Peter Murphy

Murphy, Peter M. Senior Counsel

Murphy, Peter M. Senior Counsel

Practice Focus

Peter M. Murphy has worked as a municipal attorney since 1999, and is currently based out of the Firm’s Bolingbrook office. He has an extensive background in representing local government bodies such as cities and villages, school districts and park districts, and in all aspects of daily operations as well as litigation. Peter is highly experienced in an array of municipal issues, such as police tort liability defense, government tort immunity, contract review, zoning, telecommunications agreements, demolition actions, employment disputes, property damage, labor negotiations, ordinance violations, and “sunshine law” compliance.

Professional Background

Prior to joining Tressler in 2017, Peter was in private practice, managing his own law firm since 1991. Previously, Peter was the City Attorney for Blue Island,  Village Attorney for Posen and Senior Assistant City Attorney for Naperville.  Peter has also practiced as an Assistant State’s Attorney and as an Associate Attorney with Hinshaw & Culbertson. 

In addition to his work as a municipal attorney, Peter practices before Illinois State and Appellate Courts, Federal District and United States Court of Appeals, the Illinois Workers Compensation Commission, IDHR/EEOC, IEPA, and has filed pleadings before the Illinois Supreme Court.


Memberships & Affiliations

  • Illinois Southwest Bar Association, Member
  • Illinois Municipal League, Member
  • Boy Scouts of America, Adult Leader