Rebecca M. Murphy

Rebecca M. Murphy

Associate
Location:
Johnston, Rhode Island
Phone:
401-824-5100
866-353-3310 (Toll Free)
Fax:
401-824-5123
Email:

Rebecca M. Murphy is an Associate with Pannone Lopes Devereaux & O'Gara LLC and a member of the Estate and Trust Planning, Administration and Litigation Team. She has significant experience counseling clients in all areas of trust and estate planning and administration, Medicaid planning, disability planning, probate administration and trust and estate litigation.

Attorney Murphy's practice includes advising and representing fiduciaries, as well as trust and estate beneficiaries. She is the author of Murder, Fraud, and Tortious Interference: The Interplay Between Probate Court Jurisdiction and Superior Court Jurisdiction in Rhode Island, published in the Roger Williams University Law Review. In 2016, Attorney Murphy was named a Rhode Island Super Lawyers Rising Star by Thomson Reuters, a distinction that recognizes the top 2.5 percent of Rhode Island lawyers under the age of 40 or those in practice for 10 years or less.

Attorney Murphy earned her J.D. from the University of Connecticut School of Law, where she was Competition Editor of the Connecticut Law Review, a Dean's Scholar, and a member of the Public Interest Law Group. She graduated with a B.A. in Religious Studies from the College of Holy Cross in Worcester, MA. She is admitted to practice law in Rhode Island and Massachusetts, and the U.S. District Court for the District of Rhode Island and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit. Attorney Murphy is a member of the Rhode Island Bar Association, the Rhode Island Women's Bar Association and the Massachusetts Bar Association.

Areas of Practice

  • Trust and Estate planning
  • Medicaid planning
  • Elder law
  • Disability planning
  • Estate Administration

Bar Admissions

  • Rhode Island
  • Massachusetts
  • U.S. District Court District of Rhode Island
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 1st Circuit

Education

  • University of Connecticut School of Law, Hartford, Connecticut
    • J.D.
    • Honors: Dean’s Scholar
    • Law Review: Law Review, Competition Editor
  • College Of Holy Cross, Massachusetts
    • B.A.
    • Honors: National Society of Collegiate Scholars
    • Major: Religious Studies

Published Works

  • Murder, Fraud, and Tortious Interference: The Interplay Between Probate Court Jurisdiction and Superior Court Jurisdiction in Rhode Island, Roger Williams University Law Review, Summer 2015 Edition

Honors and Awards

  • National Society of Collegiate Scholars

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Rhode Island Bar Association
  • Rhode Island Women's Bar Association
  • Massachusetts Bar Association