Brooke Murphy


Brooke Murphy focuses her practice on all aspects of family law, including dissolution of marriage, domestic violence matters, child and spousal support, property characterization and division, high conflict custody and visitation disputes, parentage, and reproductive issues. In addition, she also helps clients seek name and gender changes by securing court orders and changing government identity documents.

Prior to joining Madigan & Lewis, LLP, Ms. Murphy was a judicial extern for the Honorable Daniel A. Flores in the family law division of the San Francisco Superior Court. While working at Madigan & Lewis, LLP, Ms. Murphy returned to her alma mater (UC Hastings College of the Law) to work as an Adjunct Professor, where she taught legal research and writing.

Ms. Murphy currently serves as Chair of the Family Law Section of the San Mateo County Bar Association. In her role as Chair, Ms. Murphy serves as a liaison between the Family Law Section’s 375 members and the Family Law Division of the San Mateo County Superior Court. 

Ms. Murphy also serves on the Board of Directors for the San Mateo County Bar Association and was the President of the Barristers Section in 2022.


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. During law school, she was a family law clerk at Bay Area Legal Aid and Sideman & Bancroft, LLP.

Ms. Murphy has been consistent in her dedication to helping families in transition, volunteering as a Court Appointed Special Advocate for children in the foster care system, and has worked in the field of law for over a decade.

Ms. Murphy is a proud member of the following organizations:

  • San Mateo County Bar Association, Board of Directors (2023 Board Member)
  • San Mateo County Bar Association, Family Law Section (2023 Chair; 2022 Co-Chair)
  • San Mateo County Bar Association, Barristers Section (2022 President)
  • Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA), Volunteer
  • San Mateo County Law Library, Community Law Night Volunteer