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Murphy & Berglund, PLLC was established with the objective of providing estate planning for all Florida residents, from basic will planning to complex trust planning. As the head of the litigation department, and managing partner at Murphy & Berglund, PLLC, Attorney Michelle Berglund-Harper’s practice areas include, but are not limited to, Family Law, Elder law, Medicaid and VA Appeals, Probate planning and administration, Guardianships, Corporate Law and Bankruptcy. Prior to partnering with Attorney Jodi Murphy in 2011, Mrs. Berglund-Harper ran her own firm (Orlando, FL) which focused primarily on family law, representing victims of domestic violence and business matters. Mrs. Berglund-Harper is also:

  • A Court Appointed Attorney in Seminole County for Guardianship matters who represents clients with alleged mental incapacities, the elderly, and for those with developmental disabilities.
  • A member of the Legal Aid Society of the Orange County Bar Association’s Attorney Referral List for those seeking social security benefits.
  • Managing partner at Murphy & Berglund, PLLC, Head of Litigation and Director of Murphy & Berglund’s internship program for law students.

 Education, Licenses & Accreditations:

  • Columbia Basin College, A.A. Degree, 2002
  • Washington State University, B.A. in Social Sciences, 2004
  • Barry University School of Law, J.D. Degree, Children & Family Concentration, Book Award Civil Practice, 2010
  • Florida Notary Public, 2008
  • VA Accredited Attorney, 2013
  • The Florida Bar, Member in Good Standing, 2010
  • Licensed Real Estate Sales Associate, 2014-2016
  • Licensed Real Estate Broker, 2016

 

Publications, Awards and Activities

  • Co-Author of How to Protect Your Family’s Assets From Devastating Nursing Home Costs: Medicaid Secrets Florida Editions 2014, 2015, 2016 & 2017
  • Legal Aid ProBono Project Attorney Award Winner, 2015
  • Central Florida Association for Women Lawyers, Member, 2011-2012, 2014-Present
  • Orange County Bar Association, Member, 2011-Present
  • Court-Appointed Attorney, Seminole County, FL 2010-Present
  • Panelist for Estate Planning and Health Care Directives Seminar, 2013
  • Mentor for Orange County Bar Association Young Lawyers Division, 2013-Present
  • Volunteer Tax Preparer, VITA Program of Legal Aid Society
  • of Orange County Bar Association, 2009-Present
  • Volunteer Tax Preparer for VITA Program of Barry University, School of Law, 2008
  • Florida Bar YLD Pro Bono Award, Nominee, 2013
  • Florida Supreme Ct. Certified County Mediator, 2009-2011

 Court Admissions

  • Florida State Courts 2010
  • Middle District of Florida, 2011
  • Southern District of Florida, 2012