The Murphy Law Practice


Passion. Experience. Diligence.


Marjorie Murphy was that student in school that routinely made the honor role, but it wasn't until she entered the Thurgood Marshall School of Law that she found her calling. Fully devoted to learning law, she applied herself and graduated Summa Cum Laude and the Valedictorian of her class.  Before she could interview she was recruited to Shook, Hardy & Bacon, LLP, where she launched her career.  After winning the Rising Star award, she caught the eye of Seyfarth Shaw, LLP, where she transitioned and honed in on her passion, Employment Law.  

Although rewarding on many levels, being part of the corporate machine wasn't why she went to law school. Rather she envisioned taking on Goliath for all the Davids.  She got in this game to make a change, not to simply pass the ball.   

In 2010, Marjorie launched The Murphy Law Practice, LLC, one of the only law firms in Houston, Texas, owned and operated by an African-American woman and focused on representing marginalized employees.  She knows what your employer's lawyer knows and where they hurt.  She settles most matters favorably, but doesn't shy away from a fight and she has the track record to prove it. She's sued AT&T, Orion Construction, Silver Eagle Distributors, HISD, Heckmann and National Oilwell Varco to name a few.  Her success rate is high because she selects her clients methodically and once committed she's in it to win it.  


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Founding attorney

Marjorie A. Murphy

From working at the prestigious Seyfarth Shaw, LLP, to opening her own practice, Marjorie has represented employees with large and small claims for nearly 20 years. She's been touted as a Rising Star on several occasions (2004, 2009, 2011, 2013), Super Lawyer (in 2018) and heralded by her clients as the most down to earth lawyer, who gets the job done.  Having worked both sides of the fence, Marjorie has acquired a keen sense of the parameters in her field, which she brings to the arena whenever seeking redress for a client. 



Thurgood Marshall School of Law
J.D., 1999, Summa Cum Laude, Valedictorian

Georgia State University
B.A., Political Science, 1995

Professional Background

  • The Murphy Law Practice, PLLC - managing attorney (2010- to date)

  • Adjunct Professor, University of Houston - Downtown (2015-to date)

  • Attorney, Seyfarth Shaw, LLP, Law firm specializing in employment litigation. (2003-2009)

  • Attorney, Shook, Hardy & Bacon, LLP, Commercial and Employment Associate. (1999-2001)

Activities & Affiliations

  • Board Certified in Labor & Employment Law 2016 by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization

  • Selected: Super Lawyer 2018 (a Thomson Reuters service)

  • Selected: Houston Rising Star - 2004, 2009, 2011, 2013 (Thomson Reuters service)

  • Member: Houston Young Lawyers Association

  • Member: State Bar of Texas

Bar Admissions

• Texas, USA and Ghana, West Africa


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