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Elizabeth West Murphy

Personal injury Attorney at Lillington, NC

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  • Licensed for 16 years
    State NC
    Acquired 2006
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Elizabeth Murphy is excited to be practicing law with her dad and founding partner, J. Thomas West. From a very young age, she watched her father help folks through the practice of law and always knew that was what she wanted to do.

She loves to listen to people and their stories. She says, “Every client has a story. Only by hearing their story and really listening can you truly discover ways you can help them.” She is very thankful that her studies and her experience have given her a fuller understanding of the law because her knowledge and understanding allow her to be creative and think outside the box to find additional ways of helping folks in need.

“It’s not just about having a certain type of case, but about taking a ‘whole person’ approach to find the best possible solution. So many other attorneys are too busy patting themselves on the backs and miss the opportunity to really help.”

Elizabeth knows that the journey elderly, injured and disabled folks face can be difficult and every day she looks forward to creatively helping and inspiring them to do their best despite their disabilities and to creatively drafting documents that protect them and their families in hopes of making life a little easier for them.

“It’s like the starfish story. An older man was walking along the shore after a storm had washed up many starfish and he was bending and picking up the starfish and throwing them back into the ocean. He was approached by a young man who said, ‘Sir, why are you throwing the starfish back into the ocean?’ To which the older man replied, “Because the sun is up and the tide is going out and if I don’t throw them back they will die.’ To that the young man says, ‘But, old man, don’t you know there are miles and miles of beach and you can’t possibly save them all. In fact, if you work all day, you will not even save one-tenth of them.’ The old man listened calmly and then stooped to pick up another star fish and threw it back into the ocean. He said, ‘It made a difference to that one.’

I love that story and I think it paints the perfect picture of what it is that we here at Kelly & West and that I as a lawyer try to do every day.”

Elizabeth is thankful for her husband and high school sweetheart of nearly 20 years, Jonathan Murphy, also of Dunn. They attend Divine Street United Methodist Church in Dunn and together they have two children, Will and Addison.


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Kelly & West Attorneys At Law
P.O. Box 1118
900 South Main Street
Lillington, NC, 27546-5838


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Posted by Patrick | February 14, 2018
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Atty Murphy did a superb job of advising us and preparing a comprehensive estate plan.


  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
  • Contingency 25%-33%
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 7.4 (Very Good)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Kelly & West Attorneys
  • 2006 - Present


  • Campbell University
  • 2003
  • Campbell University, Norman Adrian Wiggins School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • N/A


  • North Carolina State Bar
  • Member
  • 2006 - Present
  • North Carolina Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2006 - Present
  • Harnett County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2006 - Present
  • North Carolina Associates for Justice
  • Member
  • 2006 - Present
  • National Association for Elder Law Attorneys
  • Member
  • 2006 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • American Sign Language

Honors and Awards

  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2021
  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2014
  • Will & Estates Law Firm of the Year in N.C.
  • Corporate Intl
  • 2013

Speaking Engagements

  • Various Estate Planning Seminars
  • Wills and Trusts
  • 2015

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Lillington Personal injury Lawyer Elizabeth West Murphy
Elizabeth West Murphy
Personal injury Attorney
Lillington, NC
Licensed for 16 years
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