Adjunct Faculty Member
Kimberly Murphy received her law degree from the University of Iowa College of Law. In addition to serving as Associate Director of the National Health Law and Policy Resource Center, Ms. Murphy maintains a private law practice specializing in elder law, probate law and health law.
From 2007-2009, she was Administrator of the Iowa Office of Substitute Decision Maker in the Iowa Department of Elder Affairs. The Office of Substitute Decision Maker was established to assure that Iowans had access to resources and information regarding substitute decision making, to provide statewide education to individuals routinely addressing substitute decision making issues, and to investigate and intervene in problematic guardianships and conservatorships. In her capacity as Administrator, she served as a member of the Iowa Substitute Decision Maker Task Force and Iowa Substitute Decision Maker Curriculum Committee, and she was responsible for developing a statewide curriculum on substitute decision makers and a statewide training program using that curriculum.
Ms. Murphy is an active member of the Iowa State Bar Association and serves on the Guardianship/Conservatorship Committee of the Probate Section of the Iowa Bar Association. She also is a member of the Iowa Committee on Probate Procedure and Forms, which was established by the Iowa Supreme Court.
Based on her demonstrated expertise regarding guardianships, Ms. Murphy has received national guardianship certification from the National Guardianship Association, which establishes and promotes a nationally recognized standard of excellence in guardianship.