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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.

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Latest News

  • On August 15, 2017, Law360 published Clear Termination of Attorney-Client Relationship is Key by Shareholder Jason E. Fellner and Associate Geoffrey Macbride. The article explores the ruling on Flake v. Neumiller & Berdslee (2017) 9 Cal.App.5th 223 and the importance of ensuring an attorney-client relationship is complete in order to commence the one-year statute of limitations for legal malpractice claims.
  • Heather Barnes, Associate in MPB&F's Sacramento office, has been accepted on the Membership Chair of DRI's Professional Liability Committee. The goal of the PL Committee is to build upon their traditional strengths and to significantly increase their programming efforts within DRI. For more information about the committee or DRI, visit here.
  • Jason E. Fellner On June 27, 2017, Shareholder Jason E. Fellner was designated as a Board Certified Diplomate of the American Board of Professional Liability Attorneys. The Diplomate designation is about competence, character and commitment; three terms that define professionalism and exemplify the high standards the ABPLA sets for all of its Diplomates. It is the ABPLA's continuing mission to certify attorneys according to the highest standards of experience, ethics, education, examination and excellence. Through this rigorous process, the ABPLA offers consumers a clear standard of excellence for selecting medical and legal malpractice attorneys in whom they can have confidence.
  • Angela Rho will be speaking on Resolving Sexual Harassment Claims at the Association of Legal Administrator's local Human Resources Section meeting on Wednesday, August 16, 2017 at Hanson Bridgett. The prevention of sexual harassment claims is widely discussed by employment law professionals, but what do you do when a complaint is made or a claim is filed? Angela will discuss the steps to a proper investigation that protects your company and your employees, and how best to communicate the results of your investigation to all interested parties. For more information or to register (fee for non-members) visit here.
  • Following a two week jury trial, Shareholders James Murphy and Harlan Watkins, and Associate Geoffrey Macbride obtained a complete defense verdict in favor of their attorney and law firm clients. Despite plaintiff's alleged damages of over $30 million, the jury, which deliberated for only a day, determined that defendants representation always met the standard of care and were not liable for any wrongdoing. The case was previously tried in September 2013 and the court granted a non-suit after excluding unauthenticated hearsay evidence. The non-suit was reversed on appeal. During the pendency of the second trial, the Supreme Court issued its decision in People v. Sanchez setting forth limitations on what experts could rely on in formulating opinions.
    James A. Murphy Harlan Watkins Geoffrey T. Macbride
  • Practicing in both California and Washington states? Managing Partner of our Seattle office, Nicholas Larson, authored an article for the King County Bar Association Bulletin which compares important aspects of professional liability standards between both states. Read Malpractice Damages - CA v. WA: Comparing Important Aspects of Professional Liability Standards here.
  • Nineteen of MPB&F's Attorneys Were Recognized as a Northern California Rising Star or Super Lawyer. We are pleased to announce that fifteen of our attorneys were recognized as "Northern California Super Lawyers 2017." From our San Francisco office, Michael Bradley, Adrian Driscoll, Janet Everson, John Feeney, Jason Fellner, John Girarde, Timothy Halloran, James Lassart, Aaron McClellan, James Murphy, Arthur Pearson, Mark Perelman, Harlan Watkins, and Peter Weber. William Munoz, Managing Partner of our Sacramento office, also was listed as a "Northern California Super Lawyer." Additionally, four of our attorneys were "Northern California Rising Stars 2017": Jonathan Blute, Karen Stromeyer, and Dina Zagari of our San Francisco office and Heather Barnes in our Sacramento Office. Additionally, Founding Shareholder John H. Feeney made the Top 100: 2017 Northern California Super Lawyer List.
    Super Lawyers
  • The Bar Association of San Francisco Barrister's Club will host its' 33rd Annual Barristers Club Judges Reception on Wednesday, July 19, 2017 from 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. The event will be held at the Judicial Council of California, 455 Golden Gate Avenue, San Francisco. For more information on the event, please visit the event page. MPB&F is a proud sponsor of this event.

    The Bar Association of San Francisco
  • Welcome Whitney Carlson to MPB&F's San Francisco office. Whitney will work with Managing Partner, Timothy Halloran, in his litigation practice with emphasis on Business Litigation, Intellectual Property, and Personal Injury. Welcome Whitney!
  • Were you unable to attend BASF's panel conference Leaders Come Together to Discuss Police Reform and Changing Police Culture? Watch the discussion on BASF's blog here.
    BASF Panel Conference
  • Our San Francisco office is seeking to hire a Litigation Associate. Visit our Careers page for more information and to apply.
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