Marc S. Murphy - Stites & Harbison, PLLC

Marc S. Murphy

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2008
Phone: 502-681-0536

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 a frequent lecturer on crime and justice issues, and is a regular source and analyst for television and print publications.

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.

University of Notre DameBA 1981University of Louisville Louis D. Brandeis School of LawJ.D. 1984
American Bar AssociationKentucky Bar AssociationLouisville Bar AssociationNational Association of Criminal Defense LawyersAmerican Health Lawyers Association

Office Location

400 West Market Street, Suite 1800
Louisville, KY 40202-3352
United States

Practice Areas

Commercial Litigation (White-Collar Criminal Defense)
Criminal Defense: White-Collar

Other Information

Gender: Male