WE ARE
FORD & MURPHY

Fighting for a Safer Michigan

Jeff

“I sustained some serious injuries as the result of a drunk driver who had passed out behind the wheel and rear ended my car. My head injury made clear and cognitive thought very challenging. As well, I had a lot of physical problems that impeded my mobility. I wasn’t…”

 

Greg D.

“When it came to navigating the warzone of insurance liability claims following a MVA with an underinsured motorist, I was lost. With no idea of what to do or who to turn to for help, my wife and I prayed, believing that the Lord would lead us to the right place for the guidance we…”

 

Randy G.

“A devastating motorcycle accident on July 4th 2010 necessitated my search for legal representation. As is the case with most of their clients, my decision to contact the law firm of Ford & Murphy was based solely upon the experience and referral of a close friend…”

 

Brian S.

“I’m writing to say “Thank you!” to the law office of Ford and Murphy, P.C. for the successful result of the personal injury litigation they recently handled for my family. Attorney William Murphy took my case, which was not an easy one, and pursued it vigorously. Mr. Murphy…”

 

Lacey K.

“My son was five years old when a neighbor’s dog bit him in the face for no reason. I will never forget how he looked when I took him to the hospital. The doctors did the best they could to repair his face. Ford & Murphy filed suit for us. They worked out a settlement that…”

 

Darcy R.

“I lost my balance and my leg went through the entry door of my friend’s apartment building. The door did not have safety glass and I was cut badly and left with a terrible scar on my leg. No one would take my case until a friend told me about Ford & Murphy…”

 

Dan and Jayne D.

“August 7th 2008, a wonderful day, warm and sunny, a good day for a motorcycle ride. All of a sudden my life is changed forever. A car ran a stop sign and then stopped in front of me. The next thing I know it is 8 weeks later. When I woke up my first thoughts were of my wife. Who…”

 

Lon

“Following my accident in 2011, good friends recommended that I contact Ford & Murphy Law. It was great advice. After meeting with Bill at our home we knew we had made the right decision to call. Bill and Jim worked well together to solve some complicated issues…”

 

Ruth

“Usually when I read testimonials I am still skeptical of their authenticity but I hope after reading this you will know Mr. Murphy is the right lawyer for you. However, with that being said, I chose Mr. Murphy as my lawyer and he went 200% above my expectations…”

 

Mark

“In April 2015, I was in a serious motorcycle wreck that led me to be hospitalized for a few days. After coming home, Mr. Murphy drove to my house and we discussed the accident. From that day on, he has been wonderful. He made it a point to stay in contact with me…”

 

Maria

“It was about 6:30 p.m. and I was sitting at my kitchen table with my head down, unending tears falling and the biggest feeling of defeat I had ever felt in my 45 years. None of the lawyers I called wanted to help me file a medical malpractice suit regarding being diagnosed and treated…”

 

Allan

“I am legally blind and suffered an injury while attending a service at a local Rabbi’s home. Mr. Murphy came to my home for all our appointments and carefully explained each step of the litigation process. I had a number of pre-existing conditions which made recovery difficult. Mr. Murphy worked…”

How Can We Help You?

Our Areas of Practice

We’ll bring our expertise and years of experience to help you with your case.

Below are some of our areas of practice, click here for a more thorough list…

Automobile Accidents

Automobile accidents account for a high percentage of most personal injuries and wrongful deaths. Ford & Murphy understand the life-altering effect that a serious car accident can have.

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Motorcycle Accidents

Motorcycle accidents are rarely the fault of the motorcycle driver and fatal motorcycle crashes are on the rise especially on Michigan highways. Ford & Murphy respects the rights of motorcycle riders who share the road with other traffic and fights to defend those rights.

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Truck Accidents

Accidents involving trucks often have devastating consequences. Personal injury or wrongful death occurring from a truck accident may entitle the injured party to significant compensation and Ford & Murphy has the knowledge and expertise to successfully handle these type of accidents which are often met with significant insurance defense.

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Rear End Collisions

A rear-end collision often is the result of a distracted driver or negligent motorist and can result in severe injury. Ford & Murphy understands the intricacies involved in rear-end collision and guides its clients through

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Bicycle Accidents

The citizens of Kalamazoo are all too familiar with the tragedy that can occur when motorists don’t respect bicyclists legally sharing the roads. Ford & Murphy is committed to keeping our roads safe for all cyclists and diligently represents those who have been injured while on a bicycle.

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Boating Accidents

Most boat accidents are the result of boaters that lack the basic knowledge and safety rules of the water or are impaired and unable to safely operate a watercraft.

