Attorney Michael Vaughan Passes

With heavy hearts, the firm announces the passing on July 20, 2022, of Murphy Desmond attorney Michael R. Vaughan.

Mike began his legal career in 1962, and joined Murphy Desmond in 1972. His practice emphasized administrative law and government relations, earning him recognition and rankings for his skills by Best Lawyers in America, Martindale-Hubbell, Who’s Who, and Madison Magazine’s “Top Lawyers.” As a shareholder at the firm, Mike also served as President of Murphy Desmond for a number of years.

Following his retirement in 2006, Mike worked of counsel for the firm until becoming an emeritus attorney in recent years.

Mike’s contributions to the firm’s success, as well as his friendship and collaboration with our founder Bob Murphy and other firm peers, will always be appreciated and remembered.

Our condolences go out to Mike’s family and friends.

See his obituary here.

Published July 21, 2022