Stephen M. Murphy is a Shareholder of Sandberg Phoenix. He focuses his practice in the area of business litigation, with a particular emphasis in insurance law (coverage and bad faith) and professional liability. Steve’s practice encompasses trial and appellate work in State and Federal jurisdictions. He is a member of the firm’s Appellate Practice and Complex Litigation Team, Insurance Coverage Team, and Professional Liability Team. He represents a diverse clientele, including large businesses, professionals and individuals.
Prior to law school, Steve was an insurance agent for several years. This experience provides him with a unique perspective for handling coverage matters and bad faith claims, as well as defending insurance brokers or agents.
Steve has handled all phases of litigation, including claim investigation, commencing litigation, discovery, motions for summary judgment, mediation, trial and appeals. Steve frequently authors articles for various publications on a range of topics addressing issues within his practice areas, which keeps him abreast of new developments in the law.
Steve values efficiency. In order to increase his value to clients, he successfully pursued certification by the Claims & Litigation Management Alliance as a Litigation Management Professional.
When he is not spending time with his wife and daughter or practicing law, Steve can be found exhibiting Angus cattle at state and national shows.