Mike was born and raised in Vancouver. He attended Dalhousie University where he studied business and entrepreneurship. Returning to the Lower Mainland for summers, Mike started a property maintenance business and later entered into real estate development. Upon completing those studies he worked for a developer acquiring large commercial properties.
Mike turned to law in 2009 as a suitably challenging career path. Since that time he has completed his law degree at Bond University and has worked on all types of injury claims from soft tissue to brain injury cases.
When Mike has time away from his work, he enjoys beach volleyball, cycling, traveling to sunny destinations and volunteering with a variety of disability groups and hospitals.
Mike acts exclusively for the injured and mistreated.
- Grassick (Guardian ad litem of) v. Swansburg, 2015 BCSC 2355
Joe Murphy, 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
- Afonina v. Jansson, 2015 BCSC 10
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.
- Hagel v. Rennison (12 December 2012), Vancouver, No. M112339 (BSCS). Click to read Trial Summary Click to read Oral Reasons for Judgment
*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.
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