Murphy & Rudolf LLP

Murphy & Rudolf LLP

At Murphy & Rudolf, LLP, we are dedicated to diligent case preparation and aggressive representation. Our attorneys know the value of examining evidence, hiring investigators, interviewing witnesses and filing legally significant motions.

This lawyer is licensed to practice in Massachusetts and has no record of discipline from the Massachusetts bar association. *

Murphy & Rudolf LLP

Murphy & Rudolf LLP

At Murphy & Rudolf, LLP, we are dedicated to diligent case preparation and aggressive representation. Our attorneys know the value of examining evidence, hiring investigators, interviewing witnesses and filing legally significant motions.

This lawyer is licensed to practice in Massachusetts and has no record of discipline from the Massachusetts bar association. *

Firm Overview

At Murphy & Rudolf, LLP, we take the rights and interests of our clients very seriously. We understand that you are most likely facing a life-changing event and it can become increasingly frightening if you are unaware of your rights or legal options.

Tough Criminal Defense Whether you have been arrested for the first time, are facing felonious criminal charges, or think you are the focus of a criminal investigation, all of these issues will require the attention of a skilled and experienced Worcester criminal defense lawyer from our firm.

Skilled Family Law Counsel Matters of divorce, child custody, and child support are often some of the most emotional and challenging situations you may ever have to deal with. Our experienced Worcester divorce attorneys understand this, and give each client the compassionate and focused representation they need.

If your future and all that comes with it is at stake, who do you want as your attorney? Do not settle for a lawyer who is willing to take the first deal from opposing counsel. You deserve to be represented by a real professional who does the meticulous research, thorough investigation, and persistent hard work that is necessary to fight for the best possible results.

Our firm believes that most trials and negotiations can be won or lost based on the quality of a lawyer's case preparation. We are fully prepared to expose weaknesses in the other side's strategy and position in order to help you secure a positive outcome. Put the collective power of seasoned trial lawyers on your side of the aisle.

Main Office

Main Office
446 Main Street, Suite 1503
Worcester, MA 01608

Phone

(508) 762-1397

Fax

(508) 536-0834

Fees
Office Information
Office Hours

9AM - 5PM Monday - Friday

Emergency After Hours

No

Languages Spoken

English, Spanish

Murphy & Rudolf LLP
Brian E. Murphy

Brian E. Murphy focuses his practice on criminal defense in the district, superior, and federal courts. Mr. Murphy has spent his entire career focused on defending those accused of crime and advocating for them both in Court and in the various administrative proceedings that often accompany prosecutions.

He primarily handles serious criminal matters with special focus on the following:
- White collar offenses
- Complicated sex offense accusations
- Drunk driving allegations
- Violent crime
- Post-conviction and appellate advocacy
- Select civil matters

Mr. Murphy graduated from the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester and from Columbia Law School where he was a James Kent Scholar and the Editor-in-Chief of the Columbia Human Rights Law Review.

Mr. Murphy is a member of the Boston Bar Association, the Massachusetts Bar Association, the Massachusetts Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, and the Worcester County Bar Association.

Areas of Practice: Criminal Law, OUI, Personal Injury Plaintiff

Litigation Percentage: 100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions:
- Massachusetts
- U.S. District Court District of Massachusetts
- U.S. Court of Appeals 1st Circuit

Professional Associations and Memberships:
- Massachusetts Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
- Massachusetts Bar Association
- Boston Bar Association
- Worcester County Bar Association
- Federal Bar Association
- Massachusetts Academy of Trial Lawyers

Murphy & Rudolf LLP
Brian E. Murphy

Brian E. Murphy focuses his practice on criminal defense in the district, superior, and federal courts. Mr. Murphy has spent his entire career focused on defending those accused of crime and advocating for them both in Court and in the various administrative proceedings that often accompany prosecutions.

He primarily handles serious criminal matters with special focus on the following:
- White collar offenses
- Complicated sex offense accusations
- Drunk driving allegations
- Violent crime
- Post-conviction and appellate advocacy
- Select civil matters

Mr. Murphy graduated from the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester and from Columbia Law School where he was a James Kent Scholar and the Editor-in-Chief of the Columbia Human Rights Law Review.

Mr. Murphy is a member of the Boston Bar Association, the Massachusetts Bar Association, the Massachusetts Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, and the Worcester County Bar Association.

