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At Murphy & Evertz, our unique, narrow focus allows us to provide our clients with unmatched technical expertise. Our attorneys are frequently asked to speak (see speeches) and write (see articles) about eminent domain, land use, and trial tactics. Many of our cases have garnered significant press coverage. We can hit the ground running – and have helped shape the law of eminent domain in California.

Upcoming Speaking Events

Murphy & Evertz’ Partners To Speak at 26th Annual CLE International California Eminent Domain Conference

Murphy & Evertz managing partner John C. Murphy will co-chair and speak at the upcoming Annual CLE International California Eminent Domain Conference to be held in Anaheim on February 8 and 9, 2024.  Mr. Murphy will speak with partner Emily Madueno, and they will provide a case law update on developments in the law of eminent domain and inverse condemnation during the past year.  Mr. Murphy and Ms. Madueno are scheduled to speak on Friday, February 9th.

Another Murphy & Evertz partner, Jennifer Riel McClure, will also present at the Conference.  Ms. McClure will be discussing unique challenges in eminent domain actions.  She is scheduled to speak on Thursday, February 8th.

The conference is organized by CLE International; it takes place in Orange, California, at the Hotel Fera Anaheim. To register for this event, go to and select the “California Eminent Domain Conference” or call (800) 873-7130.

Murphy & Evertz Lawyers Named 2024 Best Lawyer in America

Congratulations to partners John C. Murphy and Douglas J. Evertz, for being selected by their peers for inclusion in the 2024 Edition of U.S. News – Best Lawyers in America.

Mr. Murphy was selected for inclusion in the practice areas of eminent domain and condemnation law, and real estate litigation.  Mr. Evertz was selected for inclusion in the practice area of real estate litigation.

Selection to Best Lawyers is based on an exhaustive and rigorous peer-review survey comprising of more than three million confidential evaluations by top attorneys.  Because no fee or purchase is required, being listed in Best Lawyers is considered a singular honor.

Date Tuesday, February 1st, 2022