Brian P. Murphy

Top rated Employment Litigation attorney in Greenville, South Carolina

Stephenson & Murphy
Brian P. Murphy
Stephenson & Murphy

Practice Areas: Employment Litigation, Business Litigation, Employment & Labor; view more

Licensed in South Carolina since: 1994

Education: University of South Carolina School of Law

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2008 - 2024

Stephenson & Murphy

207 Whitsett St
Greenville, SC 29601 Visit website


Founding partner of Stephenson & Murphy, LLC, in Greenville, South Carolina, Brian P. Murphy is a skilled employment litigation and business law attorney. He also serves as a mediator in federal and state court cases. Representing clients in and around Greenville, he helps them with legal matters involving the following areas:

  • Employment law: Harassment, discrimination and retaliation, wrongful termination, wage and hour issues, contract and separation, and noncompete covenants
  • Business litigation: Trade secrets, business disputes, and shareholder and equity owner rights

Obtaining his Bachelor of Arts degree in labor studies with a minor in business administration from The Pennsylvania State University in 1987, Mr. Murphy worked in employee relations for a year before deciding to pursue law. He earned his Juris Doctor degree from the University of South Carolina School of Law in 1992 and was licensed to practice in Pennsylvania the same year and in South Carolina in 1995. Since then, he has been admitted to appear before the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania and the District of South Carolina, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 3rd and 4th Circuits and the Supreme Court of the United States.

While in law school, Mr. Murphy was the associate editor in chief of the South Carolina Law Review, and he also served as a legal writing instructor. He was a part of the Order of Wig and Robe, the Order of the Coif and the John Belton O’Neall Inn of Court. As a loyal and dependable attorney, he fights for clients who have been disregarded by the system and assists them in various cases related to employment and business law matters.

AV Preeminent peer-review rated,* the highest rating, through Martindale-Hubbell, Mr. Murphy is well-versed in civil and commercial litigation. The quality legal services he provides have garnered him many accolades from prominent associations. He holds an “Excellent” rating on Avvo and has been recognized by The Best Lawyers In America. He has also been added to the Legal Elite of the Upstate list by Greenville Business Magazine.

Mr. Murphy stays connected in his legal circle by being an active member of the Federal Bar Association and the South Carolina Association For Justice, and he serves as an executive board member of the Haynsworth-Perry American Inn of Court. In addition, he was a contributing author of “Labor & Employment Law for South Carolina Employers” (S.C. Bar 2004), and he has written an article on South Carolina employment law, 43 S.C. L. Rev. 387.

*AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer-review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Ratings™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

Practice areas

Employment Litigation: Plaintiff, Business Litigation, Employment & Labor: Employee

Focus areas

Employment Discrimination, Employment Law - Employee, Retaliation, Trade Secret, Wrongful Termination

  • 80% Employment Litigation: Plaintiff
  • 10% Business Litigation
  • 10% Employment & Labor: Employee

First Admitted: 1992, Pennsylvania

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Scholarly Lectures/Writings:
  • Author, South Carolina employment law, 43 S.C. L. Rev. 387 (1992)
  • Contributing Author to Labor & Employment Law for South Carolina Employers (S.C. Bar 2004)
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • Pennsylvania
  • Federal District Courts for South Carolina and the Middle District of Pennsylvania, the Third and Fourth Circuit Courts of Appeal, and the United States Supreme Court
  • South Carolina
  • Martindale Hubbell rating of AV
Educational Background:
  • Pennsylvania State, B. A., 1987
Industry Groups:
  • Federal Bar Association
  • South Carolina Association For Justice

Office location for Brian P. Murphy

207 Whitsett St
Greenville, SC 29601

Phone: 864-370-9400


17 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2008 - 2024

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Top 25: South Carolina Super Lawyers: 2013, 2015 - 2017

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