Stephanie E. Murphy – Associate

Stephanie E. Murphy – Associate 2016-11-05T08:32:26+00:00
Stephanie E. Murphy
Phone: 717-533-4444
Email: semurphy@mqblaw.com
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association, Member, 2003 – present
    • Elder Law Section
    • Family Law Section (Council Member 2015 – present
    • Quality of Life/Balance Committee
    • Women in the Profession Commission
  • Dauphin County Bar Association, Member, 2014 – present
    • Family Law Section
  • Montgomery County Bar Association, Member, 2003 – 2014
    • Family Law Section
    • Elder Law Committee
    • Speakers Bureau
    • Women in the Law Committee
    • Young Lawyers Section
  • National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, Member, 2011 – present
  • Pennsylvania Association of Elder Law Attorneys, Member, 2011 – present
  • Doris Jonas Freed American Inn of Court, Member, 2008 – 2014
  • National Association of College and University Attorneys, Member, 2006 – 2008
  • Montgomery County Inn of Court, Member, 2005 – 2008
  • Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Pennsylvania, Endowment Committee, 2014 – 2015
  • The Vista School, Advisory Council, 2015 – present
  • Case Law Update, (Presenter), Pennsylvania Bar Association Family Law Section, Summer meeting 2016
  • Rising Star, Philadelphia Magazine, Pennsylvania Super Lawyers – Rising Stars Edition 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016
  • Local Legal Leader, Harrisburg Magazine, 2016
  • “Divorce in the Golden Years,” (Presenter), Family Law Institute, Pennsylvania Bar Institute, April 2016
  • Select Lawyer, Susquehanna Style Magazine, 2015, 2016
  • “Modification State Courts are Authorized to Determine that Original Decree State Lost Jurisdiction,” Case Note, Pennsylvania Family Lawyer, June 2015
  • “Establishing a Positive Attorney-Client Relationship,” At Issue, February 2015
  • “Termination of Parental Rights Affirmed Despite Mother’s Efforts to Comply with Family Service Plan” (Case Note), Pennsylvania Family Lawyer, December 2013
  • Case Law Update, (Author and Presenter), Family Law Institute, Pennsylvania Bar Institute, April 2011
  • “Death During Divorce: A Brief Overview of Comparative Law,” (Author), Pennsylvania Bar Association Family Law Section, Winter Meeting 2010
  • Doris Jonis Freed American Inn of Court, Frederick Cohen Esquire Award of Excellence, 2009
  • “Orphans’ Court’s Revision of Prior Order and Interpretation of Prenuptial Agreement Upheld,” (Case Note), Pennsylvania Family Lawyer, December 2009
  • Case Law Update, (Author and Presenter), Pennsylvania Bar Association Family Law Section, Summer Meeting 2009
  • “Nunc Pro Tunc Relief Not Granted Where There Is No Proof of Fraud” (Case Note), Pennsylvania Family Lawyer, April 2008
  • Case Law Update (Co-Author), Pennsylvania Bar Association Family Law Section, Winter 2008 Meeting
  • “Divorce and the Elderly,” Pennsylvania Bar Association Elder Law Section Newsletter, August 2007
  • Pennsylvania, 2003
  • The Dickinson School of Law of the Pennsylvania State University, J.D., 2003
  • Washington and Jefferson College, B.A., 2000
  • American Bar Association and Bureau of National Affairs Award for Excellence in the Study of Health Law, Recipient, 2003

With more than a decade of legal experience, Stephanie focuses her practice in the areas of law that impact families, including divorce, custody, support, elder law, estate administration, estate planning and Orphans’ Court litigation.

Stephanie frequently represents clients in matters including divorce, equitable distribution, custody, support, and protection from abuse. Although an amicable resolution is always the goal, Stephanie is well-equipped to litigate a case to completion. She understands the importance of her clients’ input and values open communication with her clients throughout the process.

Stephanie recognizes that each client is an individual and should be treated as such. She enjoys the practice of estate planning and elder law, as those practices allow for the collaboration with her clients, and often their families, to establish a plan that will help her clients reach their unique goals. Stephanie often prepares, wills, trusts, powers of attorney and advance directives for her clients, but she also looks beyond simple planning documents to assess additional legal issues that her clients may face, including long-term care planning and special needs planning.

In the area of estate administration, Stephanie works with fiduciaries to assist them in completing their legal responsibilities to an estate. She also frequently represents beneficiaries of estates to ensure that the estate’s fiduciary is upholding his or her obligations to the estate and its beneficiaries.

In her Orphans’ Court litigation practice, Stephanie has handled various matters, including, but not limited to, guardianships, will contests, trust and estate cases, and minor’s compromise actions.