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Justin M. Murphy

Employment and labor Attorney at Boston, MA

4.9   74 reviews
Free consultation Virtual consultation available
Free consultation Virtual consultation available
  • Licensed for 13 years
    State MA
    Acquired 2010
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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

About Justin

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JUSTIN M. MURPHY IS A TRIAL LAWYER BASED IN BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS, AND COUNSELS INDIVIDUALS ON EMPLOYMENT LAW, DISCRIMINATION LAW, AND LANDLORD-TENANT LAW.

Attorney Justin Murphy, J.D., M.S.E.L., B.A., is a lifetime resident of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, and graduate of Thayer Academy, Braintree, Massachusetts; Wheaton College, Norton, Massachusetts; and Vermont Law School, South Royalton, Vermont.

Attorney Murphy has worked in non-profit organizations, State and Federal Government, and private law firms. This extensive work-experience provides Attorney Murphy with a specialized and unique skill set that not only directly impacts his client’s legal issues, but also enhances his law practice such that Attorney Murphy’s clients receive first-class, professional legal representation.

Attorney Murphy’s law practice is based on giving back to the community, and he strives to take on as many pro bono cases as possible to help individuals who otherwise cannot afford a lawyer.

Attorney Murphy provides highly committed representation to his clients and forms attorney-client relationships that go beyond what other law firms offer because Attorney Murphy works with his clients at every step of the way.

Notables:

Licensed to practice law in both the State of Massachusetts and the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts (Federal Court);
Member of the Massachusetts Bar Association; and the Boston Bar Association. Attorney Murphy is also an active panel attorney for the Volunteer Lawyers Project (VLP) of the Boston Bar Association;
Proud recipient of the Boston Bar Association President’s Award for his pro bono services to victims of the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing;
Recognition from the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court for providing significant pro bono legal services in years 2013-2018.

