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Benjamin Murphy

Criminal defense Attorney at Hernando, MS

4.5   27 reviews
  • State Years
    Arkansas - AR 16 years
    Mississippi - MS 17 years
    Tennessee - TN 17 years
  • Licensed for 16 years
    State AR
    Acquired 2007
    Status
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 17 years
    State MS
    Acquired 2007
    Status
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 17 years
    State TN
    Acquired 2007
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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

About Benjamin

Learn Benjamin’s areas of practice.

I TAKE A GENUINE INTEREST IN MY CLIENT'S NEEDS AND WORK HARD TO EXCEED THEIR EXPECTATIONS.

Ben is native of DeSoto County. He is a graduate of Southaven High School and earned his undergraduate degree from the University of Mississippi with a concentration in Human Resource Management. Upon completion of his undergraduate studies, Ben was accepted to the University of Mississippi School of Law. He spent a summer semester of law school at the University of Hawaii before graduating early.

Ben is licensed to practice law in Mississippi, Tennessee, and Arkansas. He has been practicing since 2007. He opened The Murphy Law Firm in Hernando in 2012. Ben specializes in both family law and criminal defense. He also serves as a criminal court judge.

Awards

AV Preeminent Peer Review Rating
Client's Choice 2022
Client's Choice
2022

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Location

The Murphy Law Firm
The Murphy Law Firm
9148 Corporate Dr.
Southaven, MS, 38671
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Reviews

