William K. Murphy was born in Argentia, Newfoundland, Canada on August 26th, 1953, the son of Capt. E.J. Murphy, USN. He attended school in Gladstone in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. He graduated from Western Michigan University (with high honors) in 1975 with a criminal justice major and from the Detroit College of Law (with honors) in 1980. He is married and has four adult children. He is a member of the Michigan State and Kalamazoo County bar associations. He is also a member and past president of the Kalamazoo County Trial Lawyer’s association.

When not practicing law, Bill enjoys hunting, fishing, and spending time with his 4 grandchildren.

Areas of Practice

  • Automobile Accidents
  • Motorcycle Accidents – Plaintiff
  • Animal Bites – Plaintiff
  • Wrongful Death – Plaintiff
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+ Years of Experience

Bar Admissions

  • Michigan, 1980
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Michigan, 1982
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 6th Circuit, 1982

Education

  • Detroit College of Law, Detroit, Michigan
    • J.D. cum laude – 1980
  • Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, Michigan, B.S.
    • Honors: Magna Cum Laude
    • Major: Criminal Justice
    • Major: Sociology
    • Major: Political Science

Professional Associations & Memberships

  • Kalamazoo Co Bar Association
  • Michigan Bar Association
  • Michigan Association for Justice

Past Employment Positions

  • Halpert & Koning PC, Associate, 1983 – 1986
  • Gemrich Moser et al, Partner, 1986 – 2001