Areas of Practice: Criminal Law, OUI, Personal Injury Plaintiff

Litigation Percentage: 100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions:
- Massachusetts
- U.S. District Court District of Massachusetts
- U.S. Court of Appeals 1st Circuit

Professional Associations and Memberships:
- Massachusetts Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
- Massachusetts Bar Association
- Boston Bar Association
- Worcester County Bar Association
- Federal Bar Association
- Massachusetts Academy of Trial Lawyers

Murphy & Rudolf LLP
Ben Rudolf

Ben Rudolf has experience with all aspects of civil litigation. He represents individuals and family businesses in employment litigation, real estate and contract disputes, as well as personal injury matters.

He has significant trial experience in the Superior Court, and has argued cases before the Massachusetts Appeals Court and the Supreme Judicial Court. He is an active member of the Worcester County Bar Association, having served on its Executive Committee and as the Co-Chair of its Committee on Services to the Poor and Homeless. He is also a member of the Massachusetts Bar Association.

Areas of Practice:
- Employment litigation
- Contract disputes
- Business partnership disputes
- Personal injury Plaintiff

Litigation Percentage: 100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions:
- Massachusetts
- U.S. District Court District of Massachusetts
- U.S. Court of Appeals 1st Circuit

Education:
- University of Minnesota Law School, Minneapolis, MN; J.D.; Minnesota Journal of Global Trade (now Minnesota Journal of International Law)
- Gustavus Adolphus College, Saint Peter, MN; B.A.

Professional Associations and Memberships:
- Massachusetts Bar Association
- Worcester County Bar Association

Murphy & Rudolf LLP
Ben Rudolf

Ben Rudolf has experience with all aspects of civil litigation. He represents individuals and family businesses in employment litigation, real estate and contract disputes, as well as personal injury matters.

He has significant trial experience in the Superior Court, and has argued cases before the Massachusetts Appeals Court and the Supreme Judicial Court. He is an active member of the Worcester County Bar Association, having served on its Executive Committee and as the Co-Chair of its Committee on Services to the Poor and Homeless. He is also a member of the Massachusetts Bar Association.

Areas of Practice:
- Employment litigation
- Contract disputes
- Business partnership disputes
- Personal injury Plaintiff

Litigation Percentage: 100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions:
- Massachusetts
- U.S. District Court District of Massachusetts
- U.S. Court of Appeals 1st Circuit

Education:
- University of Minnesota Law School, Minneapolis, MN; J.D.; Minnesota Journal of Global Trade (now Minnesota Journal of International Law)
- Gustavus Adolphus College, Saint Peter, MN; B.A.

Professional Associations and Memberships:
- Massachusetts Bar Association
- Worcester County Bar Association

Murphy & Rudolf LLP
Sean Smith

Sean M. Smith focuses in the criminal defense of his clients at the district, superior, and federal courts. He handles all serious criminal matters, with a special focus on accusations of drug-trafficking, firearm, or sex offenses. Mr. Smith's thorough approach to each case and his strong commitment to his clients have garnered him the respect of the courts and opponents alike. Mr. Smith also handles select immigration cases.

Mr. Smith graduated with a doctorate from the University of Chicago, where he was a recipient of Century, Fulbright, and Andrew Mellon Fellowships. He then graduated from Boston College Law School where he focused on criminal and immigration law.

Mr. Smith is a member of the Boston Bar Association, the Massachusetts Bar Association, the Massachusetts Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, and the Worcester County Bar Association.

Mr. Smith is fluent in the Spanish language.

Areas of Practice:
- Criminal Law
- Immigration removal proceedings
- Litigation Percentage
- 100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions:
- Massachusetts
- S. District Court District of Massachusetts

Education:
- Boston College Law School; J.D.; International and Comparative Law Review
- University of Chicago; Ph.D.
- Reed College; B.A.

Professional Associations and Memberships
- Massachusetts Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
- Massachusetts Bar Association
- Boston Bar Association
- Worcester County Bar Association

Murphy & Rudolf LLP
Sean Smith

Sean M. Smith focuses in the criminal defense of his clients at the district, superior, and federal courts. He handles all serious criminal matters, with a special focus on accusations of drug-trafficking, firearm, or sex offenses. Mr. Smith's thorough approach to each case and his strong commitment to his clients have garnered him the respect of the courts and opponents alike. Mr. Smith also handles select immigration cases.

