5.0 stars 7 totalReview Michael Murphy
What can I say? I have custody of my 2 children as a male Military Service member. This would not have been possible if it wasn't for Mr. Murphy and his outstanding team! Not only did I obtain an exceptional lawyer but gained a family friend. I fully recommend and endorse Mr. Murphy. Thanks TEAM!
Michael's office made the divorce process quick and painless. The entire staff was extremely helpful throughout the entire process. Sometimes it seemed like I had the answer to my email before I even hit sent due to their immediate responses.
When I think of Mr. Michael K. Murphy words like top-tier, superlative, exemplary, first-class, and second to none immediatley come to mind. While serving overseas, I found myself in need of a divorce attorney. After doing a thoruogh internet seach of Divorce Attorneys in Fairfax, VA and reading Mr. Murphy's profile and reviews, I decided he was the type of Attorney that I was seeking. I could not have made a better decision in choosing him to represent me. From the first consultation until the final divorce, Mr. Murphy provided a high level of competency and guidance. I have absolutely no regrets in hiring him and received the exact results that I expected. He kept me up-to-date throughout the entire process, leaving very few questions to be asked. Whenever I had any questions, he always provided clear answers and made certian that I totally understood all of the agreements in the divorce order prior to my signing. If you are seeking high-quality representation, I highly reccommend Mr. Murphy, you will surely receive "first-rate" services with outstanding results.
You usually find yourself in need of a family lawyer for the first time when you are in a crisis and looking for an expert in the law to guide you and help you get your life back on track. I came to Mike under these circumstances and can definitively say that Mike is exactly the kind of confident, competent and aggressive attorney you are looking for in a time of crisis, no matter the complexity of your case. His intimate, family-focused firm specializes in helping military servicemembers and understands the unique aspects of their lives. Most importantly, he is uniquely equipped and experienced in how to best represent those interests in negotiations and the courtroom. He was superb at guiding me through the emotional roller coaster that comes with divorce and contested custody, skillfully moving between motivational coach and drill sergeant as the needs of his client called for it, and always driving me towards my stated desired end state. Even during my moments of self doubt, he kept us on track. He is conscientious of your money and time, builds a strategy that will work for your budget, and tells you where you stand at all times. Looking back on the over two years of litigation I did with Mike, in both Virginia's District and Circuit courts, involving complex jurisdictional issues across two states in a highly contested case, I can unhesitatingly state that Mike's initial assessments on the likely outcome of various aspects of the case turned out to be spot on, both the good and the bad. Most importantly, he got me where I wanted to go--his "belt and suspenders" approach to protecting your interests and advancing your agenda proved invaluable and were critical to the successful outcome of my case. I always knew where we were going next--no matter if it went our way or took a wrong turn--there was no doubt that he had a plan and we were in control. I doubt anyone could find an attorney in Northern Virginia, maybe anywhere, that invests himself in his client's case or is as committed to their cause as much as Mike Murphy is. I would not only recommend Mike as an exceptional family attorney, but would say he is one of the best in the business, bar none. He has my highest endorsement.
I made the decision to retain Michael Kevin Murphy as my attorney soon after I met him. He immediately introduced me to his office manager, his paralegal and his legal assistant. The team greeted me in an office that was neither sterile nor clinical but warm and inviting, a "family" type environment. I knew, in an instant, that I was in the appropriate place for my "Family Law" matter.
Mr. Murphy and his team demonstrated compassion, kindness and a genuine understanding of my emotions, which were very fragile, at the time. My husband of many, many, years was seeking a divorce and I needed a lawyer. I asked Mr. Murphy many questions and he, in turn, asked specific questions of me. I was a military spouse. Mr. Murphy had been in the military. He was well versed in military law. He had handled many cases involving dependent military spouses both male and female and was knowledgeable of all aspects of spousal benefits. Mr. Murphy was honest, sincere and very straightforward with me. We, at times, disagreed but I usually deferred to his suggestions, explanations and good judgment. He was the legal professional and I trusted him.
Mr. Murphy was organized and efficient. He gave me a schedule/guideline of the legal process with regard to divorce in the state of Virginia but cautioned that some things were apt to change. Our meetings were to the point. We communicated by email or phone. I also had significant interaction with the paralegal and legal assistant who were very professional in their own right.
I am now divorced. Mr. Murphy was very instrumental in securing a very good outcome for me. I appreciate his hard work and skillfulness as an attorney. I also appreciate his kindness and understanding in what was the most difficult time of my life.
Words I would use to describe Mr. Murphy: Honest, Skillful, Astute, Fair, Compassionate, Resourceful, Sincere, Courteous, Straightforward, No-Nonsense and Accessible.
Michael Kevin Murphy is the best choice for anyone in need of a family law attorney in Northern Virginia. He helped me through a very difficult divorce; to protect my daughter, and; my relationship with her. Mr. Murphy is a man of unquestionable integrity and he enjoys a sterling reputation in the courts and among his colleagues. He is an expert in the law and, as a Veteran himself, he understands the needs of military service families. He has clients around the world who rely on him. He gets things done right the first time, and he leverages technology to do things as economically as possible. If you need help from someone who will protect your interests, then you will find no one better than Michael Kevin 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.