Brooke N. Murphy
Ms. Murphy’s practice includes both family law litigation and negotiated settlements. She handles a variety of complex family law issues, including high conflict custody and visitation disputes, dissolution of marriage, domestic violence matters, child and spousal support, property characterization and division, and parentage. To expand on her negotiation and litigation experience, Ms. Murphy completed 40 hours of intensive mediation training with Gary Friedman at The Center for Understanding in Conflict. In addition, she also helps clients seek name and gender changes by securing court orders and changing government identity documents.
Ms. Murphy currently serves as the Co-Chair of the San Mateo County Bar Association’s Family Law Section.
Ms. Murphy earned her J.D. from University of California Hastings, College of the Law. She was an executive board member of UC Hastings’ nationally ranked moot court team, where she was awarded Best Oral Advocate at the 51st Annual David E. Snodgrass Moot Court Competition. Ms. Murphy was elected by her peers to serve as Vice President Internal of the UC Hastings Chapter of Ms. JD, an organization dedicated to advancing women in the legal profession. She also received recognition as a Wiley W. Manual honoree for outstanding achievement in pro bono. Ms. Murphy returned to UC Hastings as an Adjunct Professor, where she taught legal writing and research.
Prior to joining the firm, Ms. Murphy served as a judicial extern for the Honorable Daniel A. Flores at the Unified Family Court in San Francisco. During law school, she was a family law clerk at Bay Area Legal Aid and Sideman & Bancroft, LLP.
Ms. Murphy earned her B.A. from University of California, Santa Barbara. Ms. Murphy has been consistent in her dedication to families in transition and has worked in the legal field for over a decade.
Ms. Murphy is a member of the following professional organizations:
- State Bar of California
- San Mateo County Bar Association, Family Law Section, Co-Chair
- San Mateo County Bar Association, Barristers Section, President
- Lawyers in the Library, Attorney Volunteer
- Court Appointed Special Advocates of San Mateo County, CASA Volunteer