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Michael Murphy


Formerly the Prosecutor of Morris County and a candidate for Governor of New Jersey, Michael Murphy is also a registered lobbyist and co-founder of Impact NJ, LLC.

Mr. Murphy served as a public defender, municipal attorney, municipal prosecutor, county prosecutor, and in private practice, specializing in such areas as land use planning, products liability, and civil and corporate litigation.

Jason Orlando of Murphy Orlando LLC

Jason F. Orlando


A former Deputy Attorney General for New Jersey, Mr. Orlando has years of experience in both government and the private sector. Mr. Orlando served as a Special Assistant to former Attorney General (and current Chief Justice of the New Jersey Supreme Court) Stuart Rabner and former Attorneys General Anne Milgram and Zulima Farber.

Mr. Orlando practices in the areas of business litigation, government law, criminal defense, and land use.

John Bartlett, Esq., of Murphy Orlando LLC

John W. Bartlett


John W. Bartlett’s practice includes complex commercial litigation, appellate litigation, election and campaign finance law, and litigation and counseling for non-profit and tax exempt organizations.

Mr. Bartlett is a trial attorney with experience in a broad range of litigation areas, including corporate governance and fiduciary duties, redevelopment law and public bidding practices, tort claims, business divorce, and criminal defense.

Christopher D. Zingaro joined Murphy Orlando after serving as a Judicial Clerk in the New Jersey Superior Court, Middlesex County, for the Honorable Benjamin S. Bucca, Jr.

Christopher D. Zingaro


Mr. Zingaro joined the firm after serving as a Judicial Clerk in the New Jersey Superior Court, Middlesex County, for Benjamin S. Bucca, Jr.

Mr. Zingaro received his J.D. from Rutgers School of Law. His interests led him to work alongside real estate developers, local government actors, and nonprofit community development groups.

Debbie Rydarowski of Murphy Orlando LLC

Debra Rydarowski


Ms. Rydarowski joined the firm in 2019 and practices in the areas of business litigation and government law.

Her law firm experience includes working as a Litigation Associate at Lowenstein Sander PC and Herold Law PA.  Ms. Rydarowski also served as an Adjunct Professor at Middlesex County College

Arthur R. Sypek, Jr.


Mr. Sypek joined Murphy Orlando in 2011 from one of the state’s largest and oldest law firms and brings over 37 years of experience in municipal and county government to the firm.

Mr. Sypek currently serves as the Mercer County Counsel and previously served as Counsel to the Mercer County Board of Freeholders.

T. Sean Jackson


T. Sean Jackson focuses on real estate law for the firm and uses his extensive government relations background to assist in land use approvals and hearings before governmental agencies.

Previously, Mr. Jackson served for four years as U.S. Senator Robert Torricelli’s Chief of Staff in New Jersey.



Murphy Orlando LLC is a state-wide, full service law firm with offices in Jersey City and Trenton.

In addition to their legal skills, the attorneys of Murphy Orlando LLC offer expertise on public-sector issues that is grounded in years of work in, and exposure to, New Jersey state and local government.