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John Murphy
Hennessy & Roach
  • Bachelor of Arts- Loyola University Chicago 1969
  • Master of Science in Industrial Relations- Loyola University Chicago’s Institute of Industrial Relations 1977
  • Juris Doctor- IIT/Chicago Kent College of Law (High Honors) 1981
  • Editor-in-Chief, Chicago Kent Law Review 1980-81
  • Admitted to Practice in Illinois and U.S. District Court 1981
  • Admitted to U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit 1991
  • Admitted to U.S. Supreme Court 1992

Membership in the Industrial Relations Research Association:

  • American Bar Association (Labor and Employment and Litigation sections)
  • Illinois State Bar Association (Labor and Employment section and former member of the Illinois Bar Journal Editorial Board)
  • Chicago Bar Association
  • Industrial Relations Research Association
  • Catholic Lawyers Guild.

Practice Areas:

  • Labor and Employment Law, representing employers in the areas of collective bargaining; arbitration of employee grievances; advice regarding labor relations and human resource issues; representation elections and unfair labor practice matters before the NLRB; litigation of overtime pay and discrimination claims before state and federal agencies (EEOC, Illinois Department of Human Rights, Illinois Human Rights Commission, Illinois Department of Labor) and state and federal courts.


  1.  “The ADA Employment Provisions,” Illinois Bar Journal (May, 1993)
  2.  “The Labor Law Handbook (Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education 1999) – “The Purchase, Sale, Relocation, or      Shutdown of a Business”
  3.  Chicago Lawyer’s Court Handbook (Young Lawyers Section, Chicago Bar Association 1997). -“Civil Rights Agencies:  United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Illinois Department of Human Rights, Illinois Human  Rights Commission, Chicago Commission on Human Relations, and Cook County Commission on Human Rights”
Service Member Family Leave added to Family and Medical Leave Act
Illinois School Visitation Leave
Medical History Inquiries and the ADA
Union Organizing Campaigns
H1N1 Flu in the Workplace