G. Edward Murphy

Edward Murphy

G. Edward Murphy

Managing Attorney and Lead Counsel
Peoria, Illinois

G. Edward Murphy is the founder of Murphy & Dunn, P.C. and has been one of the best divorce, custody and family law attorneys and lawyers in Peoria, Bloomington, Pekin and central Illinois for the past 28 years. He knows how to litigate your case when necessary, negotiate favorably for you if possible, and win your case for you and your children. He is a skilled trial attorney, but also a capable mediator and problem solver.

He has been lead counsel running Murphy & Dunn, P.C. since he was 26 years old and has been winning ever since. He and his firm have handled over 8,000 cases and he knows what he is doing. He knows the law, the other family law attorneys, and the family law Judges and uses those skills and his experience to obtain the best possible result for you and your family.  He is the divorce and custody trial attorney you want on your side.

G. Edward Murphy is licensed to practice law in the State of Illinois, the United States District Court for the Central District of Illinois and the United States Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit. He is a graduate of Northern Illinois University College of Law, where he graduated 3rd in his class. He is a member of the American Bar Association, Illinois State Bar Association and Peoria County Bar Association. He serves on local family law committees and is a member of the family law section at both the state and national level. He is also a certified family law mediator.
G. Edward Murphy has a history of success in all that he has undertaken. He was a successful student-athlete, excelling in sports as an All-State baseball player and golfer in high school, and pitching in baseball for Illinois Central College and The University of Iowa in college. In law school, he continued this level of success by graduating 3rd in his entire class, writing as an Editor for the Law Review, and competing in the Moot Court competition. This history of accomplishment in both academic and athletic arenas prepared him well for becoming the trial lawyer that he is. For the past 28 years, Mr. Murphy has continued to excel in all areas of family law. Each year he is repeatedly voted one of "Illinois Law and Leading Attorneys" in Family Law, a distinction given to only the top six percent of attorneys in the State of Illinois.

He is a respected member of the bar and a leading attorney in the family law arena. He can handle all areas of family law, including all aspects of custody and divorce, dissolution of marriage, legal separation, civil unions, 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, post decree matters and all family law related matters. He also handles family law appeals. You can contact him at gedwardmurphy@murphy-dunn.net.

Areas of Practice

  • Family Law
  • Divorce
  • Custody
  • Complex Property Issues

Litigation Percentage

  • 100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Certified Legal Specialties

  • Certified Family Law Mediator

Bar Admissions

  • Illinois
  • U.S. District Court Central District of Illinois
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 7th Circuit


  • Northern Illinois University College of Law, DeKalb, Illinois
    • J.D. - 1987
    • Honors: Moot Court Competition
    • Honors: Graduated 3rd in his class
    • Law Review: Northern Illinois University Law Review, Editor
  • University of Iowa
    • Bachelor's degree
  • Illinois Central College
    • Associates Degree

Honors and Awards

  • Voted One of "Illinois Law and Leading Attorneys" in both Family Law and Criminal Law

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • American Bar Association, Member
  • Illinois State Bar Association, Member
  • Peoria County Bar Association, Member