Mark Murphy is the Managing Attorney of the Judge David L. Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law. Mark has represented people with disabilities and advocacy organizations in a wide range of legal matters for 30 years, including cases involving the right to integrated, community-based services and the enforcement of rights under the Americans with Disabilities Act, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, the Fair Housing Act, and Title XIX (Medicaid).
Prior to joining the Bazelon Center, Mark held senior positions in both the New York and Pennsylvania Protection and Advocacy Systems, including serving as the Legal Director and Chief Executive Officer of the Disability Rights Network of Pennsylvania and as the Executive Director of the Disabilities Law Project, based in Philadelphia. For several years Mark also worked as an adjunct professor at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law, where he taught the Law of Disability Discrimination and Mental Health Law.
Mark is a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh and the University of Pittsburgh School of Law.