Michael Murphy (Fairfax, Virginia)
Michael Murphy (Fairfax, Virginia)

Michael Murphy

Licensed for 34 years

Practice Area: Military Divorce, Divorce, Alimony 21 more areas of practice + 21 more

Awards
AV Preeminent
Contact
571-581-2520

Michael Murphy

571-581-2520

Credit cards accepted

Serving Fairfax, VA view address

Attorney at firm Law Offices of Michael Kevin Murphy, PLLC

Serving Fairfax, VA view address

Credit cards accepted

Awards AV Preeminent

About Michael Murphy

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 th...

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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.

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Areas of Law

  • Military Divorce
  • Divorce
  • 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
  • Adoptions

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Client Reviews

  • 4.3/5.0 8 reviews
  • 88% client recommended 7 recommendations
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    4.5/5.0
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    4.4/5.0
  • Quality of Service

    4.2/5.0
  • Value for Money

    4.1/5.0
  • 5.0/5.0 submitted on 03/15/12

    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 su... Read more

    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

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      5.0/5.0
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      5.0/5.0
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      5.0/5.0
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      5.0/5.0

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  • 5.0/5.0 submitted on 11/11/15

    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 ch... Read more

    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.

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      5.0/5.0
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      5.0/5.0
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  • 5.0/5.0 submitted on 10/16/15

    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. Read more

    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.

    • Communication

      5.0/5.0
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  • 5.0/5.0 submitted on 10/15/15

    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 fou... Read more

    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

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      5.0/5.0
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  • 5.0/5.0 submitted on 10/01/15

    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... Read more

    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.

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      5.0/5.0
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  • 5.0/5.0 submitted on 03/15/12

    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 mo... Read more

    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!

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  • 3.5/5.0 submitted on 04/28/13

    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 o... Read more

    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.

    • Communication

      5.0/5.0
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      4.0/5.0
    • Quality of Service

      3.0/5.0
    • Value for Money

      2.0/5.0

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  • 1.0/5.0 submitted on 10/06/14

    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 d... Read more

    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.

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      1.0/5.0
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Peer Reviews

  • 4.7/5.0 11 reviews
  • AV Preeminent
  • Legal Knowledge

    4.7/5.0
  • Analytical Capability

    4.8/5.0
  • Judgment

    4.7/5.0
  • Communication

    4.5/5.0
  • Legal Experience

    4.8/5.0
  • 5.0/5.0 by a Judge on 08/06/12 in General Practice

    • Legal Knowledge

      5.0/5.0
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      5.0/5.0
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  • 5.0/5.0 by a Sole Practitioner on 08/01/12 in Domestic Relations

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      5.0/5.0
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      5.0/5.0
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      5.0/5.0
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      5.0/5.0
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  • 5.0/5.0 by a Sole Practitioner on 08/01/12 in Family Law

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      5.0/5.0
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      5.0/5.0
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  • 5.0/5.0 by a Managing Partner on 07/16/12 in Domestic Relations

    Mr. Murphy is one of the finest lawyers in Northern Virginia Read more

    Mr. Murphy is one of the finest lawyers in Northern Virginia

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  • 5.0/5.0 by a Principal on 07/16/12 in Divorce Mediation

    • Legal Knowledge

      5.0/5.0
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      5.0/5.0
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      5.0/5.0
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  • 5.0/5.0 by a Principal on 07/16/12 in Divorce

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  • 5.0/5.0 by a Principal on 07/16/12 in Family Law

    Mr. Murphy undoubtedly meets the qualifications for an AV rating. Read more

    Mr. Murphy undoubtedly meets the qualifications for an AV rating.

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  • 4.6/5.0 by a Managing Partner on 07/16/12 in Family Law

    Michael is a very good, professional attorney, and a zealous advocate for his clients. He deserves your highest rating Read more

    Michael is a very good, professional attorney, and a zealous advocate for his clients. He deserves your highest rating

    • Legal Knowledge

      5.0/5.0
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    • Judgment

      4.0/5.0
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  • 4.4/5.0 by a Sole Practitioner on 07/16/12 in General Practice

    • Legal Knowledge

      4.0/5.0
    • Analytical Capability

      5.0/5.0
    • Judgment

      5.0/5.0
    • Communication

      4.0/5.0
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  • 4.0/5.0 by a Judge on 08/09/12 in Family Law

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      4.0/5.0
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      4.0/5.0
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      4.0/5.0
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Community Contributions

      Credentials

      Position
      Attorney
      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
      J.D.
      University Attended
      Virginia Military Institute
      Class of 1964
      B.A.
      Birth Information
      Born in 1942
      Washington, D.C., 1942
      Military
      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.
      Canedo v. Canedo
      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.
      Languages
      English