Mr. Smith graduated with a doctorate from the University of Chicago, where he was a recipient of Century, Fulbright, and Andrew Mellon Fellowships. He then graduated from Boston College Law School where he focused on criminal and immigration law.

Mr. Smith is a member of the Boston Bar Association, the Massachusetts Bar Association, the Massachusetts Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, and the Worcester County Bar Association.

Mr. Smith is fluent in the Spanish language.

Areas of Practice:
- Criminal Law
- Immigration removal proceedings
- Litigation Percentage
- 100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions:
- Massachusetts
- S. District Court District of Massachusetts

Education:
- Boston College Law School; J.D.; International and Comparative Law Review
- University of Chicago; Ph.D.
- Reed College; B.A.

Professional Associations and Memberships
- Massachusetts Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
- Massachusetts Bar Association
- Boston Bar Association
- Worcester County Bar Association

Murphy & Rudolf LLP
Michael S. Hussey

Michael S. Hussey recently joined the firm after working as a public defender in Massachusetts for the Committee for Public Counsel Services (CPCS) since 1985, and serving as the Attorney-in-Charge of the Worcester public defender's office for more than 20 years. He has represented thousands of individuals in a wide variety of cases in the District and Superior Courts in Worcester, Suffolk, Middlesex, and Hampden counties. He has also argued cases before the Massachusetts Appeals Court. Mr. Hussey has been on the "Murder List" since 1992, and has handled over 60 homicide cases during his career.

Attorney Hussey is a fellow of the prestigious American College of Trial Lawyers, whose membership is by invitation only and is limited to no more than 1% of the lawyers in each state. He was the 2003 recipient of the Massachusetts Bar Association's Access to Justice Award. In 2006, Attorney Hussey was awarded the Edward Duggan Public Defender Award by CPCS. Mr. Hussey has been a frequent lecturer and faculty member at continuing legal education programs in Massachusetts and New York; teaching criminal trial skills to public defenders, private defense attorneys, and members of the U.S. military. He was a contributing author to MCLE's Trying Murder and Homicide Cases. He presently serves as the Past-President of the Massachusetts Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and is a longtime member of the board of Massachusetts Citizens Against the Death Penalty.

At Murphy & Rudolf, Attorney Hussey concentrates on criminal defense matters in state and federal cases as well as providing assistance to students facing college disciplinary proceedings.

Areas of Practice
- Criminal Law
- Litigation Percentage
- 100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions
- Massachusetts
- U.S. District Court District of Massachusetts
- U.S. Court of Appeals 1st Circuit

Education
- Suffolk University Law School; J.D.; Cum Laude
- Stony Brook University; B.A.; Summa Cum Laude

Professional Associations and Memberships
- Massachusetts Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
- National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
- Massachusetts Bar Association
- Worcester County Bar Association
- American College of Trial Lawyers

Murphy & Rudolf LLP
Michael S. Hussey

Michael S. Hussey recently joined the firm after working as a public defender in Massachusetts for the Committee for Public Counsel Services (CPCS) since 1985, and serving as the Attorney-in-Charge of the Worcester public defender's office for more than 20 years. He has represented thousands of individuals in a wide variety of cases in the District and Superior Courts in Worcester, Suffolk, Middlesex, and Hampden counties. He has also argued cases before the Massachusetts Appeals Court. Mr. Hussey has been on the "Murder List" since 1992, and has handled over 60 homicide cases during his career.

Attorney Hussey is a fellow of the prestigious American College of Trial Lawyers, whose membership is by invitation only and is limited to no more than 1% of the lawyers in each state. He was the 2003 recipient of the Massachusetts Bar Association's Access to Justice Award. In 2006, Attorney Hussey was awarded the Edward Duggan Public Defender Award by CPCS. Mr. Hussey has been a frequent lecturer and faculty member at continuing legal education programs in Massachusetts and New York; teaching criminal trial skills to public defenders, private defense attorneys, and members of the U.S. military. He was a contributing author to MCLE's Trying Murder and Homicide Cases. He presently serves as the Past-President of the Massachusetts Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and is a longtime member of the board of Massachusetts Citizens Against the Death Penalty.

