Colorado Personal Injury Attorneys
Kirk McCormick and James Murphy
McCormick & Murphy are Colorado personal injury attorneys with over 40 years of combined experience. McCormick & Murphy P.C., handles serious injury and death claims, insurance bad faith cases, medical malpractice claims, defective product claims, and claims against nursing homes throughout the State of Colorado. The firm is committed to protecting the rights of its clients and to helping them recover just compensation for their injuries and damages. McCormick & Murphy believes that protecting the rights of individual consumers against the overreaching and abuses of large corporations and insurance companies is a critical function in society, and makes the community a better place to live. Bringing cases against large corporations can and does promote safety, honesty and fair dealing. Such cases also prompt changes which make dangerous products safer. At McCormick & Murphy, we are Colorado personal injury attorneys who believe that companies that are held accountable for their wrongful conduct are less likely to repeat that conduct towards other consumers.
Kirk R. McCormick
Mr. McCormick began his legal career as a prosecutor in Des Moines, Iowa, following his graduation from Drake University Law School. After moving to Colorado Springs in 1986, Mr. McCormick handled multi-million dollar commercial lawsuits for Colorado Interstate Gas Company, and later became a partner in the largest law firm in the state that focused its practice on representing insurance companies. Since 1995, when he and Mr. Murphy formed the law firm of McCormick & Murphy P.C., Mr. McCormick has focused his practice on representing seriously injured Coloradans who have been injured in accidents, which includes automobile and motorcycle accidents, defective products and premises liability. One of Mr. McCormick’s focus of his practice is representing Coloradans who have been injured as a result of the bad faith denial of claims by insurance companies. He is an experienced trial attorney and one of the finest Colorado personal injury attorneys, who has successfully handled hundreds of personal injury cases, opposing many of the nation’s leading insurance companies and corporations.
Mr. McCormick graduated Drake University Law School in Des Moines, Iowa. He obtained his Bachelor of the Arts from Grand View College in 1981.
Iowa Bar (1984 / Inactive)
Colorado Bar (1987)
ADMITTED TO PRACTICE:
Mr. McCormick is licensed and admitted to practice in all Federal and State trial courts located in the State of Colorado, and has at various times been admitted to practice, and has handled lawsuits in Federal Court in Kansas, Oklahoma, and Texas.
Following law school, Mr. McCormick was licensed to practice law in Iowa, where he worked for 2 1/2 years prosecuting major felonies. After moving to Colorado Springs in 1986, he worked as a litigation attorney for Colorado Interstate Gas Company, where he was responsible for defending the company in multi-million dollar commercial lawsuits. He later became a partner in the Denver based law firm of Hall & Evans, which at the time was the largest law firm in the state focusing on the representation of insurance companies. Over the years, Mr. McCormick has tried dozens of cases to juries.
Mr. McCormick is a member of the El Paso County Bar Association, the Colorado Trial Lawyers Association, and the Christian Legal Society.
James “Jay” Murphy
Mr. Murphy has been a licensed attorney since 1989. Originally from northern California, Mr. Murphy worked as a law clerk for the Colorado Court of Appeals in Denver, and moved to Colorado Springs in 1990. He has practiced personal injury law since 1990. Between 1990 and 1995, Mr. Murphy worked as a litigation defense attorney representing individuals, insurance companies and large corporations. Since forming the law firm of McCormick & Murphy, P.C. with Mr. McCormick in 1995, he has focused his practice on representing injured Coloradans. He is an experienced trial attorney and one of the premier Colorado personal injury attorneys who has successfully handled hundreds of injury cases.
Mr. Murphy represents people with serious injury and death claims. His practice is focused on helping people injured by automobile and truck accidents, dangerous conditions on property, medical malpractice, nursing home neglect, and insurance company bad faith.
Mr. Murphy attended law school at Santa Clara University School of Law in California. Prior to that, Mr. Murphy attended U.C. Davis and Santa Clara University in California where he obtained his Bachelor of Science degree in Commerce (Accounting) from Santa Clara in 1984.
Mr. Murphy is licensed to practice in all Federal and State trial courts located in the State of Colorado.
ADMITTED TO PRACTICE:
- Colorado Bar (1990)
- California Bar (1989)*
- Colorado CPA (1990)*
- California CPA (1988)*
*license inactive or no longer maintained
Prior to attending law school, Mr. Murphy worked two years for a national CPA firm and became a Certified Public Accountant. After graduating from law school, Mr. Murphy spent a year working at the Colorado Court of Appeals and then 5 years as a civil litigation attorney working with two large Colorado insurance defense law firms.
Mr. Murphy is a member of the Colorado Bar Association, the American Association for Justice (formerly ATLA), and the El Paso County Bar Association. He is also a member of the Colorado Trial Lawyers Association, and has served this organization as a member of the Board of Directors.
Am. Jur. Award – Appellate Practice – Santa Clara Univ (1989). Best Brief -Moot Court Competition (1989). Beta Gamma Sigma – Santa Clara Univ. (1984).