SOUTH BEND, Indiana – South Bend-based personal injury law office Foley & Small announced today the retirement of Doug Small and the rebranding of the firm as Foley & Murphy. Founded in 1995, this transition represents a new chapter for the firm while honoring the expertise of Doug Small. 

After 28 years of serving our clients, Doug Small has made the decision to retire. With immense dedication and a commitment to seeking justice for personal injury cases, Doug has been an invaluable asset to our firm.  

Reflecting on his retirement, Doug Small said, “It has been a privilege helping individuals and families seek justice for their personal injury cases. I have complete confidence in my colleagues at Foley & Murphy to continue providing exceptional legal representation to our clients with the same dedication and commitment.” 

Edmond W. “Ed” Foley, co-founder of Foley & Small, expressed his gratitude to Doug Small and discussed the firm’s future.

He said, “We are grateful for Doug’s invaluable contributions to Foley & Small over the years. His expertise and compassion will be missed, but we understand and fully support his decision to retire. Moving forward as Foley & Murphy, we are excited to build upon the foundation of success that Doug helped us establish. Our team remains committed to fighting for the rights of those who have been injured due to negligence.” 

Joining the firm is Edward L. “Ed” Murphy Jr., a Fort Wayne-based lawyer with a special focus on medical malpractice. Previously, Ed Murphy practiced at Rothberg Logan & Warsco LLP. He graduated from Indiana University’s Robert H. McKinney School of Law, earning his J.D. in 1968. That same year, he was admitted to the Indiana Bar. 

Of his new role at the firm, Ed Murphy said, “I am honored to be joining Foley & Murphy and to have the opportunity to work alongside such a dedicated and talented team.” He continued, “I look forward to upholding the firm’s exceptional standards of legal representation and continuing to fight for the rights of personal injury victims in our community.” 


About Foley & Murphy: Located in South Bend, Foley & Murphy specializes in a wide range of practice areas, including motor vehicle accidents, medical malpractice, product liability, and railroad injury. With their extensive experience and knowledge, they help individuals and families navigate complex legal matters. Visit their website at 

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