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Kevin C. Murphy

Licensing Attorney at San Diego, CA

4.8   66 reviews
Free consultation Virtual consultation available
Free consultation Virtual consultation available
  • State Years
    Nevada - NV 15 years
    California - CA 16 years
  • Licensed for 15 years
    State NV
    Acquired 2008
    Status
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 16 years
    State CA
    Acquired 2007
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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

About Kevin

Learn Kevin’s areas of practice.

2
Practice areas
  1. Licensing
    95%
    Representing licensed professionals in defending and/or securing professional licensure (disciplinary actions) before California and Nevada state licensing Boards/agencies.

    16 years

  2. Litigation
    5%
    Representing plaintiffs in civil lawsuits relating to personal injury, medical malpractice and business disputes.

    17 years

PROTECTING YOUR LICENSE, REPUTATION, AND CAREER.

I work with my mother, and mentor, Kathleen Murphy Jones. She is an excellent legal advocate and has a medical background including thirteen (13) years of nursing practice prior to becoming an attorney. We routinely defend licensed professionals in disciplinary actions and represent them before state boards to assist clients in securing and protecting their licenses. Also, we maintain a litigation practice focusing on personal injury lawsuits.

My personal hobbies include surfing, basketball, hiking, yoga, cycling and swimming. I grew up in San Diego, Callifornia, and am an avid beach goer and nature enthusiast.

Awards

AV Preeminent Peer Review Rating
Client's Choice 2023,2020,2019,2018,2017,2016,2012
Client's Choice
2023 2020 2019 + 4 ...
Top Contributor 2019,2018
Top Contributor
2019 2018

Photos and videos

San Diego County Bar Association "Why I Belong" video
October 2020 SDCBA Interview with Administrative Law Attorney Kevin C. Murphy, Esq.

