Patrick G. "Pat" Murphy

Patrick G. "Pat" Murphy

Barrett McNagny LLP

Recognized since 2018

Fort Wayne, Indiana

Practice Areas

Litigation - Insurance

Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2022 - Litigation - Insurance
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Pat Murphy has spent his career in litigation. He is an experienced trial attorney whose practice is focused on representing businesses in commercial, business and intellectual property litigation. His diverse experience includes handling matters involving contract disputes, non-competition and non-compete agreements, non-solicitation agreements, real estate, adverse possession, easements, boundary disputes, property law, construction, intellectual property disputes, trademark and copyright infringement, trade secrets, unfair competition, injunctions, breach of fiduciary duty, negligence, product liability, insurance defense, disputes between owners of closely held businesses, and bet-the-company litigation. Pat has been lead counsel on more than 100 jury trials and more than 1,000 arbitrations, mediations, depositions and hearings.

Fort Wayne raised, Pat is an AV®Preeminent™* rated attorney by Martindale-Hubbell. He has been selected since 2018 inclusion in the Best Lawyers in America® publication, and has been listed in the Indiana Super Lawyers® publication since 2014. He supports various community activities through volunteer work, including Junior Achievement programs, and as a frequent youth sports coach. He has served on the board of directors for the Community Harvest Food Bank and the Embassy Theatre Foundation. Pat is currently the chair of the Mastodon Athletic Advisory Board and is a member of The Redemption House Board of Directors. He has been an adjunct professor at Purdue Fort Wayne and a guest lecturer for MBA students at the University of Saint Francis. In addition to earning a Fellowship in the Trial Lawyer Honorary Society, he is a member of the Allen County and Indiana State Bar associations, the Defense Research Institute, the Defense Trial Counsel Institute, and the Litigation Counsel of America.

Pat obtained his B.S., Business, from Indiana University in 1993, and his J.D. in 1996 from the Indiana University School of Law. He is admitted to practice before the Indiana state courts and the U.S. District Courts for the Northern and Southern Districts of Indiana. Pat has been admitted Pro Hac Vice in other jurisdictions.

Contact & Links
  • 215 East Berry Street
    P.O. Box 2263
    Fort Wayne, IN 46802
  • Indiana University - Purdue University Indianapoli, J.D., graduated 1996
  • Indiana University - Purdue University Fort Wayne, B.S., graduated 1993
Bar Admissions
  • Indiana, 1996
  • Allen County Bar Association - Member
  • Defense Research Institute - Member
  • Defense Trial Counsel Institute - Member
  • Indiana State Bar Association - Member
  • Litigation Counsel of America - Member
Court Admissions
  • U.S. District Courts for the Northern and Southern Districts of Indiana

Barrett McNagny LLP
Headquarters: Fort Wayne, Indiana

25 The Best Lawyers in America® awards

6 Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch® in America awards

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Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2022 - Litigation - Insurance
Named "Lawyer of the Year" by Best Lawyers® for:
  • Litigation - Insurance, Fort Wayne (2022)
Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® 2024 for work in:
  • Litigation - Insurance
Additional Areas of Practice:
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Litigation - Intellectual Property

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Lake Disputes Involving Where to Dock your Boat or Where to Put your Pier Now Must be Filed in State Court

Litigator Pat Murphy authors an article about handling disputes in relations to boat docks and piers.

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