Dedicated. Focused. Responsive.

Attorneys Serving New York & Connecticut

Joseph Maya and the attorneys at Maya Murphy, P.C. practice a range of areas of the law including education and special education law, employment and labor law, business law, criminal defense, personal injury, expulsion, estate planning and probate, civil litigation, matrimonial and family law, and mediation.

All of our attorneys are licensed to practice in multiple states, including Connecticut, New York, and Florida. We have law offices located in New York, NY, and Westport, CT.

In addition to practicing at the state level, all of our attorneys are also licensed to practice at the federal level.

At Maya Murphy our attorneys strive to provide large firm service, experience, and ability, with small firm communication, attention, and accountability. Our attorneys will not accept a matter unless they are certain that we, as a firm, can service it efficiently and effectively. Every client is important at Maya Murphy and is treated accordingly.

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Client-Focused – Compassionate

Our lawyers are here for you

The Maya Murphy team of attorneys represent clients on a range of legal matters regarding education, special education, employment, personal injury, probate, divorce, and criminal offenses.

Educational protection with an in-depth understanding and appreciation of the respective rights and obligations of students and school administrators. We protect student rights and preserve parents’ peace of mind.

Knowledgeable Advisors

Legal representation for separation and divorce, family mediation, division of assets, spousal support, child support, custody, visitation, and temporary restraining orders.

Professional Mediation

Asset protection in the immediate future or for guidance on the future: living wills, powers of attorney, health care proxies, elder law, or wills and trusts, estate administration and litigation.

Expert Future Guidance

Attorney representation for thousands of employers and employees: employee discipline, offer letters and separation agreements, wrongful termination, restrictive covenants and non-compete agreements and statutory schemes.

Effective Resolutions

Legal representation for criminal defense:  traffic infractions or violations, drug offenses, arrests for a DUI or OUI, theft and property crimes, violent crimes, white-collar crimes. Our attorneys negotiate the best possible outcome.

Strategic Negotiation

Damages for physical or emotional injuries as a result of someone else’s choices—experienced attorneys in bringing claims for injuries: medical malpractice, negligence, automobile accidents, animal bites, workers comp, wrongful death, and more.

Damage Recovery

Legal negotiations for business owners: forming a business, business litigation, labor laws, corporate formation, mergers, succession planning.

Reliable Representation

Personalized divorce mediation in family law mediation services to help couples explore mutually acceptable options. Online mediation available.

Communication and Compromise

Meet Our Team of Experts

Our lawyers work primarily in New York and Connecticut but have litigated in the federal and state courts and all arbitration tribunals, as well as before various administrative, regulatory, and self-regulatory bodies throughout the United States.

Our lawyers practice criminal defense, personal injury, matrimonial and family law, education law, estate planning, and probate, employment, and labor law, business law, personal injury, civil litigation, and mediation.

Joseph C. Maya

Managing Partner


Managing Partner

H. Daniel Murphy



Office Manager


Associate Attorney


Associate Attorney

Associate Attorney

Associate Attorney


Associate Attorney


Associate Attorney

Francesca-Sarmiento legal assistant

Legal Assistant

Francesca-Sarmiento legal assistant

Legal Assistant


Legal Assistant


Legal Assistant

What our clients are saying

So very grateful for Maya Murphy. Not only did their lawyers quickly respond to my inquiry, but they informed me of many options I was not aware of regarding my concern and questions on educational law. I found them to be open, attentive, interested, caring, transparent, and extremely knowledgeable. My husband is a lawyer, but does not practice education law. We were very fortunate to connect with Maya Murphy, the authorities in this area, who go the extra distance to be helpful and thorough. They’re the law firm to turn to if you want a dedicated team supporting you!

Patty Labozzo


I COULDN’T BE HAPPIER with my decision to work with Maya Murphy…

Dan and Ruth have been incredible. They are always responsive, considerate and professional. The divorce process has been the scariest thing I have ever faced in my life. I truly would not have been able to handle this without their guidance and representation. I am beyond grateful for their patience and understanding.

The team at Maya Murphy PC are excellent. They are client driven and work diligently and effectively to meet their client’s goals. They are responsive to their clients needs and requests.

Lily B.

I consulted with Lauren Jacobson to receive professional guidance on Connecticut Probate Court and whether or not the estate I was Executor for needed to go through probate. Lauren responded quickly to my email inquiry, addressed all of my questions, was courteous and professional in sharing her expertise in the area of estate settlement, the deceased’s assets, and the tasks the Executor is responsible for.

Kathy H.

Maya Murphy did a nice job with my son’s car accident. They guided us through the whole process, were very professional, and also had a nice personal touch. Thanks for a job well done!

Joe A.