Whether defending a client in complex, multi-party litigation or serving as outside general counsel to a closely-held business with periodic transactional needs, we bring integrity and energy to each representation. Our team approach ensures matters are staffed with the right combination of skills, subject-matter knowledge and experience to efficiently and effectively achieve favorable outcomes.

San Francisco

From our “original” office founded in 1978, the San Francisco team serves clients throughout the state and beyond. Respected by lawyers and judges, we’re often considered “the lawyer’s lawyers” for matters of professional liability, but our client roster extends to sophisticated owners and senior managers of commercial enterprises and professional service organizations with a wide range of business and litigation needs.




West Coast Offices, North to South

With offices in San Francisco, Sacramento, Seattle and Los Angeles, Murphy Pearson understands the business world abounds with stories of revolutionary new products developed by friends tinkering in a garage or of a mom-and-pop shop turning into a successful franchise. Whether small or large, successful ventures rely on business-savvy lawyers as part of their essential teams to bring their vision to life and protect their future. And with our long history as a litigation law firm, our attorneys and litigation support team regularly help clients navigate complex legal systems for resolving disputes.


From our Seattle office, we advise small and large businesses, executives, professionals, government agencies, and nonprofits in areas including business transactions, trusts and estates, cybersecurity and privacy, white-collar and regulatory defense, and all phases of civil litigation throughout the state of Washington.




Personalized Service, Passionate Advocacy and Strategic Foresight

Each office and our entire team’s mission is to protect our clients’ interests with personalized service, passionate advocacy, and strategic foresight. These values are embedded in our core. Explore how our values impact our approach to providing quality service and an exceptional client experience.


The Sacramento team represents clients throughout Northern California, with a footprint extending from Sacramento County to El Dorado, Placer, Del Norte County, and all Northern California counties in between.




Local Experience With a Sophisticated World View

With attorneys in offices along the West Coast, from Seattle to Southern California, whether serving as outside general counsel to a closely held business with periodic transactional needs or defending a client in complex, multi-party litigation, we bring integrity and energy to each representation. Murphy Pearson has among the highest percentage of shareholders of any comparably sized law firm with membership in the prestigious American Board of Trial Advocates.

Los Angeles

Building on the firm’s general business and complex litigation strengths in a wide range of subject matters throughout California, our Los Angeles-based team adds extensive experience in resolving or litigating disputes.




Which Path, Which Role, Which Office is Right for You?

At Murphy Pearson our somewhat unique matter staffing model is built around a team approach. Teams comprised of attorneys and professional staff work together as consistent units across multiple client accounts. These teams develop communication and workflow efficiencies that allow them to more effectively serve clients. Individuals with specific cross-disciplinary expertise or experience are integrated into matters seamlessly as necessary when additional resources are required to support a matter.