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Maya Murphy, P.C. - Representing Excellence.
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  • Connecticut, New York
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Our firm’s main areas of focus are employment law, divorce and family law, criminal law, litigation, estate planning, personal injury, education law, and business law.

All of our attorneys are licensed to practice in multiple states, including Connecticut, New York, and New Jersey.

Attorney Maya received his J.D. from the University of Michigan Law School and his B.A., Cum Laude, from New York University. He began his career at Clifford Chance in New York City and he has practiced in the state and federal courts of New York and Connecticut. He is the Managing Partner of Maya Murphy. Mr. Maya was born in Brooklyn, New York and resides with his family in Westport, CT.

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Education
University of Michigan Law School
J.D. | Law
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New York University
B.A. | Politics
Honors: Cum Laude
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Professional Experience
Managing Partner
Maya Murphy, P.C.
- Current
Associate Attorney
Clifford Chance
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Publications
Articles & Publications
Navigating Private School Placement
When Can a School Disclose Information Without Parental or Student Consent?
Special Education: A Parent’s Guide to Advocacy
What Can I Do if My Child’s School is Violating a Provision of FERPA?
What to Know About the Every Student Succeeds Act
Title IX and Student Representation
Special Education Due Process Hearings
Student Discipline for Off-Campus Speech in the New Digital Era
School Bullying: CT and NY Legislation
Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act
Search and Seizure: Your Child’s Fourth Amendment Rights
Manifestation Determination Review
What To Know About The Every Student Succeeds Act
What to Do if Your Child Has Been Expelled: Christian Heritage School
What to Do if Your Child Has Been Expelled: Easton Country Day
What to Do if Your Child Has Been Expelled: Greens Farms Academy
What to Do if Your Child Has Been Expelled: Greenwich Academy
What to Do if Your Child Has Been Expelled: Hamden Hall Country Day School
What to Do if Your Child Has Been Expelled: Hopkins School
What to Do if Your Child Has Been Expelled: Kent School
What to Do if Your Child Has Been Expelled: King School
What to Do if Your Child Has Been Expelled: Avon Old Farms
What to Do if Your Child Has Been Expelled: Brunswick School
What to Do if Your Child Has Been Expelled: Canterbury School
What to Do if Your Child Has Been Expelled: Cheshire Academy
What to Do if Your Child Has Been Expelled: Choate Rosemary Hall
What to Do if Your Child Has Been Expelled: Lauralton Hall
What to Do if Your Child Has Been Expelled: Fairfield University
What to Do if Your Child Has Been Expelled: Quinnipiac University
What to Do if Your Child Has Been Expelled: Trinity College
What to Do if Your Child Has Been Expelled: University of Connecticut
What to Do if Your Child Has Been Expelled: Yale University
Avon Old Farms School Discipline, Suspension and Expulsion Lawyer
Canterbury School Discipline, Suspension and Expulsion Lawyer
Cheshire Academy Discipline, Suspension and Expulsion Lawyer
Choate Rosemary Hall Discipline, Suspension and Expulsion Lawyer
Christian Heritage School Discipline, Suspension and Expulsion Lawyer
Easton Country Day Discipline, Suspension and Expulsion Lawyer
Fairfield University Discipline, Suspension and Expulsion Lawyer
Greens Farms Academy Discipline, Suspension and Expulsion Lawyer
Greenwich Academy Discipline, Suspension and Expulsion Lawyer
Hamden Hall Country Day School Discipline, Suspension and Expulsion Lawyer
Hopkins School Discipline, Suspension and Expulsion Lawyer
Kent School Discipline, Suspension and Expulsion Lawyer
King School Discipline, Suspension and Expulsion Lawyer
Lauralton Hall Discipline, Suspension and Expulsion Lawyer
Quinnipiac University Discipline, Suspension and Expulsion Lawyer
Trinity College Discipline, Suspension and Expulsion Lawyer
University of Connecticut (UCONN) Discipline, Suspension and Expulsion Lawyer
Yale University Discipline, Suspension and Expulsion Lawyer
Speaking Engagements
Taking effective depositions in employment cases, Connecticut Employment Lawyers
Litigation strategy and the use of technology, Litigation for the small firm
Certifications
Voted as one of the Best Lawyers in America
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Voted Best Lawyer in America for Education Law
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Voted Best Lawyer in America for Employment Law
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Voted Best Lawyer in America for Employment Law
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Awards
Best Lawyer in Connecticut for Education Law
Best Lawyers in America
Selected as a Best Lawyer in America for Education Law in Connecticut. Our firm handles cases involving expulsion, suspension, school discipline, bullying, special education, 504, IEP, PPT and all matters related to education law in Connecticut. We handle cases involving private and public schools, including the UConn, Quinnipiac, Sacred Heart, Pace, Fairfield University, Greenwich Country Day, Greens Farms Academy, Fairfield Prep, and all high schools in Connecticut and New York.
Best Lawyer in Connecticut for Education Law
Best Lawyers in America
Selected as a Best Lawyer in America for Education Law in Connecticut. Our firm handles cases involving expulsion, suspension, school discipline, bullying, special education, 504, IEP, PPT and all matters related to education law in Connecticut. We handle cases involving private and public schools, including the UConn, Quinnipiac, Sacred Heart, Pace, Fairfield University, Greenwich Country Day, Greens Farms Academy, Fairfield Prep, and all high schools in Connecticut and New York.
Selected as a Best Lawyer in America for Employment Law in Connecticut
Best Lawyers in America
Selected as a Best Lawyer in America for Employment Law in Connecticut. Our firm handles offer letter negotiations, severance negotiations, non-compete litigation and negotiation, non-solicit agreements, sexual harassment and employment discrimination cases.
Best Lawyer in America
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Peer Review Rated
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Professional Associations
New York State Bar  # 2357648
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Connecticut Bar Association
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New York State Trial Lawyers Association
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American Bar Association
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New York County Trial Lawyers Association
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Connecticut
State of Connecticut Judicial Branch
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New York
New York State Office of Court Administration
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Fees
  • Free Consultation
  • Contingent Fees
Practice Areas
Employment Law
Employee Benefits, Employment Contracts, Employment Discrimination, ERISA, Overtime & Unpaid Wages, Sexual Harassment, Whistleblower, Wrongful Termination
Criminal Law
Criminal Appeals, Drug Crimes, Expungement, Fraud, Gun Crimes, Internet Crimes, Sex Crimes, Theft, Violent Crimes
DUI & DWI
Probate
Probate Administration, Probate Litigation, Will Contests
Personal Injury
Animal & Dog Bites, Brain Injury, Car Accidents, Construction Accidents, Motorcycle Accidents, Premises Liability, Truck Accidents, Wrongful Death
Education Law
Estate Planning
Guardianship & Conservatorship Estate Administration, Health Care Directives, Trusts, Wills
Family Law
Adoption, Child Custody, Child Support, Father's Rights, Guardianship & Conservatorship, Paternity, Prenups & Marital Agreements, Restraining Orders, Same Sex Family Law
Divorce
Collaborative Law, Contested Divorce, Military Divorce, Property Division, Same Sex Divorce, Spousal Support & Alimony, Uncontested Divorce
Elder Law
White Collar Crime
Arbitration & Mediation
Business - Arbitration/Mediation, Consumer - Arbitration/Mediation, Family - Arbitration/Mediation
Business Law
Business Contracts, Business Dissolution, Business Finance, Business Formation, Business Litigation, Franchising, Mergers & Acquisitions, Partnership & Shareholder Disputes
Additional Practice Area
  • Litigation
Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
  • Spanish: Spoken
Legal Answers
Q. My boss sent a email from work email to her personal it had my personal information such as SS, against policy can I sue
A: I strongly suggest you speak to an experienced lawyer licensed in your jurisdiction about this legal issue. Best of luck to you.
Q. Can children (and their spouses) serve as witnesses for their parent when signing a Power of Attorney in CT?
A: I am sorry to hear about your situation with your father. To fully address your questions, you will probably need to hire an attorney licensed to practice in Connecticut. I wish you the best of luck in the resolution of your situation.
Q. Hi, school psychologist in Bristol CT reported my children to DCF for neglect of medical care.
A: I am sorry to hear about your situation. To fully address your issue with DCF and your child's school, you will probably need to hire an attorney licensed to practice in Connecticut. I wish you the best of luck in the resolution of your situation.
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Websites & Blogs
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Videos
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Attorney Ephraim Fink practices personal injury law at Maya Murphy, P.C.  He frequently assists individuals with personal injury claims who have suffered from dog attacks. Attorney Ephraim Fink on Dog Attacks