At Murphy & Rudolf, Attorney Hussey concentrates on criminal defense matters in state and federal cases as well as providing assistance to students facing college disciplinary proceedings.

Areas of Practice
- Criminal Law
- Litigation Percentage
- 100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions
- Massachusetts
- U.S. District Court District of Massachusetts
- U.S. Court of Appeals 1st Circuit

Education
- Suffolk University Law School; J.D.; Cum Laude
- Stony Brook University; B.A.; Summa Cum Laude

Professional Associations and Memberships
- Massachusetts Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
- National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
- Massachusetts Bar Association
- Worcester County Bar Association
- American College of Trial Lawyers

Murphy & Rudolf LLP
Louis DiCrescentis Jr.

Louis DiCrescentis Jr., a Worcester Attorney
Dedicated to Criminal Defense, Family Law, and Employment Law, Serving Worcester County
Louis DiCrescentis Jr., Associate Attorney with the firm, concentrates his practice in the areas of criminal defense, family law, and employment law. Mr. DiCrescentis has practiced law since 2014.

Mr. DiCrescentis was an Assistant District Attorney for the Middle District (Worcester County) from 2015 to August 2019. In that capacity, he handled thousands of criminal cases from investigation to disposition. During that time, he gained familiarity with virtually every type of crime and litigated countless matters. Most recently, he served as Supervising Assistant District Attorney for one of the county courts.

Mr. DiCrescentis has grown his area of interest to include family and employment law. He focuses on each client’s unique needs and tailors their representation to achieve the best results.

Areas of Practice
Criminal Law
Civil Litigation

Family Law

Employment Law

Bar Admissions
Massachusetts 2014

Past Employment Positions
District Attorney’s Office for the Middle District (Worcester County), 2015-2019

Education

Assumption College, Worcester, MA
B.A in Polical Science, B.A. in Philosophy,

Roger Williams Unniversity School of Law, Bristol, RI
Law,

Murphy & Rudolf LLP
Louis DiCrescentis Jr.

Louis DiCrescentis Jr., a Worcester Attorney
Dedicated to Criminal Defense, Family Law, and Employment Law, Serving Worcester County
Louis DiCrescentis Jr., Associate Attorney with the firm, concentrates his practice in the areas of criminal defense, family law, and employment law. Mr. DiCrescentis has practiced law since 2014.

Mr. DiCrescentis was an Assistant District Attorney for the Middle District (Worcester County) from 2015 to August 2019. In that capacity, he handled thousands of criminal cases from investigation to disposition. During that time, he gained familiarity with virtually every type of crime and litigated countless matters. Most recently, he served as Supervising Assistant District Attorney for one of the county courts.

Mr. DiCrescentis has grown his area of interest to include family and employment law. He focuses on each client’s unique needs and tailors their representation to achieve the best results.

Areas of Practice
Criminal Law
Civil Litigation

Family Law

Employment Law

Bar Admissions
Massachusetts 2014

Past Employment Positions
District Attorney’s Office for the Middle District (Worcester County), 2015-2019

Education

Assumption College, Worcester, MA B.A in Polical Science, B.A. in Philosophy,


Roger Williams Unniversity School of Law, Bristol, RI Law,


Murphy & Rudolf LLP
Brett H. Hubbard

Brett H. Hubbard recently joined Murphy & Rudolf, concentrating her practice on civil and criminal litigation. Ms. Hubbard was previously employed as a law clerk with the Department of Justice, where she worked on the Volkswagen Emissions case. Attorney Hubbard is diligent, thorough and a staunch advocate for her clients. Ms. Hubbard is a former wildlife biologist who worked for federal, state, local and tribal governments and non-governmental organizations. She recently moved to central Massachusetts from Washington, D.C.
She has Bar admissions in New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Washington, D.C., and the US Patent and Trademark Office.






Murphy & Rudolf LLP
Brett H. Hubbard

Brett H. Hubbard recently joined Murphy & Rudolf, concentrating her practice on civil and criminal litigation. Ms. Hubbard was previously employed as a law clerk with the Department of Justice, where she worked on the Volkswagen Emissions case. Attorney Hubbard is diligent, thorough and a staunch advocate for her clients. Ms. Hubbard is a former wildlife biologist who worked for federal, state, local and tribal governments and non-governmental organizations. She recently moved to central Massachusetts from Washington, D.C.
She has Bar admissions in New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Washington, D.C., and the US Patent and Trademark Office.






