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Patrick O. Dunphy

Patrick O. Dunphy
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Cannon & Dunphy, S.C.
595 N. Barker Rd.
Brookfield, WI 53045
(262) 796-3701

Pat Dunphy is a co-founder of Cannon & Dunphy, S.C., a firm dedicated to representing persons injured by the negligence of others since 1985. Mr. Dunphy has more than 44 years of trial experience. He has record setting verdicts and awards ranging from $9.8 million to $35.3 million. He is Past President of the Wisconsin Academy of Trial Lawyers (now the Wisconsin Association for Justice), a statewide organization of plaintiffs trial attorneys. He is also an invited member of the International Society of Barristers, American College of Trial Lawyers, and the American Board of Trial Advocates.

Martindale Hubbell has certified attorney Dunphy as one of "The Best Lawyers in America." He is certified as a Civil Trial Advocate by the National Board of Trial Advocacy. Super Lawyers has named him as one of the "Top 10 Attorneys in Wisconsin" for the years 2008-2022. In 2009 the Wisconsin Law Journal named him as one its "Leaders in the Law." He was selected as "2010 Lawyer of the Year for Personal Injury Litigation" and "2012 Lawyer of the Year, Personal Injury Litigation-Milwaukee, WI," by Best Lawyers, and voted #1 Super Lawyer in Wisconsin for 2021. Mr. Dunphy was also awarded the Top 100 Lawyers "2022 Attorney of the Year" award. The American Registry named him in the top 1% of America's Most Honored Lawyers in 2021. He was recently named one of the "Top 10" Super Lawyers in 2023 and selected as one of the "Power 30 in Personal Injury Law" by the Wisconsin Law Journal.

One of Pat Dunphy's cases was featured on "20/20," and the subject of numerous national magazine news articles and an editorial in the New York Times. In another case, Mr. Dunphy won the first verdict against a gun dealer when a gun it sold to a straw buyer was used to shoot two City of Milwaukee Police Officers. The case received national and international attention and included interviews on CNN. Marquette University Law School named Mr. Dunphy its 2014 Alumnus of the Year. Mr. Dunphy is also Board Chair of the Guest House of Milwaukee - a men's homeless shelter, and Lead Fund Raiser for the Hunger Task Force of Milwaukee "Farm" project.
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