Joseph C. Maya

Joseph C. Maya

Maya Murphy, P.C.

Recognized since 2018

Westport, Connecticut

Practice Areas

Employment Law - Individuals

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Mr. Maya 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 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 other matters, involving various practice areas. 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 mediations of disputes. Mr. Maya lives in Westport, CT with his wife (and law partner, Susan) and his children. He enjoys playing racquetball. He has finished the NYC Marathon three times. 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 if necessary.

Contact & Links


  • 266 Post Road East
    Westport, CT 06880
  • 261 Madison Avenue, 26th Floor
    New York, NY 10016


  • English
  • Spanish


  • University of Michigan - Ann Arbor, Juris Doctor, graduated 1988
  • New York University, Bachelor of Arts, graduated 1984

Bar Admissions

  • Connecticut, 1996
  • New York, 1990


  • American Trial Lawyers Association - Member
  • Avvo - Superior Rating by clients and peers
  • Best Lawyers in America - Member
  • Connecticut Bar Association - Member
  • New York State Bar Association - Member
  • New York State Bar Association - Member

Court Admissions

  • New York State Bar
  • Connecticut State Bar
  • Southern District of New York
  • Eastern District of New York
  • Connecticut District Court
  • Connecticut District Court

Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® 2023 for work in:

  • Employment Law - Individuals

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