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Colin Christopher Murphy

Colin Christopher Murphy

Practice areas:

DUI & DWI, Criminal Defense

    About Me

    Defending the Accused Drinking Driver.

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    Practice Areas

    1. DUI & DWI: 75%
      10 years
    2. Criminal Defense: 25%
      10 years

    Payment

    Fees:

    Fixed (Always)

    Payment Types:

    Cash, Check, Credit Card

    Attorney Endorsements

    16 total 

    • Thomas Deacon Steven Farnsworth

      I endorse this lawyer. Colin Murphy is an excellent attorney. He has demonstrated a mastery of criminal issues. I find him to be particularly skilled in the areas of defense to include operating while intoxicated (OWI/DUI) as well as drug cases. Ive been fortunate to listen to him present on the issue of search and seizure which including drug dog searches. I highly recommend him if you find yourself in criminal trouble.

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      Thomas Farnsworth Criminal Defense Attorney
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    • Megan Anne Lantz

      Colin Murphy is an excellent criminal defense attorney. Our office routinely refers clients to him.

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      Megan Lantz Immigration Attorney
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    Resume

    License

    StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
    IARetired/Inactive199808/22/2015
    PARetired199708/03/2015

    Professional Misconduct

    We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

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    Awards

    Award NameGrantorDate Granted
    Pharmacology of ETOH, Marijuana & Benzodiazepines - CertificateThe McShane Firm, LLC2011
    NHTSA SFST Practitioner Certificate of Completion (24 Hours)Platt & Associates2009
    Certificate of Competency - BAC DataMasterNational Patent Analytical Systems, Inc.2008
    Forensic Blood & Urine Testing Certificate (28 Hours)William C. Head / Headlines Marketing2008
    12th Annual DUI SeminarNCDD/NACDL2008
    Honors GraduateDrake Law School1996
    Research EditorDrake Law Review1995
    Staff MemberDrake Law Review1994

    Work Experience

    TitleCompany NameDuration
    AttorneyColin Murphy, P.C.2009 - Present
    AttorneyPrivate Practice1998 - 2009
    Legal InternFederal Public Defender of Iowa1995 - 1996

    Associations

    Association NamePosition NameDuration
    Iowa State Court AdminsitrationDistrict 2A Judicial Nominating Commission2014 - 2014
    NORML Legal CommitteeMember2011 - Present
    Iowa Association for JusticeBoard of Governors2009 - 2012
    National College of DUI DefenseMember2008 - Present
    Iowa Association for JusticeLegislative Committee2008 - 2012
    Iowa Association for Justice, Criminal Law Core GroupMember2006 - 2012
    Iowa State Bar Association, Criminal Law SectionExecutive Committee2005 - 2008
    Blackstone American Inn of CourtMember1996 - 1996

    Legal Cases

    Case NameOutcome
    State v. R.L., Iowa District Court for Frankin County No. OWCR501509Not Guilty Verdict
    State v. M.O., Iowa District Court for Worth County No. OWCR007601Charges Dismissed
    State v. K.M., Iowa District Court for Worth County No. FECR008460Charges Dismissed

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    Publications

    Publication NameTitleDate
    Lawyers & Judges Publishing CompanyIowa OWI Defense: The Law and Practice2014
    Defending DUI Vehicular Homicide CasesCreating Reasonable Doubt Through Independent Forensic Investigation2013
    Colin Murphy, P.C.How to Choose a DUI Lawyer in Iowa2013
    Colin Murphy, P.C.Asleep at the Wheel - 25 Ways to Lose Winnable DUI Cases2013

    Education

    School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
    Drake Law SchoolLawJ.D. with Honors1996
    Grinnell CollegeGeneral Science - BiologyBA - Bachelor of Arts1991

    Speaking Engagements

    Conference NameTitleDate
    Iowa Association for Justice - Annual Workers' Compensation SeminarThe Intoxication Defense: Law & Science2014
    Iowa Association for Justice - Annual Criminal Law SeminarOWI Roundtable2013
    Iowa Association for Justice - Annual Criminal Law SeminarUnreasonable Sniff and Seizure2013
    Iowa Association for Justice - Annual Criminal Law SeminarCurbing the "Infallible" Drug Dog2012
    Iowa State Public Defender - Criminal Law SeminarCurbing the "Infallible" Drug Dog2011
    Iowa Association for Justice - Annual Criminal Law SeminarCurbing the "Infallible" Drug Dog2010
    Iowa State Bar Association - Criminal Law SectionForensic Blood Testing in OWI Cases2009
    Iowa Association of Justice - Annual Criminal Law SeminarForensic Blood Testing in OWI Cases2009
    Iowa Association for Justice Annual ConventionUnderstanding SFSTs for Civil Trial Lawyers2009
    Iowa State Bar AssociationRecurring Suppression Issues in Drug Cases2007