John A. Murphy, Jr.

Selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© 2010 - 2018
Selected for inclusion in Ohio Super Lawyers® 2009 - 2012, 2018

John's practice focuses primarily on litigation. He has over 100 successful jury verdicts and is often called upon by the firm and its clients to try difficult cases. Some of his cases have become leaders in their respective areas, including Insurance Bad Faith, Lender Liability, Trust Officer Standard of Care and Civil Procedure. In addition to John's successful verdict record and multiple Supreme Court appearances, he has countless reported decisions from the Courts of Appeal.

In addition to his career as a litigator, John is a frequent lecturer on topics such as: forensic accounting, product liability claims, real estate, oil & gas and E & O claims, and at the National Business Institute where he teaches young attorneys how to try lawsuits. He also has written numerous articles for the construction industry.

John is admitted to practice in all state and federal courts in Ohio.


  • Canton Regional Chamber of Commerce Board of Trustees
  • Boy Scouts of America
  • Canton Ballet
  • Canton Club
  • Glenmoor Country Club
  • H.O.P.E. Inc.
  • Pro Football Hall of Fame Festival
  • United Way
  • YMCA
  • Ohio Association of Civil Trial Attorneys, member
  • Stark County Bar Association Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee, member
  • Stark County Bar Association Courts, Arbitration, Trials, and Assignments Committee, member
  • Stark County Bar Association Insurance Committee, member


  • Selected for The Best Lawyers in America© 2010-2017
  • Selected for inclusion in Ohio Super Lawyers® 2009-2012, 2014-2017


  • Ohio State Courts
  • Ohio Federal Courts


  • Tulane University Law School, J.D., 1981
  • University of Toledo, B.B.A., 1978

To reach John, please e-mail him at or call him directly at 330.458.2146.