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Stephen James Murphy

Stephen James Murphy

Trial Attorney at Block O'Toole & Murphy
  • Construction Law, Personal Injury, Workers' Compensation
  • New Jersey, New York
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Summary

Stephen J. Murphy joined the firm in early 2005 after a successful and rewarding career as a homicide prosecutor working in the Brooklyn District Attorney's Office. Mr. Murphy is a lawyer who is best known for his work in the courtroom, now focusing on serious construction accidents and catastrophic personal injury trial work. Mr. Murphy's hard work and skill in the courtroom have earned him many accolades from his colleagues, opponents and judges. Mr. Murphy was described on Z100 Radio as a "legendary trial lawyer." He has been featured on Fox News Radio as one of "America's Premier Trial Lawyers" and was described in The New York Times as one of the "Top Attorneys in New York." He has regularly appeared on local and national news shows as an expert commentator on civil and criminal cases and issues. Mr. Murphy's honors and accolades include: Being named as a "New York Super Lawyer", from 2010-2016 recognizing him as one of the top 5% of lawyers practicing in the field of personal injury law. 'The National Trial Lawyer Award' honoring him as one of the top 100 trial lawyers in New York State for the last 7 years. Named to the 'Best Lawyers in America,' list from 2013-2016. Named to the Irish Legal 100, recognizing the top Irish American lawyers in the United States in 2013-2016. Recipient of the St. John's School of Law P.T.A.I. ‘2014 Alumni Excellence Award.' Member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum and the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum for the last 7 years. Recipient of the Frances Pope Memorial Foundation 'Man of the Year Award' in 2010. Named as ‘Volunteer of the Quarter' by The St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. Brehon Law Society, 2015 Honoree.

Practice Areas
  • Construction Law
  • Personal Injury
  • Workers' Compensation
Fees
  • Free Consultation
  • Contingent Fees
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
New Jersey
New York
Federal Circuit
Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Partner/Owner
Block O'Toole & Murphy
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www.blockotoole.com
Adjunct Professor of Law
St. John's University School of Law
- Current
Associate/Trial Attorney
Block & O'Toole
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Senior Homicide Prosecutor
Kings County District Attorney's Office
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Education
St. John's University School of Law
J.D. / Law (1997)
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Honors: Graduated with Honors Magna Cum Laude
Johns Hopkins University
B.A. / Political Science
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Awards
Person of the Year
Brooklyn to Alaska Project
Alumni Excellence Award
St. John's University School of Law
Award of Distinction
The Brehon Law Society
Man of the Year
Frances Pope Memorial Foundation
Professional Associations
New York County Democratic Judicial Screening Committee
Member
- Current
New York State Trial Lawyer's Association
Board of Director
- Current
The Brehon Law Society
Member
- Current
Manhattan Trial Lawyer's Association
President
- Current
New York State Bar # 2860583
Member
- Current
Speaking Engagements
Lecturer, Trial Tactics, St. John's University School of Law
St. John's University School of Law, Polestino Trial Advocacy Insititute
Websites & Blogs
Website
Website
Website
Block O'Toole & Murphy
Blog
Block O'Toole & Murphy Blog
Social Media
Contact & Map
1 Penn Plaza
1 Penn Plaza
Suite 5315
NY, NY 10119
USA
Cell: (917) 754-7866
Fax: (212) 625-4032
1 Penn Plaza
Suite 5315
New York, NY 10119
USA
Telephone: (212) 736-5300
Right Above Penn Station
Close to All Subways
1 Penn Plaza
Suite 5315
NY, NY 10119
USA
Toll-Free: (917) 754-7866
Cell: (917) 754-7866
Fax: (917) 754-7866