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Practice areas

  1. DUI & DWI: 75%
    11 years
  2. Criminal Defense: 25%
    11 years

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Fixed (always)

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Cash, Check, Credit card

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  • Thomas Deacon Steven Farnsworth

    I endorse this lawyer. Colin Murphy is an excellent attorney. He has demonstrated a mastery of criminal issues. I find him to be particularly skilled in the areas of defense to include operating while intoxicated (OWI/DUI) as well as drug cases. Ive been fortunate to listen to him present on the issue of search and seizure which including drug dog searches. I highly recommend him if you find yourself in criminal trouble.

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    Colin Murphy is an excellent criminal defense attorney. Our office routinely refers clients to him.

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Resume

License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
IARetired/Inactive199807/15/2016
PARetired199704/02/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Awards
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Pharmacology of ETOH, Marijuana & Benzodiazepines - CertificateThe McShane Firm, LLC2011
NHTSA SFST Practitioner Certificate of Completion (24 Hours)Platt & Associates2009
Certificate of Competency - BAC DataMasterNational Patent Analytical Systems, Inc.2008
Forensic Blood & Urine Testing Certificate (28 Hours)William C. Head / Headlines Marketing2008
12th Annual DUI SeminarNCDD/NACDL2008
Honors GraduateDrake Law School1996
Research EditorDrake Law Review1995
Staff MemberDrake Law Review1994
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyColin Murphy, P.C.2009 - Present
AttorneyPrivate Practice1998 - 2009
Legal InternFederal Public Defender of Iowa1995 - 1996
Associations
Association namePosition nameDuration
NORML Legal CommitteeMember2011 - Present
National College of DUI DefenseMember2008 - Present
Iowa State Court AdminsitrationDistrict 2A Judicial Nominating Commission2014 - 2014
Iowa Association for JusticeBoard of Governors2009 - 2012
Iowa Association for JusticeLegislative Committee2008 - 2012
Iowa Association for Justice, Criminal Law Core GroupMember2006 - 2012
Iowa State Bar Association, Criminal Law SectionExecutive Committee2005 - 2008
Blackstone American Inn of CourtMember1996 - 1996
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
State v. T.C., Iowa District Court for Cerro Gordo County No. OWOM006311Not Guilty Verdict - OWI First Offense
State v. K.S., Iowa District Court for Hamilton County No. OWCR338016OWI Charge Dismissed
In the Matter of the Property Seized from G.A. and J.D., Iowa District Court for Cerro Gordo County No. SPCV068293/SPCV068294Forfeiture of $25,000 Prevented
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Publications
Publication nameTitleDate
Lawyers & Judges Publishing CompanyIowa OWI Defense: The Law and Practice2014
Defending DUI Vehicular Homicide CasesCreating Reasonable Doubt Through Independent Forensic Investigation2013
Colin Murphy, P.C.How to Choose a DUI Lawyer in Iowa2013
Colin Murphy, P.C.Asleep at the Wheel - 25 Ways to Lose Winnable DUI Cases2013
Education
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Drake University Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor1996
Grinnell CollegeGeneral Science - BiologyBA - Bachelor of Arts1991
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Iowa Association for Justice - Annual Workers' Compensation SeminarThe Intoxication Defense: Law & Science2014
Iowa Association for Justice - Annual Criminal Law SeminarOWI Roundtable2013
Iowa Association for Justice - Annual Criminal Law SeminarUnreasonable Sniff and Seizure2013
Iowa Association for Justice - Annual Criminal Law SeminarCurbing the "Infallible" Drug Dog2012
Iowa State Public Defender - Criminal Law SeminarCurbing the "Infallible" Drug Dog2011
Iowa Association for Justice - Annual Criminal Law SeminarCurbing the "Infallible" Drug Dog2010
Iowa State Bar Association - Criminal Law SectionForensic Blood Testing in OWI Cases2009
Iowa Association of Justice - Annual Criminal Law SeminarForensic Blood Testing in OWI Cases2009
Iowa Association for Justice Annual ConventionUnderstanding SFSTs for Civil Trial Lawyers2009
Iowa State Bar AssociationRecurring Suppression Issues in Drug Cases2007