Theodore J. Murphy - Ted has been involved with Immigration matters since 1993. He is currently the founder and managing attorney of the Murphy Law Firm in West Chester, Pennsylvania. Ted is a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) and the Chester County, Pennsylvania; Pennsylvania and American Bar Associations. He was an adjunct professor at The Beasley School of Law, Temple University. He is a frequent lecturer on immigration matters. Ted has been on the faculty at the National AILA Conference, several state-wide CLE presentations as a faculty member for the Pennsylvania Bar Institute and many CLE presentations with the Philadelphia AILA Chapter. He conducts multiple CLE presentations regularly in Pennsylvania and Delaware. Ted is an active member and Vice Chair of the Pennsylvania Bar Association Immigration Committee and Chair of the Chester County Bar Association Immigration Section.
Ted began his legal career as a solo attorney, winning a number of notable matters before joining the former INS as a trial attorney at the detention facility in York, Pennsylvania. He served with the Department of Justice and Department of Homeland Security from May 1997 until October 2007. During this time he worked as an assistant Chief Counsel, advisor to the Joint Terrorism Task Force in Philadelphia, Special Assistant U.S. Attorney at U.S. Attorney Office in Philadelphia, and as a member of the ICE National Security Law Division in Washington, DC.
Prior to his career in law, he served in the U.S. Army with various units including the 82nd Airborne Division. Early on, he worked for three years as a construction and land surveyor with a civil engineering firm in Chester County, PA.
Mr. Murphy received his undergraduate degree at Georgetown University (B.A., 1983) and his Law Degree (J.D., 1994) and Master of Laws (International Law) (LL.M., 1997) from Temple University.