Since 1931, the law firm of Murphy Desmond S.C. has been working to protect the interests of our clients on legal matters that affect their families and businesses. We offer a full range of legal services that include business law, estate planning, criminal law, mergers and acquisitions, immigration, municipal law, family law, litigation, mediation, professional license defense, employment law, real estate, sports law, tax, and more. In addition, Murphy Desmond has numerous lawyers and staff who speak fluent Spanish to serve our Latino clients and a Spanish website.

Over the years, Murphy Desmond has received numerous accolades for our firm and our attorneys. Many of our lawyers are named on lists for Best Lawyers and Super Lawyers, are rated AV by Martindale-Hubbell and lawyers.com, are highly rated on Avvo.com, and have received various other accolades.

With over 30 attorneys in offices in Madison, Janesville, Appleton, and Dodgeville, Wisconsin, our lawyers work together to provide timely and innovative solutions to our clients' legal challenges.

Commitment to our communities is important to Murphy Desmond, as well, and has been since our beginnings. Our founder, Robert B. L. Murphy, was a philanthropist and attorney known for his integrity both in and out of the courtroom. We still consider Murphy Desmond to be "Bob Murphy's firm." Our attorneys and staff are active volunteers in many charitable and community organizations, and the firm contributes financially to causes in health, human services, education, athletics, the arts, special events and local business development.

Murphy Desmond is also intent on reducing our environmental footprint. The design of our Madison office in 2007 incorporated numerous earth-friendly features and materials, and the firm continues to utilize processes and supplies that benefit the environment, whenever possible.

In 2017, Murphy Desmond was admitted to Legal Netlink Alliance (LNA), a worldwide lawyer referral network, to assist us when clients need lawyers outside of Wisconsin. The network consists of carefully vetted mid-size firms. Members meet at least twice a year to discuss important issues relevant in law firms today.

When seeking legal advice, choose a law firm that values relationships with its clients and the community. Choose Murphy Desmond.

Management & Demographics
Management
Clients
About Our Clients

Our attorneys practice in many areas of law. Within these practice areas, our lawyers have experience in a wide range of industries including, but not limited to:

Agriculture
Banking/Finance
Bio-tech
Business Start-Ups
Broadcast Communications
Broadcasting, Media & Entertainment
Commercial Collections Agencies
Construction
Construction - Residential and Commercial
Cooperatives
Country Clubs/Resorts
Direct Marketing
E-Commerce
Energy
Equipment Leasing
Financial Services
Food & Beverage - Sales, Distribution and Vending
Franchises-Government & Service Industry
Gaming
Golf Course Development
Health and Fitness
Health Care Facilities - Hospitals, Nursing Homes, Assisted Living, Memory Care, Dementia, Adult Family Homes & Adult Day Care
Hospitality Industry-Hotels, Bars, Restaurants
Insurance
Industrial Printers
Manufacturing
Municipal
Professional and Trade Associations
Professional Licensed Service Providers
Public Utilities
Real Estate Development
Recycling/Metals
Retail and Wholesale Business
Software Development & Licensing
Start-up Companies
Tech
Telecommunications
Transportation

Contacts
Contacts
Matthew Frank
Environmental
Brian Thill
Litigation
Roy Fine
Intellectual Property
Sarah DeKraay
Family Law
Gini Hendrickson
Estate Planning & Probate
Mark Maciolek
Criminal Law
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Jason Reed
Business, Tax & Securities
Lawrence E. Bechler
Municipal Law
Glorily Lopez
Immigration Law
William E. Morgan
Employment & Labor Law
Jane F. (Ginger) Zimmerman
Creditors’ Rights, Business Bankruptcy & Commercial Litigation
Stephen L. Morgan
Administrative/Regulatory Law

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  • Administrative / Regulatory Law
  • Appellate Practice
  • Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law
  • Business
  • Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships)
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Corporate Law
  • Creditors' Rights
  • Criminal Defense: General Practice
  • Criminal Defense: White-Collar
  • Debtors' Rights
  • Employment Law - Management
  • Energy Law
  • Environmental Law
  • Estate Planning
  • Family Law
  • Family Law Mediation
  • Gaming Law
  • Government Relations Practice
  • Immigration Law
  • Land Use and Zoning Law
  • Litigation
  • Litigation - Bankruptcy
  • Litigation - Land Use and Zoning
  • Litigation - Municipal
  • Litigation - Real Estate
  • Litigation - Securities
  • Litigation - Trusts and Estates
  • Mergers and Acquisitions Law
  • Municipal Law
  • Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs
  • Real Estate Law
  • Regulatory
  • Securities / Capital Markets Law
  • Tax Law
  • Trustee Representation
  • Trusts and Estates

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Why Hire an Immigration Attorney?


All too often, clients overlook the "legalese," the "fine print," the "boiler plate," and focus on defining the work scope, pricing, and schedule.

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DOMA and Immigration Impact - July 2013


The Windsor ruling overturning Section 3 of DOMA signifies that legally married same-sex couples are no longer excluded from over 1,000 federal benefits and programs, including immigration benefits for spouses.

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Update on DACA - Aug. 2012


The Law intends to establish a mega-regulator, based on the Central Bank of Russia to perform both regulatory and supervisory functions in relation to financial markets. For these purposes all functions and authorities of the FFMS and certain regulatory powers of Russian Ministry of Finance and Russian Government shall be transferred to the CBR.

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