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Kelleigh Murphy, Esq.

Biography

Attorney and Mediator Kelleigh Domaingue Murphy is a well known and respected family law and civil attorney in the State of New Hampshire. She represents clients in matters involving divorce, parenting, child support, alimony, complex asset division and divorce matters involving business ownership.  In addition to her domestic relations practice, she is skilled at personal injury litigation, small business formation and advisement, and estate planning, and also serves as a private mediator in a wide range of cases.

A litigator by training, Kelleigh is ready and able to try a case when necessary. However, she is also a trained mediator who works with her clients to tailor personalized solutions, and is a proponent of working collaboratively to achieve client goals. Kelleigh was the first female Chairwoman in the history of the Bedford Town Council, and has honed her leadership and public speaking skills through years of civic and public service engagements. As a small business owner, Kelleigh is acutely aware of the issues facing her clients. A trained mediator, Kelleigh recognizes that sometimes the best solutions lie outside of the courtroom.  However, her extensive litigation experience allows her to fiercely advocate for her clients in court.

Kelleigh lives in Bedford, New Hampshire and serves clients across Southern and Central New Hampshire.  In her free time, she serves as a Board Member for the Educational Farm at Joppa Hill, as the Vice Chairwoman for the Bedford Planning Board, on the New Hampshire Bar Association’s Gender Equality Committee, as a member of the Daniel Webster Batchelder American Inns of Court, and as a coach and manager for Bedford Little League and other local sports organizations.  She is the author of A Practice Guide to Divorce Cases in New Hampshire (Chapter 14 – Expert Testimony in Domestic Relations Cases in New Hampshire ), 2009. Supp. 2012.

Bar admissions

  • New Hampshire, 2004
  • U.S. District Court, District of New Hampshire, 2004

Education

  • Vermont Law School, J.D. Also attended the University of Richmond T.C. Williams School of Law and received the following accolades: Barnett Moot Court Champion. Environmental Law Negotiation 2d Place Finish. Law Review Invitee.
  • Boston College. B.A., Political Science (University Honors Program. Fulton Debating Society. Saber Fencer. Studied Music & Linguistics).

Professional Honors and Achievements

  • Recipient, NH Union Leader’s 40 Outstanding Individuals Under 40 Award
  • Recipient, Key to the City of Manchester
  • Bedford Planning Board 2018-present (Vice Chairwoman, 2020-present)
  • Board Member, The Educational Farm at Joppa Hill, 2020-present
  • Member, NH Bar Association’s Gender Equality Committee (2019-present)
  • Youth Sports Coach for Bedford Little League, Bedford Basketball League, Bedford Softball League and Bedford Bulldogs Flag Football League
  • Bedford Town Council, 2013-present (Chairwoman 2016-2018, Vice Chairwoman 2015-2016)
  • NH State Representative, member Children & Family Law subcommittee, 2012-2014
  • Leadership, NH Bar Association’s Young Lawyer’s Committee
  • Thurgood Marshall American Inn of Court 2007-2010
  • Manchester Board of Mayor and Aldermen 2007-2009
  • Manchester School Board 2005-2007
  • Law Related Education Program Volunteer
  • 2005 Appointee to the Alternative Dispute Resolution Services Committee of the New Hampshire Bar Association
  • Bedford Zoning Board, 2013-2016
  • Bedford Highway Safety Committee 2013-present
  • Bedford Master Plan Selection and Steering Committees 2018-2019
  • Bedford Facilities Plan Subcommittee, 2017-2018
  • Bedford Citizens Police Academy, 2017 (returned as a witness in 2018/2019)

Speaking Engagements

Speaker at a number of programs, including the New Hampshire Bar Association, the MIT Alumni Association and others.  Topics include social media use in discovery matters and marketing, digital marketing and e-commerce. Kelleigh has spoken on a wide variety of legislative matters, including but not limited to employment and independent contractors versus employees. She has also conducted sexual harassment training seminars.

Publications and Reported Cases
The following represents a sampling of Attorney Murphy’s reported cases and publications:

  • Counsel for Lubin & Meyer in Estate of Marcus R. Sicotte v. Lubin & Meyer,  in Keller v. State Bar of California, No. 2007-731 (NH 2008).
  • Author, A Practice Guide to Divorce Cases in New Hampshire (Chapter 14 – Expert Testimony in Domestic Relations Cases in New Hampshire ), 2009. Supp. 2012.
  • Author, Town Council Annual Reports for the Town of Bedford, 2016; 2017.
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