About Benchmarks

Benchmarks, Lawyers USA’s blog analyzing recent decisions, is written by Pat Murphy, an Ohio attorney who has spent nearly 20 years in legal publishing.

Pat’s Benchmarks blog provides an informative, sometimes quirky survey of decisions from the nation’s courts.

Pat also serves as Legal Editor for Lawyers USA, scouting the U.S. Courts of Appeals, federal district courts and the appellate courts for all 50 states for key decisions that can help a lawyer win a case.

Before joining Lawyers USA in 2002, Pat was the managing editor and an award-winning news reporter for Ohio Lawyers Weekly.

Pat is a graduate of Cleveland State University and the Cleveland-Marshall College of Law.

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