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Brian E. Murphy | Worcester Criminal Defense Lawyer

Brian Murphy Lawyer

Brian E. Murphy

Criminal, Divorce & Family Law, Business, Personal Injury

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Brian E. Murphy focuses his practice on criminal defense in the district, superior and federal courts.  Mr. Murphy has spent his entire career focused on defending those accused of crime and advocating for them both in Court and in the various administrative proceedings that often accompany prosecutions.  He primarily handles serious criminal matters with special focus on white collar offenses, complicated sex offense accusations, drunk driving allegations, violent crime and post-conviction and appellate advocacy.  He also handles select civil matters.

Mr. Murphy graduated from the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester and from Columbia Law School where he was a James Kent Scholar and the Editor-in-Chief of the Columbia Human Rights Law Review.

Mr. Murphy is a member of the Boston Bar Association, the Massachusetts Bar Association, the Massachusetts Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, and the Worcester County Bar Association.

Position Organization Location Duration
Attorney Law office of Brian E. Murphy Worcester, MA June 2011 – November 2012
Partner Murphy & Vander Salm LLP Worcester, MA July 2012 – Present
Attorney Todd and Weld LLP Boston, MA 2009 – 2011
Staff Attorney Commitee for Public Counsel Services Massachusetts 2006 – 2009
Director of Public Policy and Advocacy Central Massachusetts Housing Alliance Massachusetts 2001 – 2002
School Degree Major Graduation
Columbia University Law School JD Law School N/A
College Of The Holy Cross B.A. N/A N/A
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Massachusetts 2006
  • -Massachusetts Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers

    -Massachusetts Bar Association

    -Boston Bar Association

    -Worcester County Bar Association

    -Federal Bar Association
  • -Dean's Public Interest Fellow | Columbia University Law School

    -James Kent Scholar | Columbia University Law School

    -Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar | Columbia University Law School

    -Presidential Service Award | College of the Holy Cross

    -Outstanding Contribution to Academic Life | College of the Holy Cross
  • Robbery Charges Dropped
    -Practice Area: Criminal defense
    -Outcome: Dismissed
    -Description: Our client was charged with unarmed robbery and assault and battery. He had been indicted as a habitual offender so he was facing a mandatory life   sentence. Our attorneys prepared for trial by conducting a thorough investigation and developing a number of strong defenses. Through strong cross-examination and compelling argument, our attorneys convinced the jury to return a verdict t of not guilty.

    Weapons Charges
    -Practice Area: Criminal defense
    -Outcome: Dismissed
    -Description: Our client was accused of possessing a handgun and various drugs. He was facing a lengthy state prison sentence. Our attorneys believed that the police had unlawfully stopped the motor vehicle. We brought a Motion to Suppress all evidence including the gun and the drugs. We argued that the police officer had violated our client’s Constitutional rights. Because of our withering cross-examination of the arresting officer and our persuasive oral and written advocacy, we convinced the judge to suppress all evidence. All charges against our client were dismissed.

    Sex Crimes
    -Practice Area: Criminal defense
    -Outcome: Not Guilty
    -Description: Our client was accused of rape of a child and indecent assault and battery on a child. Through extensive pre-trial litigation and investigation, we were able to gather evidence proving that the alleged victim should not be believed. Armed with this evidence, we vigorously attacked the credibility of the prosecutor’s witnesses at trial. The jury returned a verdict of Not Guilty on all counts.

  • -Columbia Human Rights Law Review

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(2006) Licensed as Attorney in Massachusetts. Verified with The Massachusetts Board of Bar Overseers. July 13, 2016

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Service Type:Private


Update Date:2016-06-03


1 Mercantile Street
Worcester, MA 01608

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