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Murphy Desmond Attorneys Named Best Lawyers® in America 2023

Sep 09, 2022 – Madison, Wisconsin

MADISON, Wisconsin - Murphy Desmond SC is pleased to announce that The Best Lawyers in America® (2023 Edition) lists include 13 of the firm's attorneys in numerous practice areas.

There are 15 practice areas for which the outstanding performance of our colleagues has been acknowledged. The methodology for selecting Best Lawyers consists of an exhaustive annual peer review process. The review is both nationally and regionally focused and broken down by practice area.

The 2023 Best Lawyers list for Murphy Desmond includes the following attorneys and the areas of law in which they are recognized:

Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law

  • Robert A. Pasch (since 2010)
  • William J. Rameker  (since 1987)
  • Jane F. Zimmerman (since 2009)

Corporate Law

  •  Daniel J. Lipman (since 2010) 

Criminal Defense: General Practice

  • Hal Harlowe (since 2012)
  • Bruce Rosen (since 1987)

Criminal Defense: White-Collar

  • Hal Harlowe (since 2016)
  • Bruce Rosen (since 2007)

Family Law

  • Sarah H. DeKraay (since 2021) 

Employment Law-Management

  • William E. Morgan (since 2021) 

Government Relations Practice

  • Stephen L. Morgan (since 2010)

Immigration Law

  • Glorily A. López (since 2007)

Litigation - Bankruptcy

  • Jane F. Zimmerman (since 2011)

Litigation – Land Use and Zoning

  • Matthew Fleming (since 2019)

Litigation - Municipal

  • Lawrence E. Bechler  (since 2011)
  • Matthew Fleming (since 2019)

Litigation - Securities

  • Stephen L. Morgan (since 2011)

Municipal Law

  • Lawrence E. Bechler (since 2007)
  • Matthew Fleming (since 2019)
  • Jane F. Zimmerman (since 2009)

Real Estate Law

  • Vernon J. Jesse  (since 2013)
  • Daniel J. Lipman (since 2008)

Securities / Capital Markets Law

  • Stephen L. Morgan (since 2009)

With approximately 30 attorneys in a wide range of practices, Murphy Desmond S.C. can assist you in all of your business and personal legal needs. Since 1931, our firm has worked to achieve our clients’ goals in a timely, cost-effective, and final manner. While our firm has adapted to society's changing legal needs, one thing has remained the same. We continue to strive to attain the values espoused by our founder and philanthropist, the late Robert B. L. Murphy. Those values include: legal integrity, superior client service, and commitment to the community.

Murphy Desmond has worked tirelessly to be a firm that our clients can count on for all times. While we started out primarily as a business and estate planning firm during the Great Depression, we have become a full-service law firm that can assist businesses, families, and individuals in a wide array of legal matters throughout Wisconsin. In addition, our firm has Spanish-speaking lawyers and staff to assist our Latino clients.

Murphy Desmond has been recognized through numerous accolades for our lawyers and the firm, including Best Lawyers® in America, Wisconsin Super Lawyers and Rising Stars, Martindale-Hubbell/, In Business magazine's Executive Choice Awards, and "Best Law Firms" in America by U.S. News & World Report, among others.