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Grant E. Murphy

Grant E. Murphy has recently joined our firm on a full-time basis and has just completed taking the Illinois Bar Exam in February, 2019. Once he has passed same and been sworn in as an Attorney at Law, he will join the firm as an Associate Attorney at Murphy & Dunn, P.C. In addition, effective as of March 1, 2019, Grant has been hired as the Executive Director of the Nicholas J. Murphy Foundation and the Nicholas J. Murphy Military Legal Clinic. We are excited where he will take Nick’s Foundation now and in the future.

Grant believes that you can get anywhere and do anything in this world through help from the lord and savior, Jesus Christ. He believes that all things are possible and strives to be his best each and every day. Grant earned his B.A. from Augustana College and his J.D. with honors from Valparaiso University School of Law.

Grant, born and raised in the Central Illinois area, was a successful student-athlete playing both golf and baseball at Dunlap High School. He continued to play golf at Augustana College, where he started all four years on the varsity golf team.

Grant has an established record of leadership. In law school, he was President of the Valparaiso Law School Chapter of the Christian Legal Society. He served two terms during his 2L and 3L years. While serving as President, he also served as the law student liaison for the Christian Legal Society’s Midwest Retreat, one of only two law students in the region chosen to be on the committee, along with established attorneys from the Chicago, Illinois area.

Grant is also one of the founding members of the Nicholas J. Murphy Foundation, started after his younger brother, Nick, tragically passed away in November of 2016. The Foundation serves veterans and their families, through grants and scholarships, and through the Nicholas J. Murphy Military Legal Clinic.

The Nicholas J. Murphy Military Legal Clinic is a legal clinic servicing veterans and active duty military personnel through free or reduced rate family law legal services. Grant will be the lead attorney for the Foundation once he is sworn is as a licensed attorney later this year. Nick wanted to be the best of the best by joining the Navy Seals. Though Nick did not make it to his goal, Grant continues to take on the determination and strength his brother showed by leading the way on many of the cases associated with the clinic. He has continued to excel in all areas of his life and his legal career will be no different.

Grant has a simple philosophy:

“Our job at Murphy & Dunn, P.C. is about representing our clients to the best of our ability. Our job is not to needlessly litigate every issue with the opposing party in a divorce or custody case. This causes undue stress on clients and their children. There are some issues that will inevitably be litigated, but we strive to do our best to work and resolve issues amicably, if possible. If not, we will litigate the case to the best of our ability. Our job is listening to client’s needs, helping them prepare for what happens inside a court room and to prepare for life outside of it. The goal is always to obtain the most favorable result for our clients the law will allow. We will and continue do our best for you.”

Grant Murphy is part of the legal team lead by Managing Partner G. Edward Murphy and works out of both the Peoria and Bloomington-Normal offices. Grant may be contacted directly at