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Attorney Ron Murphy is a 1983 graduate of the University of
Connecticut School of Law and the owner and principal trial lawyer of
Advocates Law Firm. His practice is devoted exclusively to helping
people who have been injured to get justice and compensation; and to
helping people who have been accused of misconduct to defend their
reputations and liberty.


Attorney Murphy represents people
injured by Auto Accidents, Legal Malpractice, or Medical Malpractice;
and he defends people accused in the areas of White Collar Criminal
Defense, Federal Criminal Defense, State Criminal Defense, and Attorney
Grievance Defense. Attorney Murphy also handles Commercial Litigation
and General Complex Litigation.


He has successfully tried civil
and criminal cases in state and federal courts in Connecticut; and has
argued civil and criminal appeals before the Connecticut Supreme Court
and the Connecticut Appellate Court. He has also handled claims and
cases in the state and federal courts of Massachusetts, where he is
also licensed to practice law.


Attorney Murphy is an accomplished
and nationally recognized trial lawyer. He is an Adjunct Instructor of
Law at the University of Connecticut School of Law, where he currently
teaches Trial Advocacy (and where he previously taught Legal Ethics and
Professional Responsibility). He has been awarded the highest rating
available for lawyers as voted by his peers; is a designated
"SuperLawyer" in Connecticut as chosen by the publishers "Law and
Politics"*; has been selected by The American Trial Lawyers Association
as one of the "Top 100 Trial Lawyers" in Connecticut; and is listed in
"The Best Lawyers in America."


He has previously been Board
Certified by the National Board of Trial Advocacy as a Civil Trial
Advocate (with recertification pending); is on the faculty of the Gerry
Spence Trial Lawyers College (based in Jackson, Wyoming) where he
teaches lawyers from around the country how to get the maximum recovery
for injured clients and how to best defend those accused of misconduct;
and was on the faculty of the Trial Advocacy Institute (sponsored by
the National Institute of Trial Advocacy and the Connecticut Bar
Association), where he taught other Connecticut lawyers how to be
better trial advocates and attorneys. Attorney Murphy is also a former
certified Emergency Medical Technician as certified by the State of
Connecticut; and the author of a legal publication entitled
"Connecticut Medical Malpractice Claims." He is also regularly called
upon by other lawyers seeking his advice and counsel on civil,
criminal, and ethical matters.


Languages spoken: Spanish

Practice areas


  1. Car Accident: 25%
  2. Medical Malpractice: 25%
  3. Criminal Defense: 20%
  4. Unspecified: 15%
  5. Ethics: 15%



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  • Brenda Benitez

    Great lawyer and great professor.


    Brenda Benitez Personal injury Attorney
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  • Myles H Alderman JR

    I endorse this lawyer's work. I have known Ron Murphy since I first met him on the Professional Discipline Committee years ago. I can recommend him without reservation.


    Myles Alderman Chapter 11 bankruptcy Attorney
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We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
SuperLawyer - Criminal DefenseLaw & Politics MagazineN/A
Board Certified Civil Trial AdvocateNational Board of Trial AdvocacyN/A
Million Dollar AdvocateMillion Dollar Advocates ForumN/A
Best Lawyers in AmericaBest Lawyers in AmericaN/A
SuperLawyer - Personal InjuryLaw & Politics MagazineN/A
SuperLawyer - Medical MalpracticeLaw & Politics MagazineN/A
AV RatingMartindale-HubbellN/A
Connecticut - Top 100 Trial LawyersAmerican Trial Lawyers AssociationN/A
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Trial LawyerAdvocates Law Firm LLC1988 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
American Trial Lawyers AssociationMember2008 - Present
Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association, Medical Malpractice CommitteeMember2002 - Present
Connecticut Trial Lawyers AssociationBoard of Governors2001 - Present
Massachusetts Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMember1989 - Present
Connecticut Criminal Defense Lawyers AssociationPresident (2000-01)1989 - Present
National Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMember1988 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember1988 - Present
Massachusetts Academy of Trial AttorneysMember1986 - Present
Massachusetts Bar AssociationMember1985 - Present
American Association for JusticeMember1984 - Present
Connecticut Trial Lawyers AssociationMember1984 - Present
Connecticut Bar AssociationMember1984 - Present
Publication nameTitleDate
Connecticut Trial Lawyers AssociationTaking Depositions in Accident and Malpractice Cases: A Guide for Plaintiff's Lawyers2005
Connecticut Trial Lawyers AssociationEthical, Legal, and Practical Considerations of Retainer Agreements2001
Connecticut Law TribuneProtect Yourself Against Claims by Prospective Clients With Letters of Declination2000
Connecticut Law TribuneGrievance Defense: Should You Respond on the Merits at the Local Panel?1998
National Business InstituteTaking the Criminal Case to Trial1996
National Business InstituteEthical Considerations in Criminal Defense1996
Butterworth PublishingMedical Malpractice Claims - Connecticut Action and Remedies - Tort Law1993
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Connecticut School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1983
Springfield CollegeGeneral StudiesBS - Bachelor of Science1980
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
National Business InstituteVoir Dire for Criminal Defense2006
Connecticut Trial Lawyers AssociationDeposition Strategies Seminar2005
National Business InstituteAdvanced Trial Advocacy in Connecticut2004
Connecticut Trial Lawyers AssociationConsiderations of Ethics and Law for Criminal Defense Retainers2001
National Business InstituteCriminal Defense Litigation in Connecticut1996
National Business InstituteStrategies in Defending DUI Cases1996
Hartford County Bar AssociationThe Many Changes in State and Federal Criminal Law1995
Hartford County Bar AssociationDriving Under the Influence: Dealing with the New Laws and Regulations1993