About the Firm


Adler Murphy & McQuillen LLP is a nationally known litigation firm that focuses on the defense of corporations and individuals in complex civil litigation all across the country. John Adler, Jim Murphy, Larry Gosewisch and Mike McQuillen all began working together in 1983, and the founding partners have now been together for over 30 years. Whether in support of the aviation industry, the construction industry, or various other industries, our lawyers have the skills and experience necessary to successfully represent clients' interests.

As the aviation industry has grown, our lawyers have taken a leading role in shaping defense strategy in the most complex disputes that arise out of modern air travel, domestically and internationally. We are proud to say that we have earned the trust and respect of clients who have turned to us for decades to protect their interests. These loyal clients include manufacturers of airframes, engines, avionics, flight control systems, autopilot systems, hydraulic systems and fuel controls, ground proximity warning systems, collision avoidance systems, vacuum pumps, airport fuel delivery systems, and numerous other aviation-related products.  We have represented numerous airlines in everything from routine slip-and-falls to major air carrier accidents.  Product manufacturers, airport authorities, FBOs, and airlines, big and small, have entrusted us to manage and resolve their most challenging, sensitive, and sophisticated disputes. We have a long track record of handling high-profile cases from filing through trial where necessary.

Our experience handling highly complicated disputes is not limited to the aerospace industry.  We have successfully defended countless engineers, architects, and other design professionals on projects as diverse as infrastructure projects, to remediation of national historic landmarks, to ethanol plants and world-class museums. We also represent clients across a broad spectrum of other legal areas, such as toxic and mass torts, labor and employment, products and premises liability, appellate law, and class actions.

The foundation of the attorney-client relationship is a mutual understanding of the client's business needs and goals.  Adler Murphy & McQuillen LLP has experienced lawyers who are driven to establish quickly a strategy that best serves their clients' needs, followed by an efficient implementation of that strategy in order to avoid many side issues which become expensive distractions. 

Our experience, coupled with our size and resultant efficiency, allows us to work personally with our clients to achieve superior results, tailored to the needs of the client. We understand that regular communications and discussions ensure that the client's objectives are achieved with client approval and participation at every step.  Simply put, our goal is to work with the client to develop and implement efficiently the best resolution strategy for the case - whether it is an early resolution through settlement, using alternate dispute resolution tools, or taking the case through trial and final appeal.