Murphy Law Firm, LLC

Murphy Law Firm, LLC

Murphy Law Firm of Summerville is here to provide our experience and knowledge toward handling your most problematic legal issues. Mr. Murphy is devoted to being your counselor and support system during this difficult time.

Firm Overview

Our firm will fight hard to defend your rights and to get you the best possible results. Our team has superior qualifications, such as a former state prosecutor, and have had 20 years of criminal law experience. Anyone who has been through the justice system, whether it was for a felony or a misdemeanor, will tell you that nothing is more important than having a great attorney by your side. Murphy Law Firm, LLC provides you with the best criminal defense, no matter what charges you are facing.

If you or a loved one were injured in a car or truck accident, you need an experienced and dedicated auto accident lawyer at your side. With complicated insurance claims and costly medical bills, navigating through complicated forms and dealing with adjusters after an accident can be overwhelming and exhausting and spending countless hours on the phone dealing with insurance companies is frustrating and time-consuming. Our experience negotiating with insurance companies will help you get the best claim possible. We understand the physical and emotional distress our clients experience, which is why we strive to help you get the compensation and peace of mind you deserve.

Most importantly, we provide our clients with a peace of mind that's hard to come by after an auto accident. With our help, you can spend less time worrying about the aftermath of an accident and more time healing and living your life. Get started today with a free, no-obligation consultation to learn more about what we can do for you. If you can't come to us do to your injuries, we will me more than happy to come to you.

-Why Having a Former Prosecutor is Key-

When choosing a criminal defense attorney to represent you following an arrest, perhaps the most important question you should ask is, "What experience do you have with this type of case?" An attorney with an extensive track record may make a world of difference getting you the best possible results. Consider how much you may gain by hiring a defense attorney who also has experience as a prosecutor. That is why you should contact Murphy Law Firm, LLC right away!
Main Office
Main Office
136 West Richardson Avenue
Summerville  SC  29483
Phone
  • (843) 832-1120
Fax
  • (843) 832-5969
Websites
Criminal Defense
Our firm will fight hard to defend your rights and to get you the best possible results. If you choose to work with Murphy Law Firm LLC you will have a team on your side that have more than 40 years of experience and a track record of success.
Mr. Murphy was raised in Summerville by his parents, the late Patrick J. Murphy, USN (retired) who served as a Dorchester County Magistrate and was an active member of the Dorchester County Republican party and the late Barbara A. Murphy, a former neonatal intensive care nurse at MUSC.

He is a product of Dorchester District 2 schools and graduated from Summerville High School in 1986. Following high school, he enrolled at The Citadel, graduating with a BA degree in 1990. He also received an Honorable Discharge from the South Carolina Army National Guard that same year. In 1995, he received a Doctorate of Jurisprudence Degree from Mississippi College School of Law and upon graduation moved back to South Carolina where he began his legal career as a prosecutor with the First Judicial Circuit. While at the Solicitor's office, he served as Senior Assistant Solicitor under Solicitor Walter M. Bailey, Jr. where he prosecuted serious felony cases and obtained hundreds of convictions for offenses including Murder, Assault and Battery with the Intent to Kill, Criminal Sexual Conduct, Armed Robbery and Drug Trafficking. During his time as an assistant solicitor, he was also appointed as a Special Assistant United States Attorney assigned to a Multi-County Violent Crime and Drug Task Force.

Following his career as a state prosecutor, he was a joint founder of Quattlebaum and Murphy, LLP which later merged into his current law practice, Murphy Law Firm, LLC.

Mr. Murphy is past Chairman of Dorchester County Council and served District 2 from January 6, 2003 until his election to the SC House of Representatives on November 8, 2010. Mr. Murphy is a founding member of the Summerville Miracle League and is active in the Summerville Rotary Club, as well as being a sustaining member of the Coastal Community Foundation-Dorchester County Fund. He has served as President of the Summerville Citadel Club. He is an avid volunteer for children's sports teams in the area and has served as coach and sponsor for the YMCA, Parks Field and Sertoma teams throughout the years.

He is married to the Honorable Maite Murphy who serves as a Circuit Court Judge. He and his wife reside in North Charleston with their two sons, Austin and Jackson.

Our firm will fight hard to defend your rights and to get you the best possible results. Our team has superior qualifications, such as a former state prosecutor, and have had 20 years of criminal law experience. Anyone who has been through the justice system, whether it was for a felony or a misdemeanor, will tell you that nothing is more important than having a great attorney by your side. Murphy Law Firm, LLC provides you with the best criminal defense, no matter what charges you are facing.

When choosing a criminal defense attorney to represent you following an arrest, perhaps the most important question you should ask is, "What experience do you have with this type of case?" An attorney with an extensive track record may make a world of difference getting you the best possible results. Consider how much you may gain by hiring a defense attorney who also has experience as a prosecutor. That is why you should contact Murphy Law Firm, LLC right away!

By hiring a former prosecutor, you can retain an advocate who has experience on both sides of the courtroom. A former prosecutor understands how cases progress from the moment of the arrest, to the end of the trial and potential appeal process.

