The Murphy Law Group represents individuals in Philadelphia and its surrounding suburbs, including residents of Bucks, Montgomery, Delaware, Chester, and Lehigh Counties, as well as individuals residing in New Jersey. The Murphy Law Group represents residents of both Pennsylvania and New Jersey.
Michael Murphy – Founding Partner of MLG
Mr. Murphy has devoted his entire legal career to employment law. He has represented both employees and employers and knows all the angles and pressure points in any employment dispute. He has litigated claims brought under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (“Title VII”), the Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act (“WARN”), the Family and Medical Leave Act (“FMLA”), the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (“ADEA”), the Americans with Disabilities Act (“ADA”), the Pennsylvania Human Relations Act (“PHRA”) and the New Jersey Law Against Discrimination (“LAD”).
Mr. Murphy also has extensive experience bringing individual and class claims pursuant to the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”) and similar state wage and hour statutes. He has substantial experience in class and collective action certification, facilitation of class notification, litigation of wage and hour claims, class member depositions, assessment of damages and settlement. He has successfully litigated class and collective claims on behalf of groups of employees and recovered millions of dollars in unlawfully denied compensation.
In addition to the above, Mr. Murphy provides counseling to employees regarding employment contract negotiation, non-competition agreements, as well as severance package review and negotiation. Finally, Mr. Murphy provides legal counseling to executives and physicians who are in the process of negotiating initial and renewed employment contacts.
Mr. Murphy strives to provide quality, client-focused representation. He understands that employment disputes are personal and very emotional. Mr. Murphy provides frequent updates regarding client matters and is always available to answer any all questions clients have regarding legal matters. Mr. Murphy learned at a very young age the importance of honesty, hard-work and determination and he strives to practice law with these hallmarks in mind.
Mr. Murphy obtained his undergraduate degree from the University of Scranton, where he played baseball, and obtained his law degree from Widener University School of Law where he was designated a Widener Scholar and graduated within the top of his class.
Mr. Murphy is admitted to practice in Pennsylvania and New Jersey, and before the United States District Court for Eastern District of Pennsylvania and the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey.
Mr. Murphy was born and raised in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, a suburb of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and currently resides there with his wife and three (3) children.