Hon. Joseph Murphy (Ret.) Awarded Judge of the Year for 2012

Today judges from throughout Maryland assembled for the statewide meeting of the Maryland Judicial Conference. At the conference the Maryland Access to Justice Commission presented Judge Murphy with it's highest award: Judge of the Year 2012. The Maryland Access to Justice Awards recognize individuals, programs and entities in the State that improve the ability of all Marylanders to access the courts or to get legal help in civil legal matters so they can benefit from the rights, protections, services and opportunities that the law provides.

Judge Murphy retired from the Maryland Court of Appeals at the end of 2011 and has been practicing law at Silverman Thompson since his retirement.