Farewell to Murphy & King

Readers, after sixteen years, I am saying farewell to my friends and colleagues at Murphy & King. I came to the firm in early 2003, after the firm where I had started in practice suddenly went out of business. My wife and I had our first child on the way. I had opportunities to go with this group or that group to one large firm or another. But we talked it through at home, and my wife gave me the best advice I ever got: “Strike out on your own a little! Do your own thing!” So that’s what I did.

Over time, I got to know the folks who eventually became my law partners. What a great group of mentors and colleagues in the practice of law. All of them merit a shout-out, but if I had to call out two in particular for my thanks, I’d mention Tim O’Neill, one of the great Boston trial lawyers, with whom I’ve worked very closely for many years on some really interesting cross-border stuff, and David Evans, an excellent arbitrator who was kind enough to get me started with the AAA. I’m also grateful that the firm was so supportive of Letters Blogatory. This was mainly by way of the firm’s collective tacit approval. At many firms, a managing partner might say, “You spent three hundred hours doing what?” I’ll always be grateful that my firm saw the value in its lawyers giving back to the legal community and sharing their expertise.

When I told everyone in early December that I was leaving, I was probably as surprised as anyone. It’s a happy occasion—I’ll give you more information about my new job in a few days—but also sad. I am grateful for my time here.

10 responses to “Farewell to Murphy & King”

  1. Alessandro Spinillo

    I wish you all the best in future and hope your blog will go on!

    1. Thanks! No plans to stop writing.

  2. Congrats Ted on your move – onwards and upwards!! Blog, well appreciated and hopefully will continue – Best wishes for the next chapter Ian (D. Withers) Priority International PI’s

  3. Eddie Varon Levy

    Ted. My dear friend. Your wife is right on target . You will do just fine because you are a lawyer’s lawyer, as well as a great human being. The LORD will protect you and guide you. You shall see. Congrats on your move and onward!!!!!!!

  4. Best of luck, and please continue with your blog-on. Great to read and to stay up to date on what the courts in the U.S. (and around the world) are doing with regards to cross-border judicial cooperation.

  5. Ed Allcock

    Hi Ted:

    Congrats. I follow your posts and cases of the day regularly.


    1. Thanks, Ed, and good to hear from you! I see you’re doing great things at MEEB. Let’s catch up in the new year.

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