On Thursday, August 24, 2023, the Supreme Court of Georgia issued an order suspending Andrew Thurston Murphy from practicing law in the state. Murphy, who has failed to respond adequately to a Notice of Investigation from the State Bar, is facing potential disbarment due to violations contained in the notice.
The case is entitled “In the Matter of Andrew Thurston Murphy,” with case number S24Y0065.
According to State Bar Rule 4-204.3 (d), the maximum sanction for such violations is disbarment. Therefore, the court has ordered Murphy’s suspension from practicing law until further order.
The order was passed during a meeting of the Supreme Court, and it has been certified by the Clerk’s Office. The order includes the seal of the court and has been signed by the Clerk.
This order highlights the importance of adhering to the rules and regulations set forth by the State Bar. Failure to do so can result in severe consequences, including the suspension or disbarment of a lawyer. It is imperative that legal professionals take these rules seriously and cooperate fully with investigations to avoid such penalties.
According to LinkedIn, Mr. Murphy operates his own solo firm – Andrew T. Murphy, LLC – that specializes in Criminal Defense and Appeals. He attended the Marquette University Law School, graduating in 2010. He acquired his law license in Georgia in 2013.
A copy of the original filing can be found here.