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Joseph T. Murphy

  • Associate

Location: Philadelphia, PA

Phone:(215) 564-6740

Fax: 215-564-6732


I have been engaged in civil litigation since 1974 in the state and federal courts of Pennsylvania and since 1992 in the state and federal courts in New Jersey. I hold a J.D. from Villanova University School of Law and a LL.M. in Trial Advocacy from Temple University School of Law. In the last 30 years with Devlin Associates, my duties have included theory development, expert consultation, pleadings, discovery, expert depositions and testimony, motions, settlement conferences and negotiations, case evaluation, arbitrations, bench trials, jury trials, and appeals. Over my career, my practice has included personal injury litigation, dram shop actions, fires, product liability cases, building collapse cases, wrongful death, bar fights, construction site accidents, bad faith and insurance contract litigation, dog bites, assaults, motor vehicle and truck accidents, fall downs, and numerous other matters. I believe early theory development is critical to achieving a successful disposition of the case. I enjoy working with clients, claims representatives, and businesses in partnering to secure the best result possible for a given case. Please call for further information.

Areas of Practice

  • Personal Injury – Motor Vehicle – Fall Down – Truck Accidents – Property Damage
  • Insurance Contract Litigation – Fires – Product Liability – Appeals
  • Lemon Law – Commercial and Mass Tort Litigation – Libel and Slander – Dram Shop

Bar Admissions

  • Pennsylvania, 1974
  • New Jersey, 1992
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Pennsylvania, 1974
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 3rd Circuit, 1974
  • Federal District Court of New Jersey, 1992
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1980


  • Villanova University School of Law, Villanova, Pennsylvania
    • J.D. – 1974
  • St. Joseph’s University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
    • B.S. – 1971

Honors and Awards

  • Citation from House of Representatives of Commonwealth of PA for my service with SPIN

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Philadelphia Bar Association, Member
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association, Member
  • New Jersey State Bar Association, Member
  • Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association, Member
  • Philadelphia Association of Defense Counsel, Member
  • Pennsylvania Defense Institute, Member

Pro Bono Activities

  • Special People in Northeast (SPIN) – Board Member/Trustee, 1988 to 2015
  • U.S. Rowing Referee, 2008 to 2012