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Brian E. Murphy

Criminal defense Attorney at Worcester, MA

4.9   8 reviews
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  • Licensed for 17 years
    State MA
    Acquired 2006
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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

About Brian

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INTELLIGENT DEFENSE, AGGRESSIVE LITIGATION

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.

Areas of Practice
  • Criminal Law
  • OUI/DUI
  • Personal Injury — Plaintiff
Litigation Percentage
  • 100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation
Bar Admissions
  • Massachusetts
  • U.S. District Court District of Massachusetts
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 1st Circuit
Education
  • Columbia Law School, New York, New York
    • J.D.
    • Honors: James Kent Scholar
    • Law Review: Columbia Human Rights Law Review, Editor-in-Chief
  • College of the Holy Cross, Worcester, Massachusetts
    • B.A.
Professional Associations and Memberships
  • Massachusetts Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys
  • Massachusetts Bar Association
  • Boston Bar Association
  • Worcester County Bar Association
  • Federal Bar Association
  • Massachusetts Academy of Trial Lawyers
Past Employment Positions
  • Committee for Public Counsel Services
  • Todd and Weld LLP

Awards

AV Preeminent Peer Review Rating
Client's Choice 2012
Client's Choice
2012

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Location

Murphy & Rudolf LLP
1 Mercantile Street
Suite 740
Worcester, MA, 01608

Reviews

4.9 / 5.0
  8 customer reviews
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Client's Choice 2012
Client's Choice
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Posted by anonymous | January 17, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
A lawyer with a heart
I retained Brian during a time of extreme duress. My son ( who has a mental illness)was charged with some outrageously over inflated and serious crimes. I spent days researching legal resources and read up on legal statutesI had no idea if my son's rights were being violated. He was locked up without bail and his court appointed attorney was just shrugging his shoulders and asking for continuances. Brian took over and immediately began to change the course of disaster. He was amazing and continues to help us clean up the legal entanglements that we have been in because of my sons mental illness. Brian met with him, explained what was happening in terms he could understand. I completely TRUST him to pay attention and continue to fight for Jared's legal rights to live a decent life, free from criminal charges caused by my calls for help for a section 12 Police to the Hospital. Every charge is a result of Law Enforcement's mishandling of him while was is in crisis. I would definitely recommend him.
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Posted by Christopher Colecchi | September 8, 2015
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| Hired Attorney
innovative
He was very professional, filed motions for me we took it all the way to trial thoroughly,he's smart hes a tiger who will make it all the way to the top! We smashed em so bad the DA. tried smoking me on a different case because we made her look so little in the courtroom and that was when he was a novicce so i can imagine the respect and reputation that you must have by now because he is a beast he is one of the best thank you Brian!! By the way we got found Not Guilty!#
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Posted by Shannon | August 16, 2012
Aggressive attorney with impressive results
We retained Mr. Murphy twice in the last two years and each time were highly impressed with his professionalism, reliability and hard working nature. He is incredibly dedicated and will aggressively pursue the best result possible for your case. Mr. Murphy is an outstanding lawyer who I would enthusiastically recommend to anyone.
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Posted by anonymous | August 8, 2012
Outstanding Lawyer Who Really Cares About You
Brian Murphy is the smartest lawyer I have worked with by far (I've retained 3 and carefully interviewed over 20) and he will work tirelessly (and very patiently) to explore every legal angle to make sure you get the best possible outcome. He won’t rush to resolve or try your case, which means that you will get the best result. In my situation, it wasn’t for a year after that he found the legal ground to get me an incredible result. But what's unique about him is that he's very-down-to-earth and really cares about your well-being. He's not arrogant and listens to your perspectives. This can be helpful not only in solidifying your legal positioning but it's also just comforting to have someone talk you through difficult times. On top of being a lawyer of the highest caliber, he's a really good person and cares about people. He's not the typical self-centered lawyer which makes him much more effective legally, not just personally.
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Posted by Tim P | August 7, 2012
Superb. An extremely intelligent, extremely effective trial lawyer.
Brian Murphy is extraordinarily effective trial lawyer. Very bright, very clever, very articulate -- one of the most persuasive lawyers I have known.
Posted by Thomas | August 7, 2012
Excellent Laywer
Mr Murphy assisted my university in a delicate matter. He was a consummate professional. He was knowledgeable, timely, and a pleasure to work with. He earned our trust.
Posted by Patrick | August 7, 2012
Intelligent, Aggressive, and Responsive - Brain Murphy earned my highest recommendation
I hired Brian Murphy in 2011 and could not have been more satisfied with the services received. Mr. Murphy was consistently the smartest person in the room, and he used his intelligence to quickly turn the tables in my favor. In addition to being impressively sharp, Mr. Murphy is experienced, highly aggressive, and very responsive. His attention to detail is impeccable. The case was decided in my favor. If I'm ever in need of a lawyer in the future, I will seek out his services without hesitation.
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Posted by anonymous | February 25, 2016
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Good consult
Very smart and informative attorney. He listened to and heard my issue. However based on my research of other legal representation he seemed to be a little overpriced for my liking. I would still without a doubt recommend his services, however recommendations would be given to individuals with deep pockets. Also after I forwarded documents to him a few days ago as requested. I have still yet to receive a reply back.
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
  • Retainer Always
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Managing Partner
  • Murphy & Rudolf LLP
  • 2013 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Law Office Of Brian E. Murphy
  • 2011 - 2012
  • Attorney
  • Committee For Public Counsel Services
  • 2006 - 2009
  • Director of Public Policy and Advocacy
  • Central Massachusetts Housing Alliance
  • 2001 - 2002
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Education

