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Mary V. Murphy

Special Assistant State’s Attorney,
Office of the State’s Attorney for Howard County


Mary Murphy is a veteran prosecutor who has been praised for her work on a wide range of cases including homicide, child abuse, narcotics and property crime. She has been with the HoCoSAO since 1991, when she first joined as an Assistant State’s Attorney. She has worked in various capacities during her time at the Howard County State’s Attorney’s Office.

Ms. Murphy earned a Bachelor of Arts degree, magna cum laude, from Wheaton College and her law degree from Georgetown University Law Center.

Over the past twenty-five years, Ms. Murphy has been an active member in several professional and non-professional organizations, giving back her time and expertise when needed. In 1998, she was the recipient of the Howard County Chamber of Commerce’s Distinguished Service Award in Prosecution.

She is a fount of knowledge in the office, with everyone from entry level to senior attorneys coming to her for advice on matters related to current cases and the historical background of previous cases.

Before joining the HoCoSAO, Murphy was a litigation associate at the Baltimore City law firm of Weinberg and Green.