Ms. Murphy's practice is devoted to zealously defending the rights of clients charged with crimes in state and federal trial and appellate courts.
J.D., University of Baltimore School of Law, 1996
B.A., Gettysburg College, 1993
U.S. District Court, District of Maryland, 1997
U.S. Court of Appeals, 4th Circuit, 2000
Maryland State Bar Association
Bar Association for Baltimore County
Ms. Murphy authored the brief of Leeander Blake, accused of murder, whose state charges were reversed by the Court of Appeals of Maryland. This matter was argued before the Supreme Court of the United States. Ms. Murphy also authored the successful motion for new trial for the internationally reported prosecution of Reverend Maurice Blackwell, a Baltimore priest, against allegations of sexual abuse.
• Big Louie Bail Bonds v. State: a unanimous victory in the Court of Appeals on behalf of the bail bond industry• Bircher v. State: Reversal of first-degree murder conviction by Maryland appellate court. State v Bircher, 221 Md. App. 425 (2015)• Dargon v. State: a unanimous victory in the Maryland Court of Special Appeals reversing a trial court’s ruling on a motion to suppress evidencefrom a search that was violative of the Fourth Amendment
• Frye v. Mather: victories in a domestic case that was briefed and argued twice before the Court of Special Appeals
• State v. Dominic Faulkner: a first degree murder case where the defendant was wrongfully accused but confessed to the crime.• State v. Dan Galloway: a Baltimore County police officer accused of conspiracy where a motion for judgment of acquittal was granted on all charges after the State’s case.
Ms. Murphy is also an adjunct professor at the University Baltimore School of Law where she co-teaches Evidence with her father, Judge Joseph F. Murphy Jr. of the Court of Appeals of Maryland (Ret.). (Read his Bio)
- 1994-1997 Judicial Law Clerk for the Honorable James T. Smith, Circuit Court for Baltimore County