Melissa E. Murphy


Atlanta Office

365 Northridge Road, Suite 230

Atlanta, Georgia 30350

Telephone: (770) 650-8737

Facsimile: (770) 650-8797


Melissa E. Murphy is a partner in the Atlanta office of Quintairos, Prieto, Wood & Boyer, P.A. Ms. Murphy's practice focuses on civil litigation defense. She represents clients in a wide variety of disciplines, with an emphasis on skilled nursing and premises liability cases involving allegations of negligence, personal injury, and wrongful death. Ms. Murphy handles all aspects of risk management, pre-suit claims, and litigation for her clients. With her comprehensive approach and invaluable guidance, she is adept at navigating issues both in and out of the courtroom.

Prior to joining QPWB, Ms. Murphy served as the managing attorney for an Atlanta-based law firm, where she handled all aspects of litigation for a high-profile healthcare client while managing the firm's operations. Before that, she was an associate at a national trial firm, where she worked out of Miami and Atlanta.  

In 2013, Ms. Murphy graduated from the University of Pennsylvania, where she earned her Bachelor of Arts in Political Science. Thereafter, she obtained her Juris Doctor from the University of Florida Levin College of Law in 2016. 

Ms. Murphy is licensed to practice law in Georgia, Florida, and North Carolina.  

Publications, Speaking Engagements & Awards 

  • Super Lawyers, Georgia Rising Star, Civil Litigation Defense: 2022, 2023 
  • Contributing Author: "Consider a 'Prevailing Party' Clause in Employee Contract," Daily Report 
  • Co-Author: "Vaporizing Liability: Strategies for Electronic Cigarette and Vape Companies," Daily Report
  • Co-Author: "Litigation is Going Viral: The Legal Landscape During COVID-19," ACC Docket 
  • Speaker, "Danger! Storms on the Horizon; Is Your Company Prepared to Handle the Legal Perils Heading Its Way?" Association of Corporate Counsel, Central Florida Chapter 
  • Diversity Scholar, ABA Forum on Construction Law

Areas of Practice

  • Skilled Nursing Facility Defense
  • Civil Litigation
  • Commercial Liability
  • Healthcare Law
  • Premises Liability
  • General Litigation
  • Medical Malpractice Defense
  • Product Liability


University of Florida Levin College of Law, J.D.

University of Pennsylvania, B.A.

Bar Admissions



North Carolina

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