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Patrick J. Murphy

DUI and DWI Attorney at Boston, MA

5.0   61 reviews

About Patrick

Learn Patrick’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
    20%
    I am a Boston criminal defense attorney with over 20 years of legal experience dedicated to aggressive representation of all my clients. I provide a free initial consultation. Please feel free to call me anytime to discuss your criminal case at 617-367-0450.

    28 years, 4,000 cases

  2. DUI and DWI
    20%
    I am an experiend OUI trial attorney litigating all Massachusetts motor vehicle offenses, including leaving the scence of property damage and personal injury.

    28 years, 2,000 cases

  3. Drug Crime
    20%
    I represent people accused of drug trafficking, drug distribution, possession of drugs, and possession with intent to distribute.

    28 years, 2,000 cases

  4. Insurance fraud
    20%
    I represent all insurance fraud cases and I am also experienced in resolving public assistance fraud and RMV fraudulent identification cases.

    28 years, 2,000 cases

  5. Violent crime
    20%
    I offer aggressive criminal defense of all domestic assault and battery cases, sex crimes, indecent assault and battery, gun charges and other assault-related allegations, breaking and entering cases, and restraining and harassment order violations.

    28 years, 2,000 cases

I am in the business of upholding the constitutional rights of clients that face criminal or regulatory charges.  I have a track record of success and I invite you to visit my website at www.bostoncriminaldefenselawyers.com.

Licensed for 28 years
State MA
Status Active
Acquired 1994
Updated 09/19/2022

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

Contact Patrick

Law Office Of Patrick J. Murphy
Fanuiel Hall Marketplace
1 South Market Street, Fourth Floor
Boston, MA, 02109

