Kevin P. Murphy, Esq.
In 2018, Kevin was selected to Super Lawyers’ Rising Stars list for North Carolina. Kevin represents individuals in all types of employment matters, including retaliation, discrimination, equal pay violations, harassment, sexual assault, unfair labor practices, wage and hour disputes, leaves of absence, OSHA, and Department of Labor matters.
During his time with Van Kampen Law, Kevin has secured trial victories for our clients in federal court and arbitration alike. Kevin has fought employers who discriminated against our clients based on their race, gender, age, disability, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, or military service. Kevin has fought back against retaliation based on our clients’ reports of unsafe working conditions, nuclear safety threats, and illegal overtime and wage practices. Kevin has represented victims of sexual harassment and sexual assault at work. Kevin also regularly defends individuals accused of violating overbearing non-competition agreements or trade secrets laws.
Kevin P. Murphy comes to Van Kampen Law from Littler Mendelson, consistently recognized as the nation’s leading management-side labor and employment firm. During his years with Littler, Kevin represented the nation’s largest employers in discrimination, retaliation, harassment, wage and hour, labor, and non-competition litigation, in both class action and individual cases. Kevin prevailed in these cases at trial before federal and state courts, while securing the dismissal of others through motion practice. Kevin also successfully resolved many other cases through formal and informal mediation and represented employers in federal and state agency investigations.
Kevin previously advised large, midsize and small businesses alike on a variety of employment-related matters, including the enforceability of non-competition agreements, and drafted effective policies aimed at avoiding litigation and creating a healthy and supportive culture within these businesses. Kevin now exclusively represents individuals in all types of employment matters because individuals deserve the same quality of representation enjoyed by the management of Fortune 500 companies.
Kevin is a frequent lecturer on employment law topics, including most recently at the 33rd Annual NC/SC Labor and Employment Law Conference as a speaker on “Ethical Issues in Employment Practice” and the Mecklenburg County Bar’s CLE entitled, “What is the Public’s Policy? Wrongful Discharge after HB2,” as both the organizer and a speaker.
Prior to joining Littler, Kevin served as a law clerk for both the Honorable Robert J. Conrad, then Chief United States District Judge for the Western District of North Carolina in Charlotte and the Honorable B. Avant Edenfield, United States District Judge for the Southern District of Georgia in Savannah, Georgia.
Kevin graduated magna cum laude from the University of Georgia School of Law in 2010, where he was published as a member of the Georgia Law Review, decorated as a member of several award-winning moot court teams, and recognized by his peers with the Matlock Award for the attorney they would want representing them if ever in need. Kevin graduated with honors from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2007, with a degree in Economics and International Studies, where he led the undergraduate mock trial program, founded an annual mock trial tournament, and interned with the Global Education Center.
Kevin is a member of St. Peter Catholic Church and volunteers with St. Matthew Catholic Church’s Mel’s Diner ministry, which has been feeding the hungry since 2001. Kevin serves on the Luncheon Committee for Supportive Housing Communities—a Charlotte non-profit dedicated to providing permanent, supportive homes for its residents. Kevin also volunteers his time with Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools’ Lunch with a Lawyer program.
Kevin serves as Vice Chair of the North Carolina Advocates for Justice Employment Law Section and a Site Chair for the North Carolina Bar Association’s 4All Service Day, and handles pro bono matters for North Carolina Legal Aid and as part of the Western District of North Carolina’s Pro Se Settlement Assistant Program.