What Are Attorney Murphy's Qualifications and Experience as a Connecticut Criminal Defense Lawyer?

Since 1983, Attorney Ron Murphy has successfully defended thousands of cases in state and federal criminal court in Connecticut. He has defended people accused of every conceivable type of criminal accusation from murder to reckless driving.

Attorney Murphy is an accomplished and nationally recognized trial lawyer and has the highest rating available from other lawyers. Some of his qualifications and honors in the area of criminal defense include:

- listed in "The Best Lawyers in America" in the areas of Criminal Defense; 

- A-V Rating by Martindale-Hubbell;

- designated "SuperLawyer" in Connecticut as chosen by the publishers "Law and Politics";

- 1990 graduate of the National Criminal Defense College;

- member of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers;

- member of the Connecticut Criminal Defense Lawyers Association (and was President of this organization in 2000-2001);

- member of the Massachusetts Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers.

- instructor of Trial Advocacy at the University of Connecticut School of Law (where he has also taught Legal Ethics and Professional Responsibility).

- instructor at the Trial Lawyers College (based in Jackson, Wyoming), where he teaches lawyers from around the country how to best defend those accused of criminal misconduct.

Some of Atty. Murphy's criminal defense cases in Connecticut include:

- not guilty acquittal of a Milford bookkeeper accused of being part of a money laundering conspiracy after 7 weeks of trial in Hartford Federal District Court;

- not guilty acquittal after 8 weeks of trial in a multi-defendant drug prosecution in which the client was accused of being part of a crack cocaine distribution conspiracy in Hartford;

- not guilty acquittal of a Hartford man accused of participating in a West Hartford armed robbery in Hartford Superior Court;

- not guilty acquittal of a professional truck driver accused of drunk driving;

- not guilty acquittal of a young insurance professional from West Hartford accused of DUI.

And while acquittals were not obtained in the following cases, the results were excellent for the client:

- 19 months in prison for Middlesex County man who plead guilty to armed bank robbery and burglary charges;

- 18 months in prison for a Hartford County man who plead guilty to embezzlement of 1.9 million dollars from a major Connecticut insurance company;

- after first degree murder trial began arising from the execution of a state witness in an arson case in Litchfield County, effective sentence of 7 years for Manslaughter First Degree;

- after federal white collar trial began, no jail time for West Hartford real estate and business executive accused of bank fraud in the amount of $7 million dollars;

- after federal civil rights violation trial began for a Hartford police officer accused of raping a prostitute at gunpoint, a sentence of 4 months in halfway house after a plea to a reduced charge of giving a false statement to federal investigators;

- no jail time and one day probation for a Simsbury man charged with criminal negligent homicide with a firearm arising from the accidental shooting and killing of his roommate with a pistol;

 -no jail time for young Farmington Valley woman charged with tampering with evidence and illegal sale and possession of drugs after a friend died in her apartment from heroin overdose and police informants made undercover purchases from her condominium;

- complete dismissal of all charges against a Burlington man who was wrongly convicted of assault (stabbing) someone after a trial where the man had been represented by a lawyer (not Atty. Murphy) who had a conflict of interest;

- also, Attorney Murphy was both trial and appellate counsel in State v. Miller, a leading case in Connecticut law expanding the rights of citizens under the Connecticut Constitution.

Atty. Murphy's relevant publications in the area of Connecticut Criminal Defense include:

-"Ethical Considerations in Criminal Defense," National Business Institute, 1996;

- "Taking the Criminal Case to Trial," National Business Institute, 1996.

And his relevant presentations in this area include:

- "Driving Under the Influence: Dealing with the New Laws and Regulations," Hartford County Bar Association (1993);

- "The Many Changes in State and Federal Criminal Law," Hartford County Bar Association (1995);

- "Strategies in Defending DUI Cases," National Business Institute (1996);

- "Criminal Defense Litigation in Connecticut," National Business Institute (1996);

- "Considerations of Ethics and Law for Criminal Defense Retainers," Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association (2001);

- "Voir Dire for Criminal Defense," National Business Institute (2006).

If you have any questions or want additional information about Atty. Murphy's qualifications and ability to defend you in a Connecticut criminal case in either state or federal court, please give us a call. There is no charge for an initial consultation.

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