Brian P. Murphy


Brian P. Murphy is a seasoned litigator based out the firm’s San Diego office. His very early career centered on product liability and mass torts when he worked as national coordinating counsel for a large generic pharmaceutical manufacturer in the federal Phenylpropanolamine (PPA) multi-district litigation (MDL). Since joining Klinedinst in 2007, Mr. Murphy has focused his practice on professional liability, transportation, and catastrophic injury cases. A recipient of Martindale-Hubbell’s AV®-Preeminent™ rating, he has extensive experience defending attorneys from all manner of claims, ranging from simple negligence and fee disputes to fraud and intentional torts. With regard to transportation and injury claims, Mr. Murphy defends motor carriers, big-box retailers, and public entities in high-damages injury cases. His clients now include many respected Southern California attorneys, nationwide retail chains, and coast-to-coast freight haulers.

A native of Tampa, Florida, Mr. Murphy attended the University of South Florida until 1992 when he relocated to San Francisco. In 1997, he received his Bachelor’s degree with honors in mass communications from San Francisco State University. He attended the University of San Diego School of Law on a merit-based scholarship, graduated in 2002, and was admitted to practice law in California that same year.



San Diego
(619) 400-8000


Brian P. Murphy, Esq.


  • California (2002)
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of California (2002)
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of California (2011)
  • U.S. District Court, Central District of California (2012)
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of California (2022)