Joliet Office

54 North Ottawa St.
Ste 360
Joliet, IL 60432

Tel: 312.277.3000
Fax: 312.277.3008
Springfield Office

One West Old State Capitol Plaza
Suite 801
Springfield, IL 62701

Tel: 217.801.9733
Fax: 312.277.3008
Chicago Office

901 W. Jackson Blvd.
Suite 301
Chicago, IL 60607

Tel: 312.277.3000
Fax: 312.277.3008

D. Scott Murphy

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D. Scott Murphy, (Principal)

Scott Murphy joined the firm of Knell O’Connor Danielewicz in 2016. He has an extensive background in Workers’ Compensation defense. Prior to joining the firm, Scott worked at a law firm in Springfield, IL. For the prior 22 years, Scott’s practice has been exclusively in the area of Workers’ Compensation. Prior to the practice of law, Scott worked as a work comp adjuster.

Over the past two decades, Scott has taken hundreds of cases to arbitration. He has appealed and argued multiple cases before the Illinois Work Comp Commission and the Illinois Appellate Court – Workers’ Comp Division. Scott has worked with self-insured businesses and insurance companies, both small and large. With a unique background as an adjuster and attorney, he has taught many courses to new adjusters on all aspects of Illinois work comp.

Admitted to bar

1994, Illinois


1984, BS Economics and Psychology, MacMurray College, Jacksonville IL

1994, JD Thomas M Cooley Law School, Lansing MI


Illinois State Bar Associations
Sangamon County Bar

Practice Areas

Workers’ compensation defense

Representative Client Results

Robert Pritchard v. Sparkling Clean Carwash

Jeff Edwards v. Cloverleaf Grain

Ismael Rodriguez v Daimler Trucks