About the Mediator – Jeff Murphy

Jeff Murphy - Attorney-Mediator
“Since every case is different, each mediation is designed to meet the specific needs of both parties. My role, as the mediator, is to provide a safe, neutral place for both sides to meet and help them build consensus based on the individual facts of the case. I work with both parties, meet with them individually and together, and help them determine the issues most important to each of them. We work through the process together to reach a mutually agreeable settlement.”

Jeff Murphy is an experienced, certified, and court-appointed mediator for civil, commercial, and domestic disputes, with over 100 hours of training via the Institute for Continuing Legal Education, the Center for Dispute Resolution, and the Oakland Mediation Center.

He brings over three decades of corporate, civil, and domestic relations experience to the table when he is called to mediate a dispute. His broad background includes service as a Chief Counsel for Upjohn Company subsidiaries, private practice as a corporate and product liability litigator, consulting on corporate compliance issues and lecturing as an Adjunct Professor of Antitrust and Trade Regulation at Thomas M. Cooley Law School.

Jeff has successfully mediated numerous divorce, child custody, and school choice disputes; commercial contract and business disputes; real estate purchase option and insurance coverage disputes; He is a member of the State Bar of Michigan’s Alternative Dispute Resolution Section, the Family, and Business Law Sections and the Kalamazoo County Family Law Bar Association.

Jeff served on the Kalamazoo Foster Care Review Board and is a Volunteer Mediator at Gryphon Place Dispute Resolution Center.


  • Fordham University School of Law
  • Columbia University Graduate School of Business (Finance)
  • Le Moyne College, (English and Philosophy)