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Dog Bites & Animal Attacks

Animal bites and attacks are often unexpected and result in minor to serious injuries. Ford & Murphy understands the intricacies involved with animal bites and attacks and has the resources and experts available to properly assist in these potentially devastating cases.

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Dramshop Action

Personal injury and wrongful death can occur when an organization unlawfully serves alcohol to an intoxicated person. The Michigan Dram Shop Act is difficult to navigate but Ford & Murphy understands the nuisances in successfully handling this type of claim.

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ABOUT OUR
EXPERTISE

At Ford & Murphy we focus on family and community. That’s why our practice provides individual attention for someone who has suffered an injury or lost someone to a tragic death. We believe in relationships. We care about our clients and focus on personalized attention. We are concerned with repairing damaged lives and maximizing recovery for the client.

We understand that family members may have questions. At Ford & Murphy we understand that an individual who has been injured has more questions than answers and we focus on providing those answers. We understand the turmoil and strife that family members face after the death of a loved one and Ford & Murphy is here to guide you every step of the way.

We have launched this site as a resource guide for our clients to better understand the legal process and be reassured in their decision to hire a local, caring law firm.

Testimonials

Satisfied clients, Exceptional results.

A Solid Record
For Improving Our Clients’ Lives

Jeff

“I sustained some serious injuries as the result of a drunk driver who had passed out behind the wheel and rear ended my car. My head injury made clear and cognitive thought very challenging. As well, I had a lot of physical problems that impeded my mobility. I wasn’t sure what my rights were or what needed to be done in order to preserve those rights and protect my personal interests. Many people told me that seeking legal help was…”

 

Greg D.

“When it came to navigating the warzone of insurance liability claims following a MVA with an underinsured motorist, I was lost. With no idea of what to do or who to turn to for help, my wife and I prayed, believing that the Lord would lead us to the right place for the guidance we needed. God led us to Bill Murphy. His wide breadth of knowledge of the law combined with his high ethical standards and impressive tenacity has been a source of encouragement and hope for me. Bill Murphy, along with others at Ford & Murphy P.C., went above and beyond…”

 

Randy G.

“A devastating motorcycle accident on July 4th 2010 necessitated my search for legal representation. As is the case with most of their clients, my decision to contact the law firm of Ford & Murphy was based solely upon the experience and referral of a close friend. I knew immediately that I made the right choice. I found Jim and Bill to be honest in their assessment of my case as well as diligent and thorough in their research and representation…”

 

Brian S.

“I’m writing to say “Thank you!” to the law office of Ford and Murphy, P.C. for the successful result of the personal injury litigation they recently handled for my family. Attorney William Murphy took my case, which was not an easy one, and pursued it vigorously. Mr. Murphy advised my wife and I throughout the process with warmth, candor and professionalism. We appreciate the clear information we were given throughout, with no false promises or inflated expectations…”

 

Lacey K.

“My son was five years old when a neighbor’s dog bit him in the face for no reason. I will never forget how he looked when I took him to the hospital. The doctors did the best they could to repair his face. Ford & Murphy filed suit for us. They worked out a settlement that will guarantee my son will have money for college. I will always be grateful.”

 

Darcy R.

“I lost my balance and my leg went through the entry door of my friend’s apartment building. The door did not have safety glass and I was cut badly and left with a terrible scar on my leg. No one would take my case until a friend told me about Ford & Murphy. Bill and Jim filed suit for me, fought the insurance company and I received a nice settlement.”

 

Dan and Jayne D.

“August 7th 2008, a wonderful day, warm and sunny, a good day for a motorcycle ride. All of a sudden my life is changed forever. A car ran a stop sign and then stopped in front of me. The next thing I know it is 8 weeks later. When I woke up my first thoughts were of my wife. Who has been helping her cope with my injuries and insurance needs? As luck would have it, a friend pointed her toward Ford & Murphy Law Offices, truly a blessing…”

 

Lon

“Following my accident in 2011, good friends recommended that I contact Ford & Murphy Law. It was great advice. After meeting with Bill at our home we knew we had made the right decision to call. Bill and Jim worked well together to solve some complicated issues involving our health insurer’s claim for reimbursement from our settlement. We received frequent updates along with careful advice throughout. My wife and I were very pleased with the results.”

