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Peter S. Murphy was elected to partner at Eckert Seamans Cherin & Mellott.

Murphy, of the firm’s Wilmington office, represents individuals, nonprofits, small businesses and Fortune 500 companies in all aspects of civil litigation in Pennsylvania and Delaware state and federal courts.

Much of his practice involves defending product and equipment manufacturers in personal injury suits filed in Delaware and Philadelphia asbestos litigation.

As a member of the firm’s regulated substances group, he advises clients establishing and operating businesses involved in the financing, manufacturing, processing, distribution, marketing and retail sale of marijuana for medical use where authorized by state law.

He earned his law degree in 2007 from Widener University Delaware Law School after obtaining his bachelor’s from Indiana University in 2002.