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Stephen Wills Murphy

About Stephen Murphy

About me

Stephen Wills Murphy brings a level of rigor and sophistication to all of his cases, from drafting simple wills and tax-driven trusts; to handling complex divorce, estate, and property disputes; to forming LLCs and other business entities; to drafting and litigating non-compete agreements.


Steve also maintains a site on 20 Frequently Asked Questions on Estate Planning & Probate in Virginia, and the Trusts, Estates & Property Blog, an estate planning blog.  His recent posts include the following:



He frequently lectures and publishes on a wide range of legal topics related to estate planning and business law.  He is also Adjunct Professor of Law at the Washington & Lee University School of Law, and he also teaches Business Law at Piedmont Virginia Community College, where he takes a practical, nuts-and-bolts approach to forming a business, enforcing contracts, resolving disputes, and managing liability.