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Murphy Cordier PLC Law Firm Welcomes New Partner

06-29-2021NewsMC Attorneys

Richard B. Murphy, Managing Partner of Murphy Cordier PLC Law Firm, is proud to announce that Jennifer J. Axel has joined the firm as its newest partner. Axel will begin her work with the firm effective immediately.

Axel, an experienced litigator, brings more than 15 years of experience to the firm. She has developed a wide range of experience with clients ranging from partnership disputes to product recall and supply chain litigation. Her areas of focus include commercial litigation, real estate litigation, fiduciary and unfair competition litigation, insurance recovery, business torts and class action defense, bankruptcy and distressed litigation, and corporate officer liability litigation.

According to Murphy, “Jen is a decisive, assertive attorney whose achievements surpass her years of experience. She is a formidable litigator who will fortify the expertise we provide our clients. Jen will provide the next layer of client service as Murphy Cordier continues to expand its presence in the Phoenix market.”

Axel’s career has given her the opportunity to successfully represent a diverse and distinct roster of clients. She has obtained judgment in favor of a large Arizona-based hospitality company against former partners attempting to undo a sale of the company, and summary judgment on behalf of one of the largest ambulance transport companies in the United States in connection with a multi-year False Claims Act litigation. She has obtained summary judgment verdicts in favor of clients on commercial contracts and business torts, and obtained a multi-million judgment on behalf of a telecommunications company in breach of contract and business tort litigation.

Axel attended UCLA, where she graduated cum laude, earning a Bachelor of Arts degree; in 2005 she graduated with a Juris Doctorate from New York University. She was admitted to the State Bar of Arizona in 2005. Axel has court admission in the US District Court, District of Arizona (2005), and the US Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit (2007). She has been recognized by Southwest Super Lawyers Rising Stars, business litigation, for the past six years, 2014-2020. Axel departs Polsinelli Phoenix, an Am Law 100 firm with 900 attorneys in 21 offices nationwide, to join Murphy Cordier.

Murphy Cordier PLC, established in 2010, offers comprehensive representation to each client it serves. In addition to its construction and real estate practices, the firm handles commercial litigation matters, business transactions; intellectual property law, including copyright, trademark, and the licensing and protection of intellectual property and trade secrets, as well as, the representation of employers in employment and civil rights matters, including representation in state, federal and administrative proceedings. The firm also maintains a robust hospitality practice through member Alicia M. Casale.

The name partners – Richard Murphy (Southwest Super Lawyers 2019 – 2021) and Michael Cordier — both maintain AV Preeminent status (Martindale-Hubbell Lawyer Ratings) and are CLSA Top Construction Lawyer Fellows. For the past two years, Murphy has been been named one of Arizona’s Most Respected and Influential Business Leaders.

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