Meet The Team
Our Legal Professionals
Attorney and Managing Partner Joseph C. Maya has over two decades of experience in employment law. Attorney Maya started practicing in New York and handled employment contracts, as well as severance packages for many of America’s largest banks. His years of experience in employment law are unparalleled by anyone in the Westport area. If you have an employment law issue, Attorney Maya can assist you efficiently and effectively.
Attorney and Partner Susan M. Maya, can use the skills that got her named a Super Lawyer to plan out your estate. Attorney Maya knows that clients want peace of mind for the future, and that clients want to know their family is properly cared for. Let Attorney Maya plan your estate for the best tax treatment and most beneficial outcome for your heirs.
Attorney and PartnerH. Daniel Murphy knows that divorce is difficult. Divorce is difficult both legally and on a family level for many reasons. He strives to make divorce a little easier, through efficiency, excellent communication, and zealous representation. Attorney Murphy understands that divorce is about more than just one person, it involves a family. Attorney Murphy will work to get the best divorce settlement possible and to resolve your divorce in the shortest amount of time so you can get on with your life. Attorney Murphy has the divorce experience, know how, and skills to resolve your divorce, all you need to do is call.
Attorney William B. Westcott handles the bulk of serious criminal law issues for Maya Murphy, P.C.. Mr. Westcott has argued before the Supreme Court of Connecticut, the Federal District Courts of Connecticut, and many other tribunals. His in court experience makes him an extremely effective criminal trial lawyer in all criminal law issues. This experience has given him the knowledge and the hands on know how of how to navigate even the most delicate of criminal law issues. If you could end up in court, and you want experience on your side, Attorney Westcott is Maya Murphy, P.C.’s go to for criminal law.
Attorney Ephraim Jacob "EJ" Fink handles a variety of legal issues that come through the doors of MayaLaw with a focus on litigation and family law. Working in New York for more than a decade, Attorney Fink represented hundreds of corporations and individuals in various issues such as negligence disputes, contract claims, and insurance claims. Now Attorney Fink brings his large firm expertise to MayaLaw where he can use his skills to aid individuals from New York and throughout Fairfield County.
Attorney EvaMarie Franco is a graduate of Fordham University School of Law and is admitted to practice in both Connecticut and New York State Courts, as well as Federal Court for the District of Connecticut. Attorney Franco's primry area of practice is matrimonial and family law, including prenuptial and postnuptial contract drafting, divorce litigation (custody and visitation disputes, as well as child support and maintenance disputes), and post-judgment modifications and enforcement actions. Attorney Franco also regularly handles estate planning, employment matters, and educational law issues. She is personally involved in all aspects of representation from client intake through trial, working directly with clients for the entirety of their cases.
Attorney Ashling M. Soares is a graduate of the University of Miami School of law, and is admitted to practice in Connecticut, New York, and Florida. Attorney Soares earned her B.A. in Sociology from Boston College, where she interned at a private criminal defense law firm. During law school, Attorney Soares worked in the University of Miami’s Children and Youth Law Clinic, where she represented current and former foster care youth in dependence, health care, mental health, disability, independent living, education, immigration and other general civil legal matters. Attorney Soares also gained extensive litigation experience while interning at both the Miami Public Defender’s Office and the Broward Public Defender’s Office.
Attorney William Lalor is a graduate of the Pennsylvania State University School of law, and is admitted to practice in Connecticut, New York, and Massachusetts and is a member of all U.S. District Courts in New York and Connecticut. Attorney Lalor earned his undergraduate degree in Accounting from Pennsylvania State University. During law school, Attorney Lalor was the Editor-in-Chief of the school's environmental law review, and his writing has appeared in The Washington Examiner, The Hartford Courant, The L Magazine, and The Stamford Advocate, among others. Attorney Lalor also gained extensive litigation experience while litigating cases involving high-profile clients and adversaries in federal, state, and specialized courts throughout the United States, including "CNA" service mark insurers and the London insurance market.
Office Staff: Our support staff includes Office Manager Joanne Desabia.