2021 Baton Rouge Business Report Annual Report

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(From left) Brian McCullough, Lawrence Getty, Denise Venet, Peyton Murphy, Renee Pennington, Jim Moore, and Troy Morain.

[ MURPHY LAW FIRM ] An experienced team, a heart for service, and a reputation for excellence EACH MORNING, when attorney Peyton Murphy arrives at his office on South Acadian Thruway, his first task is to make the rounds with his new puppy Waylon and greet each one of his employees. Murphy is more than an attorney—he is a dedicated father and husband, an animal lover, and a true Louisiana outdoorsman. He works hard for his clients, and always strives to exceed their expectations. On April 23, Murphy will celebrate the 28th anniversary of the founding of the Murphy Law Firm in Baton Rouge. Over the years, Murphy and his legal team have helped thousands of injured victims throughout Louisiana who were involved in automobile accidents, tractor trailer accidents, premises liabilities, product liabilities, wrongful death claims, pharmaceuticals, defective medical devices and mesothelioma. For those in need of an attorney, Murphy wants them to know that “Experience matters, your lawyer matters, and RESULTS matter.” “Insurance companies want your money, but when it’s time to pay, you’d better have a lawyer who’s going to fight for you,” Murphy says. He says his law firm does not have a non-litigation

section of lawyers. “Every lawyer in the firm can and will go to trial if necessary.” And Murphy himself approves all settlements. “We are NOT a settlement mill,” Murphy states.

In January, at the height of his career to date, Murphy and his team were awarded an $18.9 million settlement by an East Baton Rouge Parish jury after a man suffered severe and permanently

disabling injuries following a 2018 motor vehicle crash. Murphy held strong to his belief that justice would ultimately prevail with a fair result for the client, and that confidence led to the ultimate result. This case highlights the point that if defendants are not willing to resolve claims for a fair amount, Murphy will go to trial and fight for you. “I want the right outcome to happen for my clients,” Murphy says, noting that sometimes that means the process may take more time. You can find Murphy in his office five days a week working hard for his clients. All his clients can have his personal cellphone number, and he stresses that he is always accessible to them, day or night. “I make it a point to meet each and every person who walks through the door,” he says. “I want to see them when they come in, and I want to see them when they leave. My goal is to make sure they are satisfied with the legal work we’ve done.” Murphy lives in Baton Rouge with his wife Jenny, and their four children. When he is not in the office, Murphy can be found on the golf course, hunting for ducks or deer in St. Francisville or fish-

AT A GLANCE PRIMARY PRODUCT/SERVICE: Personal injury, including but not limited to: automobile accidents, tractor trailer accidents, premises liabilities, product liabilities, wrongful death claims, pharmaceuticals, defective medical devices and mesothelioma TOP EXECUTIVES: Peyton Murphy, Troy Morain, Brian McCullough, Renee Pennington, Jim Moore, Schyler Brooks YEAR FOUNDED: 1993 • PHONE: 225.928.8800 • WEBSITE: murphylawfirm.com 18

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