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Theodore J. Murphy, Esq.


Ted, founder and managing attorney of the Murphy Law Firm in West Chester, PA has been practicing immigration for 29 years.  He has been an adjunct professor, a former INS/ICE prosecutor and National Security Law Division member.  Ted, a former Army paratrooper, graduated from Georgetown University (B.A., 1983) and received his law degrees from Temple University (J.D., 1994) and (International Law LL.M., 1997).


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.  Ted has been selected as Immigration Lawyer of the Year by his peers (Best Lawyers published in U.S. News and World Report) and his firm has been ranked in the top tier of Immigration Law Firms.


Prior to his career in law, he served in the U.S. Army with various units including the 82nd Airborne Division and 1st Armored Division. Early on, he worked for three years as a construction and land surveyor with a civil engineering firm in Chester County, PA.  Ted was a West Goshen, PA Township Supervisor (2012-2015) and Chairman of the West Goshen Sewer Authority (2016 to present).

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