ATTORNEY PROFILES


Experienced Attorneys

Our Attorneys have a wide range of experience representing public bodies, businesses, nonprofits, and estates as both general counsel and litigators.

Sean P. Murphy

Of Counsel

  • J.D., summa cum laude, University of Detroit Mercy School of Law, 2014
  • Bachelor of Business Administration, Western Michigan University, 2011

  • State of Michigan

  • State Bar of Michigan
  • Oakland County Bar Association
  • Oakland County Bar Foundation
  • Livonia Bar Association
  • Irish Network Detroit
  • Shamrock Bar Association

  • dBusiness Top Lawyer 2019
  • SuperLawyer Rising Star 2019-present

Mr. Murphy joined Shifman & Carlson in 2021 as an Of Counsel attorney. After graduating first in his class and summa cum laude from the University of Detroit Mercy School of Law, he worked as a Judicial Law Clerk for Justice Stephen J. Markman of the Michigan Supreme Court. This experience allowed Mr. Murphy to work alongside some of the brightest legal minds in the State of Michigan, and it allowed him to learn how courts operate from the top down. Following his clerkship, Mr. Murphy worked for Shifman & Carlson for three years, regularly working with its public school academy and municipal clients. Mr. Murphy then joined a local boutique litigation firm, where he was able to hone his litigation skills. Throughout his career, Mr. Murphy has represented individuals and businesses of all sizes in courts throughout Michigan, and he has been able to achieve tremendous results for his clients. While in law school, he was an executive member of the Law Review and a member of the Moot Court team.

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  • Serving MI Since 1963 – 100+ Years of Combined Experience

  • Top Rating For Ethics & Legal Ability (AV® Rating)

  • Selected for Inclusion in DBusiness Top Lawyers

  • Two Office Locations: Farmington Hills & Grand Rapids

  • Representing Individuals, Businesses, Municipalities & Schools

We proudly serve clients in Wayne County, Oakland County and Macomb County

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