Attorney Ephraim Fink practices personal injury law at Maya Murphy, P.C. He frequently assists individuals with personal injury claims who have suffered from dog attacks.

Attorney Lauren MacDonald practices education law at Maya Murphy, P.C. She frequently assists parents and students with disciplinary issues, FERPA issues, bullying matters, special education issues, and private school contracts. Attorney Lauren MacDonald on Education

Attorney Lauren MacDonald practices education law at Maya Murphy, P.C. She frequently assists parents and students with disciplinary issues, FERPA issues, bullying matters, special education issues, and private school contracts.

Attorney Lauren MacDonald practices Employment Law at Maya Murphy, P.C. She frequently negotiates severance agreements, including non-competition and non-solicitation agreements, and handles wrongful terminations. Attorney Lauren MacDonald on Employment Law

Attorney Lauren MacDonald practices Employment Law at Maya Murphy, P.C. She frequently negotiates severance agreements, including non-competition and non-solicitation agreements, and handles wrongful terminations.

Inappropriate sexual conduct in the workplace is simply unacceptable. Connecticut law has strict repercussions for sexual harassment and can entitle you to just compensation. 

Contact the expert employment law attorneys... Connecticut Sexual Harassment Law

Inappropriate sexual conduct in the workplace is simply unacceptable. Connecticut law has strict repercussions for sexual harassment and can entitle you to just compensation. Contact the expert employment law attorneys...

There are situations when an employment relationship proves unfairly detrimental. Connecticut's Fair Employment Practices Act legally prohibits abusive exploitation and discrimination in the workplace. 

If you have questions or concerns... The Connecticut Fair Employment Practices Act

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Connecticut's standard at-will employment is intended to offer both employers and employees flexibility in their working agreements. 

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In January of 2015, Connecticut implemented a substantial increase to decedent estate fees. Lawmakers... Connecticut Responds to Probate Fee Increase

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The following video outlines the first steps of estate administration as set forth by... Connecticut Probate Law: Wills, Heirs, and Estate Administration

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Some may argue that bullying is a rite of passage for students. That... Bullying in Connecticut Schools: What Are My Rights?

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Maya Murphy, P.C.
266 Post Road East
Westport, CT 06880
Telephone: (203) 221-3100
Fax: (203) 221-3199
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Maya Murphy, P.C.
261 Madison Ave
26th Floor
New York, NY 10016
Telephone: (212) 682-5700
Fax: (212) 682-5797
Monday: Open 24 hours
Tuesday: Open 24 hours
Wednesday: Open 24 hours (Today)
Thursday: Open 24 hours
Friday: Open 24 hours
Saturday: Open 24 hours
Sunday: Open 24 hours
Notice: Live Chat available 24/7 with live operators to answer legal questions. Our attorneys are available very early in the morning, late at night, weekends, and holidays. Your questions and concerns are important to you, and they are important to us to!