JOHN A. MURPHY

ATTORNEY

P: 330.983.9373

F: 330.983.9981

jmurphy@harpstbecker.com

 

ASSISTANT:

COURTNEY STUTHARD

P: 330.983.9971

F: 330.983.9981

cstuthard@harpstbecker.com


JOHN A. MURPHY, JR.

ATTORNEY

P: 330.983.9373

F: 330.983.9981

jmurphy@harpstbecker.com

ASSISTANT:

COURTNEY STUTHARD

P: 330.983.9971

F: 330.983.9981

cstuthard@harpstbecker.com


I am a trial lawyer with over 40 years of experience representing all manners of real estate, with a focus in construction, professional liability defense, including Realtor® errors and omissions, and insurance defense. Over the past four decades, I have been called upon to represent innumerable corporate interests and have litigated over 150 jury trials to verdict with a success rate of over 99%. I have been included in the 2022 edition of The Best Lawyers in America® for Insurance Law and Insurance Litigation and am among the 5% of lawyers to have been selected for inclusion on the Ohio Super Lawyers list in the field of general litigation – a designation I have been fortunate enough to experience 12 times. 

Practice Areas

  • Commercial Real Estate Litigation
  • Construction Litigation
  • Realtor® Errors and Omissions
  • Insurance Defense
  • Trade Secrets & Non-Compete

Admissions

  • Ohio
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Ohio
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit

Education

  • Tulane University School of Law, Juris Doctor, (1981)
  • University of Toledo, Bachelor of Business Administration – Accounting (1978)

HONORS AND DESIGNATIONS

  • Ohio Super Lawyers – Insurance Law and General Litigation (2009-2012, 2014-Present)
  • Best Lawyers in America© 2022 Edition – Best Lawyers

ASSOCIATIONS, ORGANIZATIONS AND OTHER POSITIONS

  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • Instructor for Real Estate Continuing Education Classes, Risk Analysis and Claims Avoidance
  • National Association of Railroad Trial Counsel, Former Member
  • Canton Regional Chamber of Commerce, Former Board of Directors Member
  • Downtown Canton Land Bank, Former Board of Directors Member
  • Defense Research Institute, Former Member
  • Ohio Association of Civil Trial Attorneys, Former Member
  • Pro Football Hall of Fame Enshrinement Festival, Former Volunteer

“I firmly believe that any man’s finest hour, the greatest fulfillment of all that he holds dear, is that moment when he has worked his heart out in a good cause and lies exhausted on the field of battle – victorious.” —Vince Lombardi