Randy P. Murphy, Partner

Randy Murphy is a senior partner with over 35 years of experience handling a diverse array of cases for the firm. Randy’s personalized approach to each client’s needs has led to successes both in and out of the courtroom and given him a reputation of excellence in the Arkansas legal community. He has successfully defended complex personal injury and products liability claims and is frequently before the Arkansas Workers’ Compensation Commission. Randy is also a motorcycle enthusiast and has successfully represented both plaintiffs and defendants in litigation arising from motorcycle accidents. Over the years, Randy has developed a very active trial practice, taking him all over Arkansas. He has participated in well over 150 jury trials, hundreds of mediations, and countless administrative hearings before the Workers’ Compensation Commission. He has been recognized by Best Lawyers in America and Mid-South Super Lawyers in the areas of personal injury litigation and employers’ workers’ compensation law. He is AV rated by Martindale-Hubbell—the highest rating for ethics and legal ability. Randy is regularly consulted by insurance companies about developments in the law, and he is an active member of numerous professional organizations.

Areas of Practice:
Workers’ Compensation Defense
Property and Casualty Defense
Product / Premises Liability Defense
Personal Injury Defense
Product Liability
Environmental Defense
Employment and Labor Law

Litigation Percentage:
100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions:
Arkansas Bar, 1988
U.S. District Court Eastern District of Arkansas, 1988
U.S. District Court Western District of Arkansas, 1988
U.S. Court of Appeals 8th Circuit, 1988

University of Arkansas at Little Rock School of Law, Little Rock, Arkansas, 1988
University of Arkansas, Monticello, Little Rock, AR, 1978
B.A., with Honors

Honors and Awards:
Listed, The Best Lawyers in America, 2006–2024
Listed, Mid-South Super Lawyers, 2006–2023
Recognized as Best Lawyers’ 2018 Little Rock Workers’ Compensation Law – Employers “Lawyer of the Year”
Listed, Soiree Best Lawyer, 2015-2023
Martindale–Hubbell AV Rating

Professional Associations and Memberships:
Defense Research Institute — Member
Arkansas Association of Defense Counsel — Member
American Bar Association — Member
Arkansas Bar Association — Member
Pulaski County Bar Association — Member