Murphy & Pressentin personal injury lawyers are dedicated to helping serious injury and wrongful death victims, their families, and grieving survivors recover from their devastating injuries and personal losses – whether they be financial, physical or emotional.

We focus on investigating, evaluating, documenting, establishing and preserving evidence as may be necessary to establish a legally enforceable bodily injury or wrongful death claim on behalf of our clients.

This includes not only establishing liability for the crash in question, but also documenting and establishing the financial and personal injury losses and damages (i.e. medical bills, wage loss, pain and suffering, and loss of society and companionship) to maximize the amount of your ultimate monetary recovery.

Once we have established the total financial and personal damages for the personal injury accident, we present the responsible parties with a detailed, written demand for settlement and pursue a negotiated out-of-court settlement. We typically are able to successfully resolve many of our cases during these initial negotiations, saving you time, money and increased costs. However, if settlement negotiations are unsuccessful, and you approve, we will file a court action on your behalf and pursue the case to mediated settlement or jury verdict.

Given our several decades of experience in personal injury and wrongful death cases, we are able to counsel you in regard to all aspects of your claim, including: your medical issues and any concerns you may have regarding your recovery from the physical and emotional personal injuries; your ongoing financial issues and concerns; and we have a minister on staff available to speak to you regarding your grieving issues or concerns, if you desire.

Our goal is to assist you through this devastating time in your life, to ease your burdens and to allow you to focus your efforts on recovering from your personal injuries and losses.

WITH US, it’s not about business, IT’S PERSONAL!

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Don Murphy has been helping serious injury and wrongful death victims, their families and grieving survivors since 1984. He has spent well over 100 days in jury and court trials. Don is a member of national and state trial lawyer organizations (American Association for Justice, California Association for Justice and Wisconsin Association for Justice). Don graduated from Pepperdine University School of Law in 1984 and is a member of both the California and Wisconsin Bar Associations. He is the firm’s managing attorney and works closely with the other lawyers and paralegals and personally supervises each injury file. He represents injury clients throughout California and Wisconsin and appears in both jurisdictions on a regular basis. Don’s practice focuses on serious bodily injury and wrongful death caused by all types of motorized vehicle accidents and he has been responsible for over 2,000 successfully resolved injury claims.

Don spends a great deal of his free time supporting youth sports activities, and his children, and coached boys and girls basketball and little league baseball for 18 years. He played collegiate basketball at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater and continues recreational play.

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Riley Murphy is the newest addition to Murphy & Pressentin. She attended the University of Wisconsin-Madison for her undergraduate degree in Legal Studies and went on to graduate from Marquette University Law School. During law school, Riley volunteered at the Marquette Volunteer Legal Clinic, held a judicial internship at the Milwaukee County Circuit Courthouse, and also clerked at a personal injury firm in Milwaukee.

Riley is a member of the Wisconsin Bar Association, the American Association for Justice, and the Wisconsin Association for Justice.

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Beth Murphy provides caring and compassionate representation to the victims and families of serious bodily injury and wrongful death throughout Illinois. She graduated from Chicago-Kent College of Law in 2001, with an award in Trial Advocacy. Beth also has a Masters Degree in Clinical Social Work from New York University. Beth is a member of the American Association for Justice, the Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, and the Illinois Bar Association. She worked for the personal injury law firm of Murphy, Gillick, Wicht & Prachtauser from 2001 to 2007. She is proficient in Spanish and volunteers her services, as time permits, to Cabrini Green Legal Aid, Centro Romero (facilitating women’s issues), and Casa of Cook County (as a Child Advocate). Beth’s practice focuses on serious personal injury and wrongful death caused by all forms of motorized accidents.

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JOHN LYNN AMUNDSON is a compassionate paralegal and Transportation Safety Professional working with Murphy & Pressentin since 2008. He is a licensed Minister and is experienced in grief counseling and providing spiritual assistance to injury victims and families. He recently returned from a mission to the Africa Nation of Ghana. In addition he has wide and varied life experiences which he brings to his paralegal services – He has logged over 1,000,000 miles driving (never causing an accident); he holds insurance and financial licenses and he is an Enrolled Tax Agent licensed to practice before the IRS; an entrepreneur and business owner; and a former pharmaceutical company executive. He attended the University of Wisconsin. He is a father of two children and five grandchildren.