Firm Overview

At Murphy & Rudolf, LLP, we take the rights and interests of our clients very seriously. We understand that you are most likely facing a life-changing event and it can become increasingly frightening if you are unaware of your rights or legal options.

Tough Criminal Defense Whether you have been arrested for the first time, are facing felonious criminal charges, or think you are the focus of a criminal investigation, all of these issues will require the attention of a skilled and experienced Worcester criminal defense lawyer from our firm.

Skilled Family Law Counsel Matters of divorce, child custody, and child support are often some of the most emotional and challenging situations you may ever have to deal with. Our experienced Worcester divorce attorneys understand this, and give each client the compassionate and focused representation they need.

If your future and all that comes with it is at stake, who do you want as your attorney? Do not settle for a lawyer who is willing to take the first deal from opposing counsel. You deserve to be represented by a real professional who does the meticulous research, thorough investigation, and persistent hard work that is necessary to fight for the best possible results.

Our firm believes that most trials and negotiations can be won or lost based on the quality of a lawyer's case preparation. We are fully prepared to expose weaknesses in the other side's strategy and position in order to help you secure a positive outcome. Put the collective power of seasoned trial lawyers on your side of the aisle.

Main Office

Main Office
446 Main Street, Suite 1503
Worcester, MA 01608

Phone

(508) 762-1397

Fax

(508) 536-0834

Fees
Office Information
Office Hours

9AM - 5PM Monday - Friday

Emergency After Hours

No

Languages Spoken

English, Spanish

Murphy & Rudolf LLP
Brian E. Murphy

Brian E. Murphy focuses his practice on criminal defense in the district, superior, and federal courts. Mr. Murphy has spent his entire career focused on defending those accused of crime and advocating for them both in Court and in the various administrative proceedings that often accompany prosecutions.

He primarily handles serious criminal matters with special focus on the following:
- White collar offenses
- Complicated sex offense accusations
- Drunk driving allegations
- Violent crime
- Post-conviction and appellate advocacy
- Select civil matters

Mr. Murphy graduated from the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester and from Columbia Law School where he was a James Kent Scholar and the Editor-in-Chief of the Columbia Human Rights Law Review.

Mr. Murphy is a member of the Boston Bar Association, the Massachusetts Bar Association, the Massachusetts Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, and the Worcester County Bar Association.

Areas of Practice: Criminal Law, OUI, Personal Injury Plaintiff

Litigation Percentage: 100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions:
- Massachusetts
- U.S. District Court District of Massachusetts
- U.S. Court of Appeals 1st Circuit

Professional Associations and Memberships:
- Massachusetts Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
- Massachusetts Bar Association
- Boston Bar Association
- Worcester County Bar Association
- Federal Bar Association
- Massachusetts Academy of Trial Lawyers

Murphy & Rudolf LLP
Brian E. Murphy

Brian E. Murphy focuses his practice on criminal defense in the district, superior, and federal courts. Mr. Murphy has spent his entire career focused on defending those accused of crime and advocating for them both in Court and in the various administrative proceedings that often accompany prosecutions.

He primarily handles serious criminal matters with special focus on the following:
- White collar offenses
- Complicated sex offense accusations
- Drunk driving allegations
- Violent crime
- Post-conviction and appellate advocacy
- Select civil matters

Mr. Murphy graduated from the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester and from Columbia Law School where he was a James Kent Scholar and the Editor-in-Chief of the Columbia Human Rights Law Review.

Mr. Murphy is a member of the Boston Bar Association, the Massachusetts Bar Association, the Massachusetts Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, and the Worcester County Bar Association.

Areas of Practice: Criminal Law, OUI, Personal Injury Plaintiff

Litigation Percentage: 100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions:
- Massachusetts
- U.S. District Court District of Massachusetts
- U.S. Court of Appeals 1st Circuit

Professional Associations and Memberships:
- Massachusetts Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
- Massachusetts Bar Association
- Boston Bar Association
- Worcester County Bar Association
- Federal Bar Association
- Massachusetts Academy of Trial Lawyers

Murphy & Rudolf LLP
Ben Rudolf

Ben Rudolf has experience with all aspects of civil litigation. He represents individuals and family businesses in employment litigation, real estate and contract disputes, as well as personal injury matters.

