About Us

The origins of MurphySchmidt can be traced back more than 50 years to one of Queensland's oldest and most respected law firms.    
Founding partners Gerry Murphy AM and Tricia Schmidt have worked together since 1984 and have always shared a common commitment to integrity, professional responsibility, co-operation, and  quality service and care.   In October 1998, Gerry and Tricia together with John Chambers, Luke Murphy and Joanne Rennick opened the doors to MurphySchmidt which is founded on those shared values.
Eighteen years later, four of the original practitioners continue to make a significant contribution to MurphySchmidt and their vision of a firm that provides the highest quality of service and care to clients, staff, the community and the profession, is still the driving force behind MurphySchmidt's success.
Gerry and Tricia's values, skills and friendship have created a unique environment that continues to positively serve the Queensland public, and their vision is evident in every aspect of our firm. Through their leadership and dedication, MurphySchmidt has grown to a practice with five partners and a staff of over 30. Through their extensive community involvement they have inspired and supported their partners and staff to also make a positive contribution to the legal profession and the wider community.
The MurphySchmidt Premises
In 2006, seeking a real 'home', MurphySchmidt moved to our current premises at 130 Mary Street, Brisbane.
Designed by noted Queensland architect FDG Stanley and constructed in 1882-83 as a warehouse for William Mooney, a Brisbane Tobacconist, our building is the former 'Mooney's Building' and is entered in  the Queensland Heritage Register, the National Trust of Queensland Register and the Heritage Register of the City of Brisbane. 
It is culturally significant as a fine example of a late 19th century warehouse building in central Brisbane that was later acquired by the Commonwealth Government and used by the Repatriation Department as an administration building servicing the needs of soldiers returning from war.
Although it has been adapted and modified a number of times since its construction, a great deal of care has been taken to preserve the building's cultural significance and its distinguishing features remain largely intact.