Luke Murphy

Luke Murphy has been a legal practitioner for over 30 years practising across several areas of law.  A determined litigator, his reputation for achieving successful outcomes is based on ensuring his clients receive considered, practical advice that enables them to make informed decisions.
Luke is a personable, empathetic and warm lawyer who genuinely wants the best outcome for his clients.  He is highly-respected both within the firm, and across the broader profession for the quality of the advice and service he provides.
Throughout his career, Luke has been committed to helping others through the provision of pro-bono and volunteer services.  He is actively involved in community initiatives coordinated by the firm as well as undertaking work for The Salvation Army and sitting on the Board of various organisations, including the Royal Life Saving Society of Queensland, Holy Spirit Care Services Pty Ltd, The Salvation Army Red Shield Appeal Committee, Eastern Districts Rugby Union Football Club and the St Joseph’s College Gregory Terrace Old Boys’ Association.  
Luke was President of the Queensland Law Society (QLS) in 2020, having been elected to the QLS Council in 2017, and has been an integral member of Queensland Law Society’s policy committees for over two decades.  Luke is the President-Elect of the Law Council of Australia, having been director since 2020 and a member of the executive in 2021. 

Luke has been actively involved in liaising on behalf of QLS with State Government departments and statutory bodies and represented QLS at numerous Parliament Committee hearings. In 2016 he was appointed by the Office of Industrial Relations as one of six members of the Section 193A Review Panel under the Workers Compensation and Rehabilitation Act 2003.

What Others Say

With MurphySchmidt, it really was a question of “you’ve tried the rest, now try the best”.  In particular, I thoroughly recommend Brendan Ezzy and Luke Murphy.

MurphySchmidt successfully resolved my matter and restored my faith in the legal profession.  Don’t be fooled by others with lower fees and big promises.  With MurphySchmidt, you get genuinely considered and expert legal advice.  If they can’t help you, they will tell you rather than clocking up expensive but pointless legal fees.

David, 2019


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  • Bachelor of Commerce
  • Bachelor of Laws (Hons)
  • Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice
  • Queensland Law Society
  • Australian Law Council