Keefe Disability Law is pleased to add Brendan C. Murphy to its team of knowledgeable and experienced disability attorneys.
Awarded a Juris Doctor from Suffolk University Law School in Boston, Brendan graduated with distinction in Civil Litigation. He received the First Year Oral Advocacy Award and was added to the Dean's List in recognition of his academic achievement. Brendan also holds a B.A. from the State University of New York at Binghamton, where he was on the Dean's List, served as a teaching assistant for Law and Literature, and graduated with distinction in Philosophy, Politics, and Law.
Prior to joining the team with Keefe Disability Law, Brendan served as a supervising law clerk—and then an attorney—for the Law Offices of Iannella and Mummolo, where his responsibilities included researching case law, drafting legal memoranda, and overseeing the entire Discovery process. As an attorney, he advocated for disabled claimants at hundreds of Social Security Disability hearings, appearing before Administrative Law Judges in nearly every state. At Keefe Disability Law, he is enjoying the ability to travel to hearings around New England by car (even though he would prefer to ride his motorcycle). He also managed a large roster of general liability and auto accident cases, seeing them through all phases of litigation. While Brendan was able to resolve the majority of his cases through settlement negotiation, he also has first-chair experience in several jury trials.
Brendan believes that the true measure of a society is how it treats its most vulnerable citizens. He has worked as a research assistant for the now-retired Honorable Gerald Alch, a legal aid volunteer for Shelter Legal Services, a student research assistant for The Innocence Project, and a legal intern for the Department of Children and Families. As a law student, he helped appeal a wrongful conviction and assisted Boston’s homeless and indigent population with housing and reasonable accommodation requests. As a trial lawyer, his Application for Direct Appellate Review was accepted by the Supreme Judicial Court in Medina v. Pillemer, a case involving a physician’s duty to a patient who suffered from epileptic seizures. As an SSDI attorney, he has successfully advocated for disabled clients suffering from a wide range of physical and mental health impairments.
As the 8th child of 9 in his family, Brendan can hold his own in a quiet but attentive manner, and gets to the bottom of an issue expeditiously. He writes songs and plays the guitar, although not in a band at the moment. He and his wife, a professional violinist, live in Boston.
A versatile trial attorney and disability advocate, Brendan is an excellent addition to the Keefe Disability Law team, bringing a solid track record of success in Social Security, Litigation, and Workers’ Compensation cases.