Sean P. Murphy

Sean P. Murphy is of Counsel to the firm. Mr. Murphy grew up in Brookline, Massachusetts, and he currently resides in Methuen, Massachusetts with his wife and son. He received a Bachelor of Arts in English from University of Massachusetts at Dartmouth. Mr. Murphy later received his Juris Doctor degree from New England Law | Boston, where he graduated magna cum laude. While in law school, Mr. Murphy was an online editor for New England Law Review and a member of the school’s mock trial team, placing as a semi-finalist in the regional competition.

Prior to his of Counsel position, Mr. Murphy was a solo practitioner, managing civil and criminal matters including being part of the criminal defense trial team for a former executive banker accused of conspiring to defraud the bank’s international clients. Before that, Mr. Murphy worked as an associate attorney at the insurance defense firms Morrison Mahoney and Sullivan & Associates. Previous to that, while attending law school at night, Mr. Murphy worked as a paralegal for criminal defense attorneys Martin Weinberg and Robert Goldstein. Attorney Murphy’s multifaceted litigation practice includes representing individuals and business in administrative proceedings, trial cases, and appellate courts in such complex matters including business disputes, premise liability, employment discrimination, catastrophic injury, and wrongful death. Mr. Murphy handles both criminal and civil cases, and his practice also includes estate planning.
Professional Associations and Memberships:
  • Essex Bar Association
Bar Admissions
  • Massachusetts
  • United States District Court, District of Massachusetts
Recognition/Awards:
  • New England Law Review, Associate 2013–2014, Online Editor 2014–2015
  • Mock Trial 2014–2015
  • New England Scholar 2011–2012, 2012–2013, and 2014–2015
  • Dean’s List All Semesters
  • CALI Award for Excellence in the Future in Evidence and Advocacy, spring 2014
  • CALI Award for Excellence in the Future in Massachusetts Evidence, spring 2015
  • Semi-finalist in Northeast Region Mock Trial Competition

Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly

  • Criminal – Guidelines sentencing range
    Where a defendant who pleaded guilty to illegal possession of a machine gun and to being a felon in possession of three firearms and ammunition was sentenced to 60 months, it was not plain error for the lower court not to decide, before imposing the sentence, whether the guidelines sentencing range proposed in the presentence […]
  • Criminal – Plea agreement – Sentence
    Where a defendant who pleaded guilty to transporting a minor with the intent to engage in criminal sexual activity was sentenced to 240 months, the sentence should be upheld despite the defendant’s claim that the prosecutor committed various breaches of a plea agreement. Affirmed. “The appellant argues that the government failed to honor the commitments […]

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