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Lawrence J Murphy

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Larry Murphy is an experienced trial attorney concentrating on the defense of individuals and organizations in employment litigation, including matters involving discrimination, harassment, wrongful discharge, and employment contracts. He has extensive experience advising employers on executive employment contracts, personnel policies and procedures, discipline issues, corporate downsizing, trade secret and non-compete agreements, and drug and alcohol testing.

Professional Memberships

American Bar Association

Illinois Bar Association

Indiana Bar Association

Michigan Bar Association

Transportation Lawyers Association

Wisconsin Bar Association


Larry has held several leadership positions within the firm, including serving as Managing Partner. Within the West Michigan community, Larry serves on the Board of Directors for Dégagé Ministries and Grand Rapids Community College Foundation, where he currently serves as Chair. He also co-chairs the Diversity and Inclusion Committee of Talent 2025, a catalyst working to ensure an ongoing supply of world-class talent for West Michigan.