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Melissa A. Murphy-Petros
Wilson Elser Moskowitz
55 W Monroe Ste 3800
Chicago, IL 60603
(312) 821-6154
Member Bio
Melissa A. Murphy-Petros is a partner in the Chicago office of Wilson Elser and is chair of the firm's national Appellate Practice. She concentrates her practice in post-trial and appellate litigation nationwide, and has litigated hundreds of appeals in state and federal reviewing courts across the country. Her work spans a variety of Wilson Elser's practice areas, with particular emphasis on liability and property insurance coverage, commercial litigation and casualty defense.

Melissa also acts as trial monitoring counsel in high-exposure cases or those involving issues of recurring importance to the client. In this practice, she partners with Wilson Elser and outside trial counsel to prepare and argue dispositive pre-trial motions, motions in limine, motions for directed verdict, jury instructions, verdict forms and post-trial motions. She also monitors trials and assists in developing overall trial strategy to help ensure that error is preserved and that the issues are properly postured for appeal.
Firm Information
Nearly 800 attorneys strong, Wilson Elser serves clients of all sizes across multiple industries. Wilson Elser has 31 strategically located offices in the United States and another in London. This depth and scale has made us one of the nation’s most influential law firms, ranked in the Am Law 200 and in the top 50 of the National Law Journal 500.

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Practice Areas
Appellate Advocacy
Trial Tactics
DRI Committees
Appellate Advocacy
Toxic Torts and Environmental Law

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