Cowdery & Murphy, LLC
Call us at 860-278-5555
280 Trumbull Street, 22nd Floor
Hartford, Connecticut 06103


Cowdery & Murphy, LLC is committed to the ideal of excellence. We seek to distinguish ourselves by providing personalized attention to a limited number of select cases. Our lawyers, each of whom has deliberately chosen to practice in a small firm, believe strongly that this approach optimizes our ability to achieve the best possible result for our clients.

Cowdery & Murphy, LLC has been listed as a highly recommended law firm in the 2015 Benchmark Litigation, the definitive guide to America’s leading business litigation firms and attorneys. Attorneys at Cowdery & Murphy, LLC have been recognized by The Best Lawyers in America and by Super Lawyers, a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high-degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. In addition, Cowdery & Murphy, LLC has been selected since 2012 as a U.S. News & Best Lawyers Tier 1 Best Law Firm for White Collar Criminal Defense and Appellate Practice.

About Us

Over the past two decades, our firm and its predecessors have represented individuals and business entities in a broad range of civil, regulatory and criminal investigations, litigations, and trials in both state and federal settings. Our diverse practice includes disputes involving business torts and commercial fraud, government contracting and procurement, health care, the environment, public corruption, computer-related claims and crimes, professional liability and licensing matters, personal injury and wrongful death, banking, securities, taxation and antitrust.

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White Collar Criminal Defense

We represent individuals and companies being investigated or prosecuted by the government under a broad range of federal and state laws and regulations. Our experience includes alleged violations of the laws governing health care, taxation, government contracting and procurement, public corruption, the environment, banking, securities, computer crimes, bankruptcy, antitrust, export laws and foreign trade practices, and educational and grant activities.

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Internal Investigations & Compliance Practices

We perform internal investigations for various institutional clients, including Fortune 500 companies, municipalities, quasi-public agencies, universities, hospitals, and private schools. Thanks to our understanding of governmental investigations, we are familiar with how prosecutors and regulators investigate alleged wrongdoing, and how to assist clients in understanding whether they have a problem, and, if so, the options for addressing that problem. Our investigations have covered a broad range of allegations, including antitrust violations, regulatory compliance, misuse of public authority, and teacher-student sexual misconduct.

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Commercial & Business Litigation

We represent companies and individuals in all types of civil litigation involving commercial and business disputes in both federal and state court. Our experience ranges from complex class-actions to straightforward contract disputes.

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Personal Injury & Wrongful Death

Our lawyers represent individual clients in a variety of serious personal injury and wrongful death cases arising from automobile collisions, airplane crashes, medical malpractice, falling trees and sexual abuse. Our personal injury clients benefit from the same intensive, sophisticated and sensitive approach as do our clients in other practice areas.

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Professional Licensing & Discipline

Our firm represents lawyers and law firms, doctors, accountants, bankers, pharmacists and brokers in professional liability litigation, ethics and grievance proceedings and debarment proceedings. We also represent law firms and individuals in sanctions proceedings in state and federal court.

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