Category Archives: Landlord-Tenant

Clients Retain Possession After Eviction Trial

Attorney Murphy’s clients, two co-tenants, recently received a satisfactory bench trial judgment in which they retained possession of their apartment.  The tenants’ landlord filed for eviction against Attorney Murphy’s clients due to non-payment of rent.  The court, however, found that … Continue reading

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5th Annual Housing Court Judicial Forum Is Noteworthy

Recently, Attorney Murphy attended the 5th Annual Housing Court Judicial Forum, held at the Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education Center (MCLE) in Boston, MA.  Among the distinguished panel of judges were the Honorable Anne Kenney Chaplin; Honorable Marylou Muirhead; Chief Justice … Continue reading

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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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