Timothy F. Murphy

Timothy F. Murphy

Phone: (413) 737-4753
Fax: (413) 787-1941
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Tim Murphy, Partner in the firm, joined Skoler, Abbott & Presser, P.C., in 2001 after serving as General Counsel to an area labor union. Tim represents and advises both union and non-union employers in a wide range of labor and employment matters. He regularly represents employers in matters before state and administrative agencies and courts. His work includes assisting employers to remain union-free, defending unfair labor practices, negotiating collective bargaining agreements, and handling grievance arbitrations.

A native of the Springfield area, Tim is a graduate of Western New England University School of Law, where he has subsequently taught courses in employment law. He is a frequent contributor to business and human resource publications and a contributing author to the Massachusetts Employment Law Letter.

Areas of Specialization

  • Labor relations
  • Union campaigns
  • Collective bargaining and arbitration
  • Employment litigation
  • Employment counseling


  • Super Lawyers, Rising Stars, 2005-2006
  • Best Lawyers in America, 2013-Present
  • Lawyer of the Year, Litigation – Labor and Employment, Best Lawyers in America, 2015


  • Member, Massachusetts Bar Association
  • Member, American Bar Association
  • Member, Executive Committee, Board of Directors, Springfield Chamber of Commerce
  • Member, Legislative Steering Committee of Affiliated Chambers of Commerce of Greater Springfield
  • Member, Hampden County Bar Association
  • Member, Labor Lawyers Advisory Committee for CUE and Editor of its Legal Alert

Published Works


  • Employment Law, Western New England University (2000-2005)
  • Frequent speaker on employment-related legal topics for a wide variety of associations and organizations

Professional Activities/Community Involvement

  • Big Brothers Big Sisters, Board of Directors
  • Springfield Regional Chamber of Commerce, Board of Directors
  • Member, World Affairs Council
  • Springfield School Volunteer


  • J.D., Western New England University School of Law, Springfield, Massachusetts, 1990
  • B.A., magna cum laude, American International College, Springfield, Massachusetts, 1986


  • Connecticut, 2001
  • Massachusetts, 1990
  • United States District Court, Massachusetts, 1993
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit, 2003