Why Is Attorney Ron Murphy Qualified to Defend Me Against a Connecticut Grievance Complaint? Why Are You Qualified to Defend My Connecticut Law License and My Professional Reputation As a Lawyer?
I have been defending lawyers accused of violating the Connecticut Rules of Professional Conduct for over 25 years. I have an excellent working relationship and reputation with all the people involved in the Attorney Discipline process, including the Office of the Chief Disciplinary Counsel, the Statewide Grievance Committee, and the Counsel for the various Local Panels. My former clients include some of the most prominent members of the Connecticut Bar (as no one is above being accused of violating the Rules of Professional Conduct). (I have also defended members of the Massachusetts Bar.)
I am a former Adjunct Instructor Professional Responsibility and Legal Ethics at the University of Connecticut School of Law. (And I am a current instructor of Trial Advocacy at UConn Law.) I am also an active member of the two Connecticut Bar Association committees that focus on this area of law: the Committee on Professional Ethics; and the Professional Discipline Committee. In 1998, I was an appointed member of the commission that was responsible for analyzing the rules of practice that apply to grievance defense proceedings and making recommendations for improvements in same. I am also a member of the American Bar Association's Section on Professional Ethics.
I own and manage my own law firm, so I also have a real world experience in what it takes to run an office engaged in the practice and business of law.
Other relevant qualifications and information:
Board Certified Civil Trial Lawyer, as certified by the National Board of Trial Advocacy.
Martindale-Hubbel rating: A-V.
Education: J.D., University of Connecticut School of Law (1983); B.S., summa cum laude, Springfield College (1980).
Judicial Clerkship: Superior Court of Connecticut (1983-84).
Teaching Experience: (1) University of Connecticut School of Law, Former Adjunct Instructor of Professional Responsibility and Legal Ethics and Current Instructor of Trial Advocacy; (2) Attorney Gerry Spence's Trial Lawyers College, Staff Instructor, Civil and Criminal Trial Skills; (3) Connecticut Bar Association Trial Advocacy Institute, Staff Instructor, Trial Skills; (4) Guest Lecturer various Trial Practice classes at University of Connecticut School of Law.
Publications (relevant to Connecticut Grievance Defense): Ethical Considerations in Criminal Defense, National Business Institute, 1996; Taking the Criminal Case to Trial, National Business Institute, 1996; Grievance Defense: Should You Respond on the Merits at the Local Panel?, Connecticut Law Tribune, 1998; Protect Yourself Against Claims by Prospective Clients With Letters of Declination, Connecticut Law Tribune, 2000; Ethical, Legal, and Practical Considerations of Retainer Agreements, Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association, 2001.
Seminar Lectures (relevant to Grievance Defense): Strategies in Defending DUI Cases, National Business Institute (1996); Criminal Defense Litigation in Connecticut, National Business Institute (1996); Legal Ethics and Advertising, Connecticut Bar Association (2001); Considerations of Ethics and Law for Criminal Defense Retainers, Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association (2001).
Memberships and Committees: Connecticut Bar Association: Committee on Professional Ethics, Professional Discipline Committee, Task Force on Grievance Procedures; Connecticut Criminal Defense Lawyers Association (President, 2001-02); Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association; Massachusetts Bar Association; Massachusetts Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers; Massachusetts Academy of Trial Attorneys; American Bar Association: Criminal Justice, Law Practice Management, Litigation, Professional Responsibility, Tort and Insurance Practice; Association of Trial Lawyers of America; National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers.
If you have any questions, call me. I would be glad to discuss matters with you at no charge.