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 Partner H. 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 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 primary 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 Lauren MacDonald is an attorney with Maya Murphy and is admitted to practice in the Connecticut and New York state courts, as well as the United States District Court for the District of Connecticut. Attorney MacDonald’s primary areas of practice are in employment, education, and criminal law. She works directly with clients and is personally involved in all aspects of representation from client intake through trial.
Attorney Emily C. Prudente joined Maya Murphy, P.C. in 2020 as an Associate. Prior to joining the firm, she worked in Fairfield County, Connecticut representing clients in complex, high-asset matrimonial litigation and mediations. Committed to best serving her clients’ interests, she analyzes each matter as unique and focuses her skills as a litigator and trained mediator to be an effective, strategic and creative problem solver.
Office Staff: Our support staff includes Office Manager Joanne Desabia.