AN EAST TEXAS

LAW FIRM

Specializing in Criminal and Juvenile Defense and Family Law 

 

       When you are charged with any kind of crime, it is an extremely stressful and upsetting experience.  At Murphy & Baker Law Firm, our understanding of the legal process is expansive and thorough.

      With your future, freedom, and reputation on the line, you need the zealous representation of the professionals at the Murphy & Baker Law Firm.  We are proud to offer our clients personalized legal counsel to help you every step of the way. 

    

                                       

PRACTICE AREAS

WILLS & PROBATE

Protect your family's future by having the right documents in place. If you need advice due to unforeseen circumstances in the lives of your family, we can help.

 

 
 
CRIMINAL DEFENSE
Bad things sometimes happen to good people. Don't try to handle it alone. When your freedom is threatened, call us. We can help.
JUVENILE DEFENSE
If your child has been charged with a crime or is the subject of a criminal investigation, you must act swiftly. We have experience with juvenile law cases. 
FAMILY LAW - DIVORCE
No one starts a life together hoping the relationship will fail, and Family Law matters are complicated. Let us help you understand the process and your options before you make important decisions related to your marriage and/or your children.
212 East Erwin St.
Tyler, Texas  75702
Free Consultation (903)-533-9000

OUR VISION

GUARDIANSHIP

If you’re struggling with the need to manage the care and custody of a child or other loved one, we can assist you with obtaining a guardianship.

CHILD SUPPORT & CUSTODY

Parenting isn’t always easy, and having disputes over the support and custody of children between parents is even more frustrating. If you need help resolving such situations, give us a call today.

Joseph D. Murphy
PARTNER
  • Murphy & Baker Law Firm

       Senior Partner

       March 2017 to Present

 

  • Law Office of Joseph D. Murphy

       Founding Partner

       2011-2017

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  • Smith County District Attorney’s Office

       1st Chair Felony Prosecutor

       2001-2011

  • University of Tulsa

       College of Law

       2001

  • Texas A&M University

       B.S. (Political Science)

       1998

Joel P. Baker
PARTNER
  • Murphy & Baker Law Firm

       Managing Partner

       March 2017 – Present

 

  • Smith County

       County Judge

       2007 – 2016

 

  • The Baker Firm, PLLC

       Founding Partner

       2000 – 2008

 

  • Smith County District Attorney’s Office

       Assistant District Attorney

       1998 – 2000​

  • Perkins & Hawk, P.C.

       Associate

      1995 – 1998

  • United States Magistrate Judge Harry W. McKee

       Law Clerk

       1995

 

  • South Texas College of Law

       J.D., Law

      1992 – 1995

 

  • Texas A&M University

       B.S., College of Agriculture and Life Sciences

       1990

OUR ATTORNEYS

"We understand that
bad things happen
to good people"
 
 

CONTACT US

(903)-533-9000

OUR LOCATION

212 E Erwin Street           Monday - Friday 

Tyler, Texas 75702             9 AM - 5 PM 

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