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Baltimore Civil Rights Lawyers

Since 1939, the Murphy family has been fighting for civil rights in the Baltimore area. We have seen decades of civil rights’ violations and have been fighting for justice every step of the way. Murphy, Falcon & Murphy established their firm on the principles of justice, respect, and dignity, upholding those traits with every case we work with. If you feel you have been the victim of discrimination, police brutality, hate crime, or racial profiling, call us for help.

Justice Has to Start Somewhere

Founding partner Judge Billy Murphy, Jr. began his crusade into law to follow in the footsteps of his father, Judge William H. Murphy, Sr. In 1939, Judge Murphy, Sr. enrolled in the University of Maryland Law School as the third African American student in attendance. At the time, the president of the school offered to pay Murphy’s tuition and expenses to Harvard in an effort to keep his campus segregated. Judge Murphy passed on the offer and received his J.D. from the school in 1946, after also serving time in World War II.

Following in his father’s footsteps, Judge Billy Murphy, Jr. received his J.D. also, and helped establish the firm Murphy, Falcon & Murphy. During this time, the firm has represented many different civil rights cases with tremendous results. For nearly 45 years, Murphy has been the lawyer to call for the disenfranchised in the Baltimore area.

Types of Civil Rights Violations

Civil rights protected by law include unfair treatment due to race, nationality, disability, gender, age, and religion. Discrimination of this sort can take on many different forms.

  • Police brutality
  • Police shootings
  • Racial or religious profiling
  • Hate crimes
  • Unlawful arrests
  • Employment discrimination
  • Housing discrimination
  • Discrimination in education
  • Loss or termination of employment due to age

If you feel that you have had any of your civil rights violated, call Murphy, Falcon & Murphy today for a free consultation, with no costs required up front.

Past Case History

Freddie Gray Settlement

Likely Judge Murphy’s highest profile case, Murphy, Falcon & Murphy defended the family of Freddie Gray. Gray, a native of Baltimore, died in April 2015 after sustaining a spinal injury while in police custody. Our firm secured a $6.4 million settlement for the family of Freddie Gray – even after the jury acquitted the police officers of guilt in Gray’s death. With the help of Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, the firm pushed to prevent future violence by requesting body cameras on the city’s police officers.

Police Brutality

Our firm represented an individual who was the victim of police brutality and excessive force in New Jersey. A police officer released his K9 without justification during a routine traffic stop. The K9 attacked our client, leaving serious bite injuries on his legs. In addition, the officer placed a choke-hold on our client, resulting in a massive stroke. All of this occurred in front of the victim’s wife and two children.

Murphy, Falcon & Murphy filed claims for the victim, his wife, and each of his children. The use of excessive force by the arresting officer resulted in a settled lawsuit of $4,999,999.99. The monetary value of the settlement will help ensure our client receives the proper medical treatment he will require for the rest of his life.

Paralysis Due to Police Brutality

A client’s family came to us after learning that a family member had suffered a paralyzing neck injury that has left him a quadriplegic while in police custody. While in a holding cell, our client incited an altercation with the officer on duty. The officer responded with excessive force, which resulted in our client’s permanent paralysis.

Murphy, Falcon & Murphy defended this client, who received $44 million award for injuries and emotional distress caused during the event.

Call Your Trusted Baltimore Civil Rights Attorneys

If you were a victim of police brutality, excessive force, or other methods of discrimination call Murphy, Falcon & Murphy today. We have been fighting for civil rights for decades and have the experience and resources to help you during your case.

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