Ward & Murphy

Attorneys and Counselors at Law


"Real Lawyers Serving Real People"































  Ward & Murphy is a general practice law firm with a main office in Groton, New York and a satellite office in Ithaca, New York.  We are Areal lawyers serving real people@  who take pride in serving the legal needs of the citizens of Tompkins County, New York.

  We are proud to have served our fellow citizens: young people, couples just starting out, entrepreneurs, senior citizens
B people from all walks of life.  We look forward to the opportunity to bring our timely service to you.

  We created this website to answer some of your questions about our services, our personnel and some of your basic questions about area courts.  If you have suggestions for our site, please e-mail them to Liam Murphy at:
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Ward & Murphy

170 Main Street

Groton, New York  13073












Main Office Phone: 607-898-3190

Main Office Fax: 607-898-3765

Ithaca Office Phone: 607-272-2816

Toll Free: 877-212-4722

Ithaca Office Alternate Line: 607-280-4954

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