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Best Lawyers in America® Honor Michael J. Murphy and James A. Resila as “Lawyers of the Year”


Carter Conboy is pleased to announce that two of its Directors have been named “Lawyer of the Year” by Best Lawyers in America®.  Inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® is one of the legal industry's most prestigious achievements and a distinction that places recognized attorneys among the top legal minds in the nation. As one of the country's most trusted rating services for lawyers and law firms, Best Lawyers utilizes a multi-phase, peer-review selection process to create its annual listings, which are published worldwide. Selection to The Best Lawyers in America®, and recognition for its highest "Lawyer of the Year" honor, is a distinction held by very few practicing attorneys nationwide.

Attorney Michael J. Murphy was distinguished as “Lawyer of the Year” for excellence in Litigation - Labor and Employment.  Mike is a trial attorney handling complex litigation with an emphasis on labor and employment law, municipal law, and civil rights and constitutional law. He has an exceptional record of accomplishment in litigation statewide and is regularly retained to represent his clients’ interests in sensitive, high profile litigation and investigations.  Mike is a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers, is a member and past-chair of the ALFA International Labor & Employment Steering Committee, and has been a named SuperLawyer® since 2008.  He can be reached at and (518) 465-3484. 

Attorney James A. Resila was recognized as “Lawyer of the Year” for excellence in Appellate Practice.  He has been named a Best Lawyer® every year since 2007.  Jim is a trial and appellate attorney who practices across many industries and service areas with a concentration on the defense of municipalities in federal civil rights cases, medical and dental malpractice defense, general negligence claims, defense of lending institutions in federal actions, and appellate law. He has been named a SuperLawyer® since 2011 and was named to the United States District Court, Northern District of New York Pro Bono Legal Services Honor Roll from 2009-16.  Jim can be reached at and (518) 465-3484.

About Carter Conboy

Carter Conboy ( is a full-service law firm providing counsel to businesses, corporations, government, professionals, and individuals in 20 industries and 40 specialized service areas.  Founded in 1920, Carter Conboy has offices in Albany and Saratoga Springs, NY.

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