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Elvage G. Murphy

Elvage Murphy, J.D. was born in Buffalo, NY, on August 31, 1965. His parents are Girard Murphy and Mary Murphy. He attended Buffalo Public Schools through the 8th grade, before attending Cardinal O’Hara High School, Tonawanda, New York. He attended Edinboro University of Pennsylvania. He earned a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Business Administration with a Minor in Political Science (1987) and a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Economics (1988). In 1994, he earned his Juris Doctor from the West Virginia University College of Law.Upon passing the Bar for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, he served as a prosecutor for the Erie County Office of District Attorney from 1995 through 2001. He served as an Assistant Public Defender for the County of Erie, before accepting a faculty position with Edinboro University where he served for over 16 years.

Elvage Murphy practiced law for over 22 years before retiring in 2015, and subsequently relocated to South Carolina. He volunteers as Lead Coach for the First Tee of Coastal Carolinas.

Elvage and his wife, Janel, have been married for over 28 years.They have a son James, and a daughter, Heléna. Elvage’s hobbies are biking, golfing, cooking, traveling and enjoying the outdoors.

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