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Sarah Elizabeth Murphy

Sarah Elizabeth Murphy

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Sarah E. Murphy is an attorney practicing U.S. immigration law in Buffalo, New York.

Ms. Murphy focuses her practice in the following areas:


· Border representation

· Inadmissibility issues

· Waivers of inadmissibility

· Defense in Immigration Court

· BIA and federal court appeals

· Family-based immigration services

· Adjustment of status

· Immigrant visa processing

· Naturalization

· Special issues affecting Canadian citizens

· Parole

· Expedited removal


Prior to forming the Law Office of Sarah E. Murphy in 2012,  Ms. Murphy practiced U.S. immigration law as an associate attorney at the law firm of Serotte Reich Wilson LLP in Buffalo, New York for four years.  While in law school, she worked as a legal intern for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security with both U.S. Customs and Border Protection as well as U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.


Ms. Murphy earned her law degree from the University at Buffalo. She possesses a B.S. degree in Criminal Justice from the State University of New York College at Brockport. While an undergraduate student, Ms. Murphy worked as an intern for New Scotland Yard in London, England and also worked as an undergraduate intern for the Onondaga County District Attorney’s Office.


Ms. Murphy is admitted to practice law in the State of New York. Immigration law is a federal practice, however, which allows her to represent clients across the country and around the world.


Ms. Murphy maintains a blog on border immigration issues:  She has also co-authored "Inadmissible Canadians: Nonimmigrant Waivers and Border Issues" for the American Immigration Lawyers Association's The Waivers Book: Advanced Issues in Immigration Law Practice. 

Ms. Murphy is a member of the New York State Bar Association, the Bar Association of Erie County, and the American Immigration Lawyers Association.



Phone: (716) 464-2296



Mailing address:

2316 Delaware Avenue #294

Buffalo, New York 14216

Minutes from the U.S./Canadian border and Buffalo, Peace Bridge Port of Entry









Practice areas


  1. Immigration: 100%
    7 years

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  • Gregory Patrick Sheehan

    Attorney Murphy has put some excellent content together in the field of Immigration and is a star worth watching.


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Law Office of Sarah E. Murphy

2316 Delaware Avenue #294
Buffalo, NY, 14216


NYCurrently registered 200803/13/2015
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Association namePosition nameDuration
American Immigration Lawyers AssociationN/A2008 - Present
New York State Bar AssociationN/A2008 - Present
Bar Association of Erie CountyN/A2008 - Present
Publication nameTitleDate
The Waivers Book: Advanced Issues in Immigration Law PracticeInadmissible Canadians: Nonimmigrant Waivers and Border Issues2011
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
State University of New York at Buffalo School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2007
State University of New York, College at BrockportCriminal JusticeBS - Bachelor of Science2003