Judge Murphy is one of the most accomplished appellate advocates in the country, and we are thrilled he has chosen to join Silverman, Thompson, Slutkin & White
Baltimore, Maryland (PRWEB) December 02, 2011
Silverman, Thompson, Slutkin & White is pleased to announce that Joseph F. Murphy, Jr., former Maryland Court of Appeals Judge, has joined his daughter Erin and a deep bench of talented lawyers at the firm. Mr. Murphy will head the firm’s Alternative Dispute Resolution practice and assist with litigation matters.
“Judge Murphy is one of the most accomplished appellate advocates in the country, and we are thrilled he has chosen to join our firm,” said Steven D. Silverman, Managing Partner, Silverman, Thompson, Slutkin & White. “Joe's talent, judgment, experience and leadership position us to continue to succeed in the highly competitive field of high stakes appellate litigation and high stakes litigation."
"I am very excited to be joining Silverman, Thompson, Slutkin & White and its formidable appellate and litigation practice. The firm is a model of excellence, and the firm’s depth of talent, reputation and commitment to the practice are well known,” Judge Murphy said. “I look forward to working with my daughter Erin and the firm's outstanding team to carry on their tradition of excellence and to grow and develop the litigation, alternative dispute resolution practice and appellate practice in the service of firm clients.”
Before his 1984 appointment to the Circuit Court for Baltimore County, Judge Murphy practiced law as a Legal Aid staff attorney, an Assistant State’s Attorney for Baltimore City, the Deputy State’s Attorney for Baltimore City, and a partner in the Towson law firm of White & Murphy. He was appointed to the Court of Special Appeals in 1993 and became its Chief Judge three years later, a position he retained until his 2007 appointment to the Court of Appeals. He is the author of the Maryland Evidence Handbook, teaches Evidence at the University of Baltimore Law School, and teaches Trial Practice at the University of Maryland Law School.
While serving as a judge, Judge Murphy has received numerous awards, including the Maryland Bar Foundation’s 1994 Award for Professional Excellence in the Advancement of Legal Competence, the Maryland Crime Victims’ Resource Center’s 2003 Champion for Victims Award, The Daily Record’s 2003 Maryland Top Leadership in Law Award, the St. Thomas More Society of Maryland’s 2004 Man for All Seasons Award, the University of Baltimore Law School’s 2008 Charles Hamilton Houston Award, and the University of Maryland Law School’s 2010 Cardin Public Service Award .
Silverman said "Judge Murphy is a uniquely gifted lawyer. It is a great honor to have him at firm. Our clients will benefit from the insights and experience of his great legal mind. We also are committed to supporting his ongoing work with the University of Maryland and University of Baltimore Law Schools." Silverman said.
STSW Partner Andrew Slutkin, also praised Judge Murphy. "He is not only an outstanding jurist and an outstanding lawyer, but an outstanding person. I cannot overstate how excited we are to have Joe at the firm. What a wonderful honor this is that Joe selected our firm from among the many other premier law firms that he could have chosen," Slutkin said.
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