Each morning, when lawyer Peyton Murphy walks through the front door of his office on South Acadian Thruway, his first task is to walk around the office with his faithful companion Waylon, his red Labrador fox, and greet all of his employees. . Waylon is a constant part of the firm and loves Murphy’s staff and clients. Murphy is more than the lawyer you see in TV commercials – he’s a philanthropist, animal lover and conservationist, a true Louisiana outdoorsman, and a devoted father.
April 23e of this year, Peyton Murphy celebrated the 28e anniversary of the founding of the Murphy law firm. Over the years, Murphy and his legal team have helped thousands of victims throughout the state of Louisiana, who have been injured by car crashes, tractor-trailer crashes, marine accidents, dangerous premises, medical malpractice, wrongful death, dangerous pharmaceuticals, defective medical devices and mesothelioma.
“Insurance companies want your monthly premiums high, but when it comes time to pay after an accident, you better have a lawyer who is ready to fight for you,” Peyton Murphy says. He says that unlike several other firms in the region, his practice does not have a “non-litigation” section of lawyers. Every attorney in the Murphy law firm can and will be tried if necessary – and Peyton Murphy himself approves all client settlements.
In January 2021, at the peak of his career to date, Peyton Murphy and his team of litigators were sent a verdict of $ 18.9 million by an East Baton Rouge Parish jury after a man suffered serious and disabling injuries as a result of a car accident in 2018.. Peyton Murphy had a firm belief that justice would ultimately prevail with a fair outcome for his clients, and that trust led to the end result.
This case highlights the fact that while the defendants do not want to agree on a fair and reasonable settlement, Peyton Murphy will go to trial and fight for you.
“I want my clients to be treated fairly,” Peyton Murphy says, noting that this sometimes means the process can take longer. All his customers have access to his personal mobile phone number, and he is always available to them, day or night, 24/7. “I try to meet every customer that walks through the door,” he says. “I want to see them the day they come to register, and I want to see them when they leave our office after their case is resolved. My goal is to make sure they are 100% satisfied with the legal work we have done.
Murphy, a native of Baton Rouge and alumnus of Louisiana State University and a graduate of Tulane University Law School, lives in south Baton Rouge. When not in the office, Peyton Murphy can be found fishing for red snapper or trout off the coast of Grand Isle, duck or deer hunting in St. Francisville, or on the links in working on his golf game. In addition, he recently helped his eldest daughter, Taylor Murphy, open his own art gallery in south Baton Rouge, a business he is extremely proud of. “I have no doubt that the Taylor Mykael Gallery will truly be something special,” said Peyton Murphy.
After starting his own practice in 1993, Murphy made it a priority to give back to the local community. When the Covid-19 pandemic hit Baton Rouge, law firm Murphy initially provided a simple mask gift in its office to help community members stay protected. The response has been overwhelming, and Murphy and his team have stepped up their efforts, responding to appeals for help from local health facilities – including nursing homes, assisted living communities and clinics, with their own needs. in face masks, hand sanitizer and other PPE.
As a result, Murphy and his team were able to assist over 30 local facilities. Murphy Law Firm has also donated PPE to many churches and nonprofits in the Baton Rouge area, such as Harmony Transitional Services, McMains Children’s Developmental Center, and Louisiana Human Care Connection.
In total, Murphy Law Firm has been able to donate over 67,000 face masks, thousands of face shields and over 100 gallons of hand sanitizer to help community members. In addition, he donated hundreds of tote bags containing non-perishable food items to HOPE Ministries, a local organization whose mission is to “”prevent homelessness and promote self-reliance and dignity. “
Even before the pandemic, Peyton and The Murphy Law Firm have always maintained an active presence in the community, supporting causes such as the OMG Organization, American Cancer Society, Capital Area CASA Association, MADD, Kelli’s Kloset, Battle Against Autism, Dreams Come This is the case with Louisiana, the Best Dressed Ball in Baton Rouge, the Bella Bowman Foundation, Our Lady of the Lake Children’s Hospital and the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, for n to name a few.
Most recently, Peyton Murphy partnered with fellow local lawyer Ms. Shannon Hultberg, founder of the local nonprofit “BR Answer the Call” and several students from St. Joseph’s Academy to donate more. of 200 meals and desserts from various restaurants and local vendors. frontline healthcare workers at Ochsner Health Center. Students also gave workers signs and care kits to show their gratitude.
“I am happy to be involved in such great organizations,” says Peyton Murphy. “I look forward to working with Shannon again and ‘BR Answer the Call’ soon, this is a great organization that uplifts the spirits of healthcare workers who put their own health at risk every day to help others. I want them all to know how much we appreciate them and the work they do.
Peyton Murphy’s next program is to help people in need who were recently affected by the devastation of Hurricane Ida.
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