Patrick James Murphy
On September 9, 2010, prominent attomey, golfer, motorcyclist and fisherman, Patrick James Murphy, concluded his grand tour through the ancient and modem wonders of this world, passing away during a fishing and golfing trip in San Jose, Costa Rica. He was just days short of his 57th birthday.A skilled and respected trial attomey, Pat served as President of the Nevada Trial Lawyers Association, and was not only admitted to the Nevada State Bar, but was also a member of the bars of the U.S. District Court for the State of Nevada, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals and the United States Supreme Court.
A summa cum laude graduate of the Northern Michigan University with a bachelor of science in education, Pat Murphy obtained his juris doctorate from the Seattle University School of Law in 1980 and moved to Las Vegas, Nevada, where he practiced law for the next 30 years.
To spend further time discussing his courtroom prowess would be to diminish the extraordinary nature of this man. His true greatness lay in his ability to enjoy his life and to entertain his friends. A former Jack Pine Enduro trophy winner, Mr. Murphy owned, rode and raced a countless number of vintage and modern motorbikes, taking great pains to grievously injure himself and, on a number of occasions, to break many of the major bones in his body. Pat was a Honda factory-certified 2-stroke mechanic.