For the past fifteen years, Ms. Murphy has successfully represented clients in trials, appeals, and post-convictions in both state and federal courts. She has won numerous cases on behalf of clients accused of federal and state narcotics violations, and individuals charged with a variety of other federal and state felonies. Her focus is on criminal appeals and pretrial motions. She is widely considered an expert in fourth amendment and constitutional law.
Ms. Murphy has served on the defense team in several high-profile and noteworthy cases;
- State v. Leeander Blake, Defendant accused of murder, in state charges, and ultimately before the United States Supreme Court on a legal issue involving the application of the Miranda doctrine.
- State v. Reverend Maurice Blackwell, a well-known Baltimore priest, against allegations of sexual abuse.
- State v. Lenny Campbell, represented by Ms. Murphy on appeal and overturned a ten year conviction for narcotics was reversed by the Court of Special Appeals due to an unlawful traffic stop.
Ms. Murphy also is an adjunct professor who teaches evidence at University of Baltimore School of Law. In addition to her appellate work at the firm, Ms. Murphy reviews the particular facts of each of the firm's clients and hand-tailors pre-trial motions unique to each case.
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
ar Association for Baltimore County