He has significant trial experience in the Superior Court, and has argued cases before the Massachusetts Appeals Court and the Supreme Judicial Court. He is an active member of the Worcester County Bar Association, having served on its Executive Committee and as the Co-Chair of its Committee on Services to the Poor and Homeless. He is also a member of the Massachusetts Bar Association.

Areas of Practice:
- Employment litigation
- Contract disputes
- Business partnership disputes
- Personal injury Plaintiff

Litigation Percentage: 100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions:
- Massachusetts
- U.S. District Court District of Massachusetts
- U.S. Court of Appeals 1st Circuit

Education:
- University of Minnesota Law School, Minneapolis, MN; J.D.; Minnesota Journal of Global Trade (now Minnesota Journal of International Law)
- Gustavus Adolphus College, Saint Peter, MN; B.A.

Professional Associations and Memberships:
- Massachusetts Bar Association
- Worcester County Bar Association

Murphy & Rudolf LLP
Ben Rudolf

Ben Rudolf has experience with all aspects of civil litigation. He represents individuals and family businesses in employment litigation, real estate and contract disputes, as well as personal injury matters.

He has significant trial experience in the Superior Court, and has argued cases before the Massachusetts Appeals Court and the Supreme Judicial Court. He is an active member of the Worcester County Bar Association, having served on its Executive Committee and as the Co-Chair of its Committee on Services to the Poor and Homeless. He is also a member of the Massachusetts Bar Association.

Areas of Practice:
- Employment litigation
- Contract disputes
- Business partnership disputes
- Personal injury Plaintiff

Litigation Percentage: 100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions:
- Massachusetts
- U.S. District Court District of Massachusetts
- U.S. Court of Appeals 1st Circuit

Education:
- University of Minnesota Law School, Minneapolis, MN; J.D.; Minnesota Journal of Global Trade (now Minnesota Journal of International Law)
- Gustavus Adolphus College, Saint Peter, MN; B.A.

Professional Associations and Memberships:
- Massachusetts Bar Association
- Worcester County Bar Association

Murphy & Rudolf LLP
Sean Smith

Sean M. Smith focuses in the criminal defense of his clients at the district, superior, and federal courts. He handles all serious criminal matters, with a special focus on accusations of drug-trafficking, firearm, or sex offenses. Mr. Smith's thorough approach to each case and his strong commitment to his clients have garnered him the respect of the courts and opponents alike. Mr. Smith also handles select immigration cases.

Mr. Smith graduated with a doctorate from the University of Chicago, where he was a recipient of Century, Fulbright, and Andrew Mellon Fellowships. He then graduated from Boston College Law School where he focused on criminal and immigration law.

Mr. Smith is a member of the Boston Bar Association, the Massachusetts Bar Association, the Massachusetts Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, and the Worcester County Bar Association.

Mr. Smith is fluent in the Spanish language.

Areas of Practice:
- Criminal Law
- Immigration removal proceedings
- Litigation Percentage
- 100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions:
- Massachusetts
- S. District Court District of Massachusetts

Education:
- Boston College Law School; J.D.; International and Comparative Law Review
- University of Chicago; Ph.D.
- Reed College; B.A.

Professional Associations and Memberships
- Massachusetts Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
- Massachusetts Bar Association
- Boston Bar Association
- Worcester County Bar Association

Murphy & Rudolf LLP
Sean Smith

Sean M. Smith focuses in the criminal defense of his clients at the district, superior, and federal courts. He handles all serious criminal matters, with a special focus on accusations of drug-trafficking, firearm, or sex offenses. Mr. Smith's thorough approach to each case and his strong commitment to his clients have garnered him the respect of the courts and opponents alike. Mr. Smith also handles select immigration cases.

Mr. Smith graduated with a doctorate from the University of Chicago, where he was a recipient of Century, Fulbright, and Andrew Mellon Fellowships. He then graduated from Boston College Law School where he focused on criminal and immigration law.

Mr. Smith is a member of the Boston Bar Association, the Massachusetts Bar Association, the Massachusetts Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, and the Worcester County Bar Association.

Mr. Smith is fluent in the Spanish language.

