Kiera K. Murphy



Kiera Murphy helps companies develop calculated plays to tackle commercial litigation and business contract disputes, among other corporate matters. Her in-house experience with Fortune 500 companies helps her anticipate and intercept plaintiff-side efforts and keep clients one step ahead.

Prior Experience

A two-time summer associate with Faegre Baker Daniels (currently Faegre Drinker), Kiera rejoins the firm following a legal externship with the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Minnesota. During her externship, Kiera’s work included drafting publicly filed briefs, one of which resulted in a successful motion to dismiss a lawsuit against a federal agency. Kiera also assisted in researching equitable defenses to breach of contract and various other civil and criminal issues. 

Kiera also gained experience developing risk management strategies, supporting litigation strategy and constructing defensive themes through a judicial externship with the Honorable Paul A. Magnuson of the U.S. District Court of Minnesota, as well as legal internships with Hormel Foods and Target.

Kiera had a nonlinear path to law. She has been everything from an HR data analysis intern to an investment group representative to a market research analyst. But these diverse experiences have all helped her empathize with the business imperatives that clients face. Everything about her diligent approach to client service flows from there.

Services & Industries


Bar Admissions


Court Admissions

U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota


University of St. Thomas School of Law
J.D. magna cum laude, with Academic honors (2019)

The College of Saint Scholastica
B.A. in Business Marketing Analytics, summa cum laude (2014)

Leadership & Community

Pro Bono

  • Tubman Safety Project — Volunteer Attorney

Professional Associations

  • National Federal Bar Association — Membership Committee; Diversity and Inclusion Standing Committee 
  • Minnesota Federal Bar Association — Membership Committee
  • Minnesota Asian Pacific American Bar Association — Member
  • Korean American Bar Association — Member


  • Faegre Drinker — Pro Bono Honor Roll, 2020 
  • Faegre Baker Daniels — Pro Bono Honor Roll, 2019
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