Michael J. Murphy
|Michael J. Murphy|
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|Current Court Information:|
|Illinois First District Appellate Court|
|Past position:||Cook Judicial Circuit Court|
|Law School:||John Marshall Law School|
Michael J. Murphy was a judge on the Illinois First District Appellate Court, Third Division. He was appointed to this position in 2005 and retained by election in 2006  to replace former Judge Hartigan. He died on Oct. 1, 2012.
Judge Murphy received his undergraduate degree from Loyola University and his law degree from the John Marshall Law School, where he was the valedictorian of his class. He taught law at various universities throughout his career.
Judge Murphy began his career as a special agent in the U.S. Treasury Department's Organized Crime Division. He also worked as an Assistant Attorney General and the Executive Director of the South East Chicago Commission before becoming a judge. In 1985, he became an associate judge on the Cook County Circuit Court. He was elected Circuit Judge for this court in 1992. During his time on this court, he worked as the supervising judge in Housing Court and later as the presiding judge of the Court's County Division. In 2005, he was appointed to the Appellate Court.
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 Official biography of Judge Murphy
- ↑ 2006 General Election Results
- ↑ Illinois First District Appellate Court
- ↑ [http://www.state.il.us/court/media/PressRel/2012/101112_1.pdf Supreme Court of Illinois, "SUPREME COURT APPOINTS CHICAGO ATTORNEY JOHN B. SIMON TO THE APPELLATE COURT", October 11, 2012]