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Category: Firm Updates


Murphy, Falcon & Murphy Welcomes John G. Harnishfeger as Our Newest Partner

Murphy, Falcon & Murphy is pleased to announce that John G. Harnishfeger will be joining the firm as a partner, bringing over two decades of experience to our legal team. Mr. Harnishfeger is a skilled trial attorney who has built a reputation as a powerful advocate for those harmed by negligence and the willful acts… read more


Attorney Nick Szokoly Appointed Co-Chair of 2016 HB National Lead Litigation Conference

Murphy, Falcon & Murphy is proud to announce that Partner Nick Szokoly was appointed as co-chair of this year’s HB National Lead Litigation Conference. This is the nation’s longest running national conference on lead litigation and Nick has been an invited speaker each year since 2011. In addition to serving as co-chair this year, Nick… read more


William Murphy, Jr. Featured in NBC’s “Baltimore: ChangeMakers”

NBC News has featured Murphy, Falcon & Murphy’s own William “Billy” Murphy, Jr. in their “Baltimore: ChangeMakers” series. The series is intended to introduce readers to “some of the individuals who are engaging youth, seeking to improve their neighborhoods block by block, and demanding that their voices be heard in corridors of power.” Murphy, Jr…. read more


Attorney Paula Xinis Confirmed as U.S. District Court Judge

Murphy, Falcon & Murphy extends its warmest congratulations to partner Paula Xinis, who was recently confirmed to the federal bench by a Senate vote of 53-34. Ms. Xinis will fill a vacated seat on the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland. Ms. Xinis joined our team in 2011 and has been integral in… read more


$6.4 Million Settlement Approved in Freddie Gray Case

At a press conference on Wednesday, September 9th, 2015, Billy Murphy, attorney for the family of Freddie Gray, announced a $6.4 million settlement in the family’s wrongful death case against the City of Baltimore. In addition to the financial settlement, Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake pledged to implement body cameras for all of the city’s police… read more


Billy Murphy Speaks at Criminal Bar Conference in New Zealand

Murphy, Falcon & Murphy founding and senior partner Judge William H. “Billy” Murphy Jr. traveled to New Zealand earlier this week to speak at the Criminal Bar Association (CBA) conference in Auckland. As part of his talk, Judge Murphy, who is the lead lawyer at Murphy, Falcon & Murphy representing the family of Freddie Gray,… read more


Jon Stefanuca Named Top One Percent by National Association of Distinguished Counsel

Murphy, Falcon & Murphy associate Jon Simon Stefanua has been selected to the 2015 list as a member of the Nation’s Top One Percent by the National Association of Distinguished Counsel (NADC). This award follows Mr. Stefanuca’s recent selection to to the National Academy of Personal Injury Attorneys list of Top 10 Personal Injury Attorneys Under… read more


President Obama Nominates Partner Paula Xinis for Federal Bench

All of us at Murphy, Falcon & Murphy would like to congratulate our colleague Paula Xinis on being nominated by President Obama today to become a U.S. District Court judge in Maryland. Over the years she has been with the firm, Paula has proven herself to be a smart, tough advocate for her clients and… read more


Associate Nikoletta Mendrinos Volunteers for Reading Partners

As a firm, Murphy, Falcon & Murphy has a long tradition of community service and supporting worthy causes. Now, Associate Niki Mendrinos is adding her own unique chapter to this history. In addition to a busy home life and commitments here at the firm, Mendrinos has recently signed on to volunteer withReading Partners-a group dedicated… read more


Jon Stefanuca Named Top 10 Personal Injury Attorney Under 40 in Maryland

Murphy, Falcon & Murphy is pleased to announce Associate Jon Simon Stefanuca has been named to the National Academy of Personal Injury Attorneys list of Top 10 Personal Injury Attorneys Under 40 in Maryland. The award comes on the heels of Mr. Stefanuca’s selection earlier in 2015 as a Maryland Super Lawyers “Rising Star,” a… read more