Joe Murphy


Joseph Murphy grew up in Spokane, graduating from Gonzaga Prep in 1993. He attended Gonzaga University earning a B.A. in Business Finance in 1997 and attended the Gonzaga in Florence Program.

In 1997, Joseph moved to Ireland for a treasury assistant position with CRH plc. Upon returning to the United States, Joseph became a licensed securities broker working with WAMU Financial Services. Subsequently, he attended the University of Denver School of Law from 2000 to 2003. During law school, he worked as a law clerk for M. David Johnson PC and as a legal intern for the Colorado Legal Initiatives Project. Joseph became a member of the Colorado State Bar in 2004 and took a position with AXA Financial.

After 10 years working with AXA Financial in both Denver and Seattle, Joseph joined Eltopia Communications in 2012. He sat and passed the Washington State bar exam in February of 2013.

Currently, Joseph works as general counsel for Eltopia Communications. Joseph has recently joined McNeice Wheeler as an associate attorney, opening a McNeice Wheeler office in Seattle, WA.

Joseph is experienced with investments, estate planning, wills, trusts and probate. Joseph is a member of the Washington and King County Bar Association.

In addition to legal work, Joseph has been on the board of the Providence Mt. St. Vincent foundation in West Seattle, board member for The Pink Shamrock Foundation, founder of the Roothaan Scholorship fund at Gonzaga University, founder of Seattle’s Third Tuesday group and an active member with HRC and Lambda Legal.