Professional Biography

Brendan Murphy Partner

  • Seattle

    D +1.206.359.6179

    F +1.206.359.7179


    1201 Third Avenue, Suite 4900

    Seattle, WA




Brendan Murphy focuses on product liability and commercial litigation, including

  • Defending manufacturers of aviation, automotive, industrial, high-tech, and consumer products in all phases of lawsuits throughout the United States.
  • Representing manufacturers and operators of unmanned aerial vehicles.
  • Representing manufacturers, importers, and sellers in CPSC matters, including reporting and recalls.
  • Counseling on contracts and understanding and managing product liability risk.
  • Presenting product liability, risk management and CPSC compliance training to clients.

Professional Recognition

  • Listed in Washington Law & Politics, "Washington Rising Star," 2010, 2013
  • Recommended by The Legal 500: Litigation: product liability and mass tort defense - aerospace/aviation, 2015

Professional Leadership

  • Defense Research Institute
  • King County Prosecutor’s Office, Special Deputy Prosecutor
  • Presented product liability workshops and trainings for multiple clients
  • Regular judge for University of Washington moot court competitions
  • Presenter of deposition CLE course
  • Speaker at aviation conferences 

Related Employment

  • Harvard Legal Aid Bureau, Cambridge, Executive Director, 1999 - 2000
  • U.S. Department of Justice, Narcotic and Dangerous Drug Section, Washington, D.C., Honors Paralegal, 1995 - 1997


  • Hon. A. Randolph, U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, 2000 - 2001





Areas of Focus

Bar and Court Admissions

  • Washington

  • Alaska

  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington

  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Washington

  • U.S. District Court for the District of Alaska

  • U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado

  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois

  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit

  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit


  • Harvard Law School, J.D.,
    magna cum laude
    , 2000
  • Middlebury College, B.A.,
    summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa
    , 1995