When searching for the “best lawyer” for your case, the question becomes what makes an attorney the leading expert in their field. On top of relevant experience and legal association memberships, honors and awards from reputable third-party organizations are an important indicator of an attorney’s skills and qualifications.
At Murphy Law Firm, we aim to provide each and every client with the best legal representation in Montana—which is why we are proud to announce that Tommy Murphy has been awarded the Montana Trial Lawyers Association’s 2021 Outstanding New Lawyer Award.
Tommy was chosen for this prestigious award:
“For Excellence In Fighting For Injured Workers
And Service To MTLA And Montana’s Citizens”
“I’m thrilled to be the latest recipient of this award,” Tommy said. “It’s always nice to have your hard work recognized, especially by such a prestigious organization.”
About the Montana Trial Lawyers Association
MTLA is a member organization for Montana attorneys who are dedicated to representing those who have been injured, accused, and whose rights are in jeopardy. The core of their mission is to “uphold the constitutions of Montana and the United States and the honor of the profession, train in advocacy, and promote the administration of the public good.”
Since 1988, the MTLA has awarded a small handful of Montana attorneys who stand out in the legal profession. They began issuing the Outstanding New Lawyer Award in 2015, and Matt Murphy won it in 2019.
Criteria for the Outstanding New Lawyer Award
The recipients of MTLA’s annual awards for excellence are announced each year at MTLA’s Annual Convention. The most recent one took place on August 5-6, 2021t.
According to the MTLA, to be eligible for this award the recipient “must be an MTLA member who has practiced law for less than 7 years.” The nominees are presented before the MTLA Board of Directors, who select the recipient based on the following 5 criteria:
- Professional excellence in trial practice;
- Service to MTLA;
- Service to the community;
- Authorship of law-related articles or MTLA CLE presentations; and/or
- The advancement of legal ethics and professionalism.
The winner of the Outstanding New Lawyer Award is also invited to become an ex officio member of MTLA’s Board of Directors for 1 year.
An award-winning Montana attorney
In addition to MTLA, Tommy Murphy has been recognized by other legal organizations such as the Workers’ Injury Law & Advocacy Group, a national non-profit organization dedicated to representing the interests of millions of workers throughout the county that suffer work-related injuries or occupational illnesses.
What’s more, he’s been published on prestigious legal sites like Trial Trends (a publication of the Montana Trial Lawyers Association) and Enjuris.