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Peace on Earth: One Small Act at a Time

Violence and hatred seem to dominate headline stories reported from city streets, houses of worship, schools, and playgrounds: the acts of madmen, bigots, and extremists. But they do not tell us the whole story, and they are not the only news. On October 2, 2014, Ellen Degeneres introduced an inspiring family to her NBC audience. [...]

Philanthropy: Talking the Talk and Walking the Walk

If one were to wonder about Sheela Murthy’s commitment to philanthropy, it could not be made more apparent than on Saturday, October 19, 2014. On that beautiful autumn day, Murthy participated in two major events in greater Washington D.C. The first was as moderator of a panel at the Philanthropy Conference of the American Bazaar, [...]

Lights in the Darkness

[See President Obama's Diwali Greeting.] Diwali (or Deepavali) is the Festival of Lights, which celebrates the victory of good over evil – of light over darkness. With religious significance for Hindus, Sikhs, and Jains living in India and around the world, the five-day festival has periods of focused prayer and devotion, with rows of small [...]

One Life that Touched Many Others

Not everyone who knows of the Murthy Law Firm knows the other side of this world-renowned legal practice. We describe the law firm as the brain of our operation. It has been working hard for 20 years, filing cases for our clients, helping many immigrants to fulfill their American dreams, and building a reputation for [...]

United Way Honors Sheela Murthy with Clementine Peterson Award

Each year, the United Way of Central Maryland (UWCM) presents the Clementine Peterson Award to an outstanding member of its Women’s Leadership Council (WLC). At a ceremony on June 26, 2014, the UWCM conferred this prestigious honor on Sheela Murthy, founder and president of the Murthy Law Firm, whose work on behalf of UWCM has [...]

Murthy Law Firm Celebrates at Associated Black Charities Gala

Several members of the Murthy Law Firm family joined leaders of Maryland’s business, philanthropic, academic, and political communities at the Associated Black Charities (ABC) 2014 Annual Gala, held on June 14, 2014, at Martin’s West in Baltimore County. More than 1,000 people gathered for this year’s gala – a masked ball, in keeping with the [...]

Murthy Pays It Forward with $1 Million Gift to AIC Immigration Programs

Profoundly grateful to her adopted country for so many opportunities to fulfill her own American dream – more opportunities than she could ever repay – Sheela Murthy is paying it forward. She has committed to a 20-year, $1 million gift to the American Immigration Council (AIC), a Washington D.C.-based think tank, and the nation’s leading [...]

MLF Attorney Assists at CASA de Maryland Citizenship Day

It was yet another example of our values in action: Brian Green, a supervising attorney at the Murthy Law Firm (MLF), took time out from the Memorial Day weekend to provide pro bono legal advice to aspiring citizens at a naturalization clinic sponsored by CASA de Maryland. The event was held on Sunday, May 25th [...]

Maryland Chamber Inducts Leaders into the Business Hall of Fame

As Vice Chair of the Maryland Chamber of Commerce, Sheela Murthy regularly finds herself among the crème de la crème of Maryland’s business community. Most recently, Murthy was at the Chamber’s 2014 Annual Meeting and Business Hall of Fame Dinner, held on May 6th in Upper Marlboro, Maryland. During the welcoming remarks, the Chairman shared [...]

MLF Paralegals Assist at AILA Citizenship Day

There’s a shared commitment to public service at the Murthy Law Firm (MLF), and this holds true for every member of our staff. Every week, in ways large and small, our team is giving back to the community, sharing their talents for the benefit of others. A great example: MLF paralegals Kelli Sandilands and Brianna [...]

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