50 Making a Difference Profile: Brooke Smith Murphy, OKC

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50 Making a Difference Profile: Brooke Smith Murphy, OKC


Record, Journal, THE JOURNAL RECORD


Though few women were entering the legal profession in the 1960s, Brooke Smith Murphy was determined to follow in her father's footsteps. The late Homer Smith was an attorney and district judge in Oklahoma County for many years.

After earning her bachelor's degree from the University of Oklahoma in 1967 she went on to gain her juris doctorate from the University of Wisconsin School of Law in 1975. She began her legal career with Crowe & Dunlevy that same year and has served as a shareholder and director of the Oklahoma City law firm since being named its first female partner in 1981. She just completed a stint as president of the firm.

Murphy's fellow attorney Judy Hamilton Morse describes her as a "tenacious advocate for her clients" with outstanding courtroom skills. "However, although she is a tough advocate, she always acts professionally in a way that brings honor to the profession of law," Morse added. "However, where I think Brooke shines is in the role of mentor to others, both men and women."

Murphy practices in general civil litigation focusing on commercial, insurance, intellectual property and health care disputes, including related class actions. She has represented major Oklahoma and national companies in contesting class certification, and also represents general business clients in their litigation. Her publications and lectures include subjects such as evidence, procedure, arbitration, insurance and punitive damages, trade secrets, and medical staff issues.

A master of the bench of the Luther Bohanon Inn of Court and a past president of the Oklahoma County Bar Association, Murphy is also a past member of the Local Civil Rules Committee for the U. …

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