Kieran Murphy is an associate attorney at Wais, Vogelstein, Forman Koch & Norman, L.L.C., with a national practice focused on representing victims of birth injuries and neonatal injuries. He is licensed and admitted to practice law in Maryland, Pennsylvania, the District of Columbia, the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland, and the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois. He has been admitted to practice pro hac vice in Illinois and Georgia as well. He is responsible for the day-to-day management and handling of numerous cases that have recovered and are worth millions of dollars. Kieran has extensive courtroom experience and has handled trials and oral arguments before trial and appellate courts as sole counsel numerous times throughout his career. Despite being a young attorney, Kieran has been and is regularly commended by judges, magistrates, and opposing attorneys for his courtroom demeanor, his trial presentation, his preparation, and his cross-examination skills. Kieran has been selected by his peers as a Super Lawyers Rising Star for his litigation skills and trial practice and as one of the National Trial Lawyers’ “Top 40 Under 40” trial attorneys. Throughout his career, Kieran has been asked by judges and fellow attorneys to consult and present on issues related to the rules of civil procedure and the rules of evidence.
Before working in private practice, Kieran also served as the judicial law clerk to the Honorable Judge John P. Davey in the Circuit Court for Prince George’s County, where he regularly conducted legal research on issues related to medical malpractice litigation, civil procedure, and the rules of evidence. During his clerkship, Kieran regularly observed court proceedings, including jury trials, bench trials, and motions hearings, and is intimately familiar with courtroom practice and procedure.
Kieran is a graduate of the University of Baltimore’s School of Law, where he graduated magna cum laude. While in law school, Kieran participated in the Community Development Clinic, where he represented non-profit organizations and small businesses. For his work in the Community Development Clinic, Kieran was given the Clinical Excellence Award, which is awarded for excellence in advocacy and professional judgment in clinical work. This honor is awarded to only two students out of the over two hundred who participate in clinical programs every year. During his time in law school, Kieran also served as the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Land and Development, an academic journal.
- Bar of the State of Maryland, 2014 – Present
- Bar of the United States District Court for the District of Maryland, 2019 – Present
- Bar of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, 2021 – Present
- Bar of the District of Columbia, 2021 – Present
- Bar of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, 2021 – Present
Accolades & Memberships
- Super Lawyers Rising Star
- National Trial Lawyers “Top 40 Under 40”
- Clinical Excellence Award
- University of Baltimore Journal of Land and Development, Editor-in-Chief
- Political Science Honor Society (ΠΣΑ)
- American Association for Justice (AAJ)
- Maryland Association for Justice (MAJ)
- Maryland State Bar Association (MSBA)
- Prince George’s County Bar Association (PGCBA)
Publications & Presentations
- The Efficacy of Prenatal Administration of Antenatal Corticosteroids in Preventing Isolated Cystic Periventricular Leukomalacia, Birth Trauma Litigation Group Journal (July 2023).
- Protect to Prevent, Roundtable Presentation on Medical Malpractice Litigation (April 2023).
- Proving Future Care Needs and Prognoses of Children with Mild or Moderate Intellectual Disability Following Neonatal Hypoxic-Ischemic Encephalopathy, Birth Trauma Litigation Group Journal (February 2023).
- Audit Trails: The Digital Path Forward, Presentation to the Maryland Association for Justice (February 2022).
- Procedural and Evidentiary Considerations for Artificial Intelligence in Tort Litigation, Trial Reporter 7 (November 2021).
- Good Standing with SDAT, The People’s Law Library of Maryland (January 8, 2014), http://www.peoples-law.org/node/9143.
- Constitutional Corporatism: The Public Use Clause as a Means of Corporate Welfare, 2 U. Balt. J. Land & Dev., 91 (2013).