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Terence Murphy, Esq.

Areas of Experience

Construction, government contracts, and general commercial matters.

Professional Experience

  • Former Chairman, Government Contracts & Construction Practice Group, Kaufman & Canoles, P.C.


  • Named “Norfolk Litigation – Construction Lawyer of the Year,” Best Lawyers in America, 2011, 2013, 2015, and 2018.
  • Listed in Best Lawyers in America, Construction Law, 2005-2024.
  • Listed in Top Lawyers for Construction, CoVaBIZ Magazine, 2017-2023.
  • Listed in Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business, Construction Law, 2022-2023.
  • Listed as “Legal Elite” in Construction Law, Virginia Business, 2004, 2007-2022.
  • Listed in Virginia Super Lawyers, Construction Litigation, 2006-2021, 2023.
  • Former Law Clerk, Judge Walter E. Hoffman, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Virginia.
  • Former Chairman, Board of Governors of the Construction and Public Contract Law Section, Virginia State Bar.
  • Past Member, Executive Committee of the Construction and Public Contract Law Section, Virginia State Bar.
  • Former Member, Forum on the Construction Industry, Public Contract Law Section, American Bar Association.
  • Past President, Tidewater Association of Service Contractors.
  • Former Member, Board of Directors, Virginia Ship Repair Association.
  • At-Large Industry Representative, Tidewater Government/Industry Council.


  • University of Virginia, J.D.
  • State University of New York College at Cortland, B.A.

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