Contact Kevin

Kevin Murphy
5575 Lake Park Way, Suite 218
Suite 1420
San Diego, CA, 91942

Reviews

4.8 / 5.0
  66 customer reviews
Client's Choice 2023
Client's Choice
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Posted by anonymous | March 24, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Knowledgeable, practical and professional
I highly recommend Kevin Murphy for legal work involving professional licenses. I myself am an experienced attorney who has practiced law in California for more than 3 decades. I was looking for help for my daughter who is seeking a professional license. Kevin got back to me immediately and gave us excellent and practical advice. He demonstrated competence, professionalism and empathy. I was very impressed.
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Posted by Dinah | March 7, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Great advice!
I really appreciate that Kevin took the time to explain the B&P code. It was very helpful. He spent about 20 minutes with me, and I thought that was pretty generous of him to do so. He didn't try to rush me, nor did he interrupt me while I was explaining my situation. If I decide to hire an attorney, Kevin would be it. Thanks again, Kevin.
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Posted by Deborah | July 18, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
I SO APPRECIATE KEVIN AND HIS TEAM
Kevin took my case with little notice and was able to get me started on the way to saving my career. He talked to me in language I could understand and made me feel comfortable talking to him. He stood by me and gave me the best service and recommendations. His team was also patient and easy to talk to. Kevin was caring and highly professional. If anyone I know is dealing with an issue from any licensing board I will recommend him highly. He was the best thing that could've happened to me throughout this ordeal. I can't say enough about how great it was to have him as my attorney. These licensing board issues are difficult but he was straight forward and honest about my options. I felt safe with Kevin Murphy and his great staff. Great job! And my neverending gratitude.
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Posted by anonymous | July 17, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best RN Attorney EVER
I called Kevin in a panic because a nightmare that every nurse is afraid of happening, happened to me; I was reported to the State Board of Nursing. When I initially talked to him, I could tell that he was very passionate about my case and helping me succeed in the process. I also loved the fact that his mother was an RN for years prior so I knew he understood what I was talking about. ( I had other consultations where I tried to explain what happened and they had no idea what medical terminology I was using) . I also loved his staff member Kim, she is very knowledgeable. I know I was a panicked client but they always treated me with respect and patience. I ABSOLUTELY LOVE how frank and forthcoming Kevin is. He cusses like a sailor like I do ( there are studies that show people who cuss often are very smart, look it up :) ) I had a very successful outcome with my case and I am beyond thankful that I had Kevin and his team on my side protecting me.
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Posted by anonymous | June 6, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
RN
I hired Mr. Murphy to represent me when I was faced with a matter related to my nursing license. We had hoped for a better outcome, but the BRN took a very hard stance and proceeded with a full on accusation. Mr. Murphy and team supported me through the long and painful process and advised me regarding my choices and best options. We were ultimately able to obtain a settlement that allowed me to continue to work as an RN and to have the ability to clear my license sooner than what the BRN was initially offering. I thank Mr. Murphy for that and recommend him for representing anyone in a situation like I found myself in. He is passionate about supporting nurses, values our profession, and works very hard to achieve the best possible outcome.
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Posted by anonymous | June 1, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
So grateful!
I could not have asked for a better team to guide me through this process. Mr. Murphy was honest with me from the first phone call regarding what the process for my case would look like. He and his team were quick to respond to all of my e-mails and clearly advised me through each step of the process. He was both respectful of my time and conscious of my expenses. While I hope to never require his services again, I cannot recommend Mr. Murphy and his team highly enough! He is a strong advocate for his clients and I am so grateful for all that he and his team did for me! If you're a nurse looking for help, call Mr. Murphy!
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Response from Kevin Murphy June 1, 2023
We are very proud to have accomplished your goals to your satisfaction and to have represented a professional of your caliber. Thank you for the kind review and we'll always be here if you need any additional protection.
Posted by David | April 9, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Experienced, diligent and well-connected attorney
I recently retained Kevin to handle my administrative matter. He seemed knowledgeable regarding administrative procedures and practices, and promptly returned all calls and e-mails. I would highly recommend Kevin, as he is a highly experienced and well-connected local attorney!
Posted by anonymous | July 30, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best outcome
Kevin Murphy and his staff asssted me in addressing an issue with my licencing board. Eveyone was thorough and professional and the prolem was solved with the best outcome in my favor. I highly recommend their law services. CB
Posted by anonymous | May 20, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Extremely Happy with the outcome!
I am extremely happy and grateful that I had Kevin represent me for case. I don’t believe there could have been a better outcome. Kevin and his amazing team were tremendously knowledgeable in helping me understand how to navigate legal matters I knew nothing of. I did not feel judged for my mishaps and if I had questions, I always received prompt responses. Both Kevin and Kim worked to help me get the best possible outcome and words can’t express how thankful I am!
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Posted by ACD | May 18, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
The Best
Kevin and his staff was a dream team for my BRN case. They were very up front, knowledgeable, and first class professionals. They cleared my investigation and after working with them, I’m confident they were the only ones that have the skill and competency to get the outcome I had. Thank you so much for representing nurses!
Posted by anonymous | March 2, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
The Perfect Lawyer
I am a practicing nurse practitioner that had a case involving the BRN. After the BRN investigation, my case escalated to the BRN Disciplinary Unit, and finally to the attorney general for possible formal disciplinary action leading up to the absolute worst case scenario. In the end, the outcome Kevin was able to work out was beyond amazing. BRN closed my case - not even a citation. I am convinced that if I picked another lawyer, there was no way the case would have been finalized the way it did. He was so knowledgeable and strategic. He really fought for me. I also appreciated his honesty with all the good and the bad. My tip to my fellow medical colleagues - he is the only lawyer for licenses, don't waste your time and money with anyone else. In retrospect, I feel so lucky, unbelievably lucky, that he was my lawyer.
