Hassan Murphy

Managing Partner

Murphy, Falcon & Murphy

Since 1999, Hassan Murphy has been the managing partner of Murphy, Falcon & Murphy, while also remaining an active trial attorney and negotiator. He has served as lead and co-lead counsel in cases which have resulted in hundreds of millions of dollars for his clients, including a $110 million Refund Anticipation Loan settlement with H&R Block; a $54 million settlement for an environmental torts case; and the recent $36 million settlement with St. Joseph Medical Center over unnecessary cardiac stent procedures.

Mr. Murphy began his career as an attorney at Curtis, Mallet-Prevost, Colt, and Mosle – a New York-based law firm and one of the oldest in the country – focusing on international transactions. It was there that Mr. Murphy represented such clients as a $4.7 billion takeover target, a major corporation during a $65 million asset sale, and another during a $500 million asset securitization.

Over the years, Mr. Murphy has been the recipient of a number of accolades, including Trial Lawyers for Public Justice’s “National Trial Lawyer of the Year” (2002), one of The Daily Record’s “ Top 50 Most Influential Marylanders” (2012), a member of On Being a Black Lawyer’s “Top 100 Black Lawyers in America” (2012), the University of Maryland School of Law Black Law Students Association’s “Practitioner of the Year” (2013) and a member of The Daily Record’s “Leadership in Law” list (2013).

In addition to being on the USM Foundation’s board of directors, Mr. Murphy has served as past president of the Monumental City Bar Foundation, and also currently serves on the board of the Batter Up Foundation, Mount Vernon Place Conservancy, Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship and the Board of Visitors of the University of Maryland School of Law.

He received his undergraduate degree from Williams University in 1990 and his J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center in 1994. Mr. Murphy resides in Washington, DC with his wife and two sons.

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