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James N MurphyMr. Murphy was born in San Luis Obispo, California. Mr. Murphy attended Trinity College where he obtained his B.A. in Political Science and minor in Art History in 1987. Mr. Murphy attended Southwestern University School of Law where he received his Juris Doctor degree in 1991. While at Southwestern, Mr. Murphy was on the Dean’s List, received the Dean’s Scholarship Award, Law Review Note and Comment Editor of the Year Award. He also served as Law Clerk to International Law Professor, Robert Lutz. Mr. Murphy was admitted to the State Bar of California and to the U.S. District Court, Central District of California in 1991.

Prior to joining Chapman Glucksman Dean & Roeb, Mr. Murphy was a partner at Demler, Armstrong & Rowland, where he specialized in Construction Litigation/mold litigation, insurance bad faith claims and catastrophic personal injury lawsuits. Mr. Murphy continues to handle complex construction and business matters throughout the state, with an emphasis on multi party construction claims involving hotels, Casinos, and large commercial and industrial structures. He has mediated, arbitrated and tried numerous cases throughout California. Mr Murphy enjoys golf, historical non-fiction, and is a volunteer librarian and teacher at his daughters’ school.

Practice Areas

Business and Commercial Law
Construction Law/Real Estate
Employment Law
Environmental Law/Toxic Tort Litigation
Insurance Law


Trinity College, B.A., 1987
Southwestern University School of Law, J.D., 1991

Bar Information

United States District Court for the Central District of California

Professional Affiliations

Association of Southern California Defense Counsel

Contact Info

Telephone: 310.207.7722
Facsimile: 310.207.6550
Email: jmurphy@cgdrlaw.com