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Michael Murphy

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Criminal Defense Attorney in Atlanta, GA

Farnsworth & Murphy LLC
6400 Powers Ferry Rd NW, Suite 360
Atlanta, GA 30339
Phone: 404-525-8500
Fax: 404-525-5511
Selected to Rising Stars: 2020 - 2023
Licensed in Georgia Since: 2011
Practice Areas: Criminal Defense, Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI, Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
Attorney Profile

A partner at Farnsworth & Murphy LLC, Michael Murphy divides his practice between criminal defense matters and personal injury and wrongful death litigation. From the firm's office in Atlanta, Georgia, he provides representation to clients throughout the greater metropolitan area. Admitted to practice before all Georgia state courts since 2011, Mr. Murphy is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia.

In his criminal defense practice, Mr. Murphy provides effective advocacy for people who have been charged by the state with having committed misdemeanor or felony offenses. The types of cases, which he has worked on have included the possession of heroin, cocaine and other illegal drugs, driving under the influence of alcohol, traffic violations, domestic violence, homicide, robbery, sex crimes, and assault and battery. Mr. Murphy has been able to obtain positive results for his clients, including dismissals, acquittals and the negotiation of favorable plea agreements with the prosecution.

Mr. Murphy also represents clients who have incurred economic and noneconomic losses due to the negligence or recklessness of other people or entities. His experience in this regard has included cases arising out of truck and other motor vehicle crashes, workplace accidents and premises liability. Mr. Murphy has secured significant compensation on behalf of his clients, through both jury awards and settlements, which he has negotiated out of court with defendants and their insurance companies. His successful track record in all of these endeavors has resulted in his receipt of an "Excellent" peer review rating through Avvo.

Mr. Murphy is a member of several legal organizations, including the Georgia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and the Cobb County Bar Association. He received his Juris Doctor from Atlanta’s John Marshall Law School in 2011.

Practice Areas
  • 40%Criminal Defense
  • 30%Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI
  • 30%Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
Focus Areas

Arrest & Arraignment, Assault & Battery, Criminal Fraud, Criminal Law, Drug & Alcohol Violations, Expungement, False Accusations, Felony, Juvenile Delinquency, Misdemeanor, Motor Vehicle Offenses, Murder, Parole, Probation, Prosecution, Sex Offenses, Tax Evasion, Theft, Traffic Violations, Criminal Domestic Violence, DUI/DWI, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Trucking Accidents


4 Years Rising Stars
  • Rising Stars: 2020 - 2023

About Michael Murphy

First Admitted: 2011, Georgia

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Bar/Professional Activity

  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Member, 2011 - Present 
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Georgia 
  • Georgia, 2011
  • U.S. Federal Courts, 2015


  • 10 Best for Client Satisfaction, American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys, 2017 
  • Client Choice Award, AVVO, 2015
  • Legal Elite, Georgia Trend Magazine, 2016

Educational Background

  • University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, Alabama, B.S. - 2008, Major: Criminal Justice 
  • The John Marshall Law School, Atlanta, Georgia, J.D. - 2011 
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Office Location for Michael Murphy

6400 Powers Ferry Rd NW
Suite 360
Atlanta, GA 30339

Phone: 404-525-8500

Fax: 404-525-5511

Last Updated: 8/26/2022

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