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 2015 and 2016 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) & 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

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.

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.

Reported Cases



[1] I was involved in this case since I was a first year law student, and saw the Gaymon matter through until its completion in 2005.

Honors and Awards

  • Best Lawyers in America for 2014 for Trusts and Estates – Litigation (DC Area)
  • Best Lawyers in America for 2015 & 2016 for Trusts and Estates and Trusts and Estates – Litigation (DC Area)
  • Named to Super Lawyers since 2007 (Virginia)

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • George Mason American Inn of Court, Member, 2012 to present
  • 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 present
  • 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

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

formerly Jean Galloway Ball, PLC

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