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G. Edward Murphy

G. Edward Murphy


G. Edward Murphy is the Managing Partner of Murphy & Dunn, P.C. and has been one of the best divorce, custody and family law attorneys and lawyers in Peoria, Bloomington and Central Illinois for the past 36 years.

He is a recognized expert in family law and is an authority on the topic of divorce and custody. He is a recognized “Leading Lawyer” and “Super Lawyer” in family law and divorce. He knows how to litigate your case when necessary, negotiate favorably if possible, and win your case for you and your children in court. He is a skilled trial attorney, but also a capable mediator and problem solver.

He has been lead counsel running Murphy & Dunn, P.C. for the past 35 years since he was 26 years old and has been winning cases ever since. He and his firm have handled over 9,000 cases and he knows what he is doing. He knows the law, the other family law attorneys, and the family law Judges and uses those skills and his experience to obtain the best possible result for you and your family. He is the divorce and custody trial attorney you want on your side. Together with his team of attorneys and paralegals, they will do their very best to win your case.

G. Edward Murphy is licensed to practice law in the State of Illinois, the United States District Court for the Central District of Illinois and the United States Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit. He is a graduate of Northern Illinois University College of Law, where he graduated 3rd in his class. He is a member of the American Bar Association, the Illinois State Bar Association, and the Peoria County Bar Association. He is President of the Peoria County Bar Association Family Law Committee and is a member of the family law section at both the national, state and local levels. He is also a certified family law mediator. G. Edward Murphy is lead attorney for the law firm and handles cases throughout the State of Illinois.

G. Edward Murphy has a history of success in all that he has undertaken. He was a successful student-athlete, excelling in sports as an All-State baseball player and golfer in high school, and pitching in baseball for Illinois Central College and The University of Iowa in college. In law school, he continued this level of success by graduating 3rd in his entire class, writing as an Editor for the Law Review, and competing in the Moot Court competition. This history of accomplishment in both academic and athletic arenas prepared him well for becoming the trial lawyer that he is. For the past 35 years, Mr. Murphy has continued to excel in all areas of family law. Each year he is repeatedly voted one of “Illinois Law and Leading Attorneys” in Family Law, a distinction given to only the top six percent of attorneys in the State of Illinois. He is also a “Super Lawyer” in family law.

He is a respected member of the bar and a leading attorney in the family law arena. He can handle all areas of family law, including all aspects of custody and divorce, dissolution of marriage, legal separation, civil unions, gay and lesbian custody and divorce, farm divorces, child support, visitation, maintenance and alimony, hidden assets and income cases, relocation and removal, college expenses, high income and high asset divorce cases, adoption, paternity, post decree matters and all family law related matters. He also handles family law appeals.

Mr. Murphy manages both offices and is an integral part of all of the legal teams lead by Jeffrey M. Dunn, Candice M. Thomason, Alec D. Murphy, and Benjamin L. Mills. Together with their experienced paralegals these teams handle all areas of family law litigation. He is a capable trial attorney who can handle all aspects of a dissolution of marriage matter from start to finish to win your case. Mr. Murphy works out of both the Peoria and Bloomington/Normal offices and handles cases throughout the State of Illinois. You may contact him directly by calling him at (309) 674-5551 or contact him directly at