or over a decade, David has been involved in complex commercial litigation in Chicago. First as law clerk with the Circuit Court of Cook County David learned firsthand how litigation really works. When he joined Murphy & Hourihane in 2010, he put those skills to work for his clients. While at Murphy & Hourihane, David has taken multiple cases to trial, successfully appealed to the Illinois Appellate Court, and has consistently achieved positive results for his clients. Now a partner with the Murphy Law Group, David is applying his experiences to solve client issues in creative and effective ways.

David is a graduate of Wittenberg University and the Loyola University of Chicago Law School. He lives in Oak Park with his wife and their two handsome and rambunctious boys.

Practice Areas

Commercial Litigation
Murphy Law Group attorneys know the state and federal courts of Illinois, and have handled hundreds of jury and bench trials.
Internal Investigations
Murphy Law Group lawyers undertake internal investigations on behalf of corporate and public agency Chief Executive and Chief Financial Officers, Boards of Directors, Audit Committees and Independent Auditors.
Litigation Approach
We are effective commercial litigators because we understand your business needs. Gene and John treat contract, real estate, tax, financial and regulatory issues as business concerns, not just elements of trial strategy.
White Collar
We understand the new world of white-collar crime, where government regulators and law enforcement officials are expanding their use of civil, criminal and administrative investigations to target individuals in the corporate, financial, government and professional service fields.
Corporate Counsel and Transactional
Murphy Law Group lawyers negotiate and close highly sophisticated transactions, representing entrepreneurs and private companies in a broad range of transactions.


  • Wittenberg University, cum laude, 2002
  • Loyola University Chicago Law School, 2006


  • State of Illinois
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
  • Trial Bar for the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
  • U.S. Court of Appeals – Seventh Circuit


  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • Chicago Bar Association