Kimberley Murphy

Top 10 Wills, Trusts, Estates and Probate Law
Hale Ball Carlson Baumgartner Murphy, PLC
10511 Judicial Drive
Fairfax, VA 22030
(703) 962-1164
www.valawyers.comattorneys/kimberley-ann-murphy


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 Administrative Law (professional license compliance), Estates and Trusts (administration and 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 the Fairfax Bar Association and National Business Institute. She was named to Best Lawyers in America for 2014 for Trusts and Estates - Litigation, and for 2015 for Trusts and Estates and Trusts and Estates - Litigation. She attained an AV-rated peer review in 2014, and has been named to Super Lawyers since 2007.

Areas of Practice

75% Estate/Trust Litigation
15% General Civil/Business Litigation
10% Estate/Trust Administration
Administrative Law

Litigation Percentage

90% 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

Education

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
Member, Order of the Barristers

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

Jae-Woo Cha v. Korean Presbyterian Church, 262 Va. 604; 553 S.E.2d 511 (Supreme Court of Virginia 2001)
1924 Leonard Road, L.L.C. v. Van Roekel, 272 Va. 543, 636 S.E.2d 378 (Supreme Court of Virginia 2006)
Wiese v. Wiese, 46 Va. App. 399, 617 S.E.2d 427 (Court of Appeals of Virginia 2005)
Specialty Beverage Co.,Specialty Beverage Co., Inc. v. Virginia Alcoholic Beverage Control Bd.,, 51 Va. App. 154; 655 S.E.2d 740 (Court of Appeals of Virginia 2008)
In re Estate of Dolby, 2008 Va. Cir. LEXIS 181, Case No. CL 2007-14850 (Fairfax Co. Cir. Ct. 2008)
Gelles Racing, Inc. v. Ferris, 75 Va. Cir. 273 (Fairfax Co. Cir. Ct. 2008)
Higham v. Williams, 2008 Va. Cir. LEXIS 27, Case No. CL-2006-11954 (Fairfax Co. Cir. Ct. 2008)
Buch v. Buch, Record No. 1833-07-4, 2008 Va. App. LEXIS 147 (Va. Ct. App. 2008)
Estate of Dennis Freeland Edwards, Case No. 78932 (Prince William Co. Cir. Ct. 2009)
Gaymon v. Gaymon, 63 Va. Cir. 264 (Fairfax Co. Cir. Ct. 2003)
Gaymon v. Gaymon, 258 Va. 225, 519 S.E.2d 142 (Va. 1999 1999)

Honors and Awards

Best Lawyers in America for 2014 for Trusts and Estates - Litigation
Best Lawyers in America for 2015 for Trusts and Estates and Trusts and Estates - Litigation
Named to Super Lawyers since 2007

Professional Associations and Memberships

George Mason American Inn of Court, Member, 2012
MSU-DC Alumni Association, Member, 2006 to present
MSU-DC Alumni Association, Executive Board (Secretary), 2006-2008
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

Fraternities/Sororities

Omicron Delta Epsilon