4.5 / 5.0
  27 customer reviews
Client's Choice 2022
Client's Choice
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Posted by Jon & Jen | April 22, 2015
Morally and Legally Trustworthy
Ben Murphy goes beyond the call of his job. He has represented our family several times. Our situation was by far abnormal. While there were times we started to lose faith, Ben never did. He always fights for what is right and what is deserved. He stands firm in his morals and belief in the justice system. He worked with us financially and mentally. If we ever find ourselves at the crossfire of another situation, we will no doubt continue to have Ben represent us.
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Posted by Joshua | April 16, 2015
Custody battle.
Mr. Murphy is a great lawyer! He really fights hard for you. I wanted to be able to see my child and that's what he faught for. Ben Murphy is honest and answers any questions you may have, regardless of how silly the questions may be. He is just a lawyer that is truly on your side.
Posted by anonymous | November 16, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Speeding Ticked Dismissed!
Mr. Murphy is superb. He got my ''speeding in a school zone'' ticket dismissed. I went to court in October and the prosecutor offered me 2 days in jail, no fine to pay as an alternative. So, I plead not guilty and was given a trial date. I retained Mr. Murphy based on reviews on here and after speaking with him, I felt secure in him handling my case. I do not live in Mississippi, so I was not able to show up for trial date. He did his lawyer magic and got my ticket dismissed with only a $50 court fee! 10/10 do recommend!
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Response from Benjamin Murphy November 18, 2022
Thanks for the great review!
Posted by Glenn | August 29, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Honest and distinguished
Hands down the most family feeling and trusted firm in Desoto county!!as soon as I walked in the door Ben listened to my concerns and was Precise on what we needed to do!any time I email or called night or weekend Ben replied back. It was a long journey but Ben accomplished what we was preceding for.I can not say enough for his dedication and great work.
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Response from Benjamin Murphy August 29, 2022
Thank you, Glenn!
Posted by Michael | August 26, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Living easy
Ben's consultation was nice polite and to the point. He explained and gave me different options to choose from. It was a process I wouldn't been able to litigate on my own. I would recommend his service's to friends and family.
Response from Benjamin Murphy August 30, 2022
I appreciate the feedback, Michael.
Posted by Chris | August 25, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
High integrity, great listener, excellent representative
Mr. Murphy was everything I had hoped for in an attorney when it came to my divorce. He gave me honest opinion and feedback and never once made promises he couldn't keep. When I was at my wits end, Mr. Murphy remained calm and let me know he was fighting on my behalf. When all was said and done we came to a fair agreement that all parties could be satisfied with. I would recommend Ben to anyone who is looking for morally sound representation. No regrets for hiring Ben in my time of need.
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Response from Benjamin Murphy August 25, 2022
Thank you for these words, Chris. I take pride in what I do, and I hope it shows in the results I provide.
Posted by Thomas | August 25, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Level Headed Advisor
When I found out I was getting divorced, I was a wreck...Ben was recommended by a friend. Ben was understanding and direct about my situation. As a project manager who had never worked with a lawyer on personal needs, "I needed to know certain things...", Ben helped me understand the path ahead and the pros and cons of my decisions as well as the likely financial impact. He has also assisted with the navigation of a few other post divorce activities. Although I did not always like what Ben had to say, I did appreciate his earnestness as he described the situation.
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Response from Benjamin Murphy August 25, 2022
Glad to help!
Posted by Matt | August 25, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Phenomenal
I can not thank Mr. MURPHY enough. Myself and my family ended up into a very bad situation. He came highly recommended from a few individuals. With one call a meeting was set, our nightmare was not over but it came to an ease. Few weeks later court came to an end with our nightmare dismissed and got our lives back. Thank you Ben Murphy We will always be grateful for your help.
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Response from Benjamin Murphy August 25, 2022
You are welcome! If you ever need anything else, please let me know.
Posted by Janice | August 25, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Review for Ben Murphy Defense Attorney
Ben Murphy did an exceptional job as my defense attorney!!! He put my mind at ease from the beginning of our first meeting. He was also able to get both charges dropped as well as the arrest expunged from my record. He had the expertise I needed to get me through to the end. I would highly recommend him to anyone.
Response from Benjamin Murphy August 25, 2022
Thanks for the review! Call if there is anything else I can do to help you.
Posted by Jeremy | August 25, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best Divorce Attorney
Mr. Murphy fought for a fair divorce settlement. He makes it easy to understand what I being handled as well as what needs to be done. I recommend Mr. Murphy and plan to continue to use him for all my future needs!
Response from Benjamin Murphy August 25, 2022
Thanks for the endorsement, Jeremy.
Posted by Stacey | August 25, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Happy Client
Ben, made things easy! He handled everything for me and mostly over the phone and emails.
Response from Benjamin Murphy August 25, 2022
Happy to help, Stacey.
Posted by anonymous | November 26, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
HIGHLY RECOMMEND
We found Mr Murphy online while searching for a Mississippi Attorney that handled Family Law. I read all the reviews and about his credentials and he even had some personal information about himself (family life, Church, hobbies,etc.) and after looking into several other Attorneys, even had been given some referrals from friends, I just kept coming back to his listing. We called his office and had an appointment within a week. When we arrived at his office it was a very relaxing environment. Once we met him, we knew within the first few minutes of speaking with him that we had chosen the right Attorney. He was so easy to talk to and made us feel so comfortable. Not only did we feel comfortable but also very confident in him to represent us. He was very welcoming, very knowledgeable and showed true concern/feeling regarding our matter. He advised us as to how he would be handling it, what the cost would be, which we felt was very reasonable, and he did just what he said he would do, when he said he was going to do it and within a couple of weeks has handled our situation without any delays or further information from us. We were impressed when we left his office when we first met him and we are over the top happy with the outcome of the situation. It was exactly what we needed. We now have an Attorney for any needs going forward. We will be referring him to anyone we know who is need for an Attorney. We are very grateful for him. Grateful for how well he treated us and how well he handled everything just as he said he would. It couldn’t have been any better.
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Response from Benjamin Murphy December 9, 2021
Thank you! It was my pleasure to assist you in this matter.
Posted by anonymous | June 9, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Honesty & Integrity
We were referred to Ben Murphy for a difficult custody case. From the beginning he laid out what to expect, was honest with facts even if they were not in our favor & worked tirelessly through a case that took a while to complete & helped us be victorious in the end. Our entire family is grateful for the time, integrity & work performed by Mr. Murphy.
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Posted by Keegan | September 23, 2019
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Estate
Ben is a fantastic person period. Hard working, caring, honest, genuine. The advice he gave me during a family estate situation was extremely helpful.
Posted by April | June 19, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
5 Stars
Mr. Murphy worked nonstop on my case. He was very thorough and got me the results I was looking for. Not matter what kind of case you have, I recommend hiring him!
Posted by anonymous | December 10, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent DUI Attorney
Mr. Murphy, handled my case with extreme efficiency and knowledge of the local process. He was obviously really busy, but still responded to my inquiries and made the unfortunate incident that I had, something that was painless to deal with. I highly recommend him.
Posted by Atika | January 18, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Trust worthy
It's been it's been 5 years ago when i hired him for a matter that i thought was hard to solve but he took care of it like magic I hope he remembers me because I'm going to need him soon
Posted by Julia | August 24, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
I beg to differ...
I just saw a review posted by "Keith". I beg to differ with his review. Mr. Murphy has always been the most professional person me and my family have ever dealt with. We have used him for a few different cases, and he was always successful in defending us. Thank you Mr. Murphy for your hard work and professionalism.
Posted by Craig | June 8, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Service
Ben did a great job representing my interests, I was very happy and will retain him for anything I need an attorney for in the future.
Posted by Rachel | May 22, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Trustworthy and Diligent Attorney
I hired Ben for a very complicated and complex custody case. He was very dedicated to my best interest. He is compassionate but professional. He fights for what is right and fair. I would highly recommend him to my family and friends.
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Cost

