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Brian M. Murphy

Brian M. Murphy
50 Chestnut Ridge Road
Suite 115
Montvale, New Jersey 07645

Brian M. Murphy is a Partner in our office in New Jersey, and he has defended clients in insurance litigation and other liability claims for four decades.

He has tried countless cases to verdict in New Jersey and New York as well as in federal courts, and he serves a strategic business partner who helps each client achieve their business goals while protecting their interests.

Brian specializes in defending first and third party claims in premises liability matters, construction accidents, construction defects, hospitality and property damage disputes, automobile and truck accident litigation. He also handles commercial disputes, contracts, insurance coverage and subrogation matters.

Before joining Hall Booth Smith in 2021, Brian was a Partner in a New Jersey firm that he co-owned, and he previously owned his own boutique firm that specialized in insurance, liability and other civil defense litigation.

Earlier in his career, he worked at several law firms in New Jersey and New York where he concentrated his practice on insurance defense, commercial property damage, personal injury and other civil litigation.

Brian earned a Juris Doctorate degree from Fordham Law School, and a Bachelor of Arts degree from Trenton State College, which is now called The College of New Jersey.

EXPERIENCE

Brian is a highly experienced litigator who has defended insurers, insureds and individuals in a wide range of insurance, liability and other civil matters for 40 years. He has tried numerous cases to verdict all over New York and New Jersey, and works alongside clients as a business partner and advisor who makes sure litigation strategy is aligned with business goals.

ADMITTED

  • New Jersey state courts
  • New York state courts
  • U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of New York

EDUCATION

  • J.D., Fordham Law School
  • B.A., Trenton State College (The College of New Jersey)

MEMBERSHIPS

  • New Jersey State Bar Association
  • Bergen County Bar Association
  • New Jersey Defense Association
  • Defense Research Institute (DRI)
  • Claims and Litigation Management Alliance

Recognitions

  • New Jersey Super Lawyers ®, 2019-present
  • Council of Litigation Management Selection

Presentations

  • The Society of the Friendly Sons of Saint Patrick in the City of New York, President 2008-2009.
  • Brian is frequently invited to speak to insurance companies and in-house legal teams about litigation defense strategies, best practices and litigation avoidance.
In the 2021 edition of the New Jersey Super Lawyers magazine, the law firm of Hall Booth Smith (HBS) has once again been recognized for
ATLANTA – April 1, 2021 – Hall Booth Smith, P.C. (HBS) is expanding in the New Jersey and New York area with the addition of
Practice Specific Experience
Related Industries

Construction Accidents and Property Damage
Premises Liability

Retail and Hospitality
Auto and Transportation

Brian M. Murphy is a Partner in our office in New Jersey, and he has defended clients in insurance litigation and other liability claims for four decades.

He has tried countless cases to verdict in New Jersey and New York as well as in federal courts, and he serves a strategic business partner who helps each client achieve their business goals while protecting their interests.

Brian specializes in defending first and third party claims in premises liability matters, construction accidents, construction defects, hospitality and property damage disputes, automobile and truck accident litigation. He also handles commercial disputes, contracts, insurance coverage and subrogation matters.

Before joining Hall Booth Smith in 2021, Brian was a Partner in a New Jersey firm that he co-owned, and he previously owned his own boutique firm that specialized in insurance, liability and other civil defense litigation.

Earlier in his career, he worked at several law firms in New Jersey and New York where he concentrated his practice on insurance defense, commercial property damage, personal injury and other civil litigation.

Brian earned a Juris Doctorate degree from Fordham Law School, and a Bachelor of Arts degree from Trenton State College, which is now called The College of New Jersey.

EXPERIENCE

Brian is a highly experienced litigator who has defended insurers, insureds and individuals in a wide range of insurance, liability and other civil matters for 40 years. He has tried numerous cases to verdict all over New York and New Jersey, and works alongside clients as a business partner and advisor who makes sure litigation strategy is aligned with business goals.

ADMITTED

  • New Jersey state courts
  • New York state courts
  • U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of New York

EDUCATION

  • J.D., Fordham Law School
  • B.A., Trenton State College (The College of New Jersey)

MEMBERSHIPS

  • New Jersey State Bar Association
  • Bergen County Bar Association
  • New Jersey Defense Association
  • Defense Research Institute (DRI)
  • Claims and Litigation Management Alliance

Recognitions

  • New Jersey Super Lawyers ®, 2019-present
  • Council of Litigation Management Selection

Presentations

  • The Society of the Friendly Sons of Saint Patrick in the City of New York, President 2008-2009.
  • Brian is frequently invited to speak to insurance companies and in-house legal teams about litigation defense strategies, best practices and litigation avoidance.
In the 2021 edition of the New Jersey Super Lawyers magazine, the law firm of Hall Booth Smith (HBS) has once again been recognized for
ATLANTA – April 1, 2021 – Hall Booth Smith, P.C. (HBS) is expanding in the New Jersey and New York area with the addition of
Practice Specific Experience
Related Industries

Construction Accidents and Property Damage
Premises Liability

Retail and Hospitality
Auto and Transportation