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Practice Areas: Employment Law, Business Litigation, Business Transactions, Litigation Defense,
Professional Liability, Intellectual Property

Professional Profile - Murphy, William F. - Partner


Founding Partner, Dillingham & Murphy (1982)
Associate Attorney, Pillsbury, Madison & Sutro (1979-1982)
Law Clerk to the Hon. Robert J. Kelleher, United States District Court, Central District of California (1978-1979)

Legal Experience

Employment Law: jury trials, bench trials, arbitrations, litigation, advice; all aspects of employment law covered, including employment discrimination, sex harassment, employment tort claims, contract claims, Americans with Disabilities Act, and collective bargaining issues.

Personal Injury and Medical Malpractice including wrongful death, personal injury, and delayed diagnosis malpractice claims.
Commercial Litigation including securities fraud and registration issues, intellectual property disputes, and computer software failures.


J.D. 1978 Cornell Law School (cum laude); editor, Cornell Law Review (1976-1978).
A.B. 1975 Harvard College (magna cum laude, Economics).

William F. Murphy has served as Vice-Chair of the Labor & Employment Law Section of the American Bar Association's General Practice Section, and is a member of the State Bar of California's Labor & Employment Law Section. He was also a member of the Executive Committee of the Cornell Law School Alumni Association (2001-2005).   He serves as a mediator on the Mediation Panel of the Alternative Dispute Resolution Program for the United States District Court for the Northern District of California.