Rates
  • Hourly Rates $ 200-300 per hour
  • Retainer Sometimes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Justice Court Judge
  • DeSoto County, Mississippi
  • 2024 - Present
  • Municipal Court Judge
  • City of Horn Lake
  • 2017 - Present
  • Owner
  • The Murphy Law Firm
  • 2011 - Present
  • Public Defender
  • City of Southaven
  • 2011 - Present
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Education

  • University of Mississippi School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2006
  • University of Mississippi School of Law
  • BBA - Bachelor of Business Administration
  • 2004

Associations

  • DeSoto County Bar Association
  • Vice President
  • 2008 - Present
  • Mississippi Bar
  • 2007 - Present
  • Tennessee Bar Association
  • 2007 - Present
  • Arkansas Bar Association
  • 2007 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2024
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2023
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2022
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2021
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2020
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2019
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2018
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Attorney endorsements

Received (11)
Given (4)
Endorse Benjamin
Divorce and separation Attorney | Apr 12
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. He's a fighter!"
Divorce and separation Attorney | Apr 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ben Murphy is an attorney with a great combination of patience and understanding while still remaining aggressive for his clients in the courtroom."
Child custody Attorney | Apr 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Apr 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer as an execellent criminal defense attorney."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jul 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Tough, talented and thorough litigator."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jul 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Ben is a great attorney who cares about his clients and is a great advocate for them."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ben is a knowledgeable and capable criminal defense attorney. He provides an invaluable service by seeking just results for his clients. I highly endorse Ben, and I feel very comfortable recommending him."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I have worked alongside Benjamin for several years and know that her cares about his clients and the work he does for them."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have observed to be an attorney ethical, knowledgeable and talented attorney. He exhibits a high level of decision making and treats his clients with the utmost respect and integrity."
Unknown Attorney | Jul 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ben is an excellent attorney who takes good care of his clients. He listens to their concerns and gives them advice that is easy to understand. He has always been very professional in my dealing with him even on cases that we are on the opposite sides of."
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Criminal defense
Divorce and separation

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Hernando Criminal defense Lawyer Benjamin Murphy
Benjamin Murphy
Criminal defense Attorney
Hernando, MS
Licensed for 17 years