Kimberley Ann Murphy

Partner

Phone: 703-591-4900

Fax: 703-591-5082

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Curriculum Vitae

Kimberley Ann Murphy, Esq., has been a partner and principal attorney of the law firm of Hale Ball Carlson Baumgartner Murphy, PLC, in Fairfax, Virginia, since 2005. She had been an Associate with the firm since being admitted to the Virginia State Bar in October 2000. Attorney Murphy concentrates her practice in the areas of Elder Law (contested guardianships), Estates and Trusts Litigation, and Business/Civil 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, Attorney Murphy was admitted to practice before the Supreme Court of the United States.

Attorney Kimberley 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. She has presented CLE’s for Virginia CLE, the Fairfax Bar Association and National Business Institute. She was named to Best Lawyers in America for 2014 for Trusts and Estates – Litigation, and 2015 and 2016 for Trusts and Estates and Trusts and Estates – Litigation, with a Lawyer of the Year distinction for Trusts and Estates – Litigation for 2017 and 2019. She attained an AV-rated peer review in 2014 for Martindale Hubbell, and has been named to Super Lawyers since 2007.

 

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  • 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
  • Representative Cases
  • Published Works
    • 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 2000.
  • Professional Memberships & Associations
    • George Mason American Inn of Court, Member, 2012 to 2018
    • MSU-DC Alumni Association, Member, 2006 to present
    • MSU-DC Alumni Association, Executive Board (Secretary), 2006-2008
    • The Virginia Bar Association, Wills, Trust & Estates, Administrative Law and Elder Law Sections, Member
    • American Bar Association, Litigation and Law Practice Management Sections, Member
    • Fairfax Bar Association, Wills, Trusts & Estates Section, Co-Chair, 2004 – 2008; 2015 to 2016
      Fairfax Bar Association, Wills, Trusts & Estates Section, Member
    • Virginia Women Attorneys Association
    • National Association of Elder Law Attorneys
    • Virginia Association of Elder Law Attorneys
    • Litigation Counsel of America, 2015 through present
    • Fellows of the American Bar Foundation, 2018 through present
  • Honors & Awards
    • AV Preeminent Rating, Martindale Hubbell since 2014
    • Best Lawyers in America for 2014 for Trusts and Estates – Litigation (DC Metro Area)
    • Best Lawyers in America for 2015 through 2020 for Trusts and Estates and Trusts and Estates – Litigation (DC Metro Area)
    • Best Lawyers in America Attorney of the Year, DC Metro Area for Trusts and Estates – Litigation 2017 and 2019
    • Named to Super Lawyers since 2007 (Virginia)
    • Named to America’s Top 100 Bet-the-Company Litigators, 2020
    • Named Top Women Faculty of 2019 for Lawline
  • Pro Bono Activities

    • Volunteer, Alternative House a Safe Youth Program, Annandale, Virginia, 2007 – 2008

    • Volunteer, Cleveland Rutherford Kidney Association, 2008 – 2009

  • Education Details
    • Michigan State University College of Law, East Lansing, Michigan
      • J.D. (Magna Cum Laude) – 2000
      • Honors: Order of the Barristers, Member
      • Honors: Moot Court – Member (1998 – 1999) & Executive Director (1999 – 2000)
      • Law Review: Michigan State University College of Law, Staff (1998-1999), Managing Editor of Notes & Comments (1999-2000), 1998 – 2000
    • Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan
      • B.A. of Economics – 1995
  • CLE’S/Speaking Engagements
    • “Probate – Administration and Litigation”, Probate 101 for the Non-Estate Practitioner, Fairfax Bar Association, 2006.
    • “Probate Litigation”, Your Step-by-Step Guide Through Troubled Probate (NBI), 2011.
    • “Maintaining an Ethical Balance in Probate Practice”, The Probate Process from Start to Finish (NBI), 2012.
      “Litigating the Case in Probate Court”, The Probate Process from Start to Finish (NBI), 2012.
    • “Probate Litigation”, Probate Bootcamp (NBI), 2014.
    • “Ethics”, Probate Bootcamp (NBI), 2014.
    • “Probate Disputes and Litigation”, The Probate Process from Start to Finish (NBI – Fairfax only), 2015.
    • “Handling Claims Against the Estate,” The Probate Process from Start to Finish (NBI – Fairfax and Richmond), 2015.
    • “Ethics”, The Probate Process from Start to Finish (NBI – Fairfax and Richmond), 2015.
    • “Key Elements of Effective Wills”, Estate Planning from A to Z (NBI), 2016.
    • “Ethics”, Estate Planning from A to Z (NBI), 2016.
    • “Where Family Law & Trusts & Estates Collide: The New Elective Share & Augmented Estate in Virginia,” Virginia Trial Lawyers Association, Presentation to Family Law Section, March 31, 2017.
    • “Ethical Challenges in Estate Administration”, Estate Administration Procedures: Why Each Step is Important (NBI), 2019.
    • “Common Issues to be Prepared for in Litigation and Probate”, Estate Administration Procedures: Why Each Step is Important (NBI), 2019.
    • “How to Succeed in a Contested Guardianship Proceeding”, Lawline 2019 (co-presentation with Jean Galloway Ball).
    • “Ethics in Estate Planning & Administration in Virginia”, Lawline 2019 (co-presentation with Lisa M. Campo).
    • “Introduction to Contested Guardianships in Virginia”, Lawline 2019 (co-presentation with Jean Galloway Ball).
    • “Family Dynamics in Estate Planning: Pitfalls and Possible Solutions in VA”, Lawline 2019 (co-presentation with Lisa M. Campo).
    • “Nuts & Bolts of Estate Administration in Virginia”, Lawline 2019 (co-presentation with Lisa M. Campo).
    • “Trust Disputes & Litigation in Virginia”, Lawline 2019 (co-presentation with Lisa M. Campo).
    • “Handling Creditor Claims and Debt”, Estate Administration Step-by-Step – An Interactive Workshop (NBI), 2017.
    • “Ethics in Estate Administration: What Would You Do?”, Estate Administration Step-by-Step – An Interactive Workshop (NBI), 2017.
    • “Dealing with the Spouse’s Elective Shares”, The Probate Process From Start to Finish for Paralegals (NBI), 2017.
    • “Ethical Perils in the Probate Process”, The Probate Process From Start to Finish for Paralegals (NBI), 2017.
    • “Client Screening and Intake”, Estate Planning: A How-To-Guide (NBI) 2018.
    • “Who is the Fiduciary?”, Estate Planning: A How-To-Guide (NBI) 2018.
    • “Ethical Considerations”, Estate Planning: A How-To-Guide (NBI) 2018.
    • “Effective Use of Evidence”, Trial Preparation From Start to Finish for Paralegals (NBI) 2018.
    • “Succeeding at Trial”, Trial Preparation From Start to Finish for Paralegals (NBI) 2018.

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