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Lori Murphy



Lori brings a comprehensive set of skills and legal experience to Lynch Murphy McLane LLP. She focuses her practice on estate planning, estate administration, including individual and business succession planning, and land use. She advises on wills, powers of attorney, living wills and trusts, and special needs trusts. Clients include individuals, couples, business owners, and families who have members with special needs.

Lori has two children and is an avid weekend traveler. She enjoys participating in her children’s dance, golf, 4-H cooking and photography projects and supporting her friends in CrossFit and cycling competitions.


Lori assists families with decedents’ estates, including estates related to personal injury, wrongful-death or class-action suits.  Lori helps navigate both the small-estate and full probate processes in Oregon. She’s highly sought after for assistance with trust administration, guardianship and conservatorship.

Lori’s trusts and estates experience extends back to 1999 when trained by a senior attorney representing clients in six different states. She followed suit and obtained her license in four states. She is experienced in wills, revocable trusts, irrevocable trusts, life insurance trusts, asset protection trusts, personal residence trusts, firearms trusts, formation of special needs trusts, intrafamily loan arrangements, business succession planning, business entities in relation to estate planning, and coordinating with philanthropic plans. Lori is frequently consulted on will and trust contests, fiduciary matters, and gifting.

Lori also focuses on due-diligence review of developable sites and the resolution of land use, planning, and zoning issues. A LEED Accredited Professional, Lori is experienced in all aspects of land use and provides a deep understanding of the law as it relates to the design, construction, and operation of green buildings.

Areas of Practice

  • Estate Planning
  • Estate Administration
  • Trust Administration
  • Advanced Wealth Transfers
  • Land Use, Planning and Zoning


  • Willamette University, Bachelor of Science, Environmental Science, cum laude
  • University of Oregon, Juris Doctorate, business law certificate; associate editor and internet editor, Oregon Law Review, 1996-1998

Bar Admissions

  • Oregon
  • Washington
  • Virginia
  • District of Columbia (inactive)

Professional Activities

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

Civic Activities

  • OPB Planned Giving Advisory Committee
  • Leadership Bend, Class of 2015
  • ACT for Alexandria, advisory committee


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