Timothy P. Murphy is an estate planning and elder law attorney whose practice emphasizes helping people to build, preserve and pass on their wealth. He works with his clients to accomplish their goals while avoiding unnecessary court proceedings and minimizing or eliminating exposure to death taxes. Tim has practiced law in the Sacramento area since 1982, first with a large firm, and then with his own firm since 1987.
Tim is one of only a handful of attorneys in the Greater Sacramento Area accredited by the Department of Veterans Affairs to assist veterans with their benefits claims.
Mr. Murphy and his firm have been awarded the top AV rating by the Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory, the legal profession’s oldest and preeminent rating service for attorneys and law firms. The AV rating is the highest rating bestowed by Martindale-Hubbell and is earned by only a small number of law firms and attorneys considered to have “Very High to Preeminent Legal Ability” with the highest standard of ethical and professional conduct. Before assigning a rating, Martindale-Hubbell solicits the confidential, unbiased and independent opinion of local attorneys and judges. He has also achieved the highest possible rating (10.0 Superb) by the Avvo attorney rating service. Tim has been repeatedly recognized as a Five Star Wealth Manager by Sacramento Magazine in the area of Estate Planning.
Tim graduated magna cum laude with distinction from the University of Colorado and earned his law degree at the University of California, Hastings College of the Law, where he served as Managing Editor on the law review. Tim also was elected into Phi Beta Kappa, the National Honor Society.