Municipal Court Judge Elisa Murphy








Honorable Elisa Murphy

Hamilton County Courthouse
1000 Main Street
Room 144
Cincinnati, Ohio 45202

Erica Farris, Bailiff
Phone Number: 513-946-5256

Fax: 513-946-5258


About Judge Murphy

Judge Elisa Murphy is the District 1 Municipal Court Judge. She was previously a magistrate in Hamilton County Common Pleas Court, Juvenile Division for 16.5 years. She has been an attorney for 25 years with her practice focusing on Criminal, Family and Civil Law.

While a magistrate she has handled some of the most high profile cases in Hamilton County Juvenile Court. She brings a specialty in dealing with families affected by the opioid crisis and the affect the addiction has on families. Judge Elisa Murphy brings a wealth of knowledge in handling the increasing mental health population. In addition, she is a proponent of bail reform.

Judge Elisa Murphy is extremely active in her community and has held key roles in major civil and service organizations. She is also an adjunct professor at Indiana Wesleyan University. Judge Elisa Murphy and her family grew up in Evanston and owned a restaurant and store in the West End. In addition, she attended school and graduated within Hamilton County Municipal Court District 1.