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Will Murphy
Will Murphy, Attorney
CompanyResponsibilities
Murphy's Law Firm, P.A.
North Miami, FL
Founder and managing partner
October 1999-Present
Founded law firm with practice emphasizing commercial and civil litigation.
Dispute Resolution Services, Inc.
Miami, FL
Founder and mediator and arbitrator
1997-Present
Certified in County, Family and Circuit Civil Mediation by the Supreme Court of Florida.
Met all certification requirements for arbitrating Florida court cases.
Met all requirements to arbitrate securities cases for NASD.
DRS provides affordable, professional services such as mediation and arbitration.
Murphy & O'Brien
Miami, FL
Senior Associate
1991-1999
Joined firm as law clerk and became Senior Associate, responsible for all phases of representation, and for training and mentoring junior associates, law clerks, and staff. Advised on all technology purchasing decisions. Handled all of firm's appellate work.
City of Islandia
Miami, FL
City Clerk
1991-2005
Handled all day-to-day affairs of a tiny, unique and picturesque Florida city.
New Mexico Court of Appeals
Albuquerque, NM
Judicial Clerk
1990-1991
Wrote pretrial reports, bench memoranda and drafts of opinions. Research and analysis on appeals of various criminal and civil cases involving issues including due process, double jeopardy, worker's compensation, water law and riparian rights and the free exercise of religion under state and federal constitutions. Oversaw large research project covering evolution of New Mexico's workers' compensation laws completed by law clerks.
Rodey, Dickason, Sloan, Akin & Robb
Albuquerque, NM
Summer Associate
May 1990-August 1990
Research and writing including appellate briefs, civil pleadings and internal memoranda. Attended trial and appellate oral arguments.
U.S. Coast Guard, Claims and Litigation Division
Washington, D.C.
Summer Clerk
June 1989-August 1989
Wrote drafts of findings and conclusions disposing of administrative claims, researched federal legislative histories. Researched and drafted internal memoranda and litigation reports for use by trial attorneys in the U.S. Department of Justice.

Education

College of William & Mary-JD-Top 25%-1990-Williamsburg, Virginia

Arizona State University-Bachelor of Science-cum laude-Political Science-1987-Tempe, Arizona

Mesa Community College-AA-Mesa, Arizona

Organizations and Activities

  • Justice of Honor Council: Council charged with enforcing honor code and served as judicial body for law school's student government.
  • Publication-"Irresistible Force Meets Immovable Object: The Zoning Power Comes Up Against Free Expression", The Virginia Lawyer.
  • Chair of SBA Constitution and By-laws Committee
  • Columnist and Managing Editor 1988-89 of The Advocate: First-ever first-year columnist for law school's student newspaper. As second-year, Managing Editor.
  • President of the College Council for the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences-over 10,000 constituents.
  • Founder and President of Students for a Free Afghanistan.
  • Murphy v ASASU: Lead counsel and plaintiff in successful suit in student courts to compel student government to obey free speech and due process provisions of US Constitution.

Professional Memberships, Certifications and Awards

  • Bars of the States of Florida (active) and of Colorado and New Mexico (inactive)
  • Bars of the U.S. Circuit Courts for the 10th and 11th Circuits
  • Bars of the U.S. District Courts for the Districts of New Mexico and the Southern District of Florida
  • Supporting Star Awards of the Fort Lauderdale Children's Theatre, 1996 and 1997
  • Pro Bono Award, Dade County Bar Association-Small Claims Pro Se Clinic, 1996
  • Small Claims Rules Committee of the Florida Bar
  • Dade County Bar Association and County Court (Chair 1999-2000), Mediation and Schools Committees
  • Member of Florida Academy of Professional Mediators
  • Certified by Florida Supreme Court as Mediator for Circuit Civil, Family and County Court Cases
  • Approved as Mediator by Florida Department of Insurance and Certified by DBPR Condominium Division
  • Approved as Arbitrator by FINRA
  • Approved as Arbitrator for Florida court-ordered arbitration