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Posted by anonymous | February 10, 2021
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Thank you!
Kevin explained plainly and clearly exactly what I was dealing with regarding my license. He told me to take what the Board was offering otherwise I could open myself up to formal discipline. Kevin could have said fight, but he was very honest and direct and saved me from paying him for something I didn't need or want to be involved. I appreciate his honesty and spelling things out plainly to me.
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Posted by Michael | December 1, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Outstanding Lawyer!
Thank you Mr. Murphy for everything you did to me. My situation was extremely hard and you were able to get the best outcomes to same my career. You have a great team. I really appreciate the help from Kim and Maxine. All my colleagues, friends and patients know that when I mention magician lawyer it is you! You are number one on the list of the attorneys I would refer if any of my collages are in a similar situación I had before. Best regards to all of you! Very truly Yours Dr. Milman Henderson, NV
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Posted by anonymous | November 30, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Quite Surprised!
I just wanted to thank you and express my surprise and delight at how I was treated, as well as the way you handle your firm. After sending you a $3500 retainer, my situation developed and I changed my plans to seek reinstatement of my professional license. As has been my experience in the past with attorneys, I assumed I could kiss my retainer good bye. But to my pleasure and surprise, your firm actually charged the limited time you had spent reviewing my case, and refunded the balance of my retainer to me. It has been my experience that once the terms retainer and attorney are used in the same sentence, the money is gone regardless of whether or not a finger is lifted at all. You have proven to be both honest, honorable, and unique. Thank you for somewhat restoring my faith in your profession. However, anyone who has ever spent time dealing with our "just us" system knows that good faith and fair dealing in that arena is rare to extinct. For outsiders there is no Justice unless you buy it, and it does not come cheap. But these guys are a refreshing group in the law arena. God bless them and I will be back if I am ever in need of legal services again. Thank you and best wishes in the future.
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Posted by Travel Nurse | November 5, 2020
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
HONEST, professional, no hustle, transparent, knowledgeable
Im a travel nurse & a real person leaving a review. I had concerns about signing away my protections working Covid contracts. I spoke with Kevin Murphy on the phone for 30 minutes & he answered all my questions. He offered me superb advice on several travel nursing matters I have been concerned about in our industry this year and I can tell he genuinely cares. He took time to advise me and he did not charge me. He truly is a lawyer with integrity. I am leaving this review because I hope if you are in situation where you need a lawyer, you will read this and feel assured that you found the help you need. I believe he has this business in his bloodline, to look after professionals licenses, and I will hire this firm if I ever get in a pickle and I feel confident that if I ever need them I dont have to worry. They are all very nice in the office too. I spoke with Kim & Maxime. Just very friendly, patient, professional & easy to talk to people. Never rushed me, listened & gave honest and sound wisdom. Very happy & I feel safe knowing your firm is here if I ever need you =) Thank you
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Posted by anonymous | October 28, 2020
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Very Helpful
Kim Birch was very helpful in answering a legal question in a timely manner.
Posted by Brian | September 23, 2020
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
GREAT COUNSELOR!
Kevin was on time, on point, and a professional! I highly recommend his services to anyone needing a quality attorney.
Posted by Michael | August 11, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Tenacious and down to earth guy
I was in need of an administrative law attorney after receiving a BBS complaint due to a harassment complaint by a former employer of a few years ago. I was extremely worried about the situation and not sleeping due to many facts being distorted in a way that could have caused serious legal repercussions. Mr Murphy was referred to me by a friend and right away he stood out from the other lawyers I had spoken to. His fees were very reasonable and he was noticeably pissed off about how I had felt that this employer had retaliated against me and attacked my religious beliefs. Unlike other lawyers he wouldn't allow me to start thinking about the possibility of probation. He was confident in conveying his thoughts about potential disciplinary actions. He thought that at worst I could be looking at a Public Reprimand but that he thought he might be able to do even better than that. He also told me that no one called him when were going well and that he was very comfortable protecting people in high stake situations. Fortunately my case was dismissed without any disciplinary action within a few weeks. Mr Murphy always made himself available to me by phone within a few hours if I had questions and his staff was very professional. The case was resolved so quickly that Mr Murphy even refunded some of the money from the retainer. I found him to be a very honest and tenacious guy that you want on your side when your life is on the line. I hope I don't have to retain him again but I would not hesitate to if needed, or recommend him to any friends or colleagues.
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Posted by anonymous | July 30, 2020
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Very Satisfied
I discussed a licensing matter with Mr. Kevin Murphy and his paralegal, Ms. Kim Burch. They were both very thorough in obtaining the background information regarding my issue and even pointed out that I didn't necessarily have to retain them just yet. I was able to handle the issue myself but I will certainly use them if I ever have the unfortunate need for legal services in the future. They were the ultimate in professionalism
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Posted by anonymous | February 10, 2020
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Knowledgeable, helpful, friendly
I was referred to Kevin Murphy by another lawyer and struck gold. He provided an exceptionally helpful, free consultation and answered questions I did not even know I had. He is experienced in the most specific ways and is enthusiastic about his work. While I ultimately hope not to need his help, I wouldn't think to ask for anyone else's when it comes to my professional license.
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • President
  • Murphy Jones APC
  • 2015 - Present
  • Partner
  • Murphy Jones LLP
  • 2007 - Present
  • Associate
  • Morris, Sullivan & Lemkul LLP
  • 2006 - 2007
  • Judicial Intern
  • Superior Court San Diego
  • 2005 - 2005
  • Mediator
  • Superior Court of San Diego
  • 2005 - 2005
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Education

