University of Louisville Louis D. Brandeis School of Law
Law Review Manuscript Editor
University of Notre Dame
B.A., cum laude, 1981
Phi Beta Kappa
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Kentucky
U.S. District Court for the Western District of Kentucky
Supreme Court of Indiana
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana
- Financial Services Litigation
- Appellate Advocacy
- Business Litigation
- Civil Litigation
- Class Action, Mass Action & Multi-District Litigation
- Commercial Disputes - Contracts and Business Torts
- Complex / Large Litigation
- Pretrial Practice & eDiscovery
- Environmental Law
- Government and Regulatory Litigation
- Intellectual Property Litigation
- Trial Practice
- White Collar Criminal Defense Litigation
- Health Care - Regulatory and Compliance
- Health Care
- Regulatory Matters
- Antitrust, Consumer Protection & Attorney General Defense
- Industrial / Manufacturing Facilities
- Health Care
- Banking / Financial Services
- American Bar Association
- Kentucky Bar Association
- Louisville Bar Association
- National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
- American Health Lawyers Association, Fraud and Abuse practice group, member
". . . an incredibly well-prepared and talented commercial litigator."
- ChambersUSA 2010
". . . highly recommended . . ."
- ChambersUSA 2005
Marc Murphy has been a courtroom attorney for his entire career, prosecuting and defending in the most challenging, high-profile and complex commercial and white collar criminal cases in Kentucky and Indiana.
As Chair of Stites' White Collar Practice Group and a Member of the firm's Class Action Practice Group, Mr. Murphy's practice consists of representing individuals and corporations in complex commercial litigation and white collar criminal matters, such as antitrust, environmental crimes, healthcare fraud and tax fraud. He defends individuals in high profile general criminal matters and accepts appointments by the courts for indigent representation as a public service. He has substantial experience in federal and administrative litigation and in federal and state grand jury investigations.
Mr. Murphy's success as a trial attorney has been widely-reported. He has tried two murder prosecutions to complete acquittals. He accepts capital crime appointments from the Jefferson County Public Defender. He is listed in Best Lawyers in America® (2008-2013) for Commercial Litigation and Criminal Defense: White Collar. Marc is listed in Louisville Magazine’s Top Lawyers for 2013 in the category of White Collar Criminal Defense and was listed in 2008 for litigation. He is a frequent lecturer on crime and justice issues, and is a regular source and analyst for television and print publications. He is listed in Chambers USA "America's Leading Lawyers for Business" international business guide. Mr. Murphy was also honored by Kentucky Super Lawyers 2008-2012.
Before Stites & Harbison
Mr. Murphy has an accomplished and diverse career as a trial lawyer and public servant. In 1995, he was appointed by the Governor of Kentucky as Jefferson County/Louisville's Commonwealth's Attorney, the chief prosecutor and law enforcement officer of the largest city in the state. His service in Latin America and in Europe as a Judge Advocate General trial counsel and Assistant Staff Judge Advocate earned him Meritorious Service Medals. During that time, in addition to trial prosecution, he conducted murder investigations in El Salvador, Panama and Germany.
After his Judge Advocate General service, Mr. Murphy was a felony prosecutor in Indiana, and, while in private practice there, served as a Judge Pro-Tem. He was a litigation partner in the former Brown, Todd & Heyburn law firm (now Frost Brown Todd). He has taught criminal law, trial practice and business litigation for Florida State University and the University of Louisville.
Besides Stites & Harbison
Outside the firm, Mr. Murphy is active in numerous community groups. His involvement includes Metro Louisville Legal Aid Campaign (chairman), the Kentucky Juvenile Justice Commission (chairman, appointed by the Governor), the Metro Louisville Library Task Force (appointed by the Mayor), the Louisville Neighborhood Institute and Community Design Center and the Kentucky Youth Association. He is the head basketball coach for Nativity Academy, an inner-city school serving at-risk youth. He is an accomplished illustrator and his editorial cartoons are a regular feature of the Louisville Courier-Journal.