Mark C. Murphy

Mark C. Murphy

West Seneca, New York

Mark C. Murphy is a proud Western New York native with a passion for meeting the legal needs of ordinary people. Mr. Murphy shaped his ambition to practice law during the year he served as the Client Advocate at the Alaska Public Defender in remote Bethel, Alaska. Mark spent his days on the tundra helping meet the criminal and family law needs of hundreds of indigent Alaskans throughout a geographic area the size of the state of West Virginia.

At SUNY Buffalo Law School, Mr. Murphy continued to pursue his interest in criminal and civil rights law as a participant in the Frederick Douglass Moot Court. Mark’s two-person team triumphed over competitors from Ivy League schools and others from some of the nation’s top law schools in winning the award for Best Petitioner Brief in the United States. Mark also had the privilege of representing SUNY Buffalo Law School at the Herbert Wechsler Moot Court competition, the nation’s only appellate advocacy competition focused on substantive Criminal Law. Mark earned the Robert J. Connelly Trial Technique for his work in a criminal mock trial at SUNY Buffalo Law School and was selected by faculty to receive the CALI Award for Excellence in the subjects of Criminal Law and Legislation.

During law school, Mr. Murphy served as the student intern to the Hon. Frank P. Geraci, Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the Western District of New York. Mark further developed experience in the areas of criminal law and family law while working at the Monroe County Public Defender and Family Justice Center of Erie County. Mr. Murphy cultivated an understanding of New York civil practice during his time at the Law Offices of Sliwa & Lane. He also served as an Immigration Legal Services intern at Journey’s End Refugee Services of Buffalo, New York. Mark hosted a weekly music radio show during his spare time in law school, and now serves as a spotter for both the Buffalo Bills and University at Buffalo Bulls Football radio networks.

Areas of Practice

  • Divorce
  • Criminal Law (Felonies &Misdemeanors)
  • Traffic Violations
  • Family Court: Custody & Visitation
  • Family Court: Child Support
  • Family Court: Family Offense/Orders of Protection
  • Parole & Probation Violations


  • SUNY Buffalo Law School, University at Buffalo, Buffalo, New York
    • J.D.