  • California Western School of Law
  • Juris Doctor
  • 2006
  • University of California - San Diego
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2003

Legal Cases

  • In RE: Conservatorship of Amanda Bray
  • Murphy secured a successful jury verdict, 10 - 2.

Associations

  • Red Boudreau Organizing Committee
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • St. Vincent de Paul of San Diego's Young Professionals
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • Irish Congress of Southern California
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • Irish American Bar Association of San Diego
  • Board of Directors
  • 2014 - Present
  • Consumer Attorneys of San Diego
  • Board of Directors
  • 2013 - Present
  • San Diego Defense Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • California Society for Health Care Attorneys
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • Consumer Attorneys of San Diego
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • State Bar of Nevada
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • Clark County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • American Health Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • American Association of Nurse Attorneys
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • State Bar of California
  • Member
  • 2007 - Present
  • American Inns of Court
  • Associate
  • 2007 - Present
  • Knights of Columbus
  • Member
  • 2006 - Present
  • St. Thomas More Society
  • Member; President 2011 - 2012
  • 2005 - Present
  • San Diego County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2003 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2003 - Present
  • San Diego County Bar Association, New Lawyers Division
  • Board of Directors
  • 2011 - 2014
  • San Diego County Bar Association, Law Practice Management & Marketing Committee
  • Co-chair
  • 2010 - 2012
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Honors and Awards

  • Top Attorneys in San Diego "Rising Stars!" (Administrative Law)
  • San Diego Magazine and Super Lawyers
  • 2017
  • Best of the Bar
  • San Diego Business Journal
  • 2016
  • Top Attorney - Municipal and Government
  • San Diego Daily Transcript
  • 2015
  • Best of the Bar
  • San Diego Business Journal
  • 2014
  • Dean's Honor List
  • California Western School of Law
  • 2005
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Publications

  • Criminal Defense Newsletter, A Joint Publication of the San Diego Criminal Defense Bar Association and the Criminal Defense Lawyer’s Club
  • Attorney Generals Appearing at Bail Hearings in Effort to Restrict Defendants’ Professional Licenses Pursuant to Penal Code Section 23
  • 2017
  • San Diego Lawyer Magazine
  • Why Mentor?
  • 2012
  • San Diego Lawyer Magazine
  • Reaching New Clients.
  • 2012
  • Vol. 15, No. 2, pgs. 1 – 6 (2012)
  • The Collateral Damage to Nursing Licenses Caused by Nursing Board Disciplinary Actions
  • 2012
  • For the Record
  • On the Stand - Interview
  • 2010
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Speaking Engagements

  • Thomas Jefferson School of Law CLE Panel
  • The Grass is Always Greener on the Other Side: The Future of Legal Marijuana Licensing Regulations
  • 2017
  • February 2012 Meeting
  • Nursing Discipline: Common Causes, Applicable Law, and RN License Defense Procedural Basics.
  • 2012
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Attorney endorsements

