Sean P. Murphy

In 30 years at the Globe, Sean P. Murphy has worked as a general assignment reporter, an enterprise reporter, the federal court reporter, an investigative reporter, the casino and gambling reporter and, now, the consumer advocacy reporter. He is also a law school graduate and part-time journalism professor.

Latest stories


Lacrosse standout is benched because his head is too big

By , Globe Staff

A former high school all-star, Alex Chu was recruited for lacrosse at Wheaton College. But now he can’t join his team on the field because they can’t find a helmet large enough for him.

Sean P. Murphy | The Fine Print

A pricey personal training contract with a vulnerable client raises some troubling questions

By , Globe Staff

Jessie Fire signed up for a personal training contract costing $14,400. Pricey, perhaps, but not otherwise an unusual transaction, except for the fact that Jessie is mentally challenged.

Sean P. Murphy | The Fine Print

An update to the case of the Salem woman who took her cat outside

By , Globe staff

A Salem woman, who was sued by the owner of a pet shelter for taking her adopted cat for a little romp in her backyard, will get to keep her beloved Muse.

Sean P. Murphy | The Fine Print

His truck broke down minutes after buying it. He still hasn’t gotten a refund

By , Globe Staff

Robert Crotty Jr., 18, drove away from the used car lot in his new pickup filled with pride and excitement. Three blocks away, the 2002 Dodge Dakota died.