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Carla N. Murphy

Carla N. Murphy

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Baker Donelson

Carla N. Murphy is a shareholder at Baker Donelson and a member of the global firm’s Baltimore Office Labor and Employment group. She serves as a trusted adviser to clients in various industries such as health care, maritime, financial services and real estate and real estate development.

As a former part-time hearing officer for the Baltimore City Civil Service Commission, Murphy uses her prior experience presiding over disciplinary and post-termination cases to represent her client more effectively in alternative dispute and litigation matters. She is the author of the Maryland Employment Law Forms and Practice Manual¸ a legal guidebook that provides practical guidance on day-to-day legal issues relating to the employer and employee relationship.

Murphy is an AV Preeminent Peer Review rated attorney by Martindale Hubbell and has been listed in The Best Lawyers in American for Litigation for Labor and Employment and Employment Law – Management. She volunteers for The Arc Baltimore, serving in various leadership roles since 2008, including secretary, vice president and president. She also volunteers for Maryland New Directions.

Murphy obtained her Bachelor of Arts from Lafayette College and her Juris Doctor from the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law.

What’s the most important thing you do in your job?

Help to establish positive, safe, and inclusive workplace cultures.

What is one aspect of your profession you would like to change?

Often, I wish that my job was more proactive than reactive. Management training and workplace audits can go a long way to ensure compliance, raise employee morale and help avoid litigation

This profile is part of The Daily Record's Employment Law Power List for 2023. Information used in this profile was sourced from the honoree. See the full list at

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