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About Me

Mr. Murphy has handled some of the
most serious and high-profile criminal cases in New York City and Los Angeles,
including the representation of:


alleged mafia associate facing the possibility of a death sentence on murder
and racketeering charges

individuals accused of participating in a large-scale narcotics conspiracies in
both state and federal courts

A key witness in the investigation of a major university
accused of paying significant amounts of money to lure a prized athlete

alleged serial killer who evaded law enforcement for nearly 20 years


Mr. Murphy has extensive experience
in defending individuals and organizations accused of committing white collar crimes
such as embezzlement, insurance fraud, tax fraud, wire fraud and RICO
violations.  Mr Murphy also represents individuals facing a wide range of
California state court felony and misdemeanor charges including homicide,
assault, burglary, robbery, domestic violence, drug charges, weapons charges, sex
offenses, computer crimes, and DUI. 
Mr. Murphy also represents individuals before the Department of Motor
Vehicles and in administrative hearings.

Mr. Murphy is a
member of the State Bars of New Jersey, California, and Indiana.  He is
admitted to practice before the United States District Court for the Central
District of California, the Eastern District of California, the Southern
District of New York, the Eastern District of New York and the District of New

Mr. Murphy is a graduate of Indiana
University.  After he completed his degree in public policy, he attended
Seton Hall University School of Law on a scholarship.



Practice Areas


  1. Criminal Defense: 25%
    11 years
  2. White Collar Crime: 25%
    11 years
  3. Federal Crime: 25%
    11 years
  4. DUI & DWI: 25%
    11 years



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Payment Types:

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Attorney Endorsements

18 total 

  • Jonathan Pierre Lacour

    One of the absolute best. Exceptional attention to detail, service next to none. I endorse this lawyer.


    Jonathan Lacour Business Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Chase N Morinaka

    I endorse this lawyer. He is skilled and well-respected in the community.


    Chase Morinaka Personal Injury Attorney
    Relationship: Other

Contact Info

Law Offices of David M. Murphy

1801 Century Park East
24th Floor
Los Angeles, CA, 90067-2302


INInactive In Good Standing200703/17/2013
NYResigned 200503/13/2015
NJResigned Without Prejudice200409/10/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Southern California Rising StarsSouthern California Super Lawyers2014
Rising StarCalifornia Super Lawyers2014
Rising StarSuperLawyers2014
Southern California Rising StarsSouthern California Super Lawyers2013
Rising StarCalifornia Super Lawyers2013
Rising StarSuperLawyers2013
Board of DirectorsBeverly Hills Bar Foundation2009
Admission to PracticeUnited States District Court for the Central District of CaliforniaN/A
Admission to PracticeUnited States District Court for the Eastern District of CaliforniaN/A
Admission to PracticeUnited States District Court for the Eastern District of New YorkN/A
Admission to PracticeUnited States District Court for the Southern District of New YorkN/A
Admission to PracticeUnited States District Court for the District of New JerseyN/A
Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
PrincipalLaw Offices of David M. Murphy2010 - Present
AssociateSalerno & Associates2008 - Present
AssociateGray & Prouty2006 - 2007
AssociateGould Reimer Walsh Goffin Cohn2004 - 2005
N/ALaw Offices of Frederick H. Cohn2002 - 2004
Association NamePosition NameDuration
TEN - The Esquire NetworkMember2014 - Present
ProvisorsMember2011 - Present
Beverly Hills Bar FoundationSecretary2009 - Present
Federal Bar AssociationMember2008 - Present
Beverly Hills Bar AssociationMember2007 - Present
Los Angeles County Bar AssociationMember2007 - Present
Lambda Chi Alpha FraternityMember1998 - Present
Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
ClientNo charges filed
ClientNo charges filed.
People v. ClientCase dismissed.
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Publication NameTitleDate
LA LawyerJailhouse Call2009
Yahoo SportsFloyd gave cash to Mayo handler2009
Espn.comMayo investigations going strong2009
Yahoo SportsUSC probe centers on control2009
LA TimesNCAA combines investigations into USC athletics2009
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Indiana UnivN/AundergraduateN/A
Seton Hall Univ SOLN/AlawN/A