Education & Experience
Representing only workers’ compensation and personal injury claimants, Mr. Murphy has provided outstanding legal representation to thousands of injured clients throughout Montana. With over 34 years of professional legal experience, he is passionate about protecting your rights. He has successfully litigated numerous workers’ compensation and personal injury claims to verdict.
Tom graduated from the University of Montana Law School in 1985. He founded Murphy Law Firm in 1998, after 12 years of litigation practice with a large law firm in Great Falls. He frequently practices before both state and federal courts, including the United States Supreme Court.
Assisting my fellow Montanans is what I’ve dedicated my entire career to, and I’m deeply passionate about protecting the legal rights of injured workers and personal injury plaintiffs.
Professional Associations & Qualifications
Tom is the Co-Founder and Co-Chairman of the Workers Compensation Section of the Montana Trial Lawyers Association (MTLA). He also serves on the MTLA Board of Directors.
On the national level, Tom serves on the Board of the Directors for the Workers’ Injury Law & Advocacy Group (WILG). WILG is comprised of nearly 1,000 workers’ compensation attorneys fighting for the rights of injured workers across the United States.
In addition, Tom was inducted as a Fellow in The College of Workers’ Compensation Lawyers, the first and only lawyer in Montana to be invited.
In 2005, Tom Murphy was awarded the MTLA’s “Appellate Advocacy Award” for 2 precedent-setting cases challenging the unconstitutional denial of equal protection for elderly workers and occupational disease claimants.
Tom has also been recognized by WILG as one the nation’s top 100 injured workers’ attorneys. In 2019, he was the recipient of the WILG President’s Award. In May 2021, it was announced that Tom will once again be a recipient of the prestigious WILG President’s Award at the 2021 WILG national convention in September. This will be the second time he has received this prestigious award.
Tom has been married to his lovely wife, Leslie, for the better part of 40 years, and he is the proud father of three incredible sons — Mike, Matt and Tommy. When not at the office, Tom enjoys travelling and spending time with Leslie at their cabin in the Anaconda-Pintler Wilderness. Leslie’s grandfather built the cabin 80 years ago, and the Pintlers offer Tom and Leslie many opportunities to go hiking, camping, fishing, and cross-country skiing in the beautiful Montana wilderness.
“I recommend Murphy Law Firm to anyone who needs legal assistance with a Workers’ Compensation claim. I was beyond impressed with Tommy Murphy’s handling of my case and ecstatic about the outcome. Incredibly professional and knowledgeable. No one in Montana knows more about this area of law.”
On October 28, 2019, Thomas J. Murphy was one of six attorneys in the United States to receive the prestigious President’s Award from the Workers’ Injury Law & Advocacy Group in Santa Barbara, California. He was again the recipient of the President’s Award in 2021.
Publications & Media Mentions
- “The Defense Perspective in Workers’ Compensation: An Interview with Tom Martello,” Trial Trends, Autumn 2019 Edition, by Tom and Tommy Murphy
- “Featured Attorney Interview: Tom Murphy Urges Accident Victims to Seek Legal Help, Even During a Pandemic,” Enjuris
- “Enjuris Interview: Meet Montana Personal Injury Lawyer Thomas Murphy,” Enjuris
- “The 5 Most Dangerous Roads in Montana,” Enjuris
- “Most Common Causes of Construction Accidents,” Enjuris
- “Tom Murphy Interviewed by Alabama Work Comp Today,” Alabama Work Comp Today