Kiersten Murphy is a shareholder at Gallagher & Kennedy, P.A., practicing in public bidding and procurement law and commercial litigation. In addition, Kiersten has worked alongside lawyers in the firm’s Native American affairs practice. She is a member of the State Bar of Arizona and the American Bar Association, and is licensed to practice in all Arizona State Courts, the United States District Court of Arizona, and the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.
As a member of the Public Bidding & Procurement practice group, Kiersten provides top-notch legal counsel to clients who need help identifying and pursuing opportunities to do business with the government. Nearly every government entity has its own procurement opportunity notification system, process, timeline, rules and regulations. Without adequate legal guidance, it can be intimidating and cumbersome for companies to identify these lucrative business opportunities, let alone pursue them.
The Public Bidding & Procurement practice group has extensive experience navigating the complex and specialized public bidding and procurement laws from start to finish, beginning with assisting clients to identify and pursue meaningful revenue-generating opportunities for their companies, and to work through bid protests and other contract-related matters.
As a commercial litigator, Kiersten represents businesses and individuals pursuing or defending against a variety of civil lawsuits, including: breach of contract claims, trade secrets, temporary restraining orders, judgment enforcement/collection, civil appeals, etc.
As a participant in the firm’s Native American Affairs practice, Kiersten has assisted in providing strategic legal advice to Native American tribes, tribal organizations and affiliated entities, including matters regarding tribal sovereignty and tribal government.
Licensed since 2003
I have had the privilege of practicing with Kiersten for several years and have worked closely with her on a variety of high-profile matters sounding in public bidding & procurement law, commercial litigation, and Native American affairs. Across the board, Kiersten is an established litigator and advocate. She's highly intelligent, motivated and thorough. As a result, she consistently provides top-notch legal counsel to her clients.
Laura Antonuccio Litigation Attorney
|Award Name||Grantor||Date Granted|
|John S. Armstrong Award||Arizona State University Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law||2003|
|Pedrick Scholar||Arizona State University Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law||2003|
|Order of the Coif||Arizona State University Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law||2003|
|Summa Cum Laude||Arizona State University Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law||2003|
|Highest Score, Arizona Bar Exam||State Bar of Arizona||2003|
|Law Clerk, Justice Andrew Hurwitz||Arizona Supreme Court||2003 - 2004|
|Association Name||Position Name||Duration|
|American Bar Association||Member, Public Contract Law Section||2013 - Present|
|State Bar of Arizona||Member, Administrative Law Section||2013 - Present|
|State Bar of Arizona, Administrative Law Section||Executive Council, Member-at-Large||2013 - Present|
|State Bar of Arizona||Member, Trial Practice Section||2003 - Present|
|Phoenix Business Journal||Phoenix law firms boost procurement, zoning practice areas||2013|
|AZBEX Arizona Builders Exchange||Procurement Law at a Glance, Guidelines for Avoiding Common Procurement Pitfalls||2013|
|Gallagher & Kennedy Newsletter||Public Bidding & Procurement News||2013|
|Phoenix Business Journal||Profile: Kiersten Murphy, partner, Gallagher & Kennedy PA||2011|
|Press Release||G&K Elects Three New Shareholders||2010|
|Press Release||Gallagher & Kennedy Forms 'Public Bidding & Procurement' Practice Group||2003|
|Arizona State University Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law||N/A||Juris Doctorate||2003|
|Northern Arizona University||Business Administration, Finance||BS - Bachelor of Science||2000|