Joseph Murphy advises clients on consumer financial services matters. He has represented individuals and businesses facing a variety of claims, including those brought under the Truth in Lending Act (TILA), Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act (RESPA) and Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA). A former in-house attorney for a national real estate title company, Joseph has a unique perspective when it comes to defending real estate and lending matters.

Professional Background

Joseph's practice spans nearly a decade. He has represented clients throughout Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Rhode Island in litigation, consumer defense, real estate transactions, arbitration, corporate formations/purchases, collections and personal injury matters.

In addition, Joseph was an in-house managing attorney at the headquarters of a national real estate title company. Following the completion of law school, he was corporate counsel for a national title company, where he advised a national client and its subsidiaries on a wide-range of legal matters.


  • "Rhode Island Eviction Litigation," In-House Presentation, Newton, Massachusetts, November 2015
  • "Title Insurance II – The Basics of Title Policies and Endorsements," In-House Presentation for Loan Officers,  Cincinnati, Ohio, August 2014
  •  "Title Insurance I – The Basics of Title Commitments," In-House Presentation for Loan Officers,  Cincinnati, Ohio, July 2014
  • "RESPA Prohibitions Against Kickbacks and Unearned Fees," In-House Presentation for Title Company Employees, Warwick, Rhode Island, July 2014

Community/Civic Activities

  • Rhode Island Bar Volunteer Lawyer Program, Volunteer, 2013–Present
  • Catholic Social Services, Immigration Defense Volunteer, 2009
  • English Transcultural Center, Volunteer, 2006

J.D., Roger Williams University School of Law, 2009

B.A., Spanish Language and Literature, University of Rhode Island, 2005