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Nora Murphy



T (703) 657-6605
F (703) 774-1201

12005 Sunrise Valley Drive
Suite 200
Reston, VA 20191


Nora joined Plave Koch as an associate in May 2021. She previously focused her practice on litigation and family law matters with a mid-sized firm in central Maryland. Before entering private practice, Nora served as the Judicial Law Clerk to the Honorable Susan Souder in the Circuit Court for Baltimore County, Maryland for two years.

Nora’s practice is focused on advising business owners on legal requirements and issues as they develop a franchise system, drafting franchise and other agreements for the franchise relationship, preparing disclosure documents required by federal, state, and foreign laws, coordinating annual franchise registration filings, counseling franchisors in managing relationships with their franchisees, and providing support to representation of franchisors in disputes with existing and former franchisees. In particular, Nora enjoys drafting clear and practical agreements, performing legal research, and maintaining a strong attention to detail on behalf of her clients.



  • George Washington University (J.D., with High Honors); Order of the Coif; Production Editor, The George Washington University Law Review; Recipient of the Laurence E. Seibel Memorial Award in Labor and Employment Law
  • University of Maryland, College Park (B.S. cum laude)


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Admitted to Practice

  • Maryland
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