Areas of Practice:
- Criminal Law
- Immigration removal proceedings
- Litigation Percentage
- 100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions:
- Massachusetts
- S. District Court District of Massachusetts

Education:
- Boston College Law School; J.D.; International and Comparative Law Review
- University of Chicago; Ph.D.
- Reed College; B.A.

Professional Associations and Memberships
- Massachusetts Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
- Massachusetts Bar Association
- Boston Bar Association
- Worcester County Bar Association

Murphy & Rudolf LLP
Michael S. Hussey

Michael S. Hussey recently joined the firm after working as a public defender in Massachusetts for the Committee for Public Counsel Services (CPCS) since 1985, and serving as the Attorney-in-Charge of the Worcester public defender's office for more than 20 years. He has represented thousands of individuals in a wide variety of cases in the District and Superior Courts in Worcester, Suffolk, Middlesex, and Hampden counties. He has also argued cases before the Massachusetts Appeals Court. Mr. Hussey has been on the "Murder List" since 1992, and has handled over 60 homicide cases during his career.

Attorney Hussey is a fellow of the prestigious American College of Trial Lawyers, whose membership is by invitation only and is limited to no more than 1% of the lawyers in each state. He was the 2003 recipient of the Massachusetts Bar Association's Access to Justice Award. In 2006, Attorney Hussey was awarded the Edward Duggan Public Defender Award by CPCS. Mr. Hussey has been a frequent lecturer and faculty member at continuing legal education programs in Massachusetts and New York; teaching criminal trial skills to public defenders, private defense attorneys, and members of the U.S. military. He was a contributing author to MCLE's Trying Murder and Homicide Cases. He presently serves as the Past-President of the Massachusetts Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and is a longtime member of the board of Massachusetts Citizens Against the Death Penalty.

At Murphy & Rudolf, Attorney Hussey concentrates on criminal defense matters in state and federal cases as well as providing assistance to students facing college disciplinary proceedings.

Areas of Practice
- Criminal Law
- Litigation Percentage
- 100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions
- Massachusetts
- U.S. District Court District of Massachusetts
- U.S. Court of Appeals 1st Circuit

Education
- Suffolk University Law School; J.D.; Cum Laude
- Stony Brook University; B.A.; Summa Cum Laude

Professional Associations and Memberships
- Massachusetts Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
- National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
- Massachusetts Bar Association
- Worcester County Bar Association
- American College of Trial Lawyers

Murphy & Rudolf LLP
Michael S. Hussey

Michael S. Hussey recently joined the firm after working as a public defender in Massachusetts for the Committee for Public Counsel Services (CPCS) since 1985, and serving as the Attorney-in-Charge of the Worcester public defender's office for more than 20 years. He has represented thousands of individuals in a wide variety of cases in the District and Superior Courts in Worcester, Suffolk, Middlesex, and Hampden counties. He has also argued cases before the Massachusetts Appeals Court. Mr. Hussey has been on the "Murder List" since 1992, and has handled over 60 homicide cases during his career.

Attorney Hussey is a fellow of the prestigious American College of Trial Lawyers, whose membership is by invitation only and is limited to no more than 1% of the lawyers in each state. He was the 2003 recipient of the Massachusetts Bar Association's Access to Justice Award. In 2006, Attorney Hussey was awarded the Edward Duggan Public Defender Award by CPCS. Mr. Hussey has been a frequent lecturer and faculty member at continuing legal education programs in Massachusetts and New York; teaching criminal trial skills to public defenders, private defense attorneys, and members of the U.S. military. He was a contributing author to MCLE's Trying Murder and Homicide Cases. He presently serves as the Past-President of the Massachusetts Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and is a longtime member of the board of Massachusetts Citizens Against the Death Penalty.

At Murphy & Rudolf, Attorney Hussey concentrates on criminal defense matters in state and federal cases as well as providing assistance to students facing college disciplinary proceedings.

Areas of Practice
- Criminal Law
- Litigation Percentage
- 100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions
- Massachusetts
- U.S. District Court District of Massachusetts
- U.S. Court of Appeals 1st Circuit

Education
- Suffolk University Law School; J.D.; Cum Laude
- Stony Brook University; B.A.; Summa Cum Laude

Professional Associations and Memberships
- Massachusetts Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
- National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
- Massachusetts Bar Association
- Worcester County Bar Association
- American College of Trial Lawyers

Murphy & Rudolf LLP
Louis DiCrescentis Jr.

