Solo Lawyer Era Edit
Murphy Braun is considered to be one of the best defense lawyers in the city of Los Santos, alongside Kevin Shaw. During the solo part of his career (before he created Bullhead Law), he represented a wide variety of clients, including businesses, criminals, civilians, and even other lawyers. Towards the end of this era, Murphy came into contact with several other rising stars in the legal world, including Kevin Shaw and Rory O'Banion.
For a time, Shaw and O'Banion were Braun's greatest rivals. O'Banion even went so far as to solicit the creation of an ad that included the now-famous phrase, "fuck Murphy Braun!" Insults and posturing notwithstanding, the trio eventually developed a rapport and level of respect for each other over time.
Bullhead Law Era Edit
Braun eventually entered into talks with Shaw and O'Banion about forming a new law firm. The idea of the firm came primarily out of the desire to create a powerhouse. However, the arrival of a wave of newly minted lawyers (Kayden Dell'Anno, Nora Dupres, Lees Grey, etc.) was also a factor.
Bullhead Law was widely known as the premier law firm in the city of Los Santos. Braun, Shaw and O'Banion were indisputably the finest lawyers in the city.
End of His Lawyer Era Edit
Murphy abruptly ended his run as a lawyer because he didn't like the way things in the DOJ were going and how cases were being handled.
Return to Law Edit
Murphy would return to practicing law in November 2019. He sobered up and re-found his purpose as an attorney. He still focuses on criminal law and now works with up and coming lawyers as well. He also plans to sue Weazel News for damages.
Attempted Murder Edit
On December 20, 2019, Murphy Braun was shot by Sonya Summers. Summers was angry with Braun about his performance as her attorney. Braun defiantly told her she does not own him, and he is not one of her workers. She then shot Murphy in the head multiple times and left him for dead on the pier.
2nd Chance Edit
On January 8, 2020, Murphy woke up to Dr. Choi attempting to help him in her home, whilst his face was wrapped in bandages.
The People V. Jordan Steele Edit
Murphy was asked to help with the Jordan Steele for the charge of murdering his wife Kayden by Ginzu Okada. When Okada could not continue the case Murphy was requested to take over by Steele. However, Murphy had a pending lawsuit against Sonya Summers. Murphy was hesitant about taking the case because it would cost him $200K. He took the case but tried to get Jordan to pay him $125K in advance, which he refused unless he won in court. Jordan went to trial for the charge of murdering his wife Kayden. Judge John Bailey presided. Murphy called Kayden an arms dealer and disgraced ex-attorney. He argued there is no evidence directly linking Jordan to the murder. Special Prosecutor Adrien West claimed that Kayden's dying declaration was that Jordan did this. Murphy argued that any and all evidences was purely circumstantial and that Kayden was succumbing to blunt force trauma and therefore her dying declaration was flawed because she was not in her right mind. After closing statements, Judge Bailey found Jordan guilty of murder and sentenced him to 15 years with the eligibility of parole after 8 years and a fine of $25K. Murphy called Bailey the dumbest judge he ever saw and was held in contempt of court, Murphy fled custody.
Summers V. Braun Edit
Murphy sued Sonya Summers claiming she was directly responsible for lost wages. After hearing from both sides, Judge Dennis LaBarre ruled that Sonya Summers was responsible for punitive damages and awarded $15K to Murphy, Sonya could pay him directly or give the money to the court. Judge LaBarre however noted that Sonya was not responsible for paying for time Murphy was out of work and the state instead paid him $35K lost wages. DA Splainer is pressing the charge of perjury on Murphy because Murphy claimed under oath that he did not represent Jordan Steele during the Kayden murder trial. Splainer seeks permanents revocation of Murphy's bar license and 21 months in prison.
Criminal Record Edit
- Battery x3
- Contempt of Court x1
- Criminal Use of a Firearm x1
- Disobeying a Peace Officer x1
- Evading x3
- Failure to Obey Traffic Control Devices x7
- First Degree Speeding x2
- Negligent Driving x1
- Non-functional Vehicle x1
- Operating a Motor Vehicle Without Proper Identification x1
- Possession of Stolen Goods x1
- Reckless Driving x2
- Resisting Arrest x3
- Tampering of Evidence x1
- Third Degree Speeding x1
- Unauthorized Parking x1
Fun Facts Edit
- Murphy took prescription pills to deal with his depression as an attorney
- He soon became addicted to pills and alcohol
- Left law and became the town drunk