Judge since: 2006
Murphy was a Cook County assistant state’s attorney for 11 years before being elected to the bench in 2006. Murphy was initially assigned to traffic court before being transferred to the Domestic Violence Division.
Bar Association ratings
This year: The CCL rated him well qualified. They noted his good courtroom management and his respectful nature. The CBA rated him qualified and the ISBA recommended him for retention.
Past: In 2012, Murphy was rated positively by the three major bar groups.
Notable: Murphy is married to attorney Jennifer Burke, making him the son-in-law of prominent Chicago alderman Ed Burke and Illinois Supreme Court Justice Anne Burke.