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NJL People: Matthew C. Murphy

Matt enjoys, and excels at, the investigative side of practicing law. His straightforward, clear-eyed assessments help steer cases toward favorable resolution, whether through summary adjudication, negotiated settlement, or trial. In addition to his incisive analysis, Matt’s known for his affability, which helps him maintain great working relationships with both clients and opposing counsel.

Before becoming a lawyer, Matt was a winemaker. While trying to find a job as a sommelier in New York City, he worked as an investigative analyst at the Manhattan District Attorney’s office, where he fell in love with the complexities of fact finding and the law.

Outside of work, you can find Matt at home with his family, working on house projects and taking his kids outdoors for hikes and sports.

Key Practice Experience

Key Industry Experience

Recognitions and Honors

  • Law Clerk to the Honorable Joseph M. McLaughlin, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit (2012-2013)
  • Law Clerk to Magistrate Judge Andrew J. Peck, U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York (2009-2011)
  • Archibald R. Murray Public Service Award
  • Alpha Sigma Nu

Publications and Presentations

Professional Associations

  • Minnesota State Bar Association
  • Hennepin County Bar Association
  • Defense Research International
    • Young Lawyer Liaison, Commercial Litigation Substantive Law Committee
  • Minnesota Defense Lawyers Association
  • Federal Bar Association

Community Engagement

  • Board of Directors, Milkweed Editions
  • Volunteer investigator, 4th Judicial District Ethics Committee

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