Julie R. Murzyn


For more than 25 years, Julie Murzyn has counseled a variety of business owners, transportation companies and insurance companies in complex business decisions and litigation matters. Her practice focuses on commercial, liquor liability, and transportation defense, with extensive litigation experience taking at least 30 trials to verdict. Julie holds an AV® Peer Review Rating from Martindale-Hubbell, its highest rating for ethics and legal ability.

She is a member of the Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel (FDCC), the Defense Research Institute (DRI), the Association of Defense Trial Attorneys (ADTA), the Seventh Circuit Bar Association, and the Indiana State and Lake County Bar Associations.

Professional Background

Julie joined O’Neill McFadden & Willett LLP in September of 2011. For 14 years before joining O’Neill McFadden & Willett LLP, she was a partner at another mid-size law firm in Lake County. All of her 25 + years of trial experience has been defending insureds and self-insureds sued in state and federal court.

Creative Solutions To Your Legal Issues

At OMW, we work closely with our clients to determine the best strategy and approach to each litigation matter. We prioritize communication with clients and where applicable, the insurance carrier to agree to a custom fit plan for a favorable resolution.

Indiana Quality & Cost-effective Legal Representation

The lawyers and professional staff at O’Neill McFadden & Willett LLP, are dedicated to providing quality, creative and cost-effective legal representation to clients who place their confidence in our hands.

Experienced Trial & Appellate Lawyers

O’Neill McFadden & Willett LLP’s lawyers are best known for their aggressive and cost-effective trial practice and appellate experience, attention to detail, communication skills and team approach to litigation.

Representative Trials and Appellate Decisions

  • Estate of Mills and Estate of Vance v. Risner’s Oasis, Inc. et al., LaPorte Superior Court. Summary Judgment granted in companion wrongful death cases, affirmed in Indiana Court of Appeals on November 12, 2015.
  • Estate of Orellana v. Bernardi Bro LLC, Lake Superior Court, Hammond, IN. August 18 – 15, 2014. Represented defendant in dram shop wrongful death case. Defense Verdict.
  • Rodriguez v. Matey’s, Inc., LaPorte Superior Court, Michigan City, IN. July 23-26, 2012. Represented defendant in premises liability case involving alleged building code violations. Hung Jury. Settled for less than Plaintiff’s medical bills before retrial in December, 2013.
  • Ortega v. Susko Corporation, Inc. d/b/a Our Place, Lake Superior Court, Crown Point, Indiana. February 20-22, 2012. Represented defendant in case where issue was whether defendant bar was negligent in providing premises security where plaintiff, a customer in the bar, was shot multiple times. Directed verdict for defendant. Upheld on appeal, January 2013.
  • Vidimos, Inc. v. James Churilla, Lake Superior Court. October 4, 2010. Represented plaintiff in common law indemnity action against former employee. Summary Judgment granted on liability, and Agreed Judgment on damages the day before trial was scheduled to begin.
  • Krinis v. Menard, Inc., Lake Superior Court. March 31, 2008. Represented Defendant in premises liability case. Plaintiff verdict.
  • Carolyn Jordan v. Laidlaw Transit, Inc., Lake Superior Court. October 31, 2005. Represented defendant in commercial vehicle accident involving intoxicated driver. Hung jury, settled before retrial.
  • Parmley v. Menard, Inc., St. Joseph Superior Court. January 18-21, 2005. Represented defendant in premises liability case. Defense verdict.

Publications and Presentations

  • Handling High Exposure Casualty Claims, Seminar to Insurance Claims Professionals at PLRB Eastern Regional Meeting in Atlanta, GA. November 10 – 11, 2015.
  • Handling High Exposure Casualty Claims, Seminar to Insurance Claims Professionals at PLRB Central Regional Meeting in Columbus, OH. September 9 – 10, 2015.
  • Handling High Exposure Casualty Claims, Seminar to Insurance Claims Professionals at PLRB Western Regional Meeting in Frisco, TX. June 16 – 17, 2015.