More importantly, a former prosecutor knows where to look for faults in the evidence and weaknesses in the case which may be used to your advantage. By working with the team at Murphy Law Firm, LLC you may not only be able to avoid a conviction, but could even avoid having the case go to trial altogether.

Former Prosecutors Can Negotiate a Better Plea Bargain

When a dismissal of charges is out of the question, it becomes necessary to negotiate a plea bargain, such as for a reduced sentence or a lesser charge. A former prosecutor can be an invaluable asset in this situation by knowing just how far the Solicitor can go in making a deal. The first offer is almost never the best arrangement available, and your attorney may be able to push further to secure better terms for you.
Auto Accident
If you or a loved one were injured in a car or truck accident, you need an experienced and dedicated auto accident lawyer at your side.
If you or a loved one were injured in a car or truck accident, you need an experienced and dedicated auto accident lawyer at your side. With complicated insurance claims and costly medical bills, navigating through complicated forms and dealing with adjusters after an accident can be overwhelming and exhausting and spending countless hours on the phone dealing with insurance companies is frustrating and time-consuming. Our experience negotiating with insurance companies will help you get the best claim possible. We understand the physical and emotional distress our clients experience, which is why we strive to help you get the compensation and peace of mind you deserve.

Most importantly, we provide our clients with a peace of mind that's hard to come by after an auto accident. With our help, you can spend less time worrying about the aftermath of an accident and more time healing and living your life. Get started today with a free, no-obligation consultation to learn more about what we can do for you. If you can't come to us do to your injuries, we will me more than happy to come to you.

There is nothing more devastating than losing someone you love in an accident--especially when that accident was caused by another party's reckless or negligent actions. If you have lost someone that you love, it is imperative that you do not hesitate to consult with an experienced attorney in your area. We understand what you are going through consider it our responsibility to ensure that you and your family are justly compensated for your loss.

Our firm will be there every step of the way to see that you are compensated for your loss by seeking recovery of the following damages:

Medical & Funeral Expenses
Loss of the Decedent's Future Wages
Loss of Decedent's Benefits
Loss of Potential Inheritance
Mental Anguish / Pain & Suffering
Loss of Care, Protection, Guidance & Advice
Loss of Love, Society & Companionship
Loss of Consortium

We have helped many people recover compensation after the loss of a loved one. If you have recently lost someone you love in such an accident, we encourage you to contact us immediately. No matter whether the incident involved a motor vehicle crash or the use of a defective drug, we have the experience you need to properly investigate your claim and take the necessary legal steps.
DUI and DWI
Our firm will fight hard to defend your rights and to get you the best possible results. Our team has superior qualifications, such as a former state prosecutor, and have had 20 years of criminal law experience.
WE FIGHT TO PREVENT, REDUCE OR DISMISS YOUR CHARGES
Our firm will fight hard to defend your rights and to get you the best possible results. Our team has superior qualifications, such as a former state prosecutor, and have had 20 years of criminal law experience. Anyone who has been through the justice system, whether it was for a felony or a misdemeanor, will tell you that nothing is more important than having a great attorney by your side. Murphy Law Firm, LLC provides you with the best criminal defense, no matter what charges you are facing.

Why Having a Former Prosecutor is Key
When choosing a criminal defense attorney to represent you following an arrest, perhaps the most important question you should ask is, "What experience do you have with this type of case?" An attorney with an extensive track record may make a world of difference getting you the best possible results. Consider how much you may gain by hiring a defense attorney who also has experience as a prosecutor. That is why you should contact Murphy Law Firm, LLC right away!

Get an Advocate who will Fiercely Fight in Your Favor
By hiring a former prosecutor, you can retain an advocate who has experience on both sides of the courtroom. A former prosecutor understands how cases progress from the moment of the arrest, to the end of the trial and potential appeal process.

There are some of the matters former prosecutors can recognize:
How evidence is gathered
How all decisions affect filing charges
How prosecutors build cases and pursue convictions
More importantly, a former prosecutor knows where to look for faults in the evidence and weaknesses in the case which may be used to your advantage. By working with the team at Murphy Law Firm, LLC you may not only be able to avoid a conviction, but could even avoid having the case go to trial altogether.

Former Prosecutors Can Negotiate a Better Plea Bargain
When a dismissal of charges is out of the question, it becomes necessary to negotiate a plea bargain, such as for a reduced sentence or a lesser charge. A former prosecutor can be an invaluable asset in this situation by knowing just how far the Solicitor can go in making a deal. The first offer is almost never the best arrangement available, and your attorney may be able to push further to secure better terms for you.

If you choose to work with Murphy Law Firm, LLC you will have a team on your side that have more than 40 years of combined experience and a track record of success.

How did your firm decide on the primary area of practice(s)?

Mr. Murphy was raised in Summerville by his parents, the late Patrick J. Murphy, USN (retired) who served as a Dorchester County Magistrate and was an active member of the Dorchester County Republican party and the late Barbara A. Murphy, a former neonatal intensive care nurse at MUSC.

