In 1971, Richard V. Falcon began his now 41-year professional association with Judge Billy Murphy as an attorney in the private practice of law at Murphy, Falcon & Murphy. In the years since, the two have become true legal partners and have been closely involved in every significant civil case Murphy, Falcon & Murphy has handled since the firm’s inception, both locally in Baltimore and nationally. Renowned for his exceptional analytical ability and superb writing both at trial and on appeal, Mr. Falcon has been a key architect of many of the firm's most significant cases.
Mr. Falcon helps lead the structuring for the legal strategy Murphy, Falcon & Murphy pursues in each case. Though the process is ultimately a collaborative one among the firm’s attorneys, Mr. Falcon enjoys the rigors of crafting the layout of a case and stresses the importance of designing your own battle, not just fighting the one presented.
His diligence and strategy have also produced stunning victories for corporate clients including Microsoft, Ernst & Young and First Union Bank. More recently, Mr. Falcon worked with the Murphy, Falcon & Murphy team to win a settlement of $34.33 million for 20 workers in a Ruth Chris’ Steakhouse who had been the victims of carbon monoxide poisoning as a result of negligent hotel management in the Baltimore area.
Mr. Falcon is a graduate of the University of Florida Levin College of Law. In 1968, he graduated summa cum laude and first in his class.
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Super Lawyer||Super Lawyers||2017|
|AV Preeminent Rated||Martindale-Hubbell||2017|
|Super Lawyer||Super Lawyers||2016|
|Super Lawyer||Super Lawyers||2015|
|Super Lawyer||Super Lawyers||2014|
|Super Lawyer||Super Lawyers||2013|
|Senior Partner||Murphy, Falcon & Murphy||1971 - Present|
|Professor||University Of Maryland School Of Law||1971 - 1981|
|Associate||Sutherland Asbill & Brennan||1968 - 1971|
|Maryland Law Review||Award of Attorneys' Fees in Civil Rights and Constitutional Litigation||1973|
|University of Florida, Fredric G. Levin College of Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1968|
|Water Contaminated by Coal Ash Harms Maryland Community||$54 million settlement|
|Man Paralyzed After Altercation with Police||$44 million verdict|
|Restaurant Workers Suffer Brain Damage from Carbon Monoxide Poisoning||$34.4 million verdict|
|Steele Software Systems Defrauded by First Union National Bank||$276 million verdict|
|Unnecessary Stent Procedures Performed at Baltimore-Area Hospital||This case is currently in progress.|
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