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William T. Murphy

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Mr. Murphy is AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell®, the highest recognition possible in the legal industry, for his professionalism and ethics.

Practice areas


Admitted

  • Rhode Island, 1969
  • U.S. Court of Military Appeals, 1970
  • District of Columbia, 1971
  • Massachusetts, 1985

Education

  • Georgetown University, J.D., 1969
  • Providence College, M.A., 1966
  • Providence College, A.B., 1965

Associations and memberships

  • Rhode Island Bar Association (Chairman, Committee on Insurance, 1981)
  • American Bar Association (Member, Section of Litigation; Member, Subcommittee on Religious Organizations, Committee on Exempt Organizations, Section of Taxation, 1987)
  • The District of Columbia Bar Association
  • Rhode Island Trial Lawyers Association

Representative cases

  • U.S. vs. Valerio, 48 F.3d 58 (1st Cir.
    1995)
  • U.S. vs. Zuleta, 961 F.2d 15 65 (1st Cir. 1992)
  • U.S. vs. Lopez, 989 F.2d 24 (1st Cir. 1993)
  • Aetna Cas. & Sur. Co. vs. Kelly, 889 F.Supp. 535 (D.R.I., 1995)
  • Taft vs. Pontarelli, 100 F.R.D. 19 (D.R.I. 1983)
  • Rhode Island Federation of Teachers, AFL CIO vs.Norberg, 479 F.Supp. 1364 (D.R.I. 1979)
  • Thomas vs. Schmidt 397 F.Supp. 203 (D.R.I. 1975)
  • Thomas vs. Burke 379 F.Supp. 231 (D.R.I. 1974)
  • Kelly vs. Marcantonio, 678 A.2d 873 (R.I. 1996)
  • DeCiantis vs. State, 666 A.2d 410 (R.I. 1995)
  • Rhode Island Student Loan Authority vs. NELS, Inc. 550 A.2d 624 (R.I. 1988)
  • Smith v. O’Connell, 977 F. Supp. 226 (D.R.I., 1998)
  • Heroux v. Carpenter, 1998 WL 388298 (R.I. Super. 1998)
  • Kelly v. Marcantonio, 187 F.3d 192 (1st Cir. 1999)
  • Conetta v. National Hair Care Centers, Inc., 236 F.3d 67 (1st. Cir. 2001)

Biographical details

  • Phi Alpha Delta. Chief, Estate and Gift Tax Section, Rhode Island Division of Taxation, 1969
  • Special Attorney for the Eastern District of New York, The Brooklyn Strike Force, U.S. Department of Justice, 1970-1973
  • Member, Committee on Rules of Professional Conduct, Rhode Island Supreme Court, 1985
  • President, Federal Bar Association, 1995-1997

William T. Murphy, Esq., LLC serves Providence, Lincoln, Cumberland, North Smithfield and Woonsocket, Rhode Island.