Location

Law Office of Justin M. Murphy

Reviews

4.9 / 5.0
  74 customer reviews
Posted by anonymous | February 26, 2024
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Caring and Professional
Attorney Justin’s consultation with me was very helpful! He had great information on how I move forward with my situation. He was so professional while being supportive and caring.
Posted by Christopher | January 23, 2024
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Professional, & caring
I reached out to a number of lawyers in October 2023, and Justin Murphy was the first to get back to me, and right away he gave helpful information and asked good questions. He followed up with me while I was getting an issue resolved with my landlord. Basically, I had a landlord who entered the apartment unannounced, and without a valid reason, on a few occasions in less than one month, including at night. I described the situation in great detail, also provided pictures relevant to the situation, in order to confirm that my rights were being violated. After getting information, I had the confidence I needed to produce a letter to the landlord that helped me resolve this particular issue.
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Posted by anonymous | December 31, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Justin saved me from sexual harassment/discrimination battle
I reached out to Justin after filing a sexual harassment claim with my employer's Human Resources department. The claim was handled poorly, resulting in workplace retaliation and victim-blaming. The harassment I had endured had been occurring for over a year and I was starting to feel hopeless. After I had my initial consultation with Justin, hiring him was the easiest and smartest decision ever. He alleviated so much of the mental toll it was taking on me, navigating the investigation communications, settlement approach, etc. When I hired Justin, my mental health was at an all-time low. Justin helped me reach a reasonable settlement with my employer that leaves me in a good space financially, professionally, and personally. I can honestly say that upon signing the resolution agreement Justin helped me acquire, I instantly felt like I could breathe again. I truly owe Justin my life right now, because I was getting to the point that my day-to-day was hardly bearable. My husband and I are so grateful for Justin and I could not recommend him enough.
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Posted by Sue | November 20, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Above Expectations
Attorney Murphy took a chance on my case and guided me through the process. He was very diligent and precise; and stayed in constant communication with me until my case was resolved. Attorney Murphy ensured that justice was served and I was compensated. Thank you so much Attorney Murphy for helping me to close this chapter in a way that allows me to move forward. I will highly recommend Attorney Murphy for any legal services!!
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Posted by anonymous | March 21, 2023
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Landlord Tenant Eviction Consultation
I consulted attorney Justin on an eviction case with my landlord. My case was peculiar and Justin was honest about this being the first he's ever encountered. Yet, Justin helped me run through the details of my situation, potential next steps, and the best way to communicate the matter to the landlord most cost-effectively. Justin's advice was very helpful and provided valuable guidance on how I could approach my matter professionally and most appropriately.
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Posted by anonymous | December 7, 2022
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Teacher Employment Sexual Orientation Discrimination Dispute
Attorney Justin Murphy handled my sexual orientation discrimination dispute case effectively. During consultation he was professional and understanding given the sensitive nature of the dispute. Specifically, he provided legal advice, filed legal documents, and provided me with representation during an initial case hearing . Although my case was not accepted to move forward by the Department of Labor Relations due to a statute of limitations of six months on complaint filings (my file date was past the deadline), I did not have any regrets with my decision to hire Attorney Murphy and to discuss my complaint against the Boston Teacher's Union at the Massachusetts State Department of Labor Relations.
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Posted by anonymous | August 11, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great support in a time of stress
Guided me through the process and provided me with details as they came in. Willing to fight for me on whatever decision I made. Also very fair and down to earth. Highly recommended!
Posted by anonymous | August 10, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Very helpful and responsive!
I had a termination situation that required a quick response. Justin responded right away and worked with me on a tight deadline. He answered every question I had and responded with clarity and honesty. With his help, I was able to negotiate a much better severance package. Thanks Justin!
Posted by Duane | July 26, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Top Notch Lawyer
Attorney Murphy represented my case and I must say I was quite satisfied that I hired him. When I started looking for a lawyer back in 2013, I went based of lawyers reviews. Attorney Murphy had quite the resume when it came to reviews, so I contacted him. Although, it took nearly 10 years to resolve my case(No fault of attorney Murphy's) I was very satisfied with the outcome. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND him.
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Posted by anonymous | July 6, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Satisfied and grateful
He took a chance on my case… realtor held on to my money illegally and refused to return it. He was diligent and precise, and stayed in constant communication until the matter was resolved and my money was returned
Posted by anonymous | May 17, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Disputes with Landlords and Success
My landlords charged me $2000+ for so called "legal fees" while their attorney only worked for $230. Attorney Murphy helped me sent out a demand letter, communicated with their attorney on my behalf, and helped me sort things out during a mediation event, after the landlords decided to escalate the matter to housing court. It all went well and my landlords not only refunded the $2000+ payment, but also permitted an early termination of lease.
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Posted by anonymous | February 26, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Kathy
Justin was professional, knowledgeable and forthright in his work for me. I would use him again in a minute and recommend him to anyone in need of similar services.
Posted by anonymous | February 7, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Professional, Empathetic, Everything I hoped for
It was truly great working with Attorney Murphy. He worked with me from the beginning to the end. He was always very professional and on top of things. He was always available for me to talk to him. He discussed all options and helped me to weigh the pros and cons. He allowed me to decide what was best for me at the time. If I ever need similar services again, he would be the first person I would go to or recommend. I am pleased with how things turned out. The most important thing for me was that my story was heard and I was able to tell how the situation affected me. Attorney Murphy ensured this, along with ensuring I was compensated. Thank you so much Attorney Murphy for helping me to put back pieces of my life in a way that allows me to move forward.
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Posted by anonymous | January 25, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent, Knowledge Advocate
Just is exceptional. He knows what he's doing and he does a great job of breaking things down so the client understands the process. He's a true advocate and will ensure that your needs are met.
Posted by Henry | January 25, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Recommend for landlord/tenant disputes
Justin helped us reach a speedy and satisfactory resolution to a dispute with our landlord. He wrote a demand letter, advised us on negotiations, and wrote a settlement agreement. He demonstrated a strong knowledge of Massachusetts tenant rights. We appreciated his prompt and warm communications. I would gladly hire Justin again.
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Posted by Collin | December 30, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
So happy to have chosen Justin and couldn’t be more pleased!
When you find yourself in a situation where you need legal advise regarding your employment and don’t know where to start, I am so glad to have checked the avvo website and contacted Justin. He returned our call immediately on a Saturday morning and his demeanor managed to calm our fears and we hired him on the spot. He was available whenever we had a question and navigated us through the severance package, making suggestions to ensure we negotiated wIth the employer to our satisfaction. He was extremely patient and continued to advise us with other employment issues.
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Posted by Lorissa | December 7, 2021
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Quick, clear, concise answers
I called for a consultation on an issue I'd researched myself and found pieces of a puzzle to but I didn't understand how it all went together. Justin was helpful on the phone but even more helpful once we hung up. He looked in to a few things and within minutes, honestly, called me back with more information. It was so clear and to the point that it left my with very little questions, basically, just do I move forward or not. I couldn't have asked for better clarity to help me lay out my options and I really appreciated that.
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Posted by Shannon | October 5, 2021
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Responsive, prompt, and informative!
Attorney Murphy responded to my inquiry in a very timely manner. After a brief phone consultation, he provided me with in-depth information and recommendations on how to proceed with my case. He was to the point and matter-of-fact in way that was easy to comprehend and realistic.
Posted by anonymous | May 11, 2021
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Great Lawyer!
Justin listened to all of my concerns very carefully and gave me the best advice possible. He was always there for me checking in to see how I was. He definitely knows what he is talking about. Would recommend to anyone!
Posted by anonymous | March 25, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Amazing Attorney
My roommates and I retained Attorney Murphy to resolve a dispute with our landlord. From the initial call, Attorney Murphy provided expert advice and support throughout our case, which eventually resulted in a settlement agreement with our landlord. I highly recommend Attorney Murphy to anyone in need of landlord-tenant advice/legal representation.
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
  • Hourly Rates $ 85-450 per hour
  • Contingency 20%-33%
  • Pro bono 15 %
  • Retainer Sometimes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 8.1 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Principal
  • Law Office of Justin M. Murphy
  • 2011 - Present
  • Staff Attorney
  • Volunteer Lawyer's Project
  • 2010 - 2011

