Michael Kevin Murphy

Michael Kevin Murphy (Fairfax, Virginia)

Michael Kevin Murphy

Attorney in Fairfax, VA
Attorney Murphy is a former U.S. Army officer who served with distinction in the Vietnam War having been awarded the Combat Infantryman's Badge, Parachutist Wings, Vietnam Ranger Badge, Bronze Star Medal, eight Air Medals; his military units received the Valorous Unit Award , and Vietnam Gallantry Cross. And for over twenty-six years has served the divorce and family law needs of our nation's military and other government professionals and their spouses with his unique background and experience. Although his main office is in Fairfax VA, Attorney Murphy often associates with attorneys throughout the United States and is available to consult with other attorneys lawyers who need his experience in dealing with the family law needs of military professionals and civilians. He formerly served as an adjunct professor for the George Mason University School of Law in Arlington, Virginia during which he taught the techniques of negotiation, mediation, and arbitration.
571-385-0237 571-385-0237
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Areas of Law

Areas of Law
  • Military Divorce
  • Divorce
  • Adoptions
  • Alimony
  • Child Custody Mediation
  • Child Support
  • Domestic Partnerships
  • Domestic Relations
  • Domestic Violence
  • Legal Separation
  • Marital Agreements
  • Marital Property Law
  • Marital Property Settlements
  • Matrimonial Law
  • Name Changes
  • Parental Rights
  • Post Divorce Modification
  • Post Nuptial Agreements
  • Qualified Domestic Relations Orders (QDROs)
  • Restraining Orders
  • Spousal Support
  • Uncontested Divorce
  • Visitation Rights
  • Post Marital Agreements

Overall Client Rating

in Family Law
4.3 out of 5.0
Communication Ability
Quality of Service
Value for Money
  • Data based on 8 reviews
  • Recommended by 7 Client(s)
  • Last reviewed on 11/11/15
Posted by a Consumer on 03/15/12
5.0 out of 5.0
Divorce is difficult and mine was probably more difficult than most since it involved false allegations by my ex-wife of domestic violence and child abuse. Mike Murphy successfully defended me in the military law courts and shepherded me through the civilian divorce process. He exposed my ex-wife's lies and saved my daughter from a life of manipulation by her mother. My daughter lives safely at home with me now. This is only possible thanks to Mike Murphy and his staff and I'm eternally thankful
Posted by a Consumer on 11/11/15
5.0 out of 5.0
Following recommendations from government colleagues I met with Mike Murphy. Without his guidance and representation I am confident that I would be lost and without my children.Mike Murphy is experienced, knows the machinations of the Virginia court system and understands the complications that come with government service whether uniformed or not. I am grateful to my colleagues for providing his contact information. I could not be more grateful to Mike for what he has done for me and my family.
Posted by a Consumer on 10/16/15
5.0 out of 5.0
Michael and his staff made this process very easy for me. The entire staff was amazing throughout the process. Any time I had question it was immediately answered.
Posted by a Consumer on 10/15/15
5.0 out of 5.0
When I think of Mr. Michael K. Murphy words like top-tier, superlative, exemplary, first-class, and second to none immediatley come to mind. While serving overseas, I found myself in need of a divorce attorney. After doing a thoruogh internet search of Divorce Attorneys in Fairfax, VA and reading Mr. Murphy's profile and reviews, I decided he was the type of Attorney that I was seeking. I could not have made a better decision in choosing him to represent me. From the first consultation until the
Posted by a Consumer on 10/01/15
5.0 out of 5.0
You usually find yourself in need of a family lawyer for the first time when you are in a crisis and looking for an expert to get your life back on track. I came to Mike under these circumstances and can definitively say that he is exactly the kind of confident, competent and aggressive family law attorney you need in a crisis. He understands the lives and needs of servicemembers and their families and I would say he is one of the best in the business, bar none. He has my highest endorsement.
Posted by a Consumer on 10/06/14
1.0 out of 5.0
I hired the assistance of this law firm in a divorce matter; this lawyer is arrogant and does not care about the client, charges unreasonable amounts of money, does not deliver any results. If you are looking for someone to represent you in any matter, this is not the law-firm you want by your side.
Posted by a Consumer on 04/28/13
3.5 out of 5.0
I might have given Mike a higher score--except that several years after I worked with him, I found that there were errors and oversights in dealing with my some aspects of my case. These resulted in $32,000 in unanticipated payments which, had things been handled correctly, I would not have been responsible for. As a result, I've suffered considerable hardship. Since I no longer had the resources to pay Mike to sort out the mess his office had allowed to happen, this experience left a bad taste.
Posted by a Consumer on 03/15/12
5.0 out of 5.0
I wanted to thank you, Marisa, Sarah and Fariah for all your help. You all showed that you had my needs and desires at the forefront. My girls and I have been able to move on and we are doing great! I also want to thank you for securing 100% of my military retirement after 24 years and 9 months of marriage. I was blessed to have you and your team to represent me, it was worth every penny!

Overall Peer Rating

in Family Law and General Practice
4.7 out of 5.0
Legal Knowledge
Analytical Capabilities
Communication Ability
Legal Experience
  • Meets very high criteria of general ethical standards
Posted by a Private Practice Attorney on 07/26/12
4.0 out of 5.0
Skillful litigator in court, but has keen judgment on when a case needs to settle as well. Have both litigated and settled cases with him. I have no reservations making a recommendation for peer review.
Posted by a Private Practice Attorney on 07/16/12
5.0 out of 5.0
Mr. Murphy is one of the finest lawyers in Northern Virginia
Posted by a Private Practice Attorney on 07/16/12
4.6 out of 5.0
Michael is a very good, professional attorney, and a zealous advocate for his clients. He deserves your highest rating
Posted by a Private Practice Attorney on 07/16/12
5.0 out of 5.0
Mr. Murphy undoubtedly meets the qualifications for an AV rating.

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Experience & Credentials

Firm Details
Admission Details
Admitted in 1982, Virginia
1983, U.S. District Court, Eastern and Western Districts of Virginia and U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit
1986, U.S. Supreme Court.
Credit Cards Accepted
Also accepts Other
Law School Attended
George Mason University School of Law
Class of 1982
University Attended
Virginia Military Institute
Class of 1964
Birth Information
Born in 1942
Washington, D.C., 1942
2nd Lieut., 1st Lieut. U.S. Air Force, 1964-1966, 1st Lieut., Capt., U.S. Army, Infantry, 1966-1969
Associations & Memberships
All Courts in the Commonwealth of Virginia (1982). United States District Court, Eastern District of Virginia (1983). United States District Court, Western District of Virginia (1983). United States Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit (1983). United States Court of Veterans Appeals (1999). United States Supreme Court (1986). Fairfax Bar Association, Fairfax, Virginia. Virginia State Bar (Member, Family Law Section). Virginia Trial Lawyers Association. Member of the Board of Governors of the Military Law Section of the Virginia State Bar.
Representative Cases
Rutledge v. Rutledge, 608 S E.2d 504 2005.
Hobbies & Interests
Recipient: American Jurisprudence Award for Achievement, George Mason University School of Law. George Mason University School of Law Moot Court Board of Governors Award for Outstanding Service.

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Contact Information

Contact Information
Firm Address
Law Offices of Michael Kevin Murphy, PLLC
Penthouse 10, 10560 Main Street,
Fairfax, VA 22030
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Michael Kevin Murphy
Law Offices of Michael Kevin Murphy, PLLC
Penthouse 10, 10560 Main Street,
Fairfax, VA 22030

Law Offices of Michael Kevin Murphy, PLLC (Fairfax, Virginia)