Staff Attorney, Term Teaching Professor
Kevin Murphy is a Staff Attorney and Term Teaching Professor with the Notre Dame Exoneration Justice Clinic, where he litigates wrongful conviction cases and helps teach and train law students. Murphy joined the Notre Dame Exoneration Justice Clinic in June 2021.
Prior to working at the Clinic, Murphy worked for several years as a litigation associate at Jenner & Block in Chicago. While at Jenner, Murphy maintained an active pro bono practice that focused on representing wrongfully convicted individuals, individuals on death row, and criminal defendants. In 2017, Murphy was part of the team of attorneys that exonerated Patrick Pursley of a murder conviction for which he served 23 years in Illinois prison. Murphy also helped secure post-conviction relief from death row for a client in Texas.
Murphy graduated from the Law School in 2014 summa cum laude and served as the executive editor of the Notre Dame Law Review. After graduation, he clerked for the Honorable Paul J. Kelly Jr. of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit before starting at Jenner.