We are excited to announce that Murphy Campbell Alliston & Quinn is now Quinn Covarrubias! Shareholders Stephanie L. Quinn and Mariel Covarrubias, who both have a long history with the firm, are thrilled to take the firm into the future as a 100 percent women owned law firm!
Stephanie L. Quinn started her legal career in 2001 at a former iteration of the firm, Farmer Murphy Smith & Alliston in Sacramento, practicing in the area of insurance coverage and insurance defense. She left the firm and spent several years honing her litigation skills at a small law firm that specialized in railroad litigation, employment law and public entity defense. She had the unique opportunity to work closely and try cases with skilled inhouse counsel at two Class 1 railroad companies.
In 2011, Ms. Quinn joined Murphy Campbell, reuniting with her former colleagues, and allowing the firm to expand its practice areas. She has represented individuals, cities, transportation districts, municipal utilities, large and small businesses and railroad companies in litigated matters and tried cases to verdict in both state and federal court. She also guides companies and public entities on employment law issues and conducts employment investigations. In 2012, in order to better serve a multi-jurisdictional client, Ms. Quinn took the bar exam in the State of Nevada, and she litigates cases in Reno and Las Vegas. Ms. Quinn is Treasurer of the National Association of Railroad Trial Counsel, an organization she credits for helping her sharpen her trial skills. Ms. Quinn is a mother of two, ages 6 and 4, and lives in Placer County with her children and husband.
Mariel Covarrubias joined Murphy Campbell in 2012 and has been involved in a variety of practice areas for the firm. She had the opportunity early on in her career to get into the courtroom to try cases. With a performance background, she was naturally comfortable in front of a jury. She has tried cases in state and federal court on behalf of plaintiffs and defendants. She is also licensed to practice in New York.
In 2014, Ms. Covarrubias relocated back to Orange County where she grew up and opened the firm’s southern California office, allowing the firm to better serve clients in all parts of the state. She represents companies, public entities and individuals in cases involving employment law, personal injury, property damage, Proposition 65, and business litigation matters. She has also handled matters on behalf of international clients given her fluency in Spanish, and proficiency in Italian. Ms. Covarrubias became a shareholder in 2018. She lives in Orange County with her husband and children, ages 6, 4, and 2.
As working moms, Ms. Quinn and Ms. Covarrubias are committed to creating a work environment where women can succeed in litigation.
The founders of the firm, George Murphy and Mark Campbell, continue to contribute to the success of the firm with their decades of experience in a broad array of practice areas. Mr. Murphy is an experienced appellate attorney, representing companies, individuals and public entities in state and federal court appeals. Many of the opinions in the appeals he has handled have helped shape the law in California, particularly in the area of insurance coverage. Previously counsel to insurers in coverage disputes, Mr. Murphy now litigates insurance coverage cases on behalf of insureds. Mr. Murphy’s decades of experience in this area benefits the firm’s litigation clients as well, who often have indemnity and coverage issues arise while defending themselves in lawsuits. The firm’s coverage roots give it a unique perspective when litigating cases and its attorneys are always looking for opportunities to shift the burden of litigation to the responsible parties or insurance carriers.
Mr. Campbell handles counseling and litigation concerning all manners of real estate and business disputes, including claims for breach of contract, fraud, those involving boundaries, easements, removing clouds from title, partition and forced sale of real estate co-ownerships, dissolution of business entities and forced sale of business ownership interest through buy-sell contract provisions. In his forty-two years of practice, he has handled jury trials, arbitrations, and negotiated successful settlements on behalf of his clients.
Also contributing to the success of the firm are associate attorneys Kristen Green, Monica Silver, Juana Jung, Kimberleigh Ferrando and Elise Rice.
The firm’s statewide presence, with offices in Northern and Southern California, allows it to serve its clients efficiently and effectively throughout the state. We can be reached at (916) 400-2300.