Biography

I care about people who have been injured and mistreated.  I understand how vulnerable it feels to be seriously injured and unable to work. I appreciate the responsibility that comes with being trusted by those injured to guide them through very difficult times.

My law practice is based on two principles:

  1. do a better job than anyone else can; and
  2. treat people better than anyone else would.

These principles earn me the privilege of helping everyone from those with modest injuries to those with catastrophic injuries and other vulnerabilities. I get enormous satisfaction from years of hard work on difficult cases for injured clients of all ages. The words of appreciation my team and I receive is just as meaningful as the satisfaction we get from helping those who are unable to thank us.

In terms of my background, I grew up as an ordinary kid in the lower mainland.  I was fortunate to gain valuable experience from a young age developing skills that would put me ahead in my law practice many years later. From problem solving as a sole proprietor to the detailed work required negotiating and acquiring large commercial properties.  My motivation to help people later became the ‘glue’ between my skills and a demanding career in law.

Education

  • Bond University, Juris Doctor, 2012
  • Dalhousie, Bachelor of Management, 2005

Trial Results

Disclaimer: The outcome of every legal proceeding will vary according to the facts and unique circumstances in each individual case. References to successful case results where the lawyers at Murphy Battista LLP have acted for clients are not necessarily a guarantee or indicative of future results.

Joe Murphy, Q.C., Kevin Gourlay, and Mike Murphy acted for the plaintiff who was 16 when he was hit by a young woman who was not paying attention while driving on Halloween night in 2008. He suffered a significant traumatic brain injury. Before the accident, he had been an exceptionally gifted young man. Although he remained intelligent and was attending university, he was plagued by fatigue and cognitive difficulties as a result of the accident that would significantly impact his ability to work as an engineer. The Court assessed damages at $3,297,000, including $3M for loss of future earning capacity.

This case involved mild and moderate brain injuries sustained by two passengers when the driver of their vehicle lost control on the highway and crashed into a ditch.  The court awarded $943,889.36 and $1,525,404.77, respectively.

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You have the right insurance, but do you have enough of it?

August 18, 2014

The Mount Polley mining disaster of August 4, 2014, shows that even sophisticated businesses fail to purchase enough insurance.  In that case, the dam holding the tailings pond broke, sending 10 million cubic metres of debris into nearby lakes and streams.  The cleanup costs are expected to reach into the…

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Videos

The Law Show: Ep. 42: How the Court System Works in BC, Provincial Courts, Settlements & More

On The Law Show, we speak with one of the founding partners of Murphy Battista LLP, Joe Murphy Q.C, and Mike Murphy. This episode covers how the court system works in the province of British Columbia, provincial court, settlement, small claims and BC Supreme Court. We also discuss the court…

The Law Show: Ep. 41: Safety in Summer, Camping to Road Trips, and Liability

On The Law Show, we speak with one of the founding partners of Murphy Battista LLP, Joe Murphy Q.C, and a lawyer in the firm Mike Murphy. This episode covers the importance of safety in summer. From camping to family road trips, water safety and repercussions of distracted driving. We…

Testimonials

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Working with the team at Murphy Battista was effortless, specifically Mike and Corinn. From start to finish, they were thorough, thoughtful, communicative and persistent in making sure that the case was handled and settled in the most productive and professional manner. From my experience, I cannot give a higher recommendation and would never hesitate to suggest this group as my first choice for legal representation. I’m not sure where I’d be without their assistance and will be forever grateful for the help they provided!

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Stirling Grassick
5

I was involved in a very serious motor vehicle accident that changed my life significantly. My personal injury case went to trial where I was represented by Kevin Gourlay, Joe Murphy, and Mike Murphy. The result of the trial was far better than I, or my lawyers, had expected. Throughout my rehabilitation, my dealings with ICBC, the preparation for my mediation and trial, and the trial itself, Kevin Gourlay and Joe Murphy displayed incredible knowledge, skill, professionalism, and compassion. They maintained excellent communication, always kept me in the loop, and addressed any questions or concerns that I had. I was able to arrange phone conversations at any time and I always felt that I was a top priority of theirs. I always knew that I was in great hands with Murphy Battista, and that allowed me to maintain considerable peace of mind during what would normally be a stressful and unpleasant process. I could not recommend Murphy Battista enough.

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Marguerite Ferreira
5

Mike Murphy and his team greatly helped me navigate through a challenging time and complicated legal system. I am very satisfied with the results and will continue to recommend this team.

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Leanne Perry
5

I’m forever thankful to Scott, Mike, Laurie and crew for helping me with my ICBC case. They made a long, drawn out and scary process as smooth and stable as possible. I felt prepared every step of the way. They negotiated a fair compensation and — more importantly — I was able to close a bad chapter of my life and move on after my injury. I recommend Scott Stanley to everyone looking for help.

I appreciate the responsibility that comes with being trusted by those injured to guide them through very difficult times.

Mike Murphy

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