  • Columbia Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2006
  • College of the Holy Cross
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2002

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Robbery Charges Dropped
  • Dismissed
  • Weapons Charges
  • Dismissed
  • Sex Crimes
  • Not Guilty

Associations

  • Federal Bar Association
  • Board Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • Worcester County Bar Association
  • Board Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • Massachusetts Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Board Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • 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
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Honors and Awards

  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2022
  • Dean's Public Interest Fellow
  • Columbia University Law School
  • 2006
  • James Kent Scholar
  • Columbia University Law School
  • 2005
  • Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar
  • Columbia University Law School
  • 2004
  • Outstanding Contribution to Academic Life
  • College of the Holy Cross
  • 2002
  • Presidential Service Award
  • College of the Holy Cross
  • 2001
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Publications

  • Columbia Human Rights Law Review
  • Editor In Chief
  • 2005
  • A Jailhouse Lawyer’s Manual
  • Editor In Chief
  • 2005

Speaking Engagements

  • Worcester County Bar Association First Monday CLE
  • Motions in Limine in State and Federal Court
  • 2014

Attorney endorsements

Received (16)
Given (39)
Endorse Brian
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 27
Relationship: Co-worker
"Attorney Murphy's dedication to his clients and knowledge of criminal defense is unmatched. He is passionate and aggressive with each case and he gets results for his clients. Attorney Murphy is the very definition of a zealous advocate and I highly endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 22
Relationship: Co-worker
"Attorney Murphy is an intelligent, fierce and dedicated criminal defense attorney. Anyone in need of a criminal defense attorney would do well with Attorney Murphy by their side."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 29
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer because he is very bright, works hard, and cares deeply about providing his clients with top-notch representation."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 10
Relationship: Co-worker
"If I were facing criminal charges, I would not hesitate to hire Brian Murphy"
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 06
Relationship: Co-worker
"Brian is simply one of the best and most creative criminal defense practitioners around, and I couldn't be prouder to be associated with him."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 31
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I am consistently impressed with Brian's expertise, professionalism, and preparedness. He is an extremely skilled litigator. I highly recommend him."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Brian is an excellent lawyer who works hard for his clients. I recommend him."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. He is an excellent attorney and well respected member of the legal community"
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Brian is a great attorney who works hard for his clients. Contact him for any criminal legal matters."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Brian. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
General practice Attorney | Apr 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Attorney Murphy has EARNED a reputations as a professional, skilled defense attorney who is always there for his clients."
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Worcester Criminal defense Lawyer Brian E. Murphy
Brian E. Murphy
Criminal defense Attorney
Worcester, MA
Licensed for 17 years
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