Thomas Murphy

Thomas Murphy

Attorney at McAvoy & Murphy Law Firm LLC
  • Real Estate Law, Bankruptcy, Landlord Tenant...
  • Wisconsin
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Practice Areas
  • Real Estate Law
  • Bankruptcy
  • Landlord Tenant
  • Foreclosure Defense
  • Estate Planning
  • Immigration Law
  • Business Law
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Wisconsin
Federal Circuit
Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
Education
University of Missouri - Columbia
Bachelor of Journalism | Journalism
Marquette University Law School
J.D. (2014) | Law
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Honors: Dean's List: Fall 2011, Spring 2014 Cali Award (highest grade): Legal Analysis, Writing, and Research I
Professional Associations
Waukesha State Bar
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American Bar Association
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State Bar of Wisconsin # 1092816
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McAvoy and Murphy Law Firm LLC
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7 Questions Answered

Q. what is involved in filing for bankruptcy and what is the cost?
A: The answer depends on the type of petition filed. For example, in the Eastern District of Wisconsin, the filing fee for Chapter 7 is $335 plus attorney's fees if you were to hire an attorney. The cost to file Chapter 13 bankruptcy in the Eastern District is $310 plus attorney's fees.
Q. I was at Walmart with another person who apparently stole something. Now they want me in there store to question and won
A: It would be in your best interest to consult a criminal defense attorney as soon as possible if you haven't already. Based on the limited facts given, it is difficult to say whether the police want to simply question you as a witness or potentially charge you as a party to a crime. A criminal defense attorney would be able to analyze your individual situation, protect your rights, and advise you on how to proceed.
Q. I BECAME A US CITIZEN 7/01/2014 IN MY WIFE BEEN PERMANENT RESIDENT SINCE 9/01/2011 CAN SHE FILE FOR US CITIZEN YET
A: Under 319(a) of the Immigration and Nationality Act, a spouse of a U.S. citizen may apply for naturalization after being a green card holder for three years provided, among other things, the U.S. citizen spouse has been a U.S. citizen during the entire three-year period. Based on that language, she will have to wait.
Q. My neighbors rent a duplex and sublet one side can they evict their subletters?
A: As to your first question, more information is necessary to give you a conclusive answer. The sublessor may have had written authorization to commence the eviction on the owner's behalf, which may or may not apply in this case. Regarding your second question, periodic tenancies for less than a year, such as a month-to-month tenancy, may be agreed upon verbally. In the absence of a written agreement, statutory rights and duties apply.
Q. What kind of Lawyer do I need for problems with neighbors that has caused problems with the city.
A: Your ideal attorney would have experience in real estate, landlord-tenant, municipal, nuisance, and animal law.
Q. REAL ESTATE: How would I find an attorney familiar with the process of purchasing residential "Air Rights" in Wisconsin?
A: Based on your question, it sounds as though you might want to consider looking for a commercial real estate attorney in Madison who has experience with commercial leases, zoning, air rights, land use, and dealing with municipal entities. I am unable to refer you to any specific attorneys, but there should be attorneys available to assess your project's feasibility.
Q. My wife just received her green card, but everything came back under her maiden name. Is that normal?
A: It depends on the documents you provided when you filed and the name listed on those documents. Generally, the card would be issued under the name provided in the relevant documents unless you filed the petition with supplemental legal documents such as a marriage certificate, adoption decree, or court order that effected the name change. Nonetheless, you should be able to file an I-90 to replace her current Green Card with one that has her married name.
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