Deputy State's Attorney Mary Murphy Elected President of Howard County Bar Association
June 21, 2012
Howard County State’s Deputy State’s Attorney Mary V. Murphy has been elected president of the Howard County Bar Association, the local professional association comprised of attorneys who live or work in the county.
Murphy is a veteran prosecutor in the circuit court division where she has prosecuted felony cases ranging from homicides and child abuse to narcotics and property crimes. In 2008, she was appointed deputy state’s attorney by Howard County State’s Attorney Dario J. Broccolino.
From 1997 to 2008, Murphy supervised a felony prosecution team consisting of four attorneys and an investigator. She has been associated with the State’s Attorney’s Office since 1991 when she was hired as an assistant state’s attorney.
From 1989 to 1991, she was a litigation associate in the Baltimore law firm of Weinberg and Green (now known as Saul, Ewing), with a practice involving both criminal and civil cases.
Murphy graduated with a bachelor’s degree, magna cum laude, from Wheaton College in Norton, MA (1986), and received her J.D. degree from Georgetown University Law Center (1989).
She is the Past President of the Litigation Section Council of the Maryland State Bar Association and was elected Secretary of the Criminal Law Section Council of the Maryland State Bar Association. She is also a past president of the James MacGill Inns of Court and the National Kidney Foundation of Maryland. The Howard County Chamber of Commerce bestowed upon her a Distinguished Service Award in Prosecution in 1998. In addition to her membership with the state and local bar associations, Murphy is a member of the Women’s Bar Association and the Maryland State’s Attorney’s Association.
Also elected as officers and directors of the Howard County Bar Association at its annual membership meeting were: David A. Burkhouse, president-elect; Mary Pizzo, treasurer; Thomas B. Stahl, secretary; Mark J. Muffoletto, immediate past president; Dario J. Broccolino. director; Ryan Dymek, director; Chad G. Spencer, director; F. Todd Taylor, director, Victoria Gelfman, director; and Maurice C. Frazier, director.
Established in 1941, the mission of the Howard County Bar Association, Inc. is to promote excellence in the practice of law and the administration of justice through service, education, advocacy, and collegiality for the benefit of the profession and the community.