Kerrie M. Murphy

Kerrie M. Murphy

MWH Law Group LLP

Recognized since 2022

West Des Moines, Iowa

Practice Areas

Employment Law - Management

Litigation - Labor and Employment

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I am a member of MWH Law Group's litigation and employment practice groups. I specialize in defending corporate clients on a wide range of complex matters.

I take a proactive approach to litigation. I am persistent and tenacious. I think outside the box and don’t stop until I find solutions for my clients. I understand the importance of actively working my cases from the onset of assignment. This practice allows me to make recommendations to clients early in a case ensuring the right litigation strategy is developed to provide the best outcome possible.

Over the past 29 years, I have represented corporate clients in state and federal courts as well as before various administrative agencies. I routinely bring matters to successful completion through summary judgment. I have successfully tried numerous cases before juries as well as the bench. I have defended appeals to the Iowa Supreme Court, the Iowa Court of Appeals, and the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit.

I also have significant experience handling matters through alternative dispute resolution, including binding arbitrations, court sponsored settlement conferences, and private mediations. I frequently advise companies on ways to avoid litigation and mitigate risk. One of the traits that clients most appreciate about me is my willingness and ability to quickly gather all relevant information and provide an early and accurate assessment of the matter under review. I focus on identifying and executing effective legal strategies aimed at achieving the results that best support each client’s goals.

Contact & Links


  • 1501 Forty-Second Street, Suite 465
    West Des Moines, IA 50266


  • English


  • Drake University , JD
  • The University of Iowa, BA

Bar Admissions

  • Iowa, 6/14/1991
  • Wisconsin, 6/14/1991

MWH Law Group LLP
Chicago, Illinois

3 The Best Lawyers in America® awards

1 Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch in America awards

Full Firm Profile

Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® 2022 for work in:

  • Employment Law - Management
  • Litigation - Labor and Employment


  • Great Plains Super Lawyers for Litigation 2019-2021
  • Martindale-Hubbell - Distinguished Peer Review rating

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