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Valerie Lee Murphy

Valerie Lee Murphy

Family Lawyer
Cullen & Murphy
Riverside, CA
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About Valerie Lee Murphy

Attorney Biography

Valerie L. Murphy is a Senior Attorney and Certified Family Law Specialist who joined Cullen & Murphy as an Attorney in early 2008. Attorney Murphy's legal focus is on family law matters, including divorce, termination of domestic partnerships, custody, visitation, the establishment of parental relationships (paternity), domestic violence, division of community property, child support, and spousal support.

Attorney Murphy has extensive experience and personal knowledge with issues regarding the United States Military and Family Law. Her experience includes issues relating to divorce, child and spousal support, the Soldier and Sailors Relief act, and application of Federal regulations in a family law matter.

Attorney Murphy has over 25 years of experience in family law. She started her legal career as a legal assistant in 1993 before becoming an attorney in 2005. Her legal career has continuously focused on matters involving family law, and she takes great care in providing for clients' legal and emotional needs. Attorney Murphy has extensive legal experience obtained in the private sector with private law firms located in the Riverside area and the public sector with the Riverside County Department of Child Support Services.

Attorney Murphy earned her Juris Doctor Degree from California Southern Law School, where she graduated in the top 1% of her class. She also completed her bachelor's degree in Political Science at California State University, San Bernardino. Following her excellence as a student and graduate of California Southern Law School, the law school invited her to teach. She was a professor of community property at California Southern Law School for many years.

Attorney Murphy is currently an active member of the State Bar of California. She is licensed to practice law in the State of California and the U.S. District Court Central District of California. Attorney Murphy is also a member of the Riverside County and San Bernardino County Bar Associations.

Practice Areas

Family Law (100%)


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Bar Licenses

California State Bar
Member in Good Standing

Work Experience

California Southern School of Law

Cullen & Murphy
Attorney at Law

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California Southern LS
Juris Doctorate

California State University, San Bernardino
California State University, San Bernardino
Bachelor of Arts

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Specialty Certifications

State Bar of California
Board Certified Specialist
Family Law
State Bar of California


Riverside County Bar Association

Awards & Honors

Best of The IE: Lawyers Awards
Inland Empire Magazine

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Case Results - Valerie Lee Murphy

Family Law (Dissolution of Marriage)
Dissolution of marriage actions. 30+ year marriage. Division of high-value assets. Awards of custody, support, and attorney fees to the client.

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Attorney Endorsements

Heather Mellyn Cullen
Endorsement: Family Law
August 31, 2021
Attorney Murphy is an excellent and aggressive client advocate who is dedicated to providing excellent family law representation. She is a Certified Family Law Specialist and is knowledgeable in all areas of family law, from a simple divorce to a highly contested custody matter. Attorney Murphy is a pleasure to work with because her breadth of knowledge is so vast that she can apply the law clearly and precisely to her cases.

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Valerie Lee Murphy
Cullen & Murphy
4094 Chestnut St
Riverside, CA 92501
Office: 951-715-4632
Fax: 951-715-4601

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Specialty Certification Information

Family Law Specialty Certification -

CBLS Board Certification in Family Law - Lawyers certified as family law specialists by the State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization (CBLS) have demonstrated substantial involvement in the practice of family law.

The CBLS defines the term "family law" as the practice of law "dealing with all aspects of the California Family Code and including, but not limited to, the following: taxation issues incident to family law practice; contempt; enforcement proceedings; mediation and/or negotiation of family law disputes; psychological and counseling aspects of family law; family law writ and appellate practice; postmarital agreements; nonmarital domestic relationships; child custody in any forum; and public enforcement of child support."