Kevin Murphy joined the Notre Dame Law School Exoneration Justice Clinic in 2021.
Murphy returns to Notre Dame after working for five and a half years as an attorney at Jenner & Block in Chicago, where he was an associate in the firm’s litigation department.
While at Jenner, Murphy also maintained an active pro bono practice that focused on representing wrongfully convicted individuals and criminal defendants. In 2017, he was part of a pro bono victory in Illinois that freed Patrick Pursley from prison after 23 years based on new ballistics evidence that proved his firearm could not have been used in the murder for which he was convicted.
Murphy graduated from the Law School in 2014 and served as the executive editor of the Notre Dame Law Review. After graduation, he clerked for the Honorable Paul J. Kelly Jr. on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit before starting at Jenner.