Ms. Murphy specializes in the areas of general liability defense, professional liability defense, and business litigation, including breach of contract and fraud claims. Her general liability defense practice includes the representation of clients in a variety of claims, including personal injury, wrongful death, and catastrophic loss claims arising from construction site accidents, fires, slip and falls, and serious motor vehicle accidents. Ms. Murphy represents a variety of professionals, including design professionals, real estate brokers, accountants, and insurance professionals.
Prior to joining Lagasse Branch Bell + Kinkead, Ms. Murphy worked for an insurance defense firm, where she defended clients in cases involving personal injury auto accidents and real estate transaction disputes. She successfully obtained a defense verdict in a 2019 jury trial in San Bernardino Superior Court. She has successfully mediated many complex, multi-party auto accident and real estate cases in San Diego, Los Angeles, and San Francisco. While in law school, she worked at a workers’ compensation insurance defense firm as a law clerk, where she became the firm’s medical lien representative, investigating potential fraud based on relevant standards.
Outside of LBBK, Ms. Murphy enjoys figure skating, hiking, beach days, and most of all, spending time with her family.