University of Wisconsin Law, J.D., cum laude, 2007, Wisconsin Law Review, Senior Note & Comment Editor, 2006-07
Villanova University, B.A., magna cum laude, 2004
Louisiana State Bar Association
Federal Bar Association
Association for Women Attorneys
Louisiana Bar Foundation
National Employment Lawyers Association
HONORS & APPOINTMENTS
Selected for inclusion in the New Orleans Magazine’s list of Top Lawyers in New Orleans, Louisiana, 2019, 2020, 2021 and 2022.
Selected for inclusion in the Louisiana Super Lawyers® list, 2023, and the Louisiana Super Lawyers® “Rising Star” list, 2014-2022.
Vice-Chair, Development Committee, Louisiana Bar Foundation, 2020-2022.
Member of Board of Directors, Louisiana Bar Foundation, 2017-2020.
Chair of the Louisiana Bar Foundation’s Greater New Orleans Community Partnership Panel, 2013-2016, member of the panel, 2010-2017.
Received the Louisiana State Bar Association Pro Bono Century Award, 2010.
PUBLICATIONS & SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS
“Professionalism and #MeToo: The Times They Are A Changin’,” Louisiana State Bar Association’s Ethics and Professionalism Watch Your Ps and Qs Seminar, December 2018 and LJC/LSBA Joint Summer School June 2019.
“Professionalism: Design Thinking for Lawyers in Practice and Life,” New Orleans Bar Association’s 11th Hour Ethics and Professionalism Series, December 2018.
“Recent Developments in Louisiana Ethics,” Louisiana State Bar Association Trial Practice Seminar, December 2017.
“Proving Lost Profits for a New Business,” American Bar Association Section of Litigation, Business Torts and Unfair Competition Committee Spring Journal, May 2017.
“Ethics in Class Actions,” Louisiana State Bar Association Ethics and Professionalism Program, December 2010.
“Ethics and the Attorney-Client Privilege: Where Are We Heading?” Louisiana State Bar Association Ethics and Professionalism Program, December 2008.
Madison’s Minimum-Wage Ordinance, Section 104.001, and the Future of Home Rule in Wisconsin, 2007 Wis. L. Rev. 151.
“Integrated Education & Peacebuilding in Northern Ireland.” Pittsburgh Undergraduate Review, 2004.
Kerry Murphy is an employment and litigation attorney who has been practicing law for more than 14 years. Her law practice focuses on employment litigation and advising on behalf of employees throughout Louisiana. She advises individuals who are negotiating employment contracts, non-competition agreements, and severance agreements and employees facing possible termination from their jobs. She represents employees in cases involving employment discrimination and retaliation as well as unpaid wages and unpaid overtime. She represents workers before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and litigates on their behalf in a wide range of employment matters.
Kerry is a member of the Louisiana State Bar Association, the Federal Bar Association, and the National Employment Lawyers Association. Kerry is one of the founding members of the Plaintiff Employment Lawyers Association of Southeast Louisiana. Kerry was selected for inclusion in the Louisiana Super Lawyers® list for 2023 and to the Louisiana Super Lawyers® “Rising Star” list for 2014 through 2022. She was selected as a Top Lawyer by New Orleans Magazine in 2019, 2020, 2021 and 2022. She is often asked to speak at continuing legal education seminars on issues involving ethics and professionalism.
Kerry is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin Law School and Villanova University. Prior to forming her own practice, Kerry worked at some of the New Orleans area’s premier law firms and as a judicial law clerk to the Honorable Susie Morgan of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana. Kerry is a longtime volunteer with the Louisiana Bar Foundation, which provides grants to nonprofit organizations that deliver direct legal services to low-income individuals across the state. When Kerry is not working on her cases, she enjoys spending time outdoors with her husband and children, traveling, baking, and making full use of her library card.