Bryan F. Murphy

Bryan F. Murphy

Shareholder— Joined Burch & Cracchiolo in 1980

Bryan Murphy has practiced law for more than 30 years and is listed in Martindale Hubbell as an AV® Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 peer-review rated attorney.  He has a varied trial practice, focusing on complex litigation in both commercial and personal injury cases.  

Bryan’s commercial practice areas include securities litigation, business and partnership controversies, real estate disputes, and attorney malpractice. Personal injury practice areas include wrongful death claims and medical malpractice. Bryan also has an active practice representing physicians in administrative proceedings before the Arizona Medical Board.

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Martindale Hubbell AV Preeminent – Peer Rated for Highest Level of Professional Excellence
Super Lawyers - 2024
Best Lawyers - 2024
Phoenix Magazine Top Lawyer - 2023

Representative Engagements

  • Representation of multiple clients in securities fraud claims involving oil and gas partnerships
  • Representation of a religious organization in complex securities litigation regarding the sale of time share units in a retirement community
  • Representation of trust beneficiaries in fraud and malpractice claims against a law firm and brokerage firms involved in trading of Treasury instruments
  • Representation of a Navajo family in state and tribal courts whose beloved was killed by an intoxicated driver working for a major utility
  • Representation of a Tucson family whose beloved was killed by a sleep-deprived ambulance driver

Honors & Awards

Selected, Best Lawyers in America, 2023, 2024

Selected, Southwest Super Lawyers, 2013-2024

Selected, AZ Finest Lawyers, 2013-2024

Selected, Phoenix Magazine, Top Lawyers, Commercial Litigation, 2022

Selected, Phoenix Magazine, Top Lawyers, Medical Malpractice, 2022, 2023

Selected, Phoenix Magazine, Top Lawyers, Professional Malpractice, 2022, 2023

Selected, Phoenix Magazine, Top Lawyers, Civil Law Litigation, 2023

Ranked AV® Preeminent™ 5.0 out of 5* in Martindale Hubbell

*AV® Preeminent ™ and BV® Distinguished™ are certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies.

Professional Affiliations

State Bar of Arizona
Maricopa County Bar Association


J.D., Boalt Hall School of Law, University of California, Berkeley, 1980

  • Assistant Editor. Industrial Relations Law Journal, 1979 – 1980
  • Author, Discriminatory Discharge of Union Adherents during Organizing Campaigns - Suggested Remedial Reforms

B.A., English, cum laude, Yale University, 1976

Admitted In

United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
United States District Court for the District of Arizona

Reported Cases

Medasys Acquisition Corp. v. SDMS, P.C., 203 Ariz. 420, 55 P.3d 763 (2002)
Burch & Cracchiolo, P.A. v. Pugliani, 144 Ariz. 281, 697 P.2d 674 (1985)

Community Involvement

Founding Board Member, Central Arizona Shelter Services 1991 – present

  • President 1991 to 1993

Founding Board Member, Alliance Linking Poverty and Homeless Agencies
Board Member, Khalsa Montessori Elementary School