Get to Know attorney Prya Murad

Attorney Profile

As the founder of Prya Murad Law, 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.

Experienced Trial Attorney

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, Florida International University Law School in Miami, and Loyola University Chicago School of Law in Chicago. She is currently an Adjunct Professor of Professional Identity Formation at Loyola University Chicago.

Leader in the Community

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 the 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. 

Most recently, Prya spoke out about protecting the rights of the accused during the COVID-19 pandemic in "Public Defenders Speak Out About the Tolls of COVID-19" in Law360. She collaborates with Zealous, an organization dedicated to training public defenders in out-of-court media advocacy and elevating the stories of people directly impacted by the criminal punishment system.

Prya found her calling early in her legal career. She stepped foot in a courtroom as a defender and never left. She truly believes she has the best career in the world.

Bar memberships:

  • Florida
  • Southern District of Florida
  • Illinois
  • California
  • “Prya Murad is hands down, one of the best attorneys I've ever had the privilege of working with.” - Former Client
  • “I highly recommend Prya Murad.” - Former Client
  • “She is professional, personable and respectful. If you are looking for an attorney that actually cares about people and the best outcome I highly recommend Prya.” - Former Client

What Sets Us Apart?

  • Seasoned Trial Attorney with Jury Trial Experience in Cases Punishable by Mandatory Life in Prison
  • Experience Practicing in Courtrooms Across the Country
  • Case Load is Intentionally Kept Low to Provide Clients the Full Attention They Deserve
  • Compassionate Representation & Direct Access From Start to Finish
  • Extensive Experience as a Public Defender
  • Spanish Speaking Services Available
  • Available 24/7

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