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Kathleen Murphy Jones

Administrative law Attorney at San Diego, CA

5.0   9 reviews

also known as Murphy Jones APC

  • State Years
    Nevada - NV 25 years
    California - CA 29 years
  • Licensed for 25 years
    State NV
    Acquired 1997
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 29 years
    State CA
    Acquired 1993
    Active No misconduct found

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

About Kathleen

Learn Kathleen’s areas of practice.

Practice area
  1. Administrative law
    Our firm focuses on providing quality legal defense in Disciplinary and Licensure matters before the State Administrative Boards regarding their practice and protecting their legal rights.

Kathleen graduated from the American University in Washington D.C. in 1982 with a a bachelor’s degree in Nursing. Thereafter, she practiced as a registered nurse for 12 years, primarily in the Surgical Intensive Care Unit (SICU) at Sharp Memorial Hospital in San Diego, California. During her tenure as a nurse, she was a member of many specialized medical teams that provided care to critically ill patients, such as the Trauma Team, the Heart Transplant Team, the Artificial Heart Team and the Code Blue Team. She also served as a mentor to new nurses and as the Staff Developer and was responsible for providing continuing education to the nursing staff.

In 1993, Kathleen graduated from the University of San Diego School of Law, passing the California bar exam that same year. She began her legal career at the law firm of Neil, Dymott, Perkins, Brown & Frank, specializing in medical malpractice defense litigation. In 1995, she joined the law firm of Harrison, Kemp & Jones in Las Vegas and expanded her practice to include plaintiff medical malpractice, mass tort litigation and catastrophic personal injury cases. In 1997, Kathleen passed the Nevada State Bar examination and opened her own law firm in Las Vegas, focusing her practice on medical malpractice and nursing licensure and defense cases. In 2007, she formed a partnership with her son, Kevin C. Murphy, and opened the law offices of Murphy Jones LLP with two locations: San Diego and Las Vegas. The firm's main practice area is to represent and defend Nurses and other healthcare practitioners facing licensing issues or disciplinary actions.

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Kathleen Murphy Jones
5575 Lake Park Way, Suite 218
San Diego, CA, 91942


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Posted by Melita | December 18, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Kathleen is knowledgeable and brilliant attorney as well as an amazing and kind-hearted person. She understands how hard it can be for nurses who are facing challenging/difficult times during their careers especially with this ongoing pandemic. She handled my case with ease, where you felt as if she were saying "Don't worry, I got this!" and meant it. She had excellent communication with me and followed up with each aspect of my situation since day one to make sure she would produce a positive and fruitful outcome. Would highly recommend her to anyone. Thank you to Attorney Kathleen and her team!
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Posted by anonymous | September 18, 2020
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Prompt, thorough, effective
I engaged Ms. Jones just days before important deadlines for obtaining documentation arrived. She made me aware of the deadlines and I was able to obtain and submit necessary paperwork in a timely fashion. All of my inquiries were promptly answered. She was thorough in her work and a successful outcome was achieved.
Posted by anonymous | June 12, 2020
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Kathleen Is Amazing
Have hired Kathleen twice now on 2 very complicated cases, and both times she has succeeded in getting me a positive outcome. She is extremely knowledgeable, and always fights for her clients. I would absolutely recommend her to any Nurse whose license is at risk!!!
Posted by anonymous | June 10, 2020
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Master Negotiator, Excellent Legal Mind
Kathleen is an amazing advocate and legal mind. She was "hope" in a near hopeless situation - she represented me in a Licensing Board matter where the Board overwhelming gathered biased information from individual's with "an axe" to grind. She was able to logically show the biases of the other parties and effectively showed the Board my side.
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Posted by Daniel | June 9, 2020
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Kathleen is a brilliant attorney and a real pleasure to work with. Her extensive experience and knowledge is indispensable when facing regulatory challenges. I would highly recommend her
Posted by Jenny | June 9, 2020
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Amazing to work with!
Kathleen was thorough and efficient when working on my case. She kept in constant contact throughout the entire process. She heard what I said and truly fought for me.
Posted by anonymous | June 9, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Outstanding representation!
I could not praise Kathleen enough! I feel she got me the best outcome possible! She always kept me informed, was patient when I was overbearing! I feel her background in nursing really helped with my options with the board! I would recommend her 1000% if you’re needing someone to defend your nursing license! Thank you Kathleen
Posted by Brittany | May 26, 2020
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Best lawyers!
I was so fortunate to have Kathleen on my case. From the beginning she got all of the details, and worked quickly and thoroughly to come up with my defense. She showed compassion and was understanding of my situation. I took her as a recommendation and I couldn’t be happier with my choice. She writes so well! If you’re nervous about who to choose to defend you, know Kathleen will be the best!
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Posted by anonymous | March 18, 2020
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The Best
Kathleen and her team absolutely came in and saved the day for me and my case. She went above and beyond to accurately represent me and obtained the best possible outcome for my case and situation. I wish there were more people and lawyers like her.
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AVVO RATING 8.6 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Murphy Jones
  • 2007 - Present
  • Partner
  • Kathleen Murphy Jones
  • 2002 - 2007
  • Attorney
  • Harrison, Kemp & Jones
  • 1995 - 2002
  • Attorney
  • Neil Dymott Perkins Brown & Frank
  • 1994 - 1995
  • Clinical Nurse, Surgical ICU
  • Sharp Memorial Hospital
  • 1985 - 1994
  • Clinical Nurse, Med-Surg; ICU
  • Holy Cross Hospital, Silver Spring, Maryland
  • 1982 - 1985
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  • University of San Diego School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1993
  • University of Paris, Institute on International Law
  • Summer program
  • 1991
  • The American University, Washington D.C.
  • BS - Bachelor of Science, Nursing
  • 1982


  • Nevada State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1997 - Present
  • State Bar of California
  • Member
  • 1993 - Present
  • The American Association of Nurse Attorneys
  • President, Vice President, Board of Directors
  • 1993 - Present
  • The American Inns of Court, Las Vegas
  • Member
  • 2001 - 2006
  • Southern Nevada Association of Women Attorneys
  • President; Vice President; Board of Directors
  • 1997 - 2008
  • Nevada Medical Legal Screening Panel
  • Member
  • 1997 - 2004
  • The American Inns of Court, San Diego
  • Member
  • 1995 - 1997
  • The Nevada Justice Association
  • Member; Board of Directors
  • 1995 - 2010
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Languages Spoken

  • English

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Licensing Attorney | Jan 27
Relationship: Co-worker
"Kathleen is my partner and mentor. Her dual professional experience in law & medicine, as a Registered Nurse prior to becoming an attorney, enable her to efficiently and effectively represent clients. I unequivocally recommend her services, endorse her skills and can personally attest to her expertise."
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San Diego Administrative law Lawyer Kathleen Murphy Jones
Kathleen Murphy Jones
Administrative law Attorney
San Diego, CA
Licensed for 29 years
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