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Lawrence J. "Larry"
Murphy Esq.

  • Partner

Although I’m a litigator, I'm always very focused on the business aspects of the problems my clients encounter. I take a personal interest in understanding the operations and business objectives of the people and organizations I serve. It’s important for me to develop deep-rooted relationships centered on trust and then implement effective and appropriate strategies to achieve clients’ goals. 

The recipient of numerous awards for top-tier client service, Larry Murphy brings three decades of litigation experience in trying cases in arbitration proceedings and in state and federal courts, at both the trial and appellate levels. Additionally, he helps clients successfully resolve conflicts through direct negotiations or via alternative dispute resolution proceedings, including mediation and facilitation. With a passion for helping people, Larry particularly enjoys devising creative and positive strategies to get clients the best return on their investments.

Automotive

  • Effectively represented supplier clients in a wide variety of disputes, including claim-and-delivery actions, tooling and mold lien disputes, supply contract disputes, recalls and warranty claims.
  • Selected to lead litigation team defending dozens of arbitrations in multi-state proceedings filed by terminated franchisees. Through effective use of Legal Project Management, client benefited from the cases being completed under the client’s budget established for the matters.
  • Successfully protected manufacturer’s just-in-time parts supply in multiple significant supply-chain disputes, including through the effective use of TROs and preliminary injunctions.
  • Obtained summary judgment establishing liability of a vehicl

Automotive

  • Effectively represented supplier clients in a wide variety of disputes, including claim-and-delivery actions, tooling and mold lien disputes, supply contract disputes, recalls and warranty claims.
  • Selected to lead litigation team defending dozens of arbitrations in multi-state proceedings filed by terminated franchisees. Through effective use of Legal Project Management, client benefited from the cases being completed under the client’s budget established for the matters.
  • Successfully protected manufacturer’s just-in-time parts supply in multiple significant supply-chain disputes, including through the effective use of TROs and preliminary injunctions.
  • Obtained summary judgment establishing liability of a vehicle hauler in a multi-million dollar breach of contract claim brought by a manufacturer.
  • Obtained a favorable outcome for a tooling manufacturer and an assembly company in a suit brought by a specialty vehicle manufacturer.
  • Defended parts manufacturer in claims alleging liability for warranty costs associated with a customer satisfaction recall.
  • Defended a variety of manufacturers from sales commission disputes brought under the Michigan Sales Representative Act.

Bankruptcy

  • Advised clients in adversary proceedings involving preference actions, fraudulent conveyance claims, setoff and recoupment rights.
  • Represented judgment creditor in successful opposition to discharge of judgment in Chapter 7 proceeding.

Business Torts

  • Represented corporation in successful tortious interference claim arising from breach of a distributorship agreement.
  • Advised individuals and corporation in defense of a complex fraudulent conveyance action arising from a corporate dissolution and transfer of assets.

Class Action Defense

  • Defended clients from property and personal injury claims arising from alleged emissions and contaminations from their business operations.
  • Counseled manufacturer in defense of potential class action by customers arising from alleged misrepresentations, product defects and warranty claims arising from the sale of unique computer hardware/software system.

Contracts

  • Successfully obtained arbitration award on behalf of a large franchisee against national franchisor for breach of franchise agreement.
  • Achieved favorable resolution on behalf of sellers of a business against breach of warranties claims brought by a private equity buyer.
  • Obtained dismissal of suit alleging breach of joint venture agreement concerning resale of industrial machinery.
  • Represented leasing company in successful claim and delivery action to recover assets.
  • Prosecuted and defended non-compete and trade secret claims on behalf of corporations and individuals.

Products Liability

  • Counseled silica supplier in defense of wrongful death products liability action allegedly arising from exposure to company’s product.
  • Advised owner of industrial vehicles in injury/death suits arising from alleged product defects.

Wrongful Death

  • Obtained dismissal of two multi-million-dollar civil suits seeking to avoid application of Workers Disability Compensation Act and to recover directly against the employer.
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Lawrence J. "Larry"
Murphy Esq.

  • Partner
Detroit

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Although I’m a litigator, I'm always very focused on the business aspects of the problems my clients encounter. I take a personal interest in understanding the operations and business objectives of the people and organizations I serve. It’s important for me to develop deep-rooted relationships centered on trust and then implement effective and appropriate strategies to achieve clients’ goals. 

The recipient of numerous awards for top-tier client service, Larry Murphy brings three decades of litigation experience in trying cases in arbitration proceedings and in state and federal courts, at both the trial and appellate levels. Additionally, he helps clients successfully resolve conflicts through direct negotiations or via alternative dispute resolution proceedings, including mediation and facilitation. With a passion for helping people, Larry particularly enjoys devising creative and positive strategies to get clients the best return on their investments.