Education

  • Vermont Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2004
  • Vermont Law School
  • MA - Masters
  • 2004
  • Wheaton College, Norton MA
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1999
  • Thayer Academy
  • High School
  • 1995
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Sample of Legal Cases

  • Employer Liable for Racial Discrimination
  • Client won backpay and emotional distress
  • Judgment for tenants
  • Judgment in favor of tenants for $63,220.00.
  • Employer Liable for Wrongful Termination & Retaliation
  • Client won judgment for back pay and emotional distress

Associations

  • Massachusetts Employment Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2023 - Present
  • Boston Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • Massachusetts Bar Association, Labor and Employment Law Section, Employment Law Practice Group
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • Massachusetts Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Best Lawyer
  • Expertise
  • 2022
  • Top Lawyer
  • Boston Magazine
  • 2021
  • President’s Award
  • Boston Bar Association
  • 2014

Attorney endorsements

Received (4)
Given (4)
Endorse Justin
Landlord or tenant Attorney | May 15
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Although we were opposing counsel on a specific matter, Justin demonstrated true professionalism and knowledge in the area of Landlord/Tenant Law. I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Jun 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I've had the pleasure of spending countless hours in Housing Court working side by side with Justin as volunteers at the Lawyer For The Day table, and I've also spent quite a bit of time picking his brain and discussing both the practice and business of law. He is my go-to referral for employment matters, and someone I endorse without reservation."
Unknown Attorney | Apr 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Atty. Murphy, because he is one of the hardest working attorneys that I know. I had the pleasure of working with Atty. Murphy on some matters, and I found working with him to be a pleasure. He is polite, caring, and overall just a great person."
Employment and labor Attorney | Apr 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Attorney Murphy and I worked together at VLP. He is a dedicated lawyer with a commitment to both the law and his clients. I have sought his advice for my clients based on his experience in discrimination cases. I have referred clients to Attorney Murphy for help with their employment issues and would happily do so again."
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Landlord or tenant
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Boston Employment and labor Lawyer Justin M. Murphy
Justin M. Murphy
Employment and labor Attorney
Boston, MA
Licensed for 13 years
Free Consultation
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