Law Office of Laura M. Murphy, PLLC
Our firm does more than just work in Thurston County. Our roots are in this area. Laura is affiliated with school boards, alumni associations, religious institutions and civic organizations throughout the county.
We believe in pursuing a legal remedy in a highly ethical and honest manner. In order to do so, we take the time to educate our client of the legal remedies available to them, and ensure an appropriate remedy is available.
About Laura M. Murphy
Laura Murphy began her career as a prosecutor in Pierce County and quickly transferred to the Thurston County Prosecuting Attorney's Office in her home town, Olympia. Since then, she has practiced criminal and family law both as a prosecutor and a defense attorney. This unique perspective provides Laura the ability to view all sides of an argument. She has found Family Law especially challenging because it requires a blend of sharp litigation skills and strong client advocacy. It became clear early on that her passion is well suited to this area of law.
Clients who are facing a criminal matter experience a similar set of emotions. They often do not know the consequences of a criminal conviction and need an advocate to guide them through the process.
In the courtroom, Laura is serious about winning. From case preparation, pretrial conferences, all the way to the actual trial, each matter is handled with professionalism. “Every case is unique and important. Litigation allows me the opportunity to be creative and think strategically.”
At the first consultation, Laura will begin to assess a case strategy to meet her client’s expectations. However, her ultimate goal is that the next step forward will not only be the best for the client, but the best for their families too. “The goal of my office and staff is that every client walks out feeling as though a weight has been lifted from their shoulders. Isn’t that what advocacy is all about?”
Professional and Community Service
South Puget Sound Community College Board of Directors 2006 – present
Instructor National Highway Traffic Safety Adminstration DUI – 2006
Thurston County Volunteer Legal Clinic 2007 to present
Seattle University School of Law cum laude 01
Saint Martin’s University summa cum laude 98