Office Location

99 Park Avenue
New York, NY 10016
T 212.286.8585
F 212.490.8966

Areas of Practice

Healthcare & Risk Management

General Liability & Commercial Litigation

Medical Liability Defense


Albany Law School of Union University: JD: 2003

University At Albany: BS, Cum Laude: 1998

Bar Admissions

New York
United States District Court, Eastern District of New York
United States District Court, Southern District of New York

Patrick J. Murphy


Patrick (“PJ”) Murphy is a Partner at HPM&B. Mr. Murphy has spent his entire career representing major hospital facilities, academic medical centers, individual physicians and other healthcare professionals in complex, high exposure, medical liability actions. Mr. Murphy’s practice focuses on an extensive array of medical specialties, including obstetrics and gynecology, neurosurgery, colorectal surgery, orthopedic surgery, surgical oncology, cardiology and psychiatry. Mr. Murphy represents his clients at all phases of pre-trial litigation and has successfully tried cases to verdict at trial.

Mr. Murphy has successfully argued numerous dispositive motions throughout the New York Metropolitan area that resulted in dismissals for his clients without the need to go to trial. Mr. Murphy has also successfully handled appeals before the Appellate Courts of New York State. Mr. Murphy is particularly proud of the multiple Frye motions he has drafted and argued, wherein he successfully challenged the theories raised by the opposing party’s experts as not being based upon accepted principles in the medical and scientific community.

Mr. Murphy has provided several lectures and mock trial presentations to physicians and hospitals regarding the implications of various issues in medicine and litigation. He has also given lectures for CLE programs on Risk Management issues pertaining to adverse and preventable events in healthcare.

“A Prescription for Reducing Risks Associated with Pharmaceutical Compounding in an Evolving Regulatory Setting.” AHRMNY The Risk Management Quarterly. Summer 2013

Verdicts & Cases

Summary Judgment Affirmed

The Appellate Division First Department unanimously affirmed the lower court’s decision granting HPMB summary judgment dismissal on behalf of a General Surgeon and a major metropolitan hospital in a medical malpractice case involving a robotic...

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Summary Judgment Awarded in Kings County

In a medical malpractice action arising from the premature birth of a neurologically impaired infant-plaintiff, HPMB obtained summary judgment in Kings County on behalf of specialists in Maternal Fetal Medicine and Obstetrics/Gynecology and a...

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