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Miles J. Murphy, III is a shareholder of Plachta, Murphy & Associates, P.C. A native of Grand Rapids, Michigan, he graduated from the University of Notre Dame and received his law degree from the University of Detroit. He has been practicing law in Michigan since 1986 in both State and Federal Court. He has litigated cases throughout West Michigan with an emphasis on Business Litigation, Commercial and Business Law, Family Law, Employment Law, and Administrative Law. He his a guest speaker on litigation topics and is a member of the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals; U.S. District Court Western District of Michigan; State Bar of Michigan; Grand Rapids Bar Association; Defense Research Institute; and several volunteer organizations through The Dwelling Place and Immaculate Heart of Mary Church. Miles is also one of West Michigan's first certified Veteran's Association Attorneys.



University of Notre Dame, B.A.
University of Detroit School of Law, J.D.

Bar Admission
Michigan, 1986
U.S. District Court, Western District of Michigan, 1986
Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals, 1986
U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Michigan, 1998

Professional Affiliations
American Bar Association
State Bar of Michigan, General Practice and Negligence Law Sections
Grand Rapids Bar Association, Litigation and Library Committees
Defense Research Institute

Additional Affiliations and Achievements
Notre Dame Club of Grand Rapids
Kent County Family and Children’s Coordinating Council
Catholic Lawyers Association
The Dwelling Place


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Practice areas


  1. Litigation: 25%
  2. Family: 25%
  3. DUI & DWI: 20%
  4. Social Security: 15%
  5. Personal Injury: 15%


Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Samuel K Silverman

    I endorse this lawyer.MIles is a great guy and great lawyer. He is a well respected hard working social security disability attorney. I endorse him 100%.


    Samuel Silverman Social security Attorney
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  • Michael S. Waddington

    I endorse Miles. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community.


    Michael Waddington Military law Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

Plachta Murphy & Associates PC

124 Fulton St E Ste 100
Grand Rapids, MI, 49503


MIActive And In Good Standing198605/14/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Managing PartnerPlachta, Murphy & Associates, P.C.2013 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
National Organization of Veterans' AdvocatesMember2010 - Present
American Bar AssociationN/AN/A
Michigan Bar AssociationN/AN/A
Grand Rapids Bar Association, Litigation SectionN/AN/A
Defense Research InstituteN/AN/A
Notre Dame Club of Grand RapidsN/AN/A
Kent County Family and Children’s Coordinating CouncilN/AN/A
American Catholic Lawyers AssociationN/AN/A
Publication nameTitleDate
Grand Rapids Legal NewsPlachta, Murphy Honors Veterans2012
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Notre Dame Law SchoolN/ABA - Bachelor of ArtsN/A
University of Detroit Mercy School of LawLawJD - Juris DoctorN/A