Reviews

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Posted by Oneil | June 22, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Criminal defense
He went beyond to show I'm innocent. He made sure I did what I had to do in order to show that I was not what they thought I am. He was available immediately or next to it . He cared.
Posted by Matt | April 14, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Work
Pat was able to obtain information that helped with my hearing. He put together a knowledgeable and successful argument that resulted in the outcome we wanted. I felt supported and relieved that I was in good hands the entire time. Patrick is trustworthy and skilled and I highly recommend him.
Posted by anonymous | March 25, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Attorney
Attorney Patrick J. Murphy was very quick to respond to my needs with Clerk Magistrate Hearing and I had a 1st-class experience during my hearing – got the case dismissed! I was impressed by the due diligence and other researched performed by him before my hearing. I only had to answer one question during my hearing, rest all were answered by Attorney Patrick. He is confident, knowledgeable, and most importantly honest. He is NOT like other lawyers, who are only in it for the money. He cares about the client and passionately performs excellent due diligence pertaining to the case. I am very glad that he represented me, and I highly recommend him as Criminal Defense Lawyer. Furthermore, his fee was very reasonable when compared to that of other Criminal Defense lawyers in the city.
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Posted by Alvaro | March 23, 2022
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Identity Theft
Call Patrick and asked him for some advise on how to protect my identity as my personal info was leaked. He made some recommendations that were very helpful.
Posted by anonymous | July 21, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Absolutely recommend !
Wonderful lawyer, always available to help understand and explain legal issues, great outcome on my court case I would send anyone I know to him if you're ever in trouble !
Posted by anonymous | July 13, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Very trustworthy lawyer, puts worries at ease
There's a reason he's one of the best defense lawyers in town. He was successful at negotiating a very favorable outcome with the prosecution, getting my charges reduced and eventually dismissed! If you're facing a serious charge and want the best case scenario in court, this is the lawyer to call! I can finally sleep in peace!!
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Posted by Emily | July 8, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Professional, Attentive, and Personable
Chosing Patrick Murphy to be my attorney was the best decision I could have made for my future. I contacted Attorney Murphy in a dire time in me and my spouses life. The matter was to be addressed in criminal court the next morning. He was honest and straightforward with options and possible outcomes. He was very perceptive to the situation and noticed things about our matter that I easily could have dismissed. Throughout the year of working with him it was obvious that the outcome of this case was just as important to him as it was to my spouse and I. He genuinely wanted to help us, we were always made to feel as though we were the priority and in the best possible hands we could be in all while maintaining his personable and down to earth demeanor. For matters out of the scope of his specialty, our civil and immigration, he had no issue sharing his knowledge. He went above and beyond what anyone could expect from a great lawyer
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Posted by Jose | June 16, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Great
Patrick J.Murphy is an amazing attorney. and makes it extremely convenient for you to continue with your work life and personal life while he works hard for you. Highly recommended. I will continue to use his services for anything I need
Posted by anonymous | June 7, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly recommend Attorney Murphy
We would highly recommend attorney Murphy. He was responsive to work questions and our needs and his follow-up was very good. He was able to advocate in an appropriate way for our situation which we had a very favorable desired outcome.
Posted by anonymous | May 5, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly recommended
Patrick Murphy handled my case flawlessly. He achieved the outcome I seeked. He respectfully informed me on what to expect and the likely outcome. I would recommend Patrick Murphy 150%
Posted by Jeb | March 31, 2021
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Excellent
He was amazing very professional keeps you updated and got my case dismissed
Posted by anonymous | September 24, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Trustworthy, confident, professional - you need Mr. Murphy should you ever find yourself in a tough spot in your life. He helps!
Mr. Murphy is the consummate attorney you can trust to handle your case with professionalism along with a caring, genuine approach to your defense. He consistently responds in a timely manner via text, phone or email - whatever method his clients prefer. Mr. Murphy listens carefully, takes meticulous notes and asks appropriate questions to gather a thorough understanding of your case and therefore the best defense approach to take. I would not hesitate to refer Mr. Murphy to anyone in need of his services. Myself and my wife now consider him a friend and wish him the best throughout his illustrious career.
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Posted by Junior | May 15, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Amazing criminal defense lawyer.
Nothing but amazing words to say about Patrick J Murphy. Very professional, caring, polite, and has excellent communication skills. Took the time and effort to carefully go over all little details of my case. You can tell he really passionate about his work.
Posted by Stanimir | February 4, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Amazing
He was an amazing lawyer he did things quick and definitely knows what he’s doing
Posted by anonymous | January 31, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Representation
Mr Murphy was professional, respectful to all parties, and well prepared. He represented me so well and resulted in no criminal charge. I would recommend him wholeheartedly.
Posted by anonymous | January 6, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly recommend
Patrick worked with me digitally which was very convenient for me (e.g., preparing documentation). He represented me well and was easy to work with at a fair price. He was able to help me get a favorable outcome (obviously each situation is different).
Posted by M | December 13, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Service!
I was accused of leaving the scene of property damage in Attleboro District Court. Attoreny Murphy was able to get the case thrown out early in the process saving me time and money. I definately recommend him for your criminal case.
Posted by anonymous | October 25, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Amazing lawyer with great attention to details.
The short story, Mr Murhy made a criminal charge go away, which is amazing by definition. The long story. I was a concerned father of a 20+ year old daughter (criminally) charged with leaving the scene of a traffic accident. After finding the Patrick Murphy profile online I decided to leave a message and was surprised by the quick response. Patrick Murphy without asking for an immediate compensation offered valuable advice, explaining the next required steps to be done. Due to a tight deadline those critical steps would be overlooked if not for Mr. Murphy's attention to details. Thanks to his help during Magistrate Clerk hearing the charge was removed even before being allowed to continue in the court of law. Please forgive me if I use wrong terminology. I'd recommend Patrick Murphy to anybody and sincerely appreciate his help as a human being as well as a highly regarded professional.
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Posted by anonymous | October 2, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Lawyer
Mr. Murphy had to deal with emails from me for two months while I was in another state for a drunken mishap. He was professional, helpful and was able to answer every question I had. I would recommend his services to anyone who needs an excellent lawyer in Boston.
Posted by anonymous | September 15, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
The Best.
I was wrongfully accused of the serious crime of indecent assault and battery on a person over the age of 14 in Boston. Attorney Patrick Murphy aggressively represented me and was able to get the portion of the charge alleging indecent assault and battery dropped after pointing out inconsistencies in the statements of my accuser and providing all of my background information. If I had been convicted I would have lost my life as I know it and had to register as a sex offender. I highly recommend Attorney Murphy as a criminal defense lawyer.
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Cost

