Maya Murphy, P.C.

Westport, Connecticut

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Joseph Maya, the founder of the firm, grew up in Brooklyn, New York. He attended New York University. While at NYU, he worked as a paralegal for Brown, Wood, Ivey, Mitchell & Petty (now Sidley Austin Brown Wood). He also interned for the Legal Aid Society of New York (Criminal Defense Division) and Legal Services of New York City. Upon graduating from NYU, Mr. Maya worked full-time as a paralegal prior to attending law school at the University of Michigan. Upon graduating from Michigan Law School, Mr. Maya began his legal career at Rogers & Wells (now Clifford Chance) as an Associate Attorney. In order to pursue his passion for employment law, Mr. Maya joined the NYC Human Rights Commission, Law Enforcement Bureau, where he prosecuted claims alleging employment discrimination against employers. After five years at the Commission, Mr. Maya started his own firm practicing exclusively in the area of employment law.

Over the years, many clients asked Mr. Maya to represent them in legal matters involving various practice areas - divorce, personal injury litigation. estate planning, and criminal defense. Eventually, Mr. Maya expanded the firm, adding lawyers with expertise in other practice areas. Today, Mr. Maya represents both individuals and corporations in employment contracts, severance negotiations, non-competition agreements, and in complex commercial contract disputes.

Several decades ago, Mr. Maya began practicing in the area of education law. Today, he represents children and families in educational matters related to Special Education (IEP/504) and accommodations, discipline, expulsion, and suspension.

Mr. Maya is licensed to practice law in New York and Connecticut. He is also admitted to the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York and the District of Connecticut. Mr. Maya also has extensive experience in arbitrations and dispute mediations.

Mr. Maya lives in Westport, CT, with his wife (and law partner, Susan). He enjoys playing racquetball. He has finished the NYC Marathon three times, and completed dozens of half marathons.

Mr. Maya can be reached in the New York office at (212) 682-5700 ext. 110. He can be reached in the Connecticut office at (203) 221-3100 ext. 110. His email address is

He is available to consult evenings and weekends.

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  • Administrative / Regulatory Law
  • Arbitration
  • Collaborative Law: Family Law
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Corporate Law
  • Criminal Defense: General Practice
  • Criminal Defense: White-Collar
  • DUI / DWI Defense
  • Education Law
  • Elder Law
  • Employment Law - Individuals
  • Employment Law - Management
  • Family Law
  • Family Law Arbitration
  • Family Law Mediation
  • Franchise Law
  • Health Care Law
  • Juvenile Practice
  • Labor Law - Management
  • Litigation - Labor and Employment
  • Litigation - Trusts and Estates
  • Mediation
  • Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs
  • Qui Tam Law
  • Trade Secrets Law
  • Trademark Law
  • Trusts and Estates

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