Karen D. Murphy

Karen D. Murphy

Managing Partner
Geismar, Louisiana

Karen has been in the practice of law since 1997 with her primary focus being the handling litigation of civil rights and employment-related cases in federal court. She has also handled numerous appeals (including writing the briefs and arguing the case) before the US Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, as well as at the state appellate level. Her practice has also involved the representation of employers in workers' compensation cases, as well as insureds in general liability and commercial auto matters. She has further been involved in the development of policies and procedures to insure compliance with state and federal employment-related laws and regulations, as well as provided supervisor training on employment issues.

Areas of Practice

  • Employment/Civil Rights Litigation
  • Brief Writing/Appellate Work
  • Personal Injury

Litigation Percentage

  • 50% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Louisiana, 1997
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Louisiana, 1997
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Louisiana, 1997
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Louisiana, 1997
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit, 1997
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 2003


  • Louisiana State University Law Center, Baton Rouge, Louisiana
    • J.D. - 1997
  • Louisiana Tech University, Ruston, Louisiana
    • B.S. magna cum laude - 1984
    • Major: Dietetics


  • Louisiana Association of School Personnel Administrators
  • Louisiana Tech University School Law Institute, 1998 - 2011

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Federal Bar Association
  • National Bar Association
  • Bar of the US Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals
  • Louisiana State Bar Association
  • LSBA-Civil Law & Litigation Section
  • LSBA-Labor & Employment Law Section
  • Louisiana Association of Defense Counsel
  • Baton Rouge Bar Association
  • National Association of Medicare Set-Aside Professionals

Past Employment Positions

  • Hammonds & Sills, Partner, 1997 - 2012

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