Murphy & Dunn - Custody, Divorce & Family Law Matters
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Edward Murphy

Hello. My name is Attorney G. Edward Murphy and I am the President and CEO of Murphy & Dunn, P.C. We are the fastest growing family law firm in Central Illinois and now have two offices located in Peoria, Illinois at the Twin Towers Plaza at 456 Fulton Street, Suite 425, Peoria, Illinois 61602 and in Bloomington/Normal, Illinois located at 328 Susan Drive, Suite 200, Normal Illinois 61761. These two offices are designed to serve our clients throughout the entire State of Illinois and specifically in Central Illinois and to make it convenient for you to meet with us.

Murphy & Dunn, P.C. is also the largest law firm in Central Illinois that is dedicated exclusively to family law matters. We now have 8 attorneys, ten paralegals and two office locations to serve your custody, divorce and family law needs. There is no better law firm throughout Central Illinois to handle all of your custody, divorce, and family law legal needs. Our job is to take care of you as our client. We don't take that responsibility lightly. Everything we do puts you and your children first. We only get one chance to do it right and our goal is to make that happen every time, on every case.

Our practice encompasses all aspects of custody and divorce, including dissolution of marriage and divorce, custody (now called allocation of parental responsibilities - parenting time and decision-making), marital property division, legal separation, civil unions, father's rights, mediation, gay and lesbian custody and divorce, farm divorces, child support, visitation, maintenance and alimony, hidden assets and income cases, relocation and removal, college expenses, high income and high asset divorce cases, adoption, paternity, rights of third persons, grandparent's rights, prenuptial agreements, guardianships, domestic abuse and Orders of Protection, parental abduction, post decree matters and all family law related matters. We also handle family law appeals. We have also opened up the Nicholas J. Murphy Foundation Pro Bono Clinic to help those members of the Armed Forces that need help in family law matters to honor Nicholas J. Murphy, who was killed on November 19, 2016 while serving in the United States Navy.

Please contact us today to schedule your free initial office consultation with one of our attorneys and see if we can help in resolving your family law matter. You can call us at (309) 674-5551 as our main telephone line and we will connect you to the right person at the right office. You can also e-mail me at, click on the Contact Us link above on this page, or click on the Contact Us widget on the right side of this page and we will call you to schedule your appointment. We look forward to meeting you and doing our best to make sure you win your case.

For further information, please contact us by filling out the Client Intake Sheet, by calling attorney G. Edward Murphy at (309) 740-9091, or by emailing us at

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Attorney G. Edward Murphy and his teams of attorneys and lawyers at Murphy & Dunn, P.C. are now located throughout Central illinois to handle your custody, divorce, and family law matters. Please review our Family Law FAQ section and Practice Area section below for detailed information about what Murphy & Dunn, P.C. can do for you.


Learn more by reviewing the Family Law FAQ page our of site or looking at the specific Practice Areas we handle. Contact us immediately for your free initial consultation with one of our attorneys at any of our three convenient locations.

We are very good at what we do, and we do our best for each and every client.

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Nicholas J. Murphy Pro Bono Clinic

On November 19, 2016, Nicholas James Murphy was killed as a pedestrian walking with his fellow sailors in the crosswalk in Pensacola, Florida. Nick is the third son of four children that Theresa and G. Edward Murphy have, the cousin of Jeffrey M. Dunn, and the nephew of Teri L. Dunn. Nick was living his dream of trying to become a Navy SEAL and had enlisted in the United States Navy to do so. Nick was a true hero on the day of his death and continues to be one. When he was killed by a motor vehicle hitting him, at the last second before he was killed, he pushed one of his sailor friends out of the way and saved her life. In addition, he continues to save more lives. Because Nick was so healthy except for his head injury, all of his organs were able to then be donated to save others in need. His organ donation has resulted and will result in an additional 8 to 10 people being saved. All of his major organs were transplanted into other lives, of which three people were not expected to make it through the night without the transplant. As a result, the tragedy for the Murphy & Dunn family has resulted in the gift of life to numerous other families throughout the United States.

Although we do not know why bad things happen to good people like Nick, we do know that God has a plan for all of us and this is just part of that Plan. It was told to us that it is not the number of years that you live that counts, but the life in those years. Nick Murphy definitely lived a full life in the short 19 1/2 years he was alive. He was truly a great son, brother, nephew, cousin and friend to all who knew him. It is in his honor that we have created the Nicholas J. Murphy Pro Bono Clinic to help families with children in need.

The Nicholas J. Murphy Pro Bono Clinic is a pro bono clinic offering free legal services to those clients that may not be able to afford to pay our normal fees for cases that involve children or military family members. Nick loved trying to become a SEAL and was working hard in that direction. He also loved children. That is why we have dedicated this clinic to helping those in need that have cases involving children or have a connection with the Armed Forces. The attorneys and paralegals at Murphy & Dunn will now honor Nick Murphy by giving back to the local community by undertaking a substantial amount of pro bono legal work each year on his behalf.

Please contact our office today to learn more about using our volunteer services if you are unable to pay our normal fees and have a family law case involving children or a connection to the Armed Forces. Please complete our Client Contact sheet as well to start the process. We will review your financial circumstances to see if you qualify and contact you to see if we can help. Please include a statement as to why you are requesting free legal services and your financial circumstances, your child related issues and your connection to the Armed Forces.

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