He is a product of Dorchester District 2 schools and graduated from Summerville High School in 1986. Following high school, he enrolled at The Citadel, graduating with a BA degree in 1990. He also received an Honorable Discharge from the South Carolina Army National Guard that same year. In 1995, he received a Doctorate of Jurisprudence Degree from Mississippi College School of Law and upon graduation moved back to South Carolina where he began his legal career as a prosecutor with the First Judicial Circuit. While at the Solicitor's office, he served as Senior Assistant Solicitor under Solicitor Walter M. Bailey, Jr. where he prosecuted serious felony cases and obtained hundreds of convictions for offenses including Murder, Assault and Battery with the Intent to Kill, Criminal Sexual Conduct, Armed Robbery and Drug Trafficking. During his time as an assistant solicitor, he was also appointed as a Special Assistant United States Attorney assigned to a Multi-County Violent Crime and Drug Task Force.

Following his career as a state prosecutor, he was a joint founder of Quattlebaum and Murphy, LLP which later merged into his current law practice, Murphy Law Firm, LLC.

Mr. Murphy is past Chairman of Dorchester County Council and served District 2 from January 6, 2003 until his election to the SC House of Representatives on November 8, 2010. Mr. Murphy is a founding member of the Summerville Miracle League and is active in the Summerville Rotary Club, as well as being a sustaining member of the Coastal Community Foundation-Dorchester County Fund. He has served as President of the Summerville Citadel Club. He is an avid volunteer for children's sports teams in the area and has served as coach and sponsor for the YMCA, Parks Field and Sertoma teams throughout the years.

He is married to the Honorable Maite Murphy who serves as a Circuit Court Judge. He and his wife reside in North Charleston with their two sons, Austin and Jackson.

What experience or education distinguishes your lawyers from others?

Education:
The Citadel with B.A., 1990
Mississippi College School of Law with J.D., 1995

Experience:
2007-Present, Owner, Murphy Law Firm, LLC
2001-2007, Partner, Quattlebaum & Murphy, LLP
1998-2001, Former Senior Assistant Solicitor, First Judicial Circuit, Former Special Assistant United States Attorney, Multi-Jurisdictional Drug and Violent Crime Task Force
1996-1998, Former Assistant Solicitor, First Judicial Circuit
Certification:
Licensed to Practice South Carolina
United States District Court

Community Involvement/Awards:
Member, SC House of Representatives District 98, 2010-present
Member, Dorchester County Council, 2003-2010
Former Chairman Dorchester County Council, 2005-06
Summerville Rotary Club
Sustaining Member, Coastal Community Foundation-Dorchester County Fund
Summerville Citadel Club, Former President, 2005-Present
John Tupper Award winner, Summerville Junior Service League, 2014
Married to the Honorable Maite D. Murphy, Judge, South Carolina Circuit Court
Two Sons, Austin and Jackson

What distinguishes your law firm from others?

Mr. Murphy was raised in Summerville by his parents, the late Patrick J. Murphy, USN (retired) who served as a Dorchester County Magistrate and was an active member of the Dorchester County Republican party and the late Barbara A. Murphy, a former neonatal intensive care nurse at MUSC.

He is a product of Dorchester District 2 schools and graduated from Summerville High School in 1986. Following high school, he enrolled at The Citadel, graduating with a BA degree in 1990. He also received an Honorable Discharge from the South Carolina Army National Guard that same year. In 1995, he received a Doctorate of Jurisprudence Degree from Mississippi College School of Law and upon graduation moved back to South Carolina where he began his legal career as a prosecutor with the First Judicial Circuit. While at the Solicitor's office, he served as Senior Assistant Solicitor under Solicitor Walter M. Bailey, Jr. where he prosecuted serious felony cases and obtained hundreds of convictions for offenses including Murder, Assault and Battery with the Intent to Kill, Criminal Sexual Conduct, Armed Robbery and Drug Trafficking. During his time as an assistant solicitor, he was also appointed as a Special Assistant United States Attorney assigned to a Multi-County Violent Crime and Drug Task Force.

Following his career as a state prosecutor, he was a joint founder of Quattlebaum and Murphy, LLP which later merged into his current law practice, Murphy Law Firm, LLC.

Mr. Murphy is past Chairman of Dorchester County Council and served District 2 from January 6, 2003 until his election to the SC House of Representatives on November 8, 2010. Mr. Murphy is a founding member of the Summerville Miracle League and is active in the Summerville Rotary Club, as well as being a sustaining member of the Coastal Community Foundation-Dorchester County Fund. He has served as President of the Summerville Citadel Club. He is an avid volunteer for children's sports teams in the area and has served as coach and sponsor for the YMCA, Parks Field and Sertoma teams throughout the years.

He is married to the Honorable Mait Murphy who serves as a Circuit Court Judge. He and his wife reside in North Charleston with their two sons, Austin and Jackson.

Chris Murphy

License
  • Bar Number: 8903
    South Carolina , 1995
Education
  • The Citadel
    B.A. , 1990
  • Mississippi College School of Law
    J.D. , 1995

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