Zuckerman Spaeder Partner Bill Murphy Elected Secretary of the American College of Trial Lawyers
Zuckerman Spaeder is pleased to announce that Baltimore partner William J. Murphy has been elected Secretary of the American College of Trial Lawyers (ACTL).
The ACTL is an organization of exceptional trial lawyers of diverse backgrounds from the United States and Canada. Members have demonstrated the very highest standards of trial advocacy, ethical conduct, integrity, professionalism and collegiality. The College maintains and seeks to improve the standards of trial practice, professionalism, ethics, and the administration of justice through education and public statements on important legal issues relating to its mission.
Mr. Murphy is a highly-experienced trial lawyer who has tried civil and criminal cases to verdict in state and federal courts, represented clients in commercial arbitration, and argued numerous appeals in courts around the country. Throughout a long legal career, he has represented witnesses and targets of grand jury investigations, defended clients investigated by the SEC and other federal enforcement agencies, and represented individuals in congressional investigations. Mr. Murphy has also been entrusted by other law firms with the defense of professional malpractice and breach of fiduciary duty claims filed against those firms.
Mr. Murphy was first inducted as a Fellow of the ACTL in 2002. He previously served as Chair of the organization’s Maryland State Committee and as a member of the ACTL’s governing Board of Regents. He will now serve a one-year term as Secretary of the ACTL’s Executive Committee.