3.0 stars 3 totalReview Michael Murphy
Posted by Alison
I was referred to Mr. Murphy in 2008 by a coworker, who had previously used his services. I was initiating a divorce from my husband, and I had two young children, at the time, so my primary concerns centered around child custody. Mr. Murphy was excellent at educating me on the process of divorce and what to expect. He assisted me in drafting a Marital Separation Agreement that my (now) ex husband and I were able to come to agreement in signing, just over a month after we initiated the process, allowing me to maintain primary physical custody of my children. In 2012, when I found myself in need of further legal advice over trying to modify child support, I appreciated that Mr. Murphy evaluated my situation before having me retain his services again; he wanted to ensure that I wasn't going to spend thousands of dollars to fight for hundreds of dollars in return. I can say that not every lawyer has this approach and it reaffirmed to me that I had chosen a trustworthy lawyer, who had my best interests, as well as the interests of my children, in mind. Mr. Murphy is very effective at giving advice that you might not always like to hear, but need to, if you are to make wise decisions. As it turned out, it did make sense to seek a child support modification and, not only was my request granted by the judge, but Mr. Murphy was able to get a portion of my legal costs reimbursed through his excellent presentation of the case in the courtroom. I found Mr. Murphy's staff so welcoming and helpful through this entire process that it made an extremely stressful time a little less difficult. The last thing anyone wants when they are going through a divorce or child custody battle is to feel like they are at odds with their lawyer, and Mr. Murphy and his staff made me feel like a friend, who they cared about, while also dealing with the tough legal matters. Having such a positive experience with Mr. Murphy's law firm led me to choose to begin working for Mr. Murphy in 2015, which might be the greatest affirmation of my trust in his abilities I could possibly give.
Posted by a Divorce client
I hired the assistance of this law firm in a divorce matter; this lawyer is arrogant and does not care about the client, does not deliver any results. If you are looking for someone to represent you in any matter, this is not the law-firm you want by your side.
Posted by a Child Support client
The recommendation is with serious reservations,. At the time I retained Mr. Murphy, he appeared to be pretty good. After the fact, I found that his representation had overlooked significant elements of a child support case and cost be tens of thousands of dollars.