Stephen Murphy, Shareholder

Biography

Stephen M. Murphy joined Sandberg Phoenix & von Gontard in 2004. He focuses his practice in the areas of business litigation and insurance law (primarily coverage and bad faith). Steve has handled all phases of litigation, from claim investigation, commencing litigation, discovery, motions for summary judgment, mediation and trial. He has also successfully resolved cases through arbitration. Steve routinely authors featured articles for the firm’s Insurance Coverage Team’s E-Newsletter and is responsible for authoring the E-Newsletter’s Missouri Case Spotlight for each edition, which keeps him abreast of new developments in Missouri insurance law. He represents a diverse clientele, including large businesses, professionals, and individuals.

Background

Professional Activities
Steve is admitted to practice law in Missouri and Illinois and is a member of the Claims and Litigation Management Alliance.

Education

Steve earned his Juris Doctor, magna cum laude, from Southern Illinois University School of Law in 2004 and was a member of the Southern Illinois University Law Journal. While a member of the Southern Illinois University Law Journal, Steve served on the Board of Editors and co-authored, Survey of Illinois Law: Civil Procedure, with a practicing attorney.

He received his B.S. from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 1995.

Successes

Publications
The Illinois Association of Defense Trial Counsel, “Additional Things to Know About Being an Insured Under Another’s Liability Policy,” IDC Quarterly, Volume 27, Number 2, ISSN-1094-9542 (Second Quarter 2017)

The Illinois Association of Defense Trial Counsel, IDC Quarterly, Volume 27, Number 2, ISSN-1094-9542 (Second Quarter 2017)

“Limited Liability Partnerships” – Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education, 2013 Limited Liability Companies and S Corporations Practice Handbook, Chapter 11. (2013)

“When Is Exhaustion of Policy Limits Not Really Exhaustion? The Cautionary Tale of Schmitz,” Insurance E-News (Dec 2011)

“An Insurer’s Second Bite at the Apple: Challenging Coverage Despite a Failure to Reserve Rights,” Insurance E-News (Feb 2010)

Survey of Illinois Law: Civil Procedure, 28 S.Ill.U.L.J. 683 (2004).

Presentations
“Proving and Defending Claims” – National Business Institute’s Insurer, Adjuster, Agent and Broker Liability: A-Z Seminar (May 2016)

BIOGRAPHY

Stephen M. Murphy joined Sandberg Phoenix & von Gontard in 2004. He focuses his practice in the areas of business litigation and insurance law (primarily coverage and bad faith). Steve has handled all phases of litigation, from claim investigation, commencing litigation, discovery, motions for summary judgment, mediation and trial. He has also successfully resolved cases through arbitration. Steve routinely authors featured articles for the firm’s Insurance Coverage Team’s E-Newsletter and is responsible for authoring the E-Newsletter’s Missouri Case Spotlight for each edition, which keeps him abreast of new developments in Missouri insurance law. He represents a diverse clientele, including large businesses, professionals, and individuals.

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