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Robert L. Murphy

San Diego

P 619-573-4906 F 619-573-4901


Robert L. Murphy


Robert Murphy is a principal in the San Diego, California, office of Jackson Lewis P.C. With more than 45 years of experience as a practitioner in labor and employment law, he is considered to be one of the nation’s most highly respected and creative lawyers in his field.

Bob’s practice is devoted exclusively to the representation of employers and, for many years, has been focused on  representation of employers in matters before the National Labor Relations Board as well as the defense of discrimination and  harassment cases, including claims of sexual harassment, disability and age discrimination, retaliation and wrongful termination. He has successfully defended clients from Florida to Hawaii and in both state and federal courts. His clients include a wide variety of national corporations with facilities across the United States including many major hotel developers and operators.

Bob has created and supervised the implementation of a complete set of employment policies and procedures designed to reflect the unique culture envisioned by his clients that include multi state corporations, luxury resorts, and golf clubs. Without exception, these companies have remained union free and have experienced virtually no employment litigation.

In 2008, Bob was the subject of a feature story in the Super Lawyers magazine in an article entitled: "Tough Guy," detailing highlights in his career of negotiations with labor unions.

Honors and Recognitions

  • The Best Lawyers in America©, "Employment Law - Management" (2018-present)
  • Martindale-Hubbell®, "AV Preeminent® - Peer Rated for Highest Level of Professional Excellence" (1987-present)
  • San Diego Magazine, "Top Lawyer" (2013)
  • Super Lawyers®, "Super Lawyer" (2007-2014)

Professional Associations and Activities

  • State Bar of California