Helping residents of northwest Iowa, Nebraska and South Dakota since 1936.
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Patrick N. Murphy

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Current Employment Position

  • Managing Partner

Past Positions

  • Plymouth County Iowa Attorney, Assistant County Attorney, 1973 to 1994

References

  • American Bank, N.A.
  • Primebank
  • NW Iowa Credit Union
  • Northwest Bank

Practice Areas:

  • Plaintiff's Personal Injury and Wrongful Death
  • Complex Litigation
  • Domestic Relations - Trials and Appeals
  • Real Estate and Probate
  • Banking and Transactional

Education

  • Creighton University School of Law, Omaha, Nebraska
    • J.D. - 1972
  • University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Lincoln, Nebraska
    • A.B. - 1968
    • Major: Philosophy

Bar Admissions

  • Iowa, 1973
  • Nebraska, 1973
  • U.S. District Court District of Nebraska, 1973
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Iowa, 1975
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 8th Circuit, 2012
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1992

Honors

  • Outstanding Lawyers of America 2003 - Present
  • Martindale-Hubbell AV Rating*

Classes & Seminars

  • General Practice - Nuts and Bolts, Iowa Trial Lawyers Association, 1996 to 1998
  • Prepaid Legal Insurance Seminars, ACS Lawphone, 1998 to 2002

*AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer-review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Ratings™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

Pro-Bono Activities

  • Iowa Volunteer Lawyers Project, 1974
  • Iowa Mock Trial Coach, 1994 to 1998

Fraternities or Sororities

  • Phi Alpha Delta

Representative Clients

  • American Bank, N.A.
  • City of Le Mars, Iowa
  • City of Merrill, Iowa
  • Plymouth County, Iowa

Professional Associations

  • Iowa State Bar Association, Scope and Correlations Committee, 2012 to Present
  • Iowa State Bar Association, Rural Practice Committee (Litigation Section), 2010 to Present
  • Iowa Bar Foundation, Life Fellow, 2009 to Present
  • American Bar Association, Member, 1973 to Present
  • Nebraska Bar Association, Member, 1973 to Present
  • Association of Trial Attorneys, Member, 1973 to Present
  • Iowa State Bar Association, Award of Merit - Chair, 2009 to 2011
  • Iowa State Bar Association, American Citizenship Committee, Chair, 2007 to 2011
  • Iowa State Bar Association, Board of Governors, 2005 to 2011
  • Iowa State Bar Association, Grievance Commission, 1996 to 2002
  • Iowa Association for Justice, Member, Board of Governors, 1993-1998, 1973
  • American Association for Justice, Member, 1973
  • Iowa State Bar Association, Member, 1973

Ancillary Businesses

  • Director, American Bank, N.A., Le Mars-Remsen, Iowa
  • Director, Plymouth County Abstract Company, Le Mars, Iowa