Joel K. Murphy

Joel K. Murphy

Geismar, Louisiana

Joel has been practicing law since 1993 when he was admitted to practice in the State of Wyoming. In 1997, he passed the Louisiana State Bar and has been practicing in Louisiana since that time. He has litigated numerous cases advocating for plaintiffs in personal/bodily injury matters, as well as defending insureds and insurance companies. He has also worked for a multi-national insurance broker where he handled commercial policy catastrophic losses and major/severe bodily injury cases, i.e., electric shock, electrocution, traumatic amputation, wrongful death, etc., as well as developed strategies for litigation which involved coordination between plaintiff and defense counsel to bring about the early resolution of the matter. His extensive and diverse experience in trial practice, as well as within the insurance industry, allows him to bring a unique viewpoint to every case, no matter how small or large the claim.

Areas of Practice

  • Personal Injury
  • Car accidents
  • Trucking and commercial vehicle accidents
  • Accidents involving police vehicles, fire trucks and ambulances
  • Motorcycle accidents
  • Electrocution
  • Paralysis, brain injury, loss of limbs and other catastrophic injuries

Litigation Percentage

  • 75% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Louisiana, 1997
  • Wyoming, 1993
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Louisiana, 1997
  • U.S. District Court District of Wyoming, 1993
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court Wyoming, 1993


  • University of Wyoming, College of Law, Laramie, Wyoming
    • J.D. - 1993
  • University of Louisiana-Monroe, Monroe, Louisiana
    • B.A. cum laude - 1990
    • Major: Pre-Law/Legal Studies

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • National Bar Association
  • Louisiana State Bar Association
  • Baton Rouge Bar Association
  • LSBA-Alternative Dispute Resolution section
  • LSBA-Solo and Small Firms section

Past Employment Positions

  • Deep South, Litigation Staff Counsel, 2008 - 2011
  • Law Offices of F.Q. Hood (plaintiff firm), Litigation Attorney, 2007 - 2008
  • Law Offices of Kirby Kelly (plaintiff's firm), 2005 - 2007

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Murphy's Law, APLC
37048 1721
Geismar, LA 70734

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