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About me

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.


Languages spoken: English, Spanish

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Practice areas


  1. Licensing: 95%
    9 years
  2. Litigation: 5%
    10 years



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  • H. Scott Aalsberg

    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!


    H. Aalsberg Criminal defense Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Susan L. Hartman

    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.


    Susan Hartman DUI and DWI Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact info

Murphy Jones APC

600 B Street
Suite 1420
San Diego, CA, 92101


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Best of the BarSan Diego Business Journal2016
Top Attorney - Municipal and GovernmentSan Diego Daily Transcript2015
Best of the BarSan Diego Business Journal2014
Dean's Honor ListCalifornia Western School of Law2005
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PresidentMurphy Jones APC2015 - Present
PartnerMurphy Jones LLP2007 - Present
AssociateMorris, Sullivan & Lemkul LLP2006 - 2007
Judicial InternSuperior Court San Diego2005 - 2005
MediatorSuperior Court of San Diego2005 - 2005
Association namePosition nameDuration
Red Boudreau Organizing CommitteeMember2015 - Present
Irish American Bar Association of San DiegoBoard of Directors2014 - Present
Irish Congress of Southern CaliforniaMember2014 - Present
St. Vincent de Paul of San Diego's Young ProfessionalsMember2014 - Present
Consumer Attorneys of San DiegoBoard of Directors2013 - Present
San Diego Defense Lawyers AssociationMember2012 - Present
California Society for Health Care AttorneysMember2012 - Present
Consumer Attorneys of San DiegoMember2009 - Present
Clark County Bar AssociationMember2008 - Present
State Bar of NevadaMember2008 - Present
American Health Lawyers AssociationMember2008 - Present
American Association of Nurse AttorneysMember2008 - Present
American Inns of CourtAssociate2007 - Present
State Bar of CaliforniaMember2007 - Present
Knights of ColumbusMember2006 - Present
St. Thomas More SocietyMember; President 2011 - 20122005 - Present
San Diego County Bar AssociationMember2003 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember2003 - Present
San Diego County Bar Association, New Lawyers DivisionBoard of Directors2011 - 2014
San Diego County Bar Association, Law Practice Management & Marketing CommitteeCo-chair2010 - 2012
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
In RE: Conservatorship of Amanda BrayMurphy secured a successful jury verdict, 10 - 2.
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Publication nameTitleDate
The Update, San Diego Defense Lawyers’ Quarterly Publication, (Spring 2013)Options to Reduce Physician Shortages: Assessing Advanced Practice Nurses as Primary Caregivers.2013
For the RecordSilence and the Suicidal Client.2012
San Diego Lawyer MagazineWhy Mentor?2012
San Diego Lawyer MagazineReaching New Clients.2012
Vol. 15, No. 2, pgs. 1 – 6 (2012)The Collateral Damage to Nursing Licenses Caused by Nursing Board Disciplinary Actions2012
For the RecordLaw & Medicine Section: Bringing Legal and Healthcare Professionals Together2011
Journal of Nursing Law, Vol. 14, No. 3 & 4, pgs. 117 – 119 (2011)Advanced Practice Nurses: Prime Candidates to Become Primary Caregivers in Relation to Increasing Physician Shortages Due to Health Care Reform2011
For the RecordFinding Your Niche2010
For the RecordOn the Stand - Interview2010
The Medical-Legal NewsIs there a Nurse-Doctor in the House?2010
Nurse Attorney BlogDUI and Criminal Convictions’ effect on nursing licenses, and the duty to report to the State Board of Registered Nursing.2009
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
California Western School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2006
University of California - San DiegoPolitical ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts2003
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Law & Medicine Committee February MeetingHot Topics Before Licensing Agencies2016
February 2012 MeetingNursing Discipline: Common Causes, Applicable Law, and RN License Defense Procedural Basics.2012
Touro University, NevadaRights, Requirements and Responsibilities: Nurse Practice Acts.2011
Association of Peri-Operative NursesNevada Nurse Practice Act - License Discipline legal underpinnings and procedural processes.2011
SDNAHN General Meeting, March 2010Administrative Law: Occupational Licensing Defense2010
Legal Issues in Nursing: Resolving the MysteryBoard of Registered Nursing: Friend or Foe?2010
Fall ConferenceNursing Discipline: Process, Procedures & Pitfalls2010
Cultural Diversity ConferenceProtecting Your Medical License.2010
Annual Meeting & Educational ConferenceHealthcare Reform: Impact on Nursing.2010