Kathryn Murphy is a Minnesota-based family law attorney.
Kathryn Murphy has been engaged exclusively in the practice of family law since first being licensed in the State of Minnesota in October of 2003. Prior to earning her law degree from William Mitchell College of Law in June of 2003, she graduated from the College of St. Catherine in May of 1999 with a major in Psychology and minors in Biology and Women’s Studies.
While a student at William Mitchell College of Law, Ms. Murphy was able to synthesize her undergraduate psychology background with legal practice through collaboration with University of Minnesota psychiatry resident physicians while participating in the William Mitchell Law and Psychiatry Clinic.
The totality of her education and experience provides a strong knowledge base from which to understand the complexities that may arise in family law matters including domestic abuse, chemical dependency, mental illness and children with special needs.
Ms. Murphy is well versed in the financial aspects of divorce and paternity including the establishment and modification of child support obligations, property division, division of retirement assets and the analyses involved in spousal maintenance awards. Ms. Murphy’s litigation career includes obtaining a reversal of the reduction of a spousal maintenance award through a successful appeal to the Minnesota Court of Appeals on behalf of one of her clients.
As a child of divorce herself, Ms. Murphy balances assertive advocacy with a good faith approach to the best interests of her clients and their families.
A Minnesota Qualified Neutral
Ms. Murphy is also a Qualified Neutral pursuant to Rule 114 of the Minnesota General Rules of Practice, and is trained in the fundamentals of custody evaluation and Early Neutral Evaluation (SENE/FENE) in Minnesota.