Philadelphia partner Kenneth A. Murphy was recently inducted as a fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers, one of the premier legal associations in the country.

Ken’s practice includes the defense of product liability and other tort claims, including unfair trade practice and off-label promotion claims on behalf of pharmaceutical companies and other commercial entities. He has litigated and tried to verdict cases involving claims of professional malpractice, breach of contract, defamation, wrongful termination, premises liability, sexual harassment and tortious interference with contract, in federal and state courts in New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and South Carolina.

Ken joins Drinker Biddle lawyers Thomas F. Campion, Lawrence J. Fox, Gregory P. Miller, Gordon B. Nash and Alfred W. Putnam as a fellow.

Founded in 1950, the College comprises the best of the trial bar from the United States and Canada.  Fellowship in the College is extended by invitation and only after careful investigation to those experienced trial lawyers who have mastered the art of advocacy and whose professional careers have been marked by the highest standards of ethical conduct, professionalism, civility and collegiality.  Lawyers must have a minimum of 15 years trial experience before they can be considered for fellowship.

Membership in the College cannot exceed one percent of the total lawyer population of any state or province.  The College strives to improve and elevate the standards of trial practice, the administration of justice and the ethics of the trial profession.  Qualified lawyers are called to the fellowship in the College from all branches of trial practice.  They are carefully selected from among those who customarily represent plaintiffs in civil cases and those who customarily represent defendants, those who prosecute people accused of crimes and those who defend them.  The College is thus able to speak with a balanced voice on important issues affecting the legal profession and the administration of justice.  There are currently approximately 5,700 members in the United States and Canada.