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Location: Fairfax, Virginia
Phone: (571) 421-2992
Toll Free: (888) 392-8654
Fax: 703-591-5082

Kimberley Ann Murphy became a principal of the firm in June, 2005. She had been an Associate with the firm since being admitted to the Virginia State Bar in October 2000. Ms. Murphy concentrates her practice in the areas of Administrative Law, Estates and Trusts (planning and litigation) and Business (incorporation, planning, sale/purchase & litigation). She has appeared on numerous occasions before many circuit courts throughout the Commonwealth, in addition to the Court of Appeals of Virginia and the Supreme Court of Virginia, as well as the Virginia Department of Health Professions and Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control. In 2007, Ms. Murphy was admitted to practice before the Supreme Court of the United States.

Ms. Murphy has published an article with the Virginia Bar Association's Wills, Trusts & Estates section as well as presented a seminar for funeral professionals for the International Order of the Golden Rule.

Areas of Practice

  • 60% Estate/Trust Litigation
  • 25% Estate/Trust Administration
  • 15% Civil Litigation
  • Administrative Law
  • Estates and Trusts (Planning and Litigation)
  • Business (Incorporation, Planning, Sale/Purchase, Litigation)

Litigation Percentage

  • 80% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Virginia, 2000
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Virginia, 2000
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 4th Circuit, 2003
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 2007


  • Michigan State University College of Law, East Lansing, Michigan
    • J.D. magna cum laude - 2000
    • Honors: Order of the Barristers
    • Honors: Moot Court - Member (1998 - 1999)
    • Honors: Moot Court - Executive Director (1999 - 2000)
    • Law Review: Michigan State University College of Law, Staff (1998-1999), 1998 - 2000
    • Law Review: Michigan State University College of Law, Managing Editor of Notes & Comments (1999-2000), 1998 - 2000
  • Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan
    • B.A. - 1995
    • Honors: Dean's List - 1994
    • Honors: Dean's List - 1995
    • Major: Economics

Published Works

  • Richmond Magazine's Super Lawyer Section, Top Virginia Lawyers - Rising Stars, 2007
  • Richmond Magazine's Super Lawyer Section, Top Virginia Lawyers - Rising Stars, 2008
  • Fiduciaries & Counsellors Beware - A Lesson in Good Faith & Prudence, Virginia Bar Association, Fall, 2004
  • Proactive Measures that Protect Funeral Professionals from Liability, International Order of the Golden Rule, June, 2005
  • Sex Offender Registration Statutes and the Use of Writs of Habeas Corpus, Michigan State University Law Review

Representative Cases

Honors and Awards

  • Member, Order of the Barristers

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • MSU-DC Alumni Association, Executive Board (Secretary)
  • The Virginia Bar Association, Wills, Trust & Estate, Administrative Law and Young Lawyers Sections, Member
  • American Bar Association, Litigation and Law Practice Management Sections, Member
  • Fairfax Bar Association, Wills, Trusts & Estates Section, Co-Chair, 2004 - 2008
  • Fairfax Bar Association, Wills, Trusts & Estates Section, Member
  • Central Fairfax Chamber of Commerce
  • Virginia Women Attorneys Association

Pro Bono Activities

  • Volunteer, Alternative House a Safe Youth Program, Annandale, Virginia, 2007 - 2008
  • Volunteer, Cleveland Rutherford Kidney Association, 2008 - 2009


  • Omicron Delta Epsilon

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