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.