Murphy's Law, APLC
Murphy's Law, APLCGeismar, LA
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Karen D. Murphy – Partner

Karen D. MurphyLocation: Geismar, Louisiana
Phone: 225-673-3522225-673-3522
Fax: 225-673-4361
Email: karen@murphyslawaplc.com

Karen has been in the practice of law since 1997 with her primary focus being the handling of 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

60% Employment/Civil Rights Litigation
20% Brief Writing/Appellate Work
10% Legal Research
10% Personal Injury

Litigation Percentage

60% 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, Paul M. Hebert 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

Bar of the US Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals
Louisiana State Bar Association
Louisiana Association of Defense Counsel
Baton Rouge Bar Association

Past Employment Positions

Hammonds & Sills, Partner, 1997 – 2012