I am Worcester criminal defense attorney Brian Murphy and I focus my practice on criminal defense in the district, superior and federal courts. I have spent my entire legal 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. I 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. I also handles select civil matters.
I 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.
I am a member of the Boston Bar Association, the Massachusetts Bar Association, the Massachusetts Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, and the Worcester County Bar Association.
Languages Spoken: English, Spanish
Licensed since 2006
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|Award Name||Grantor||Date Granted|
|Dean's Public Interest Fellow||Columbia University Law School||N/A|
|James Kent Scholar||Columbia University Law School||N/A|
|Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar||Columbia University Law School||N/A|
|Presidential Service Award||College of the Holy Cross||N/A|
|Outstanding Contribution to Academic Life||College of the Holy Cross||N/A|
|Managing Partner||Murphy & Vander Salm||2013 - Present|
|Association Name||Position Name||Duration|
|Massachusetts Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers||Member||2010 - Present|
|Massachusetts Bar Association||Member||2010 - Present|
|Boston Bar Association||Member||2010 - Present|
|Worcester County Bar Association||Member||2010 - Present|
|Federal Bar Association||Member||2010 - Present|
|Massachusetts Academy of Trial Attorneys||Member||2010 - Present|
|Columbia Human Rights Law Review||Editor In Chief||2005|
|A Jailhouse Lawyer’s Manual||Editor In Chief||2005|
|Columbia Law School||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||N/A|
|College of the Holy Cross||N/A||B.A.||N/A|