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Theodore John Murphy

also known as Ted Murphy, Theodore Murphy

Practice areas:

Immigration

About Me

Former government prosecutor, adjunct law professor, paratrooper, and founding attorney of Murphy Law Firm. Serving the needs of the immigrant and business communities in Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland and beyond.

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1994

  1. Immigration: 100%
    21 years, 55 thousand cases

Payment

Fees:

Fixed (Sometimes), Retainer (Sometimes), Free Consultation (5 minutes), Pro Bono (5%)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

39 total 

  • Ahmad Mohamad Yakzan

    I endorse this lawyer.

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    Ahmad Yakzan Immigration Attorney
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  • Jill L Rogers

    I endorse this lawyer. Very skilled and knowledgeable when it comes to the law.

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    Jill Rogers Divorce & Separation Attorney
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Contact Info

Murphy Law Firm, PC

320 N. High Street
West Chester, PA, 19380

Murphy Law Firm, PC

111 S. Bedford Street
Georgetown, DE, 19947

Murphy Law Firm, PC

223 Baltimore Street
Carriage House
Gettysburg, PA, 17325

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License

StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
PAActive199408/03/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

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Awards

Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Top LawyerMain Line Today Magazine2014
Top LawyerMain Line Today Magazine2012
Top LawyerMain Line Today Magazine2011
Top LawyerMain Line Today Magazine2010
Sustained Superior Accomplishment AwardUS Department of Homeland Security - US Immigration & Customs Enforcement2003
Sustained Superior Accomplishment AwardUS Department of Justice - Immigration & Naturalization Service2002
Sustained Superior Accomplishment AwardUS Department of Justice - Immigration & Naturalization Service2001
Sustained Superior Accomplishment AwardUS Department of Justice - Immigration & Naturalization Service2000
Superior Accomplishment AwardUS Department of Justice - Immigration & Naturalization Service1999
The Captain Robert Miller Knox AwardTemple University School of Law1995
The Barrister AwardTemple University School of Law1994

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
Owner and Founding AttorneyMurphy Law Firm2008 - Present
Senior CounselKlasko, Rulon, Stock, & Seltzer2007 - 2008
Assistant Chief CounselU.S. Department of Homeland Security2003 - 2007
Special Assistant U.S. AttorneyU.S. Department Of Justice (U.S. Attorney Office in Philadelphia, PA)2002 - 2004
Assistant District CounselU.S. Department Of Justice1997 - 2003
Adjunct ProfessorTemple University School Of Law1997 - 2003
AttorneyLaw Office of Theodore Murphy1995 - 1997
Law ClerkFirst Judicial District Of Pennsylvania1992 - 1994
SoldierUnited States Army & Army Reserve1984 - 1990

Associations

Association NamePosition NameDuration
Pennsylvania Immigration Resource CenterBoard of Directors2010 - 2012
American Bar AssociationMember2008 - Present
Chester County Bar AssociationMember2008 - Present
Pennsylvania Bar AssociationMember2008 - Present
American Immigration Lawyers AssociationMember2007 - Present

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
Zakzuk v. PennsylvaniaCert. Denied.

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Publications

Publication NameTitleDate
Pennsylvania Bar Institute (PBI)Beware the Iceman Cometh2013
Pennsylvania Bar Institute (PBI)Immigration Consequences of Criminal Activity2011
Pennsylvania Bar Institute (PBI)Immigration Consequences of Criminal Activity2010
Immigration Options for Essential Workers - AILA“Employers of “Essential” Workers: Worksite Enforcement – The ICE Man Cometh"2008
Master's Thesis - Temple University School of LawConventional Arms Transfers and the Violations of International Law: An Emerging Trend for Banning the Transfer of Conventional Weapons1997

Education

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Temple University - James E. Beasley School of LawN/ALL.M - Master of Laws1997
Temple University - James E. Beasley School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1994
Georgetown UniversityN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1983

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
AILA Philadelphia Chapter Spring CLEThe Art of Cross Examination2013
30th Annual Statewide Criminal Law SymposiumBeware the Iceman Cometh2013
2013 Annual National Conference on Immigration LawGuide Me Through The Fog: Options After Denial of a Family Petition2013
York County CLECriminal Court, Immigration, Ineffective Assistance and Retroactive Application of Padilla2012
Lehigh County CLECriminal Court, Immigration, Ineffective Assistance and Retroactive Application of Padilla2012
Berks County Bench BarCriminal Court, Immigration, Ineffective Assistance and Retroactive Application of Padilla2012
Philadelphia AILA Spring ConferenceEffectively Dealing With ICE2011
28th Annual Criminal Law SymposiumImmigration Consequences of Criminal Activity and Ethical Considerations2011
Office of the Public Defender CLE SeriesPost Padilla: Practical Guidance in Advising the Client2010
Family Law CLEImmigration for Family Law2010
Chester County CLEImmigration Consequences of Criminal Activity and Ethical Considerations2010
27th Annual Criminal Law SymposiumImmigration Consequences of Criminal Activity and Ethical Considerations2010
Sussex County CLEImmigration Consequences of Criminal Activity2009
Fall 2009 Philadelphia Regional Immigration ConferenceImmigration Law2009
Delaware Inns of Court for Sussex and Kent CountiesImmigration Law Issues2009
Chester County Pennsylvania Bar AssociationImmigration Consequences of Criminal Activity2009
Philadelphia AILA Spring CLEFederal Court Litigation2008
Seminar on Immigration and Criminal Law for AttorneysImmigration and Criminal Law2003