Murphy joins Matthew C. Ferguson law firm |

Murphy joins Matthew C. Ferguson law firm

Staff reportThe Aspen TimesAspen CO Colorado

ASPEN – Kelly Murphy has joined the Matthew C. Ferguson Law Firm as an associate attorney. An intermittent Aspen resident for more than 20 years, Murphy has returned to the Roaring Fork Valley after establishing her legal career in Denver.Following law school, Murphy clerked for Colorado Supreme Court Chief Justice Michael Bender. After her clerkship, she gained experience in both the public and private sectors. She practiced commercial litigation at a large Denver-based regional law firm as well as a Denver-based litigation boutique. She also served as a deputy district attorney in Boulder, representing the state in dozens of contested hearings, including numerous jury trials. Most recently, Murphy was a trial attorney at the Colorado Supreme Court Office of Attorney Regulation Counsel, where she prosecuted ethical violations of attorneys. At the Matthew C. Ferguson Law Firm, she will work with managing partner Matthew Ferguson in conducting civil and commercial litigation in the Roaring Fork Valley and throughout Colorado.The Matthew C. Ferguson Law Firm was founded last year by Ferguson, formerly a partner with the Aspen firm of Garfield & Hecht P.C. The Ferguson firm specializes in civil and commercial litigation as well as general practice.”I am delighted to be back in the valley and to be working with Matt,” Murphy said in a statement. “He is an experienced and respected trial attorney and a great mentor. Having worked with other attorneys who litigated against him, I was aware of his reputation and effectiveness as a litigator and am fortunate now to be working on the same side as Matt.”Murphy recently was appointed by the Colorado Supreme Court to serve on the Bar Committee of the state Board of Law Examiners to participate in the process by which attorneys are licensed in Colorado.She is a graduate of the University of Michigan and the University of Colorado Law School, where she graduated with honors and was awarded the William O. DeSouchet Award for best individual performance in trial advocacy.

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