Received (21)
Given (16)
Endorse Kevin
Licensing Attorney | Dec 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Murphy does an excellent job of explaining complicated professional licensing issues in terms that non-lawyers can understand. He's definitely the kind of lawyer you want to guide you through a state agency's procedures and maximize your chance of getting the license you need to enter a better career, or to save the license you need to continue in your profession."
Litigation Attorney | Oct 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Murphy understands how valuable his clients’ careers are and does everything in his power to ensure that he represents their best interests. He is extremely experienced and professional and maintains focus when advocating for his clients. Mr. Murphy can be trusted and embodies a hardworking and goal-oriented personality."
Licensing Attorney | Sep 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"If you need a licensing and Litigation Lawyer and live in California you can choose from many lawyers. But if you need to get the best advise, the best service and the best results you only have one choice Kevin C. Murphy. I endorse him!"
Licensing Attorney | Jul 28
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"When I have a client that holds a professional license that may be in jeopardy due their drunk driving case, I recommend Mr. Murphy collaborate on the case to ensure the client's interest is also protected administratively. Mr. Murphy is always honest in his assessment of the case and what he can do to help minimize the penalties. I would definitely recommend him."
Unknown Attorney | Jun 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Licensing Attorney | Jun 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Mr. Kevin Murphy since 1995. We also went to law school together. Kevin Murphy is one of the sharpest litigators in Southern California; he is genuine, friendly, intelligent, and clever. He has an uncanny sense of the important issues in each of his matters. That is why he is efficient and effective. I have personally watched Kevin Murphy work his tail off for his clients at his own home on a Saturday night. These are the reasons why he kills it in the courtroom. His record speaks for itself. He is a dedicated lawyer and I'd recommend him to anyone."
Litigation Attorney | Sep 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Kevin is extremely skilled in his area of law and committed to providing superior results to his clients."
Litigation Attorney | Aug 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Kevin is a skilled and dedicated lawyer who fights hard to get his clients the best results. He is an asset to the profession."
Administrative law Attorney | Jan 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Jul 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Administrative law Attorney | Jul 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Jun 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Truly excellent lawyer. Well respected in the legal community."
Personal injury Attorney | Jun 20
Relationship: Friend
"I endorse this lawyer."
Litigation Attorney | Mar 30
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Administrative law Attorney | Aug 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Kevin and his firm, Murphy Jones LLP, have a long history of success protecting the livelihood of medical professionals. The world of administrative law is extremely complex and Kevin is the perfect person to guide you through it. I highly recommend his services."
Unknown Attorney | Apr 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Litigation Attorney | Apr 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Kevin has burst on the scene as a confident, assertive and hard-working lawyer. He is co-chair with me this year for a committee on the San Diego County Bar Association. Kevin has hit the ground running, single-handedly pulling together successful seminars. He is quickly becoming a very visible member of our legal community and is destined for leadership roles."
Medical malpractice Attorney | Apr 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Kevin is bright, personable and energetic. I know him because he is currently volunteering to serve as President of one of the religious Bar Associations. Knowing this suggests that Kevin takes the ethics of our profession very seriouisly. I have found Kevin to be very ethical and focused on professional and personal ethics."
Administrative law Attorney | Apr 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I personally know Kevin to be a hard working lawyer who takes great pride in his work. He is passionate about getting results for his clients and goes out of his way to ensure they receive the best possible representation. His practice focuses primarily on administrative matters. This is where he excels. He is licensed in both Nevada and California and maintains offices in both states. I highly recommend Kevin."
Administrative law Attorney | Mar 31
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have known Mr. Murphy for several years dating back to law school. In that time I have found Mr. Murphy to be a dedicated and devoted attorney who always puts his client's interest first. Mr. Murphy has spent years developing the specialized knowledge required to assist healthcare professionals in disciplinary actions in a way unmatched by other attorneys. I would strongly recommend Mr. Murphy for all your administrative legal needs."
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San Diego Licensing Lawyer Kevin C. Murphy
Kevin C. Murphy
Licensing Attorney
San Diego, CA
Licensed for 16 years
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