What began as a small solo practice in 1994 has grown into a leader in the field of immigration law. Located in Owings Mills, Maryland, the firm’s physical location in the Baltimore area serves only as a base for the worldwide operations of the firm’s immigration law practice. The Murthy Law Firm boasts nearly 100 lawyers and staff at its main office in the Baltimore suburb of Owings Mills, Maryland, and satellite office in Seattle, Washington, with still more employees at its affiliate offices in Chennai and Hyderabad, India.
With her Harvard Law degree in hand, and several years’ experience working at large firms in New York and Baltimore, Sheela Murthy decided the time had come to launch out on her own. The Law Office of Sheela Murthy came into existence in the summer of 1994, thanks in no small measure to the consistent support and encouragement of Sheela Murthy’s husband, Vasant Nayak. Themselves immigrants from India, Murthy credits her husband with being her teammate and support system. It was Nayak who convinced her that the internet was the wave of the future. He has designed MurthyDotCom, dedicated to providing free services through a regular chat, online bulletin board, weekly eNewsletter, and more.
Operating as the Murthy Law Firm since 2005, it has been the couple’s brainchild since its beginning, nurtured and cherished. Every client is a new milestone and every case is deserving of the attention it receives. After all, who could understand better that an immigration case is not just a case? Each file embodies the lives and dreams of a family like her own – a family that wants to participate and share in the American dream – adding to the dreams and aspirations of the immigrants who built this great nation.
The Murthy Law Firm has grown by leaps and bounds, supported by carefully selected professionals, passionate about being the best and giving nothing less to those who seek its services. To Murthy, every individual with whom she has come in contact has given her a new perspective and the inspiration to keep improving upon what has already been achieved – be it the amazing American dedication to work and results or the innate Indian ability to triumph over difficult odds. Today, Murthy herself makes an excellent ideal for those wishing to realize the great American dream. While cherishing her roots, which taught her to make the most rewarding use of each and every blessed opportunity, she also feels deeply attached to her adopted country, which respects perseverance over inheritance and limits an individual only by her dreams.