Louis DiCrescentis Jr., a Worcester Attorney
Dedicated to Criminal Defense, Family Law, and Employment Law, Serving Worcester County
Louis DiCrescentis Jr., Associate Attorney with the firm, concentrates his practice in the areas of criminal defense, family law, and employment law. Mr. DiCrescentis has practiced law since 2014.

Mr. DiCrescentis was an Assistant District Attorney for the Middle District (Worcester County) from 2015 to August 2019. In that capacity, he handled thousands of criminal cases from investigation to disposition. During that time, he gained familiarity with virtually every type of crime and litigated countless matters. Most recently, he served as Supervising Assistant District Attorney for one of the county courts.

Mr. DiCrescentis has grown his area of interest to include family and employment law. He focuses on each client’s unique needs and tailors their representation to achieve the best results.

Areas of Practice
Criminal Law
Civil Litigation

Family Law

Employment Law

Bar Admissions
Massachusetts 2014

Past Employment Positions
District Attorney’s Office for the Middle District (Worcester County), 2015-2019

Education

Assumption College, Worcester, MA
B.A in Polical Science, B.A. in Philosophy,

Roger Williams Unniversity School of Law, Bristol, RI
Law,

Murphy & Rudolf LLP
Louis DiCrescentis Jr.

Louis DiCrescentis Jr., a Worcester Attorney
Dedicated to Criminal Defense, Family Law, and Employment Law, Serving Worcester County
Louis DiCrescentis Jr., Associate Attorney with the firm, concentrates his practice in the areas of criminal defense, family law, and employment law. Mr. DiCrescentis has practiced law since 2014.

Mr. DiCrescentis was an Assistant District Attorney for the Middle District (Worcester County) from 2015 to August 2019. In that capacity, he handled thousands of criminal cases from investigation to disposition. During that time, he gained familiarity with virtually every type of crime and litigated countless matters. Most recently, he served as Supervising Assistant District Attorney for one of the county courts.

Mr. DiCrescentis has grown his area of interest to include family and employment law. He focuses on each client’s unique needs and tailors their representation to achieve the best results.

Areas of Practice
Criminal Law
Civil Litigation

Family Law

Employment Law

Bar Admissions
Massachusetts 2014

Past Employment Positions
District Attorney’s Office for the Middle District (Worcester County), 2015-2019

Education

Assumption College, Worcester, MA B.A in Polical Science, B.A. in Philosophy,


Roger Williams Unniversity School of Law, Bristol, RI Law,


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Brett H. Hubbard

Brett H. Hubbard recently joined Murphy & Rudolf, concentrating her practice on civil and criminal litigation. Ms. Hubbard was previously employed as a law clerk with the Department of Justice, where she worked on the Volkswagen Emissions case. Attorney Hubbard is diligent, thorough and a staunch advocate for her clients. Ms. Hubbard is a former wildlife biologist who worked for federal, state, local and tribal governments and non-governmental organizations. She recently moved to central Massachusetts from Washington, D.C.
She has Bar admissions in New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Washington, D.C., and the US Patent and Trademark Office.






Murphy & Rudolf LLP
Brett H. Hubbard

Brett H. Hubbard recently joined Murphy & Rudolf, concentrating her practice on civil and criminal litigation. Ms. Hubbard was previously employed as a law clerk with the Department of Justice, where she worked on the Volkswagen Emissions case. Attorney Hubbard is diligent, thorough and a staunch advocate for her clients. Ms. Hubbard is a former wildlife biologist who worked for federal, state, local and tribal governments and non-governmental organizations. She recently moved to central Massachusetts from Washington, D.C.
She has Bar admissions in New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Washington, D.C., and the US Patent and Trademark Office.






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This lawyer is licensed to practice in Massachusetts and has no record of discipline from the Massachusetts bar association. *

* Nolo has confirmed that every member attorney has a valid license and is in good standing with the state agency that licenses lawyers. Any past disbarments and suspensions (with possible exceptions for minor violations or nonpayment of dues, in our discretion) will be indicated accordingly in the badge. Member attorneys are required to notify Nolo immediately if they become the subject of any disciplinary action by any state licensing agency.