Legal Careers at Murphy Desmond S.C.

Murphy Desmond has been built primarily by merging with solo practitioners, small firms, and individual lawyers seeking a good fit for their practices.

If you are an attorney looking to join a group of lawyers who can be an extra resource for your growing practice, or you simply wish to focus on your clients rather than running your own firm, Murphy Desmond would like to hear from you at

Currently, we are seeking attorneys primarily in Business Law and Real Estate. 

As a reputable law firm that has been around since 1931, Murphy Desmond offers our lawyers and staff competitive benefits, fair compensation, flexibility, and a culture of collegiality. In addition, our Madison office is located on the Square, overlooking our beautiful State Capitol and in a socially vibrant part of town!

Murphy Desmond employs lawyers, administrative professionals, paralegals, legal assistants, and other support staff.

To Apply

Our firm is happy to take applicants for all positions throughout the year!

For attorneys seeking employment with Murphy Desmond, please email

Non-attorney applicants may email

Please attach a resume and cover letter in your email.

New and specific job postings will be listed on this page as they become available.

Wonder What it’s Like to Work at Murphy Desmond?

Below are actual comments from current attorneys and staff at Murphy Desmond:

”I love MD and will forever be grateful for the support they gave and flexibility they offered as my family grew. MD understands the importance of family and prioritizes a work-life balance. The people are the best, too. Not only are the attorneys top in their field and always willing to discuss a legal issue, but the staff is amazing. Everyone is willing to help or chip in when needed -- it's a true collaborative environment where teamwork is valued. Finally, the mentorship I've had has been invaluable and has allowed me to reach goals I set for myself when I began practicing.” N.P.

“Murphy Desmond makes a great effort in relation to professional development. They are supportive and always encourage me to get out there and build a broader professional network. Additionally, the flexibility here with work hours has been invaluable to me and my spouse as we juggle the ever-changing schedules of our young children.” K.B.

“I was a solo lawyer for eight years before I joined Murphy Desmond. At Murphy Desmond, I had a mentor for the first time, and colleagues who are leading experts in their areas of law. I am able to accomplish so much more for my clients working with my colleagues than working alone, succeeding in legal matters I would never have imagined handling before I joined Murphy Desmond. Now, I get to work with the next generation of lawyers, passing on what I’ve learned, and in turn learning from the next generation.” M.M.

“I joined the firm later in my career, and it worked well as I gradually scaled back my practice. I have been able to volunteer more in the legal community and in charitable causes, and the firm has supported my causes. In addition, the firm has always had a family feel, and people care about each other.” H.W.

“I’ve been with the firm many years and have appreciated a team atmosphere, great benefits and the friends I have made. Working on the Capitol Square is a perk to the job, as well!” B.G. 

“Having been with Murphy Desmond for over a decade. I am proud to be part of such a supportive, efficient team of professionals. Our ability to work together makes us all more effective.” M.G.

“I joined the firm after practicing in another state. My Murphy Desmond peers and firm management have assisted in growing my Wisconsin practice while allowing me to continue serving my clients in another state. I really like the focus on collaboration and sense of community within Murphy Desmond.” L.R.

“As a former solo practitioner, I am pleased that I can focus more on my clients vs. running a firm. Also, I appreciate that the firm put forth the effort to continue to market my individual practice.” N.W.

“I have worked for Murphy Desmond for almost 25 years. I enjoy the team of attorneys and staff who I interact with every day. We treat one another with respect. It’s a great place to work!“ K.B.

For All Your Legal Challenges

With approximately 30 attorneys in a wide range of practices, Murphy Desmond S.C. can assist you in all of your business and personal legal needs. Since 1931, our firm has worked to achieve our clients’ goals in a timely, cost-effective, and final manner.

When choosing a law firm, choose lawyers and a firm that has consistently been recognized for excellence over the years.

For a consultation with Murphy Desmond, call 608.257.7181 or send us an e-mail. Our firm has offices in Madison, Janesville, Appleton, and Dodgeville, and serves clients throughout Wisconsin.