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William Hughes Murphy

William Hughes Murphy III

Practice areas:

Personal Injury, Medical Malpractice, Birth Injury, Commercial, Class Action

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About Me

Since 1999, Hassan Murphy has been the managing partner of Murphy, Falcon & Murphy, providing the strategic vision which powers the firm’s growth. He also remains an active attorney and negotiator, directly overseeing Murphy, Falcon & Murphy’s largest and most complex cases. He has served as lead and co-lead counsel in cases which resulted in settlements in excess of $300 million, including negotiating a $54 million settlement for an environmental torts case without ever filing suit.


 


In a wide variety of complex litigation situations, Mr. Murphy demonstrates that he is a consummate businessman. He’s been described as an “architect of the deal,” “a visionary,” and an “unbelievable negotiator.” His passion for navigating complex commercial cases is matched by a genuine enthusiasm for the courtroom.


 


A trial lawyer at heart, Mr. Murphy maintains an active role in the courtroom representing Murphy, Falcon & Murphy’s wide-range of clients, from corporate to consumer. The man himself puts it best: “To make the point without understanding how it fits within the overall scheme of success is what 95% of the world’s lawyers do. To make the point in a way that fits into your strategy, that’s an art form.”


 


After receiving his bachelor’s degree from Williams College in 1990, Mr. Murphy earned his J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center in 1994.

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1995

  1. Medical Malpractice: 30%
  2. Personal Injury: 30%
  3. Birth Injury: 20%
  4. Class Action: 10%
  5. Commercial: 10%

Payment

Fees:

Contingent (25-40%)

Attorney Endorsements

11 total 

  • Thomas F. Yost

    William Murphy III is a excellent litigator and highly respected by attorneys he faces off against. He and his firm has successfully resolved several class actions within the last year form injured Maryland consumers, patients, and tenants.

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    Thomas Yost Personal Injury Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • Andrew Kevin O'Connell

    I endorse this lawyer.

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    Andrew O'Connell Personal Injury Attorney
    Relationship: Co-worker

Contact Info

Murphy, Falcon & Murphy

One South Street, 23rd Floor
Baltimore, MD, 21202

Resume

License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
MDActive200406/08/2015
NYCurrently registered 199503/13/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Awards
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Practitioner of the YearUniversity of Maryland School of Law Black Law Students Association2013
Top 100 Black Lawyers in AmericaOn Being a Black Lawyer2012
Top Attorney in MarylandBaltimore Magazine Super Lawyers2012
Top 50 Most Influential MarylandersThe Daily Record2011
H&R Block Appreciation AwardH&R Block2007
Trial Lawyer of the YearTrial Lawyers for Public Justice2002

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
Managing PartnerMurphy, Falcon & Murphy1999 - Present
AttorneyCurtis, Mallet Prevost , Colt & Mosle, LLP1994 - 1997

Associations
Association NamePosition NameDuration
Mount Vernon Place ConservancyBoard Member2010 - Present
Batter Up FoundationBoard of Directors2009 - Present
University of Maryland School of LawBoard Member2006 - Present
Monumental City Bar FoundationBoard Member2006 - Present
National Foundation for Teaching EntrepreneurshipBoard Member2005 - Present

Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
Brain Injury Caused by Medical Malpractice During Birth$4 million settlement
Hospital Staff Fails to Recognize Signs of Fetal Distress$7 million settlement
Restaurant Workers Suffer Brain Damage from Carbon Monoxide Poisoning$34.4 million verdict

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Education
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Georgetown University Law CenterLawJD - Juris Doctor1994
Williams CollegeN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1990