Quinn Murphy, Counsel

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Biography

Quinn Murphy joined Sandberg Phoenix in 2016, bringing over 13 years of legal and trial experience to the firm. Quinn’s practice focuses on business, commercial, and construction litigation, and Quinn has represented contractors, subcontractors, manufacturers, real estate developers, long-term care and sports/entertainment law clients in litigation throughout the United States. Unlike some litigation attorneys, Quinn is a trial lawyer with significant first chair trial experience in state and federal court in breach of contract, real estate and construction related matters. In addition to his significant first chair trial experience, Quinn has successfully mediated and arbitrated disputes to resolution in Missouri, Illinois and multiple other states.

“The significant scope of services and broad range of specialists at Sandberg Phoenix provide a large platform to better serve my clients,” Quinn says. “I am very excited to be able to provide my clients with a greater scope of legal services to help them achieve their goals.”

A creative thinker, Quinn’s ability to serve his clients relies not only on a deep knowledge of his clients’ businesses and the legal matters that often affect them, but also upon his own ability to creatively solve common problems in non-traditional ways. By learning about his clients and their industries, as well as the individuals or businesses on the other side of the litigation, Quinn often develops unique solutions that creatively resolve legal conflict. When a resolution cannot be reached, Quinn’s clients rely upon him as a strong advocate at trial, and Quinn’s personality, charisma and ability to “connect with a jury” have resulted in numerous favorable verdicts for Quinn’s clients at trial.

“The most rewarding aspect of my work as an attorney is helping clients reach their goals – there’s nothing greater than being a part of their success and celebrating that with them,” says Quinn.

A former Drury University and Missouri State University basketball player who played for Coach Charlie Spoonhour prior to his move to St. Louis University, Quinn is an avid competitor, who feeds his competitive spirit with mixed martial arts, kickboxing and CrossFit. He and his wife, who played college volleyball, take an active role in their two children’s lives, coaching sporting teams and attending games and swim meets. When time permits, Quinn also enjoys watching movies and reading books about outdoor adventure and science fiction.

Background

Attending Drury University, Quinn received his bachelor’s degree in Business Administration & Psychology, as well as a Master of Business Administration. He went on to earn his Juris Doctor, cum laude, from Saint Louis University School of Law, where he served as the Article Editor for the St. Louis University Law Journal, was the Moot Court Champion and received the Academic Excellence Award.

Quinn spent the first eight year of his career with a large international firm that today is the largest law firm in the world. Thereafter and prior to joining Sandberg Phoenix, Quinn was a partner at two mid-to-large-sized Midwest law firms, where he represented clients in a wide range of business, commercial and construction litigation matters. He also led the development and organization of a sports law practice group at his prior firms, providing sports and entertainment industry clients with a broad range of legal support and services.

Quinn has received recognition for his outstanding client service, being named by Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers as a “Rising Star” in 2012 and by Missouri Lawyer’s Weekly as an “Up & Coming Lawyer” in 2011.

Quinn currently serves as a member of the Board of Directors for Lighthouse for the Blind and for the Flyers Aquatic Swim Team. He also volunteers at the Sparrow’s Nest Homeless Shelter.

Quinn is licensed to practice law in the states of Missouri and Illinois and before the U.S. District Court for the Eastern and Western Districts of Missouri, as well as the U.S. District Courts for the Central and Southern District of Illinois.

In addition, Quinn is a member of the Homebuilders Association of St. Louis and Eastern Missouri, the Home Builders Association of Greater Southwest Illinois, the American Bar Association – Construction Division, Site Improvement Association and the American Subcontractor Association – Midwest.

Successes

Publications

“Do you hear that buzzing or is it just me? How use of drones is changing construction management forever,” Construction Litigation Blog (August 2016)

“Attorney non-profit board members offer insights to benefits of serving on boards,” St. Louis Lawyer Magazine (August 2013)

“Loose Lips and Sinking Ships – Lessons on Coworker Relationships,” Missouri Employment Law Letter (December 2010)

“From Court to Courtroom, former athlete succeeds on and off the ‘court,’” Drury Alumni Magazine, (2012)

“Policy Driven Tort Analysis: Peeling the Onion from the Inside Out,” 45 St. Louis University Law Journal 913 (2001)

Presentations

“Problematic Sports Industry Contract Provisions,” Sports Business Forum, St. Louis, Missouri (2013)

BIOGRAPHY

Quinn Murphy joined Sandberg Phoenix in 2016, bringing over 13 years of legal and trial experience to the firm. Quinn’s practice focuses on business, commercial, and construction litigation, and Quinn has represented contractors, subcontractors, manufacturers, real estate developers, long-term care, and sports/entertainment law clients in litigation throughout the United States. Unlike some litigation attorneys, Quinn is a trial lawyer with significant first chair trial experience in state and federal court in breach of contract, real estate and construction related matters.  In addition to his significant first chair trial experience, Quinn has successfully mediated and arbitrated disputes to resolution in Missouri, Illinois and multiple other states.

“The significant scope of services and broad range of specialists at Sandberg Phoenix provide a large platform to better serve my clients,” Quinn says. “I am very excited to be able to provide my clients with a greater scope of legal services to help them achieve their goals.”

A creative thinker, Quinn’s ability to serve his clients relies not only on a deep knowledge of his clients’ businesses and the legal matters that often affect them, but also upon his own ability to creatively solve common problems in non-traditional ways.  By learning about his clients and their industries, as well as the individuals or businesses on the other side of the litigation, Quinn often develops unique solutions that creatively resolve legal conflict.  When a resolution cannot be reached, Quinn’s clients rely upon him as a strong advocate at trial, and Quinn’s personality, charisma, and ability to “connect with a jury” have resulted in numerous favorable verdicts for Quinn’s clients at trial.

“The most rewarding aspect of my work as an attorney is helping clients reach their goals – there’s nothing greater than being a part of their success and celebrating that with them,” says Quinn.

A former Drury University and Missouri State University basketball player who played for coach Charlie Spoonhour prior to his move to St. Louis University, Quinn is an avid competitor, who feeds his competitive spirit with mixed martial arts, kickboxing, and crossfit. He and his wife, who played college volleyball, take an active role in their two children’s lives, coaching sporting teams and attending games and swim meets. When time

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