Our People (and a little history)




  We all look forward to the opportunity to serve you …










               Liam G.B. Murphy








Liam G.B. Murphy is a graduate of Brown University and New York University School of Law, Mr. Murphy has practiced law in a number of different areas for over ten years.  Mr. Murphy is admitted to practice in all the state courts in New York, as well as all of the federal trial courts in New York.  For a more detailed description of Mr. Murphy's career, please review his resume here

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John A. Ward, a graduate of Syracuse University and California-Western Law School, is now a special partner of the Firm. Mr. Ward practiced law in Ithaca for nearly thirty years.  While semi-retired and now enjoying more time away from the Firm, Mr. Ward is still available to advise on client matters.

Evan Webster, a graduate of the Albany Law School of the State University of New York is now
AOf Counsel@ to the Firm, a title recognizing his retired status. Mr. Webster remains a close friend and colleague

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M. Tabitha Bordwell is the Firm’s paralegal.  An honors graduate of the State University of New York at Cortland, Ms. Bordwell is experienced in assisting clients, particularly in real estate and probate matters.

Amy Jackson is the Firm’s bookkeeper and comes to the Firm bringing her experience both with law firm accounting and as a former member of the Ithaca City Clerk’s office.

Would you like to join our team as an intern? Read more on our current internship opportunities by clicking here.

A little history: Ward & Murphy was formed by the merger of the practices of Jack Ward in Ithaca and Evan Webster in Groton.  Both of those practices served people in Tompkins County for nearly twenty years.  Over those twenty years, both Jack and Evan built solid reputations for providing their clients with timely solutions to their legal problems.  Liam Murphy joined the practice in 1999 soon after moving back to New York after practicing law for over ten years in New York City, Pittsburgh and Wilmington, Delaware.















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Ward & Murphy

170 Main Street

Groton, New York  13073










Main Office Phone: 607-898-3190

Main Office Fax: 607-898-3765

Ithaca Office Phone: 607-272-2816

Toll Free: 877-212-4722

Ithaca Office Alternate Line: 607-280-4954

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