Dan has been practicing labor law with the firm since 1978. Four years prior to that, he practiced labor law in the private sector in Neenah, Wisconsin and in the public sector as City Attorney for Neenah, Wisconsin.

Dan has extensive experience in collective bargaining, arbitration, labor board matters, litigation and union organizing activity. He has conducted numerous training programs and seminars for members of upper, middle and front line management on subjects including employee motivation, evaluation and discipline, documentation of employee conduct, application of the Family Medical Leave Act and Americans With Disabilities Act in the workplace, sexual harassment and practical ways on maintaining a union-free status in the workplace as well as managing in a collective bargaining environment.

Dan has conducted seminars in London, Toronto, Vancouver and Montreal comparing the United States Labor and Employment Laws with those of England and Canada.

Honors & Recognitions

  • Best Lawyers in America© (2016-2022)
  • Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent® Peer Rated for Highest Level of Professional Excellence   

Professional & Civic Associations

  • American Bar Association
  • State Bar of Georgia
  • Wisconsin Bar Association
  • Atlanta Bar Association
  • Druid Hills Golf Club
  • Habitat for Humanity
  • Juvenile Diabetes Foundation
  • St. Norbert College Alumni Association
  • Truancy Intervention Project
  • U.S. Army Reserves

About Me

Married and a father of two, Dan enjoys golf, running and weightlifting.

News & Analysis

  • “Murphy's Law--It won't go wrong, but if by some chance it does, Murphy will fix it.”
  • Dan Murphy, Labor Lawyer


Practice Emphasis

  • Traditional Labor Law
  • Union Avoidance Consulting and Campaigns
  • NLRB Litigation
  • Union Negotiations and Arbitration
  • Employee Relations Counseling
  • Sexual Harassment Investigations and Defense
  • FMLA Compliance
  • ADA Compliance


University of Wisconsin

  • J.D., 1973
  • Dean's List; Veterans Affairs Research Committee

St. Norbert College

  • B.A. Economics, 1965
  • R.O.T.C. Cadet Brigade Commander and Distinguished Military Graduate
  • Fraternity President; Deans List; Resident Dorm Counselor; Golf Team; Football Team  

Bar & Court Admissions

  • Wisconsin, 1974
  • Georgia, 1979
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