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  • Free Consultation 60 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 8.3 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Owner, Criminal Defense Trial Lawyer
  • Law Office of Patrick J. Murphy
  • 1994 - Present
  • Legal Intern
  • Suffolk County Districit Attorney's Office
  • 1993 - 1993

Education

  • New England Law Boston
  • JD - Juris Doctor, Cum Laude
  • 1994
  • University of Massachusetts, Boston
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1990

Legal Cases

  • Boston Municipal Court, Central Division
  • Not Guilty on all charges

Associations

  • Suffolk Lawyers for Justice
  • Member
  • 1997 - Present
  • Massachusetts Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1994 - Present
  • Massachusetts Academy of Trial Attorneys
  • Member
  • 1994 - Present
  • United States District Court for Massachusetts
  • Attorney and Counselor
  • 1994 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Awards

  • Client's Choice
  • Avvo
  • 2020
  • Client's Choice
  • AVVO
  • 2018
  • Client's Choice
  • Avvo
  • 2017
  • Client's Choice
  • Avvo
  • 2016
  • Client's Choice
  • Avvo
  • 2015
  • Client's Choice
  • Avvo
  • 2014
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Publications

Speaking Engagements

  • Basic Firearm Instruction for Attorneys
  • Firearm Training
  • 2013

Attorney endorsements

Received (13)
Given (8)
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Attorney Murphy for over a decade and I see him in court quite frequently. He is experienced, knowledgeable and well prepared. Anyone looking for an experienced, seasoned and personable criminal defense counsel will find Attorney Murphy very helpful. I endorse this lawyer."
Car accident Attorney | Jan 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I retained Patrick to represent my mother (I am an attorney myself but do not practice in the relevant subject area). He handled the matter efficiently and effectively, was consistently responsive and professional, and ultimately secured a favorable resolution early in the process. I was very impressed with his work and recommend him highly."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"endorse this lawyer. Patrick Murphy is a fantastic lawyer. He is well known and well respected in courts throughout Massachusetts. Hi is always well prepared. His has a strong knowledge of the law. He works hard for his clients. You cannot go wrong with him as your criminal defense attorney."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I have worked in the same office with Patrick for a number of years. He is a hard working, very competent attorney who specializes in criminal law. I highly recommend him."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Jan 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Patrick is a smart, skilled and aggressive advocate who will make sure that everything which can be done for his cleints will be done and done well."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Attorney Patrick J. Murphy is one of the best, if not the best, attorneys I have come across in my career. He is literally an authority on matters in criminal law. He always gives his clients 120 percent, is professional, and I have witnessed the outstanding results he gets for his clients. I endorse Attorney Murphy without any reservation as an attorney, a great person, and colleague."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Patrick is a real fighter and works hard for his clients. He knows the law and how to get his clients the best deal. He can try a great case and is always available to answer his clients' questions."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 30
Relationship: Friend
"Attorney Murphy is an outstanding attorney. His hard work in the field of criminal defense is evidenced by his excellent results. The advice he has given me over the years has been invaluable and I would trust him with any legal matter."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Attorney Murphy. As a fellow criminal defense attorney, I've had the opportunity to witness Attorney Murphy advocate on behalf of his clients. He is extremely talented in the courtroom, intelligent and cares deeply about doing the best possible job for his clients. In summary, his clients are in very good hands and I would highly recommend him to handle any criminal matter."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Pat is a top notch criminal defense attorney. Your case is in good hands with him. And if you are opposing him, he is tenacious and sharp. You will not get anything by him. Highest regard."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have always found Attorney Murphy to be diligent in his preparation for court. He pays great attention to detail."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 16
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have known Pat Murphy for over twenty years, and have had many cases with him. He is a top notch criminal defense attorney. Pat cares a great deal about his clients, and has an excellent trial record. Massachusetts judges and prosecutors respect him a great deal."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Patrick is an excellent, creative, and compelling attorney with amazing trial skills."
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Boston DUI and DWI Lawyer Patrick J. Murphy
Patrick J. Murphy
DUI and DWI Attorney
Boston, MA
Licensed for 28 years
Free Consultation