 

Ruth

“Usually when I read testimonials I am still skeptical of their authenticity but I hope after reading this you will know Mr. Murphy is the right lawyer for you. However, with that being said, I chose Mr. Murphy as my lawyer and he went 200% above my expectations. He started on my case the first day I called him and I live in another state. Mr. Murphy kept me informed, gave me advice, and made everything stress free on my part. He was professional, confident and his experience speaks for itself. He did all the work…”

 

Mark

“In April 2015, I was in a serious motorcycle wreck that led me to be hospitalized for a few days. After coming home, Mr. Murphy drove to my house and we discussed the accident. From that day on, he has been wonderful. He made it a point to stay in contact with me, asking about doctor’s appointments and keeping me informed of everything that was happening. In just seven short months, Mr. Murphy has won me a substantial amount of money…”

 

Maria

“It was about 6:30 p.m. and I was sitting at my kitchen table with my head down, unending tears falling and the biggest feeling of defeat I had ever felt in my 45 years. None of the lawyers I called wanted to help me file a medical malpractice suit regarding being diagnosed and treated for cancer which I had. My mother always said quitters never win. The next day I went to the Kalamazoo Law Library. The women in charge asked if I needed and help. She told me of a lawyer, Mr. William Murphy, who had his office just down the street. She told me of her need for his services and how she takes every opportunity to tell people…”

 

Allan

“I am legally blind and suffered an injury while attending a service at a local Rabbi’s home. Mr. Murphy came to my home for all our appointments and carefully explained each step of the litigation process. I had a number of pre-existing conditions which made recovery difficult. Mr. Murphy worked with my doctor to get a favorable opinion that helped secure compensation. I highly recommend Ford and Murphy PC if you need help after a personal injury.”

WE OFFER

Ford & Murphy have been representing clients in Michigan for many years. They are trusted by other attorneys who regularly refer cases to their firm. They offer a level of service to their clients that makes them feel like they are a part of the Ford & Murphy family. They are small by choice, but have the resources necessary to fully pursue any claim on behalf of the deceased. Our clients trust us with the most intimate details of their lives and allow us the privilege to serve their needs during a time of grieving and anger. Our law firm is dedicated to making sure that you have all of the information you need about Michigan Wrongful Death cases so that you can make an intelligent choice on who will represent the deceased’s best interests.

INTEGRITY

William
Murphy

+ YEARS of EXPERIENCE

Bill Murphy has more than 30 years of experience in preventing insurance companies from taking advantage of accident victims. His compassion for accident victims and their families has him one of the most respected attorneys in Southwest Michigan.

James
Ford

Of Counsel

+ YEARS of EXPERIENCE

Jim Ford has represented accident victims in Southwest Michigan for more than 40 years. Jim is retired now but his counsel and advise still guide the lawyers at Ford & Murphy, P.C.

CARING ATTORNEYS REPRESENTING YOU

We are Ford & Murphy, P.C. We have a solid record for improving clients’ lives. Protecting the rights of injured persons and fighting for a safer Michigan. Our team of attorneys cares about each client individually and this community. If you’ve been injured or suffered the loss of a loved one, you will be able to speak directly with one of our well-qualified attorneys. We do not believe in call center receiving or intake personal that is often used by big TV firms. We understand that when you call you, need answers, and our team is here to provide them for you.

EXPERIENCE

Our attorneys have decades of experience, have dealt with hundreds of cases, are highly regarded in the legal community, has a reputation that exudes excellence and are well known by insurance companies and insurance adjusters.

INTEGRITY

Representing our client is more important than a settlement’s bottom line. Ford & Murphy represents each client with individual attention and the highest integrity found in this profession. Ford & Murphy believes that no case is too large or too small and strives to treat each client equally.

YOU

Ford & Murphy believes in personalized experience centered on you, the client. Ford & Murphy believes in improving its client’s lives through ethical and tenacious representation.

Our clients need to know

Here you can find the latest from our office…

Reasonable Expenses in Wrongful Death Cases

When a lawyer bills a client for expenses in a contingency case, he cannot mark up the amount charged for any third-party services, such as court reporter fees. The fee charged must “reasonably reflect” the actual cost of those services, according to a recently...

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Nursing Home Injuries Demand Experienced Counsel

There can be many nuances to slip and fall cases that illustrate the importance of retaining experienced counsel to help you with your case. One recent Michigan case provides a compelling example. In Paberzs v. Eight Star Ltd. P'ship, the Michigan Court of Appeals...

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FORD & MURPHY, P.C.

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119 North Church Street, Suite 202
Kalamazoo, MI 49007

Tel: (269) 342-9900
Fax: (269) 342-0280

119 North Church Street, Suite 202
Kalamazoo, MI 49007

Tel: (269) 342-9900
Fax: (269) 342-0280

 

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How Can We Help You?

Ford & Murphy


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119 North Church Street
Suite 202
Kalamazoo, MI 49007
 (269) 342-9900

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