Thomas L. Murphy

Thomas L. Murphy

Orland Park, Illinois

Mr. Murphy resides in the Orland Park area. He was born in Topeka, KS, and grew up in Oak Brook, IL. He has represented both small and large businesses. He has been associated with private law practice firms in downtown Chicago and in the Chicago Suburban area. For over twenty-five years, he has maintained his principal law office for Petti, Murphy & Robinson in Orland Park, Cook County, IL.

Mr. Murphy's corporate law work includes serving as a staff legal counsel for Central Soya Corporation, Fort Wayne, IN; and General Counsel of Andrew Corporation, an international electronics business. As a private practice trial lawyer, he has tried cases in the U.S. District Court, Northern Dist. of IL, and in the Circuit Courts of Cook, Will, Lake, DuPage, Kendall and Kane Counties. He has argued before the First District of the Illinois Appellate Court, and the U.S. Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals.

Areas of Practice

  • General Civil Litigation
  • Auto Negligence & Serious Personal Injuries
  • Medical & Professional Malpractice
  • General Business Litigation
  • Corporation, Partnership & LLC Litigation
  • Business Transfers/Stock Sales and Purchases
  • Incorporations & Shareholder Agreements
  • Family Law
  • Dissolution of Marriage
  • Child Custody
  • Child Support
  • Visitation
  • Maintenance
  • Bankruptcy Law & Debt Resolution
  • Chapters 7 & 13
  • Real Estate Transactions
  • Sales/Purchases and Closings
  • Development/Zoning
  • Estate Planning & Trusts

Bar Admissions

  • Illinois
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Illinois
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 7th Circuit


  • DePaul University College of Law, Chicago, Illinois
    • J.D.
  • Elmhurst College, Elmhurst, Illinois
    • B.A.
    • Major: English

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Trial Bar, Member
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Kane County, IL Bar Association
  • Will County, IL Bar Association
  • Southwest Bar Association of Cook County, IL
  • Corporate Counsel Association, Chicago, IL, Past President
  • Corporate Counsel Association, Chicago, IL, Board of Directors
  • United Cerebral Palsy of Greater Chicago, Director

Pro Bono Activities

  • President, Director, Orland Park Rotary Club