Peter J. Murphy


Peter J. Murphy
Peter J. Murphy
P (860) 251-5950 / F (860) 251-5316
[email protected]
Peter Murphy represents public and private sector employers in a broad
array of cases, with a focus on cases involving claims of discrimination,
wrongful termination, first amendment retaliation, and other labor and
employment disputes. Peter has successfully represented clients before
state and federal courts, including the Connecticut Appellate Court and the
Connecticut Supreme Court, as well as before administrative agencies such
as the State Department of Education, the Connecticut Commission on
Human Rights and Opportunities, and the Equal Employment Opportunity
Commission. In addition, Peter advises employers on issues such as
employee discipline, disability accommodations, and internal investigations,
and provides training and seminar presentations on those issues.
Peter served as an adjunct professor for the first year Moot Court class at
the University of Connecticut School of Law for several years, and was
appointed to the Criminal Justice Act panel for the United States District
Court in Connecticut. Prior to joining Shipman & Goodwin, Peter served as a
law clerk to the Honorable Flemming L. Norcott, Jr., of the Connecticut
Supreme Court, and to the Honorable Christopher F. Droney of the United
States District Court for the District of Connecticut.
University of Connecticut School of Law J.D., 2003, with honors
Fairfield University B.A., 1997
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
U.S. District Court, District of CT
U.S. District Court, District of MA
40 Under Forty, Hartford Business Journal (2014)
1 – Peter Murphy
 Colleges and Universities
 Employment Law
 Health Care Labor, Employment
and Benefits
 Labor Relations
 Labor, Employment and Benefits
 Public Schools
 School Law
Listed as a Connecticut Super Lawyer®: Employment Litigation: Defense (2015-2016)
Listed as a Connecticut Super Lawyer Rising Star®: Employment Litigation: Defense (20132014), Schools & Education (2010-2012)
O'Connell, Flaherty & Attmore Scholar; First Year Honors Program
Sarah N. Cohen and Elizabeth S. Bossler Scholarship
Class of 1970 Scholar
Articles Editor, Connecticut Law Review
Connecticut Bar Association: Labor & Employment Law Section; Young Lawyers Section, Co-Chair,
Federal Practice Committee (2008-2009) and Co-Chair, Education Law Committee (2010-2012)
Hartford County Bar Association
Human Resources Association of Central Connecticut
Hartford Youth Scholars Foundation, Board Member
Key Human Services, Inc., Board Member
Hartford Hospital Young Leaders Advisory Council, Executive Committee Member
Emanuel Lutheran Church (Hartford, CT), Council Member
West Hartford Youth Hockey, Coach
2 – Peter Murphy

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