Jennifer L. Murphy
Associate

Email: jmurphy@macdonalddevin.com

Direct Phone: 214.651.3315

Direct Fax: 214.747.0942

Areas of Practice

Overview

Throughout her career, senior associate Jennifer Murphy has prided herself on providing her clients with candor, responsiveness, and a proactive approach. An experienced litigator, Jennifer focuses her practice on commercial, construction, insurance, premises and products liability, professional liability, and transportation litigation matters in state and federal district courts, including related appellate work.

The breadth and depth of Jennifer’s courtroom experience and her background as a trained mediator enable her to vigorously defend and advocate for her clients during trials and appeals while also facilitating negotiated resolutions of disputes when advantageous. Jennifer’s use of strategic motion practice throughout her cases is a particular strength, allowing her to position her clients for early resolution and trial. This approach also helps place her clients in a favorable position in the event of an appeal.

Jennifer is a graduate of Southern Methodist University, where she was a member of the Phi Alpha Theta History Honor Society. She earned her law degree from SMU Dedman School of Law, where she had a distinguished academic career. She was the Managing Editor of SMU Law Review and was inducted into the National Order of Barristers for excellence in oral advocacy. Jennifer also won the National Championship and received National Best Brief honors at the Federal Bar Association Thurgood A. Marshall Moot Court Competition in Washington D.C.  After law school, Jennifer served a judicial clerkship with the Honorable United States District Judge Jerry Buchmeyer of the Northern District of Texas.

An active member of the State Bar of Texas and the Dallas Bar Association, Jennifer previously served in the Patrick E. Higginbotham Inn of Court and as President of the Wichita County Bar Association. She is a passionate supporter of the arts and served on the Board of Directors for the Kemp Center for the Arts. When she’s not immersed in the legal world, Jennifer enjoys traveling, spending time with family and friends, yoga, watching movies, and cheering on the SMU Mustangs, the TCU Horned Frogs, and the Dallas Cowboys.

Jennifer is admitted to practice in all Texas Courts as well as the United States District Courts for the Northern, Southern, Western, and Eastern Districts of Texas.

Representative Experience

  • Successfully defended summary judgment for physician client in medical malpractice case on appeal to the Sixth District Court of Appeals
  • Successfully defended summary judgment for insurance company client in bad faith case on appeal to the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals
  • Member of team who successfully obtained application for temporary restraining order in the Texas A&M University v. Seattle Seahawks, Inc. 12th Man trademark infringement suit
  • Successfully obtained summary judgment and dismissal for clients in multiple commercial, construction, employment, insurance, intellectual property, personal injury, premises liability, product liability, and transportation litigation matters
  • Successfully resolved multiple creditor bankruptcy, creditor’s rights, mortgage lending, foreclosure, and real estate litigation cases on behalf of clients, including litigating deficiencies and trying adversary proceedings in bankruptcy

Professional Affiliations

  • State Bar of Texas
  • Dallas Bar Association
  • Tarrant County Bar Association
  • Wichita County Bar Association
  • Patrick E. Higginbotham Inn of Court

Honors and Recognitions

  • Phi Alpha Theta History Honor Society
  • Managing Editor of SMU Law Review
  • National Order of Barristers
  • National Champion and National Best Brief honors, Federal Bar Association Thurgood A. Marshall Moot Court Competition
  • President, Wichita County Bar Association (2012-13)

Publications and Presentations

Educational/Professional Background

  • SMU Dedman School of Law, Juris Doctor, 2000
  • Southern Methodist University, Bachelor of Arts, 1996

Court Admissions

Jennifer L. Murphy is licensed to practice law in the following areas:

  • Texas

U.S. District Courts for the Northern, Southern, Western, and Eastern Districts of Texas

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Jennifer L. Murphy

Associate

Email: jmurphy@macdonalddevin.com

Direct Phone: 214.651.3315

Direct Fax: 214.747.0942

Areas of Practice

Overview

Throughout her career, senior associate Jennifer Murphy has prided herself on providing her clients with candor, responsiveness, and a proactive approach. An experienced litigator, Jennifer focuses her practice on commercial, construction, insurance, premises and products liability, professional liability, and transportation litigation matters in state and federal district courts, including related appellate work.

The breadth and depth of Jennifer’s courtroom experience and her background as a trained mediator enable her to vigorously defend and advocate for her clients during trials and appeals while also facilitating negotiated resolutions of disputes when advantageous. Jennifer’s use of strategic motion practice throughout her cases is a particular strength, allowing her to position her clients for early resolution and trial. This approach also helps place her clients in a favorable position in the event of an appeal.

Jennifer is a graduate of Southern Methodist University, where she was a member of the Phi Alpha Theta History Honor Society. She earned her law degree from SMU Dedman School of Law, where she had a distinguished academic career. She was the Managing Editor of SMU Law Review and was inducted into the National Order of Barristers for excellence in oral advocacy. Jennifer also won the National Championship and received National Best Brief honors at the Federal Bar Association Thurgood A. Marshall Moot Court Competition in Washington D.C.  After law school, Jennifer served a judicial clerkship with the Honorable United States District Judge Jerry Buchmeyer of the Northern District of Texas.

An active member of the State Bar of Texas and the Dallas Bar Association, Jennifer previously served in the Patrick E. Higginbotham Inn of Court and as President of the Wichita County Bar Association. She is a passionate supporter of the arts and served on the Board of Directors for the Kemp Center for the Arts. When she’s not immersed in the legal world, Jennifer enjoys traveling, spending time with family and friends, yoga, watching movies, and cheering on the SMU Mustangs, the TCU Horned Frogs, and the Dallas Cowboys.

Jennifer is admitted to practice in all Texas Courts as well as the United States District Courts for the Northern, Southern, Western, and Eastern Districts of Texas.