Details: Mr. Murphy is licensed to practice law in the state of Oklahoma. He received his Juris Doctorate degree, from The Oklahoma City University School of Law, May 1995, graduating with honors. He also holds: A Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering degree from Northeastern University, Boston, Massachusetts, 1989, Cum Laude. An Associates Degree in Applied Science from the Community College of the Air Force. Equipment Technology; Cum Laude, October 1982. In 1995 while still attending law school, Mr. Murphy commenced his career as law clerk for Israel and Israel, P.C., a highly respected Oklahoma City law firm. There, he worked on various cases including personal injury suits, class actions and appellate matters. In 1996, he was hired by The Payton Law Offices in Muskogee, Oklahoma. His practice included personal injury, divorce, probate, corporate and appellate work, conducting jury trials, working on numerous high value cases, and general firm management. In 1997, Mr. Murphy was personally selected by Mr. Stephen Jones of Jones, Wyatt and Roberts, in Enid, Ok., as a team member for the Timothy McVeigh Defense Team. Mr. Murphy championed the legal research and writing on a number of high profile legal issues including: pre-trial detainee’s rights; live televised broadcasts of trials versus constitutional protections; and identification evidence. Here, he additionally helped manage, control and index more than a million pages of investigation documents. In 1999, Mr. Murphy worked as Staff Counsel for Avalon Correctional Services, a publicly held corporation. At Avalon, Mr. Murphy expanded his corporate practice by working on mergers, acquisitions, business financing transactions, real estate transactions, construction law, and labor & employment law. One of his many accomplishments was handling the legal work involved in creating the Union City, Oklahoma juvenile facility. He was employed as in-house Counsel by Employers Resource Group, Inc. and expanded his practice to include corporate legal issues, corporate contract, employment and health benefit matters. In late 1999 Mr. Murphy decided to found his own law offices. Today, the majority of his practice involves family law matters (divorce) to highly complicated business and contract litigation. He continues to help his clients in corporate, construction, and collection cases.
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Specialties of Andrew P. Murphy:
- Accident Lawyers
- Civil Law Attorneys
- Collection Lawyers
- Construction Lawyers
- Corporate Business Lawyers
- Custody & Support Lawyers
- Divorce & Mediation Services Lawyers
- Divorce Lawyers
- Estate Planning & Administration Lawyers
- Family Lawyers
- Juvenile Lawyers
- Personal Injury Lawyers
- Property Lawyers
- Real Estate Attorneys
- Trial Lawyers
- Vehicular Accident Lawyers
- Wrongful Death Attorneys
Accident Lawyers: The word accident is not a technical legal term with a clearly defined meaning. Speaking generally, but with reference to legal liabilities, an accident means any unintended and unexpected occurrence which produces hurt or loss. But it is often used to denote any unintended and unexpected loss or hurt apart from its cause; and if the cause is not known the loss or hurt itself would certainly be called an accident. The word accident is also often used to denote both the cause and the effect, no attempt being made to discriminate between them.
Civil Law Attorneys: Many states in the world have comprehensive legal systems called civil law jurisdictions, largely inspired by Roman law, the primary feature of which was that laws were written into a collection; codified, and not determined, as is common law, by judges. Germany and France sustained the bridge between Roman law and civil law (old French law book cover pictured). Civil law jurisdictions purport to provide all citizens with an accessible and written collection of the laws which apply to them and which judges must follow.
Collection Lawyers: Debt collection is the process of pursing payments of debts owed by individuals or businesses. An organization that specializes in debt collection is known as a collection agency or debt collector. Most collection agencies operate as agents of creditors and collect debts for a fee or percentage of the total amount owed. There are many types of collection agencies. First-party agencies are often subsidiaries of the original company the debt is owed to. Third-party agencies are separate companies contracted by a company to collect debts on their behalf for a fee. Debt buyers purchase the debt at a percentage of its value, then attempt to collect it. Each country has its own rules and regulations regarding them.
Construction Lawyers: Construction law is a branch of law that deals with matters relating to building construction, engineering and related fields. It is in essence an amalgam of contract law, commercial law, planning law, employment law and tort. Construction law covers a wide range of legal issues including contract, negligence, bonds and bonding, guarantees and sureties, liens and other security interests, tendering, construction claims, and related consultancy contracts. Construction law affects many participants in the construction industry, including financial institutions, surveyors, architects, builders, engineers, construction workers, and planners.
Corporate Business Lawyers: A corporate lawyer is also known as In-House Counsel, Staff Attorney, Deputy General Counsel, General Counsel and Chief Legal Officer. Their primary objective is to serve the interests of the corporation, not the owners of the business or the officers who run it. In addition to legal counsel, they may also be called upon to provide business advice. They may practice other areas of law concerning mergers and acquisitions, trademarks, tax law bankruptcy, employment, securities, real estate or international commercial law.
Custody & Support Lawyers: In most states, family courts determine child custody arrangements based on what is in the best interests of the child. So how is that decided? The courts look at a number of factors in making this determination, such as the parents' desire and ability to care for the child, the emotional bond between the child and both parents, the adjustment needed if the child has to move to a new area, and, if old enough, the child's wishes. Frequently, parents or other adults who have raised a child will be required by the court to take part in mediation. In mediation, you can discuss what you want, any problems you've had exchanging the child from one home to the next, and anything else that's relevant to the situation. Hopefully, you can come to a resolution everyone can live with. Otherwise, the judge may make a parenting plan that neither parent is happy with. However, it's important to note that if there was domestic violence in your relationship with the other parent, you may be able to skip mediation.
Divorce & Mediation Services Lawyers: A lawyer's role is to advocate for the one spouse that hired them with the goal of achieving the most favorable outcome for their one client. A divorce lawyer can only represent one party. Although mediation does not require the parties to have any legal expertise, complexities may still arise. It is best to consult with a legal adviser before beginning mediation. Consultation is an effective way to gain an understanding of the legal issues, evaluate options, and gather information that can help the process move smoothly. In a mediated divorce, a legal adviser can help in the following ways: Explain the rules and procedures of mediation, Help select a mediator, Prepare a client for mediation, Answer questions that arise during mediation, Offer solutions
Analyze information, Advise a client whether to accept a proposed agreement, Review a proposed agreement, Prepare divorce papers after the parties reach an agreement.
Divorce Lawyers: A divorce is the legal termination of a marriage by a court in a legal proceeding, requiring a petition or complaint for divorce (or dissolution in some states) by one party.There are two types of divorce-- fault and no-fault. A fault divorce is a judicial termination of a marriage based on marital misconduct or other statutory cause requiring proof in a court of law by the divorcing party that the divorcee had done one of several enumerated things as sufficient grounds for the divorce. All states now have adopted some form of no-fault divorce; although some such as New York, restrict the availability of no-fault divorce and retain fault divorce generally. A no-fault divorce is one in which neither party is required to prove fault, and one party must allege and testify only that either irretrievable breakdown of the marriage or irreconcilable differences between the parties makes termination of the marriage appropriate. Many states continue to offer a separation agreement or decree, under which the right to cohabitation is terminated but the marriage is not dissolved and the marital status of the parties is unaltered.
Personal Injury Lawyers
: A personal injury lawyer
is a lawyer who provides legal representation to those who claim to have been injured, physically or psychologically, as a result of the negligence or wrongdoing of another person, company, government agency, or other entity. Personal injury lawyers tend to practice primarily the area of law known as tort law. Even though personal injury lawyers are trained and licensed to practice virtually any field of law, they generally only handle cases that fall under tort law including work injuries, automobile and other accidents, defective products, medical mistakes, and slip and fall accidents.