Of Service

Edward L. Murphy Jr.

Of Counsel
Ed Murphy is known for his intense advocacy, determination and thorough preparation on behalf of his clients.

Most of Ed’s work has been on behalf of insurance companies and their insureds. His clients have included major retail chains, trucking companies, construction companies, Indiana businesses and individuals. Over two decades ago, Ed broke into the practice of defending hospitals and doctors in medical malpractice claims. Ed became passionate about defending medical malpractice cases and these cases have now become the dominant part of his work. He represents all of the major medical malpractice insurance companies and has represented doctors and hospitals in almost every part of Indiana. Ed also accepts plaintiff’s cases in the areas of personal injury, employment disputes, discrimination/EEOC cases and insurance coverages.

Ed earned both his bachelor’s degree and law degree from Indiana University in Bloomington. He then clerked for the Indiana Supreme Court before beginning his career in Fort Wayne.

Legal Assistant: Deb Schmitz

  • Indiana, 1968
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Indiana, 1968
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Indiana, 1968
  • Diplomat of the Defense Trial Counsel of Indiana
  • Allen County Bar Association
  • Indiana State Bar Association
  • Defense Research Institute
  • AV Preeminent® Rating from Martindale-Hubbell®
  • Selected for Inclusion in Indiana Super Lawyers®, 2004-2005, 2007-2011, 2014-2020
  • Selected for Inclusion in Best Lawyers®, Medical Malpractice Law – Defendants and Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants, 1995-2022
  • Twice named “Fort Wayne Top Lawyer” in the practice areas of Medical Malpractice and Insurance and Business litigation by Fort Wayne Magazine
  • Multiple seminars presented by the Indiana State Bar Association