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David Michael Murphy

Criminal defense Attorney at Los Angeles, CA

4.8   23 reviews
  • State Years
    California - CA 17 years
    Indiana - IN 16 years
    New York - NY 19 years
    New Jersey - NJ 19 years
  • Licensed for 17 years
    State CA
    Acquired 2006
    Status
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 16 years
    State IN
    Acquired 2007
    Status
    Inactive In Good Standing No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 19 years
    State NY
    Acquired 2005
    Status
    Resigned No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 19 years
    State NJ
    Acquired 2004
    Status
    Resigned Without Prejudice No misconduct found

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

About David

Learn David’s areas of practice.

Mr. Murphy have handled a wide variety of serious and high-profile criminal cases in New York City and Los Angeles.  Mr. Murphy represents clients in criminal cases throughout the State of California and in Federal Courts throughout the United States.  He handles all types of criminal cases including cases involving drugs charges,  fraud, theft, homicide, assault, burglary, robbery, domestic violence, weapons charges, sex offenses, computer crimes, and DUI.  Mr. Murphy also has extensive experience in defending individuals and organizations accused of committing white collar crimes such as embezzlement, insurance fraud, real estate fraud, wire fraud and RICO violations.  

If you are under investigation or have been charged with a crime, contact Mr. Murphy as soon as possible for a free consultation.

 

 

 

Location

Law Offices of David M. Murphy
1801 Century Park East
24th Floor
Los Angeles, CA, 90067-2302

