Practice Areas

Murphy Sanchez has a national practice that encompasses all areas of recovery.  We have designed our subrogation department with the primary goal of serving our clients within their framework.  We have intentionally rejected requirements that limit our ability to service our clients in a way they expect and deserve.

In addition to working with numerous insurance carriers, we team with many third-party administrators and subrogation services companies to facilitate a streamlined and expeditious process with a focus on maximizing recoveries.  We have developed programs, processes, and policies for many clients and self-insureds to help them in their recovery process.

Whether it is a minor workers compensation claim or a multi-million-dollar property loss, we provide our clients with a strategy to maximize their potential for success and recovery.  Our fee structures are completely flexible and open to discussion, allowing our clients to tailor a plan that fits their needs.

Property Claims

We handle property claims ranging from multi-million dollar losses to losses of just a few thousand dollars.  Our subrogation attorneys are responsible for increasing our clients’ recoveries year over year.

Automobile/Trucking Claims

Our attorneys have handled all types of automobile and trucking claims throughout the United States.  Efficient handling is the hallmark of our practice, and it is never more important than in the prosecution of these claims

Workers Compensation Claims

Our attorneys have been serving as the outsourced workers compensation subrogation team for many carriers for several years.  We have worked diligently with our clients to implement a streamlined standard of practice management that maximizes recoveries while managing costs and risks.  We have trained numerous subrogation departments and adjusters on identifying losses, facilitating recoveries without counsel when possible, and how to negotiate settlements aggressively and creatively.

Aviation Claims

We handle property and workers compensation claims associated with policies of insurance covering aircraft, aircraft services companies, and airport vendors.

With over three decades of experience, Murphy Sanchez actively and aggressively represents its clients in all stages of the Workers’ Compensation process.  Our attorneys can provide services ranging from pre-suit legal advice, in-house training for claims reduction, risk management along with representation once claims are filed in court.  Murphy Sanchez’s experience with large companies positions us to tackle all types of claims from occupational, repetitive work claims and traumatic events. 

The handling of Product Liability claims is very often a team approach between counsel and client with an eye toward a systematic plan of action to protect the client and its product.  We represent a wide range of clients and their products including industrial machinery, consumer goods, pharmaceuticals, and fire protection components. Attorneys in our Product Liability Practice Group have served as National Coordinating Counsel in the Latex Glove MDL on behalf of a large manufacturer. Murphy Sanchez carefully evaluates each claim throughout the litigation ensuring that the client is always informed of all potential outcomes, allowing for a collaborative decision making process.

Premises liability is at the heart of Murphy Sanchez’s practice.  Every one of our members and associates has trained in premises liability and defended premises liability cases for the greater part of their careers.  Each of us handles premises liability cases for both insured and self-insured clients.  We are well-versed in the laws of our jurisdiction pertaining to structural defects, transient defects, statutory liability and contractor liability.  Our evaluation of a premises case also extends beyond our client’s potential liability to the plaintiff and will touch on areas such as lease interpretation, responsible contractors and the potential for indemnity and recovery on behalf of our client from another tortfeasor.

Our attorneys are also experienced in the evaluation of the damages aspects of these cases, whether they be personal injury or property damage.  From the most minor of injuries up to a total building collapse, our team has the knowledge and experience to assess the claim and assist the client in evaluating and defending both pre-suit matters and lawsuits, through trial.

Murphy Sanchez has a number of attorneys with extensive experience in the representation of both national and local trucking companies along with various other commercial vehicles.  We can offer to these clients a 24-hour emergency response team whenever necessary to ensure that the investigation is protected and controlled from the onset.  We can provide clients with access to a myriad of experienced and professional experts in various fields.  We can handle cases that are both pre-suit and already in litigation.  We handle for our clients not only traditional liability situations but also issues related to property damage, subrogation, personal injury protection (“PIP”), and reimbursement.

The attorneys at Murphy Sanchez have extensive experience in automobile litigation.  We have worked for national and local insurance carriers.  We can offer to these clients a 24-hour emergency response team whenever necessary to ensure that the investigation is protected and controlled from the onset.  We can provide them with access to a myriad of experienced and professional experts in various fields.  We handle cases that are both pre-suit and already in litigation.  We can assist also with issues related to property damage, subrogation, and personal injury protection (“PIP”).

Murphy Sanchez attorneys can help you understand your legal rights and obligations in malpractice and errors and omissions cases. We handle the defense of liability claims from physicians, dentists, hospitals, nursing homes, diagnostic laboratories, architects, real estate professionals, and other professional service providers.

While our trial attorneys are always prepared to aggressively defend our professional clients through verdict, if necessary, we also recognize that it may be in our clients’ best interest to avoid a professional malpractice action by way of favorable settlement or alternative dispute resolution, when possible.

The Fire and Life Safety Group at Murphy Sanchez has a national presence handling litigation and consulting with clients throughout the United States and Canada.  We have decades of experience in the Fire and Life Safety area.  We work with various clients and carriers to design and implement risk management processes to limit liability and place our clients in a better position when events occur.

Our attorneys are experienced in scene investigations, oftentimes being called at the time of the occurrence to inspect and investigate a loss in conjunction with a Fire Protection Engineer and/or Origin and Cause expert.

George D. Bogris, Esquire is a member of the National Fire Sprinkler Association and American Fire Sprinkler Association who has been invited to speak throughout the country at industry seminars on numerous topics.

Murphy Sanchez was founded by several attorneys with a long history of service to the retail, restaurant and hospitality industries.  Our members have defended thousands of cases for clients in these industries.  We work with many insured clients in these fields and are especially mindful of the needs and expectations of our self-insured retail, restaurant and hospitality clients. 

We understand that the primary goal of these industries is to serve their customers; and that litigation is just a necessary evil that occurs sometimes.  Our goal is to help the clients navigate the court system so that cases are resolved quickly and cost-effectively and their employees can get back to what they do best—serving meals, moving product, and filling hotel rooms.

Our attorneys have successfully defended our clients in areas of:

  • Premises Liability
  • Food-Borne Illness
  • Product Liability
  • Negligent Security
  • Dram Shop and Liquor Liability

We have also assisted our clients in:

  • Real Estate Litigation
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Local Fire Codes and Regulatory Compliance
  • Contractual Claims
  • Indemnity and Recovery

Our members and associates are active in various industry associations with one of our members serving on the Board of Directors of the National Retail and Restaurant Defense Association (NRRDA).

Murphy Sanchez maintains a maritime casualty practice, including disputes involving charter parties, tug & tow, collision and allision, and salvage. Our attorneys are experienced in defending maritime personal injury and death actions, including actions arising under the Jones Act, Section 905 (b) of the Longshore & Harborworkers Compensation Act, Death on the High Seas Act, General Maritime Law and recreational marine and marina accidents. 

We are experienced in subrogating cargo, ocean marine, and inland marine claims.