Category Archives: Landlord-Tenant

Pro Bono Matters

Recently, Attorney Murphy volunteered at the Boston Bar Association’s Attorney for the Day Table at Boston Housing Court.  Attorney Murphy took on, pro bono, representation of a Dorchester family being evicted for non-payment of rent.  The family owed over $7000 … Continue reading

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Attorney for the Day in Housing Court

This week, Attorney Murphy returned to the Attorney for the Day Table at the Boston Housing Court to provide free legal advice to both landlords and tenants.  Generally speaking, a large number of litigants in Housing Court cannot afford an … Continue reading

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Aggressively Defending LGBT and Minority Tenant Rights

Last week, Attorney Murphy successfully defended two black, lesbian tenants against their landlord.  The landlord told the women on their second day in the apartment that they had to move out or face eviction.  Attorney Murphy’s clients believed the landlord … Continue reading

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Advocating between Landlords and Tenants

Yesterday, Attorney Murphy appeared in Cambridge District Court on behalf of a tenant facing eviction from her apartment of 15 years.  The tenant owed over $6500.00 in back rent.  Unfortunately, the tenant injured herself and has been unable to work … Continue reading

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Trial Success: Tenant’s Housing Rights Protected

This week, Attorney Murphy appeared in Chelsea District Court to defend his client, a tenant, at an eviction trial.  The tenant’s landlord filed an eviction action based on a violation of lease terms and sought $17,000.00 in damages.  Attorney Murphy … Continue reading

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Rent Withholding Nets Client Thousands of Dollars

Recently, Attorney Murphy settled an eviction case on behalf of a client/tenant residing in Westfield, MA.  The landlord filed an eviction against Attorney Murphy’s client for non-payment of rent.  The client, however, had been advised by Attorney Murphy not to … Continue reading

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Trial Success: Landlord’s Contractual Rights Protected

Last week, Attorney Murphy’s client received a favorable judgment from a bench trial in Boston’s Housing Court.  Attorney Murphy’s client, a landlord, sought eviction of his tenant after nearly six months of nonpayment of rent.  Upon assessing the merits of … Continue reading

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Meet Attorney Murphy

Attorney Murphy is volunteering again on February 2, 2012, from 9am-12pm at the Attorney for the Day table in Boston Housing Court (Edward W. Brooke Courthouse), located at 24 New Chardon Street Boston, MA 02114.  Attorney Murphy will be providing … Continue reading

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Success at Housing Trial for Client

On January 26, 2012, the Boston Housing Court issued its decision in favor of Attorney Murphy’s landlord client in the Summary Process matter of Changeau v. Freeman, Docket No. 11H84SP004814.  Attorney Murphy’s client, Mr. Changeau, sought eviction of his tenant … Continue reading

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Helping Low Income Litigants

Today, Attorney Murphy provided free legal advice to landlords and tenants at the Boston Bar Association’s “Attorney for the Day” Program in Boston’s Housing Court.  In order to receive free legal advice, both landlords and tenants must meet Federal Income Poverty Guidelines.  … Continue reading

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