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As the founder of Prya Murad Law, PLLC, Prya Murad has dedicated her career to fighting on behalf of people accused of crimes. She realized very early in her law school career that criminal defense was her passion. This led to her internship at the Cook County Public Defender’s Office in Chicago, IL. Since then, she has represented children and adults charged with crimes in state and federal courts in Chicago, California’s Bay Area, and South Florida.
Prya concentrates her practice on trial advocacy. In law school, she was selected as one of 10 students out of 100 applicants to be a part of the prestigious Philip H. Corboy Fellowship in Trial Advocacy. As a Fellow, she received intensive trial advocacy training. This training set the foundation for a successful career in the courtroom. She has conducted jury trials for everything from driving under the influence to gun charges to sex crimes to homicide. Her skills have garnered the respect of judges and attorneys around the country.
Prya has taught at programs for the National Institute of Trial Advocacy. She has also taught trial advocacy at Golden Gate University School of Law in San Francisco, CA; Florida International University Law School in Miami, FL; and Loyola University Chicago School of Law in Chicago, IL. She was Adjunct Professor of Trial Advocacy and Personal Identity Formation at Loyola University Chicago School of Law.
A leader in the legal community, Prya is currently the co-chair for the Diversity and Membership committee for the Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. She is also an active member of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. She is a frequent speaker on panels for young and aspiring criminal defense attorneys. Her commitment to advocacy extends to both inside and outside of court.
She has published several articles such as “Give Juveniles Their Due” in The Marshall Project and “#MeToo, Persky, and Erosion of Mercy in Criminal Justice” for The Mercury Times. She is often asked to provide information to reporters for articles about the criminal court system.
Prya Murad, an immigrant who built her law career defending clients who couldn’t afford a lawyer, was selected to deliver Transylvania University’s commencement address on May 23, 2020.
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