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Lori K. Murphy


Phone (541) 383-5857 | Email lmurphy@lynchconger.com
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Lori Murphy is a partner in Lynch Conger, LLP, and focuses her practice in estate planning, estate administration, and land use. Lori’s estate planning practice includes individual planning and business succession planning. She assists clients with wills, powers of attorney, living wills and trusts, including special needs trusts. Her clients include individuals, couples, business owners, attorneys, and families with special needs members.

Lori’s estate administration practice includes the representation of individuals who are administering decedents’ estates, including estates related to personal injury, wrongful death or class action suits.  Lori assists clients to navigate both the small-estate and full probate processes in Oregon. Additionally, clients seek her assistance with trust administration, guardianship, conservatorship, and petitions for guardians of minors’ estates.

Lori focuses on due-diligence review of developable sites and the resolution of land use, planning, and zoning issues. She is experienced in all aspects of land use, including the resolution of code enforcement violations and prosecuting applications for conditional use permits, rezoning, and comprehensive plan amendments. She regularly appears before local land use committees, citizens’ groups, architectural review boards, and local governing bodies. Her projects include shopping centers, offices, banks, hotels, pharmacies, and other commercial development. She is also a LEED Accredited Professional with knowledge of the law as it relates to the design, construction, and operation of green buildings.

Professional Activities

  • Member Oregon State Bar, Real Estate & Land Use and Trusts & Estates Sections
  • Washington State Bar Association, Estate Planning/Probate/Wills, Real Property/Land Use Sections
  • Virginia State Bar, Real Property and Trusts and Estates Sections, member
  • District of Columbia Bar
  • Deschutes County Bar Association
  • Central Oregon Estate Planning Council member
  • Central Oregon Elder Law Council member

 Civic Activities

  • Leadership Bend, Class of 2015
  • ACT for Alexandria, advisory committee


  • 05.15 – Appendix: The Basics of Estate Planning, Memory Banc: Your Workbook for Organizing Life, Morgan James Publishing, 2015
  • 28.15 – Should Your Home Be Owned by Your Trust?
  • 01.13 – Firearms in Estate Planning, BKK Wills, Trusts & Estates Newsletter, November 2013
  • 01.13 – Basic Information About Durable General Powers of Attorney, BKK Wills, Trusts & Estates Newsletter, August 2013
  • 01.13 – Determine When Your Clients’ Powers of Attorney Need Recharging, February 2013
  • 01.13 – Separated But Not Divorced: Don’t Wait to Update Your Estate Plan, BKK Wills, Trusts and Estates Newsletter, February 2013
  • 01.12 – Special Needs Children Turning 18 Years Old, Expert Views, Financial Advisor Magazine, August 2012
  • 01.12 – Top Five Reasons to Update Your Power of Attorney, BKK Wills, Trusts and Estates Newsletter, May 2012
  • 01.12 – Safeguarding Frozen Embryos Through Estate Planning, BKK Wills, Trusts and Estates Newsletter, February 2012
  • 01.11 – Transferring Wealth to Individuals With Special Needs/Mental Disabilities, Financial Advisor Magazine, June 2011
  • 13.10 – Easing the Stress, How to Help Clients with Mentally Impaired Family Members, Financial Advisor Magazine, August 13, 2010
  • 01.09 – You May Need a Special Needs Trust, BKK Wills, Trusts and Estates Newsletter, August 2009
  • New RESPA Rules Impact Loan Quotes and the Settlement Statement, VLTA Examiner, Volume 15, Number 2, Summer 2009


  • 15.16 – “Bang, Bang, Fido: Firearms Law and Pets in Estates,” Central Oregon Estate Planning Council, Bend, Oregon

Lori Murphy Presentations Prior to Joining Lynch Conger, LLP

  • 09.16 – Charitable Donations
  • 03.14 – Estate Planning 101
  • 05.14 – The Intersection of Estate Planning and Probate in Real Estate
  • 10.14 – “Wills, Trusts and You (Whose Life is it Anyway?),” National Science Foundation
  • 07.14 – Estate Planning Workshop, McLean Community Center
  • 09.13 – “Special Needs Planning,” Bethesda, Maryland
  • 23.13 – Special Needs Planning Fair, Rockville, Maryland
  • 24.12 – “Smart Families, Smart Planning,” Rockville, Maryland
  • 13.12 – “Smart Women, Smart Planning”
  • 09.12 – “It’s the Law! Understanding Wills, Trusts and Powers of Attorney,” National Science Foundation
  • 22.12 – “Smart Children, Smart Planning,” Alexandria, Virginia
  • 05.11 – “Estate Planning for Special Needs Families,” Alexandria, Virginia
  • 29.11 – “Estate Planning for Children,” Alexandria, Virginia