Siobhán M. Murphy


  • location icon Chicago, IL
    550 West Adams Street
    Suite 300
    Chicago, IL 60661
  • location icon Indianapolis, IN
    50 E. 91st Street
    Suite 104
    Indianapolis, IN 46240

Siobhán Murphy is a partner in the Chicago and Indianapolis offices of Lewis Brisbois and a member of the Insurance Law and Long-Term Care & Elder Law Practices. Ms. Murphy has a diverse background representing individuals and corporations in complex and general civil litigation, including appeals.

She has handled matters involving many issues, including:

  • Medical and nurse malpractice
  • In-home healthcare and elder abuse
  • Insurance coverage and bad faith litigation, including general liability, construction defects, professional liability, life and disability insurance, environmental and mass tort, excess and umbrella coverage, ocean and inland marine insurance
  • Maritime law
  • Wrongful death and serious personal injury
  • Product liability and premises liability
  • Environmental law
  • Business disputes and commercial law
  • Ocean and inland marine cargo claims, as well as litigation regarding riparian rights along navigable waters

Ms. Murphy has been outside trial counsel and outside general counsel to a national family of companies in the in-home elder care market for over a decade. She has successfully represented nursing homes, ambulance companies, and other companies in the allied health care fields, both directly and as counsel selected by insurance companies. She has handled cases alleging wrongful death and serious personal injury, medical and nurse malpractice, elder neglect and abuse, and negligent hiring and supervision of health care workers. She has also successfully handled administrative contract actions relating to elder care and review of contract actions in the court system.

Legal Experience

  • Moot court coach for DePaul College of Law, 2003-2005
  • Volunteer panelist and judge in intra- and intermural moot court competitions, including the American Bar Association, Law Student Division, National Appellate Advocacy Competition, the International
  • Law Students Association, and the Phillip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition, 1995-Present


“In Support of the ‘Four Corners’ Rule, Should Insurers Be Required To Tell Plaintiffs What They Know About Claims Against Insureds?” Chicago Lawyer, February 2005, Letters to the Editor

Professional Presentations

  • Lecturer, “Damages in Wrongful Death” NBI- National Business Institute, Eau Claire, WI. December 7, 2016
  • Lecturer, “Nursing Home Litigation: Common Claims and Effective Discovery,” NBI - National Business Institute, Chicago, Illinois. April 13, 2010 - Live Teleconference
  • Lecturer, "Nursing Home Malpractice: Evaluating and Addressing Accountability," NBI - National Business Institute, Chicago, Illinois. June 23, 2009
  • Lecturer, “E-Discovery, Searching the Virtual File Cabinets,” NBI – National Business Institute, Chicago, Illinois. September 19, 2008
  • "The Impact of State and National Activity on Nursing Home Litigation," NBI- National Business Institute, Chicago, Illinois. June 23, 2008
  • E-Discovery Seminar, NBI - National Business Institute, Chicago, Illinois. November 28, 2007
  • “Criminal Background Checks for Workers and Residents,” Nursing Home Malpractice: Evaluating and Addressing Accountability, NBI - National Business Institute, Chicago, Illinois. June 26, 2007
  • “Hypnotized by HIPAA, The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act,” Presentation, Midwestern University. June 9, 2006
  • “Preparing the Expert Witness, American Association of Legal Nurse Consultants” Presentation, Chicago Illinois. April 13, 2006
  • “From the Law Office to the Public Office: Advancing Justice and Empowering the Community,” Presentation, NAML & NMLSA conference at George Washington University Law School, Washington D.C. March 31-April 2, 2006




U.S. District Court

Northern, Central, and Southern Districts of Illinois

U.S. Courts of Appeal for the Sixth, Seventh and Federal Circuits

U.S. District Court

Northern and Southern Districts of Indiana

U.S. District Court

Eastern District of Michigan

U.S. District Court

Eastern District of Missouri

U.S. District Court

Eastern District of Wisconsin

U.S. District Court

Southern District of Alabama


  • American Bar Association
  • Indianapolis Bar Association


University of Cambridge, England

Master of Laws, with high honors, 1992

IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law

Juris Doctor, with high honors, 1991

Trial Academy of the International Association of Defense Counsel


The School of the Art Institute of Chicago

Bachelor of Fine Arts, 1987

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