Sean P. Murphy
Sean P. Murphy
As part of the Professional Liability Group, Sean focuses on the defense of professionals in the legal, medical/dental, insurance, accounting, architectural, engineering, and real estate fields. Before joining Collins Einhorn, Sean was a research attorney at the Michigan Court of Appeals where he worked on an array of complex criminal and civil matters. During law school, Sean served as a Student Attorney at the Federal Pro Se Legal Assistance Clinic during its inaugural year in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan.
- University of Detroit Mercy School of Law
- Michigan State University
- Detroit Bar Association
- During law school, Sean served as a Student Attorney at the Federal Pro Se Legal Assistance Clinic during its inaugural year in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan.
- Frank Murphy Honor Society
- Detroit Mercy Law Fellows Scholarship
- Recipient of Eight Book Awards
Publications & Speaking Engagements
Offers of Judgement May be in Fashion Again, Michigan Bar Journal (August 2022)
News & Insights
Cyber-attacks targeting attorneys and law firms are increasing in frequency. In 2022, 27% of respondents to the American Bar Association’s Legal Technology Survey reported that their firm had experienced a cyber security breach. While some cyber-attacks compromise sensitive information, others are utilized to carry out more sophisticated schemes. One such scheme targets attorneys who wire…
The ethical implications of an arbitration clause in a retention agreement have been the subject of debate in Michigan for many years. In 2016, the State Bar of Michigan issued Ethics Opinion R-23, which concluded that an arbitration clause in a retention agreement violated Rule 1.8(h)(1) of the Michigan Rules of Professional Conduct unless, before…