Hill Ward Henderson is pleased to announce that shareholder J. Logan Murphy has been elected chair of the American Bar Association Young Lawyers Division (ABA YLD) for the 2019–2020 term. His candidacy was unopposed and endorsed by attorneys across the country. Murphy assumes the role of chair of the ABA YLD following his service as secretary in 2017 and chair-elect in 2018. Murphy serves as the first chair from Tampa in nearly 20 years.
Among his responsibilities as chair, Murphy has committed to focus on priorities including mental health and wellness in the legal profession, law school debt and finance, innovation, and the future of the practice of law.
The ABA YLD has over 190,000 members and 300 affiliated groups, making it the largest young lawyer organization in the world. The Division is committed to representing the newest members of the profession, ensuring the profession reflects the society it serves, and providing young lawyers and young lawyer organizations with the tools and opportunities for professional and personal success.
Murphy is a shareholder in the firm’s Litigation Group. His litigation experience is broad, representing individuals, businesses, law firms, and professionals in a wide variety of litigation and appeals.