Trial Attorney Michael Murphy Joins Ervin Cohen & Jessup


LOS ANGELES – August 7, 2018 – Ervin Cohen & Jessup is both pleased and proud to announce its newest Partner Michael Murphy. Murphy is an aggressive litigator specializing in corporate governance, real estate, entertainment and general business disputes. An indicator of the high esteem in which Murphy is held in the legal community is that his referral sources include his many courtroom adversaries.

“Basically, anything you hand me, I can do,” said Murphy, who moved over from Gerard Fox Law, where his successes included, among other things, prevailing across the board in an arbitration entitled Mark Steyn Enterprises et. al. v. CRTV LLC. After the bestselling author and political commentator’s TV show with CRTV was unceremoniously canceled, CRTV sued Steyn for $10 million.  Not only did Murphy prevail on all claims alleged by CRTV, but also achieved a multi-million dollar victory against CRTV on behalf of Steyn.

“Mike Murphy’s experience in every jurisdiction and specifically in corporate governance and real estate litigation adds to what Ervin Cohen & Jessup already does quite well,” said Barry MacNaughton, the firm’s co-managing Partner. “We’re delighted that the next generation of top talent like Murphy see Ervin Cohen & Jessup as a career destination.”

Murphy says he’s an ace at aggressively, creatively, and efficiently getting cases ready for trial – knowing that a well-prepared case is the best leverage to achieve a good business solution for everybody. “I’m focused on getting a successful judgment, and I know how to get there,” Murphy said. Murphy volunteers as chairman of the board of directors at Being Alive, a nonprofit providing free psychotherapy and wellness services for under-resourced men and women with HIV. Murphy has an undergraduate degree in Biology, Law & Society from Oberlin College and a J.D. from Berkeley Law.

Ervin Cohen & Jessup LLP is a full-service firm that provides a broad range of business-related legal services including corporate law; litigation; intellectual property & technology law; real estate transactions and finance; construction & environmental law; tax planning and controversies; employment law; health care law; bankruptcy, receivership and reorganization; and estate planning. For more information, visit  



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