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Reviews

4.8 / 5.0
  23 customer reviews
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Posted by anonymous | May 14, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Legal services for a DUI arrest
David is very diligent and thorough in his research. I didn’t think I have a chance to get the case dismissed, however, David’s attention to the details helped us find the grounds to file a motion to dismiss. The hearings in the court took much longer than we expected ( over 6 months). David was very patient throughout the process. He addressed my concerns in a very detailed manner throughout this process. The judge granted the motion after 5 hearings and 6 months. Meanwhile, he handled DMV hearing (separate from court hearing) and was able to get the case dismissed. He also was able to get the $680 fine from the city canceled. Since I am an immigrant on skilled worker visa, David also helped me understand how, if at all, this impacts my immigration status. Even after the motion to dismiss was granted, David has been very responsive and helpful in addressing any concerns / questions I have regarding my public records. He has really gone above and beyond. I am very happy with his services and highly recommend him.
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Posted by Hector | May 14, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Engineer
David knows the law and he would tell you honestly if you have a chance or not, according with the legislation, to get your case solve in your favor. Otherwise I believe he will not take your case. He will take your case only if he knows with precision what to do and how the law and your conviction was apply to you. In my case he found right away that my past attorney make several mistakes. He understood immediately that he could fix that and what he told me that was going to happen is exactly what happen. In síntesis he did a great job and win my case. Thanks to him my life change radically. I will recommend David to any one without any hesitation. I will take this opportunity to thanks David for his services. Hector
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Posted by anonymous | June 2, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Performance
David helped us tremendously. He obtained much better results than other lawyers were expecting for my son's case. Moreover, he was always, and continues to be available for any questions we may have. Undoubtedly, I would recommend David to anybody seeking a Criminal Law Professional
Posted by anonymous | May 18, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
You’re in good hands
Hiring David was the best decision I could have made. In the 10 yrs ive known him he has taken care of my DUI case(s) and had them expunged from my record in order of crossing the Canadian boarder as an American. For a touring musician I couldnt Ask for a better attorney. He has also helped me majorly in a car accident i had, i could have got through it without him legally or mentally. Great lawyer, great person.
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Posted by anonymous | May 16, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Client
I can't begin to explain how fantastic David is. He got me out of a huge legal issue that saved my life. I had a DUI charge removed completely from my record in record time. I highly recommend David Murphy to anyone. Best lawyer in the business.
Posted by anonymous | January 14, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
An answered prayer
I had been fighting my case with a lawyer who did nothing and basically stole $5000 from me on pretrial. I had very little money left and this cried lawyer wanted more when the actual case started. I had to find someone else. That's when Mr Murphy came in. He handled my case for a substantially lower amount than what I was on my first lawyer and he got me a good result, despite having faced one of the harshest federal judges out there. He was always available when I needed him and to this day he never hesitates to help me with minor legal advice. If anyone is looking for an honest hard-working dependable reasonable lawyer, than Mr Murphy is your man!
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Posted by Susan | February 16, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
David Murphy's Rocks!
I highly recommend David Murphy. He did a wonderful job with my case, was a joy to work with and got me a settlement that was more than I expected.
Posted by anonymous | February 5, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
DUI and expungement
Mr. Murphy helped me by reducing my probation time, and the amount of classes. Also kept me up to date with information and responsed quickly to emails. Followed up with me after the probation was over and helped me get it expunged off my record.
Posted by Johnny | February 5, 2016
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Review
I asked David Murphy on multiple occasions for legal advice. He always returned my calls. Met with me in a moments notice. He so good I referred friends and family to him for consultation and counsel.
Posted by Courtnee | February 5, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Attorney!
Great attorney and very on top of things. I never had to worry about handling anything. He made sure I was taken care of and saved me from taking a bunch of time off to deal with court issues.
Posted by PATTY | February 5, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
DUI/WITH ISSUES
HE WAS ABLE TO GET PART OF THE CHARGES DROPPED AND WORKED OUT THE BALANCE OF THE CHARGES. EASY TO TALK TO, AND WAS ABLE TO TEXT QUESTIONS TO HIS PHONE. HE WOULD ANSWER WITHIN A FEW HOURS, UNLIKE SOME I HAVE USED IN THE PAST. THEY WOULD ANSWER A DAY OR TWO LATER. YES HE IS REAL GOOD TO USE. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND HIM.
Posted by Mark | February 3, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Five star service
I recommend Mr. Murphy without hesitation. I deal with a lot of lawyers and David is one of the best. I live in New York. When I need a lawyer in California, I call him.
Posted by anonymous | February 1, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
One of the Best!
David's knowledge and professionalism really helped me out with my DUI case. He was able get it reduced to a Wet and Reckless and then eventually expunged. I would recommend him highly to anyone!
Posted by G. Brown | January 29, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Lawyer!
David is a great lawyer and a straight shooter. When I first met with him to discuss my case, he didn't make any outrageous promises or claims like some other lawyers did. Instead he calmly explained the process, listed weaknesses where we would attempt to make arguments, and advised on the likelihood of potential outcomes. He was very responsive the entire time as well. Suffice it to say, due to his expertise and skill as a lawyer, the outcome was better than I could have ever expected. I can't thank David enough for the degree in which he helped me and worked with me along the way.
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Posted by Max | January 14, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Awesome Attorney
David helped me with a very personal and touchy situation with the upmost professionalism and discretion. I would highly recommend him for any legal issue.
Posted by anonymous | January 14, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
True professional
David reviewed some paperwork for me a few years ago and came up with some very interesting solutions to my issues. I was very pleased with what he provided and his professional attitude in addressing those issues.
Posted by Greg | October 26, 2011
Amazing Work Done!
David has recommended to me and I would do the same for him to anyone seeking representation. David has worked with me on payments and has also handled my interesting situation with a variety of courts with great skill. I was able to get my drivers license back in a short period of time and also received minimal fines comparatively. If you are looking, this is the man to see.
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Posted by Mark | January 14, 2011
Justice Prevails - The Great Escape
This attorney is amazing! I had the arresting officer, lead detective and DA trying to charge me with erroneous fictitious charges because they had a very weak case against me and my attorney did not fold. Instead he worked his magic and was able to get my charges reduced and I avoided jail time.
Posted by Harry O'Neil | June 6, 2010
recommendation of legal services from David Murphy
David Murphy and Anthony Salerno as a team provided creative, effective, and timely advice that avoided negative outcomes of a potentially serious legal problem with the Federal Government. They were there immediately when I needed them. They also provided appropriate emotional support in my very stressful situation. Fees were clear and reasonable. If there was another problem in the future, I would want them to be my lawyers .I recommend them without reservation
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Posted by Jacqueline | May 16, 2010
David Murphy is an Excellent lawyer.
David Murphy represented my 21 year old son and did a fabulous job. He found a case that was filed six months ago that my old attorney had looked for and could not even find. David performed an unbelievable job, handled the case very professionally in a very timely manner. He is honest, trustworthy, and very knowledgeable. I am very happy with David's work. I would highly recommend him. I will use him again for any legal work I might have.
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Cost

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

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.9 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Principal
  • Law Offices of David M. Murphy
  • 2010 - Present
  • Associate
  • Salerno & Associates
  • 2008 - Present
  • Associate
  • Gray & Prouty
  • 2006 - 2007
  • Associate
  • Gould Reimer Walsh Goffin Cohn
  • 2004 - 2005
  • Law Offices of Frederick H. Cohn
  • 2002 - 2004
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Education

