association at... [More]
    • May 2015 - On March 10, 2015, U.S. District Court Judge Nathaniel Gorton allowed the summary judgment motion... [More]
    • Apr 2015 - A recent Appeals Court decision highlights the perils of failing to memorialize all material terms... [More]
    • Feb 2015 - In a case of first impression in Massachusetts, Rick Riley and Melissa Arnold recently obtained... [More]
    • Dec 2014 - Kevin M. Sullivan recently obtained a judgment of dismissal of all claims against his clients... [More]
    • Nov 2014 - Jack Coakley secured the dismissal of a handicap discrimination claim filed with the United States... [More]
    • Oct 2014 - Lisa Oliver White has once again been selected to the Massachusetts Super Lawyers Rising Stars... [More]
    • Sep 2014 - The Appeals Court recently issued an interesting rescript opinion pursuant to Rule 1:28 dealing with... [More]
    • Sep 2014 - The Massachusetts Appeals Court recently held that a dishonest/criminal acts exclusion in a first-party property... [More]
    • Jul 2014 - Murphy & Riley attorneys Jack Coakley and Steve Coppolo successfully moved to dismiss all counts... [More]
    • Jun 2014 - Peter Kober successfully appealed a case involving Mass. Gen. Laws ch. 143, §51, which imposes... [More]
    • Jun 2014 - In a matter of first impression for Massachusetts, the Supreme Judicial Court (“SJC”) held that... [More]
    • May 2014 - Elizabeth J. Riley has joined the firm as an Associate. Ms. Riley graduated from Boston... [More]
    • Feb 2014 - Richard A. Christine, Jr. has joined the firm as an Associate.  Mr. Christine graduated from American... [More]
    • Jan 2014 - Jack Coakley secured an arbitrator’s award in favor of a property owner in a negligence/premises... [More]
    • Jan 2014 - Recently, the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court issued a decision further refining (and limiting) the scope... [More]
    • Jan 2014 - Richard J. Riley and William P. Mekrut obtained summary judgment in a wrongful death action... [More]
    • Nov 2013 - Lisa Oliver White has been selected to the 2013 Massachusetts Super Lawyers Rising Stars list.... [More]
    • Sep 2013 - Joseph A. King and Kevin M. Sullivan recently obtained a summary judgment on behalf of... [More]
    • Jun 2013 - Attorneys Christopher M. Bracci, Chesley H. Davis, Christopher G. Long, William P. Mekrut, and Lisa... [More]
    • May 2013 - Susan Donnelly Murphy and Kevin M. Sullivan attended the Defense Research Institute’s Drug and Medical... [More]
    • Apr 2013 - Joseph A. King and Kevin M. Sullivan recently obtained summary judgment in favor of a... [More]
    • Jan 2013 - Stephen D. Coppolo has joined the firm as an associate.  Stephen is a granduate of... [More]
    • Jan 2013 - Kevin M. Sullivan was a featured panelist at the January 14, 2013 Massachusetts Continuing Legal... [More]
    • Jan 2013 - A healthcare cost control bill signed into law on August 6, 2012 alters the procedural... [More]
    • Dec 2012 - Kevin M. Sullivan was admitted to the New Hampshire bar on December 18, 2012, allowing... [More]
    • Dec 2012 - Jack Coakley secured the dismissal of a place of public accommodation discrimination claim filed with... [More]
    • Aug 2012 - Jack Coakley secured the dismissal of race discrimination and retaliation claims filed with the Massachusetts... [More]
    • Jul 2012 - Robert J. Murphy and Kevin M. Sullivan obtained summary judgment on behalf of a Defendant... [More]
    • Jun 2012 - Jack Coakley secured the dismissal of race discrimination and harassment claims filed with the Massachusetts... [More]
    • May 2012 -   Recently, the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court held that a minor host, who did not... [More]
    • Apr 2012 - Michael Roche recently obtained dismissal of a Complaint for Declaratory Judgment in an insurance coverage... [More]
    • Apr 2012 - Michael Roche recently obtained summary judgment in U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts... [More]
    • Mar 2012 - Jack Coakley secured the dismissal of a race discrimination claim filed with the Massachusetts Commission... [More]
    • Mar 2012 - Jack Coakley and Susan Devlin were recently awarded summary judgment on behalf of a property... [More]
    • Jan 2012 - Peter Kober represented Vermont Mutual Insurance Company in a case that was recently decided by... [More]
    • Nov 2011 - Susan Murphy has been selected by the Board of Directors of the International Association of... [More]
    • Sep 2011 - Susan Donnelly Murphy successfully defended three physicians in a complex medical malpractice action in which... [More]
    • Aug 2011 - Jack Coakley successfully defended a Hampden County human services agency accused of civil rights and... [More]
    • Aug 2011 - Joseph A. King and Kevin M. Sullivan were recently awarded summary judgment on behalf of... [More]
    • Jul 2011 - The Massachusetts Appeals Court recently issued an insurance coverage opinion in which it interpreted the... [More]
    • Jul 2011 - Christopher Long successfully argued a motion to dismiss and a motion for summary judgment in... [More]
    • Jul 2011 - Susan Devlin was successful in obtaining the dismissal of all claims filed against an emergency... [More]
    • Jul 2011 - Bob Murphy and Chris Long obtained a defense verdict in a trial alleging negligent maintenance... [More]
    • Jun 2011 - Peter C. Kober has joined the firm as of counsel.  Peter is a graduate of... [More]
    • May 2011 - Melissa S. Arnold joined the firm. Melissa received her law degree from Boston University School... [More]
    • Mar 2011 - Jack Coakley secured the dismissal of gender/sexual orientation discrimination claims asserted by two former employees... [More]
    • Mar 2011 - Murphy & Riley, P.C. is pleased to announce the relocation of its offices to 101... [More]
    • Feb 2011 - Lauren J. Birnbaum joined the firm. Lauren received her law degree from Stetson University College... [More]
    • Feb 2011 - Susan Murphy attended the Mid-Year meeting of the International Association of Defense Counsel in Pebble... [More]
    • Oct 2010 - Susan Donnelly Murphy and Kevin M. Sullivan successfully defended a physician in a recent medical... [More]
    • Oct 2010 - Jack Coakley obtained a defense verdict in the Essex County Superior Court in a wrongful... [More]
    • Feb 2010 - William Mekrut won an appeal at the Massachusetts Appeals Court in a case involving a... [More]