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.