  • Seton Hall Univ SOL
  • law
  • N/A
  • Indiana Univ
  • undergraduate
  • N/A

Sample of Legal Cases

  • People v. Client
  • dismissed
  • people v. client
  • Client received no jail time
  • people v. client
  • Client received no jail time
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Associations

  • TEN - The Esquire Network
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • Provisors
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • Beverly Hills Bar Foundation
  • Secretary
  • 2009 - Present
  • Federal Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • Beverly Hills Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2007 - Present
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2007 - Present
  • Lambda Chi Alpha Fraternity
  • Member
  • 1998 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2014
  • Rising Star
  • California Super Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Southern California Rising Stars
  • Southern California Super Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2013
  • Rising Star
  • California Super Lawyers
  • 2013
  • Southern California Rising Stars
  • Southern California Super Lawyers
  • 2013
  • Board of Directors
  • Beverly Hills Bar Foundation
  • 2009
  • Admission to Practice
  • United States District Court for the District of New Jersey
  • N/A
  • Admission to Practice
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of New York
  • N/A
  • Admission to Practice
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York
  • N/A
  • Admission to Practice
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of California
  • N/A
  • Admission to Practice
  • United States District Court for the Central District of California
  • N/A
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Attorney endorsements

Received (18)
Given (5)
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Unknown Attorney | Jun 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"One of the absolute best. Exceptional attention to detail, service next to none. I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 27
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer. He is skilled and well-respected in the community."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"David is a very bright and talented attorney. He is my go to person when my client's have criminal issues. I highly recommend this attorney."
Unknown Attorney | Oct 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Attorney Murphy is an outstanding attorney with an exceptional reputation. He is a strong and zealous advocate for his clients and a credit to the legal profession. I highly endorse his services."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I've had the pleasure of knowing David Murphy for over a year now. He is intelligent, very knowledgeable in his field of expertise, and skilled in his handling of professional and client relations. I would highly recommend him to any prospective client."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Jun 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Unquestionably competent, consistently conscientious, endlessly hardworking, always helpful, and highly dedicated, it is well-known this exceptional lawyer is an excellent trial attorney who is a tremendous asset to the Los Angeles DUI Defense Bar community. Any person in need who hires this superb attorney will know he or she is in capable hands. For a number of positive reasons, I am honored to endorse Mr. Murphy."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"David's vigorous advocacy and genuine concern for the well-being of his clients and his knowledge of the intricacies of the law make him an excellent choice. I would refer my friends, family and clients to David without hesitation."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known David for over twenty years. He has dedicated his career to perfecting the art of criminal defense. He is hardworking, intelligent, and creative."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer's work as David has successfully handled a broad range of criminal defense matters."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 13
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer's work. I have known David Murphy for over 5 years and have had the pleasure of working with him on a difficult and complex case where he demonstrated his skills in developing a unique and winning strategy for a client of my mine. I have referred him cases and respect and admire his work and recommend him without reservation. He is thoughtful and well reasoned in his approach to a clients problems and the research supporting his work product is excellent. Anyone who retains him or works with him will be pleased."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"David is my go-to lawyer for criminal defense referrals. He has the knowledge, personality, and creativeness to get the best result for defendants facing the loss of their liberty."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 13
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer's work. I have the occasion to work with David Murphy regarding a sophisticated misappropriation of trade secrets case, and David demonstrated a quick grasp of the relevant factual and legal issues. David was quick to come up with some excellent practical legal solutions to the case and I would recommend without hesitation for all of your criminal defense needs."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 13
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"David Murphy is a truly talented criminal defense attorney. His sophisticated and practical approach consistently yields excellent results for his clients. I highly recommend David's work."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"David Murphy and I have known each other for nearly 8 years. In that time I have come to know David as an excellent attorney of the utmost candor and professionalism. If I had to recommend a criminal defense attorney to a friend for family member, I would recommend David. For these reasons, and more, I endorse David's work."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known David for several years now and I can tell you that he is a very high quality defense attorney with vast knowledge and impeccable communication with his clients. He has quickly established himself as a prominent criminal lawyer in the community and is someone that I would, without any hesitation, refer a client to. He has my complete confidence."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I met David at a recent event and was impressed with his intellect and presence."
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Los Angeles Criminal defense Lawyer David Michael Murphy
David Michael Murphy
Criminal defense Attorney
Los Angeles, CA
Licensed for 19 years
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