Murphy Pearson Bradley & Feeney is an accomplished law firm specializing in trial practice, litigation and business counseling. We thrive on challenge and take pride in a track record built on a vigorous, strategic approach to resolving complex cases. Small enough to provide personal attention to every client, yet large enough to fully staff complex cases, our firm focuses our practice on professional liability, product liability, catastrophic injuries, class actions/mass torts, intellectual property, white-collar defense, grand jury representation, internal corporate investigations, employment, taxation and business.
Our principled advocacy, combined with our exceptional legal knowledge and judgment, has produced successful outcomes in thousands of jury trials in state and federal courts across the nation.
After a three week jury trial, Shareholder Jason E. Fellner and Associate Caitlin T. DiMaggio secured a complete defense verdict in favor of their insurance broker client and obtained judgment against Plaintiff for all costs and expert fees incurred in defense of the case. The jury trial centered on Plaintiff's claims of elder abuse, breach of fiduciary duty, professional liability and fraud against multiple defendants and sought recovery of $20 million in emotional and economic damages. The jury deliberated for less than 2 hours and reached a verdict in favor of defendants on all counts. (Giorvas v. Grow, et al. (Santa Clara Superior Court 2016).)
Melanie Witte, Senior Counsel in MPB&F's San Francisco office, passed the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP) exanimation to become a Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP/US). Check out MPB&F's Privacy & Cyber Security group for more information on how Melanie and her team can assist with your privacy needs.
Ghosh v. Steiner — After successfully obtaining an order granting Defendant's motion for summary judgment on Plaintiff's legal malpractice claim, Shareholder Jason E. Fellner and Associate Caitlin T. DiMaggio obtained a verdict and judgment in favor of their lawyer client's cross-complaint after a bench trial for unpaid legal fees in excess of $50,000.00.
Anjali Kulkarni, Associate in MPB&F's San Francisco office, passed the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP) exanimation to become a Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP/US). Check out MPB&F's Privacy & Cyber Security group for more information on how Anjali and her team can assist with your privacy needs.
One of our founding partners, Michael Bradley, and Douglas DeGrave of Poliquin & DeGrave LLP were honored by Cal-ABOTA as the Trial Lawyers of the Year. The conference was held in Waimea, HI on October 31st — November 5th.
Join Murphy Pearson Bradley & Feeney, along with many other local firms, on December 15, 2016, from 11:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the The Bar Association of San Francisco's Annual Membership Luncheon. In addition to the Inaugural Address by 2017 President Merri A. Baldwin and the Farewell Address by 2016 President Michael Tubach, there will also be the Barristers' Club President Remarks by 2016 President Blair Walsh, the Presentation of Awards of Merit, Welcome to New Board Members... and Outstanding Barrister Award. For registration information, please go to:
Putting for the Pipeline Tournament Win! Congratulations to the WINNERS of the 2016 Bar Association of San Francisco's Annual Charity Golf Tournament, Putting for the Pipeline. Erik Weiss and Kristin Iversen teamed up with Ed Goines, General Counsel and Vice President of Government Affairs for the Seattle Seahawks, and Dan Ruby, Associate at Reed Smith, on Friday, October 21st at TCP Harding Park. Congrats to their team on the tournament win!
Mock Trial 2016. MPB&F hosted its' annual Mock Trial at USF in San Francisco on Saturday, October 29th. We had a great turnout for this MCLE event and the participants enjoyed the real case fact pattern. All of the attorneys involved worked very hard to prepare their opening statements, closing arguments, and direct and cross examinations. The witnesses were also very knowledgeable about the facts and their characters. We look forward to hosting the annual Mock Trial again in summer 2017 and anyone is welcome to attend. Please call or email Sarah Tetlow, Marketing Coordinator at MPBF, for further information or to get on the mailing list for next year's event [(415) 651-2893 or email@example.com].
Photos of the event
MPB&F Obtains a Defense Verdict! On Friday, October 14th following a 7 week trial in Sonoma County (Santa Rosa), Senior Shareholder Mark Perelman along with his team consisting of Director Peter Weber and Litigation Specialist Tanya Hill, successfully obtained a defense verdict for their client. The trial was a legal malpractice case involving an underlying matter related to foreclosure, eviction, and moving and storage of personal property. Plaintiff's demanded over $700,000 in a jury trial and ultimately the jury found in favor of our clients, the defendant, and the Plaintiff took nothing by way of damages. Congratulations to Mark and his team!
Murphy Pearson Bradley & Feeney was voted the Best Legal Malpractice Specialty
in The Recorder's 2016 Readers' Best Survey
for a SEVENTH consecutive year - Thank You!
The Association of Professional Women
had a great turnout on August 11 for the discussion on Leadership &
Communication Skills Relating to Difficult Conversations, presented
by Deana Kardel of eos Consulting. The
feedback from our clients, colleagues, and the women of MPB&F has been very
positive following this event, even requesting it continues as a multi-event
series to be able to thoroughly engage in the discussion. It was a lot to
cover in a short time period. We look forward to hosting our next event in
We are pleased to announce that fourteen of our attorneys were
recognized as "Northern
California Super Lawyers 2016": Michael Bradley, Adrian Driscoll, John
Feeney, Jason Fellner, John Girarde, Timothy Halloran, James Lassart, Aaron
McClellan, William Munoz, James Murphy, Arthur Pearson, Mark Perelman,
Harlan Watkins, and Peter Weber. Additionally, four of our attorneys were
"Northern California Rising Stars 2016": Thomas D’Amato, Arthur Harris,
Adrian Lambie, and Karen Stromeyer.