Kristin Denise Smart disappeared from the Cal Poly campus on May 25, 1996 and has not been seen or heard from since. Kristin was last seen walking home from an off-campus party in the company of another student, Paul Flores. Kristin was 19 years old at the time of her disappearance. Her case drew national media attention and has been featured in People Magazine and numerous television shows.
The firm has represented the Smart family since 1996, on a pro bono basis, in the wrongful death lawsuit against Flores. The case is presently â€œstayedâ€ by the San Luis Obispo Superior Court, thereby suspending the litigation at this time. Jim and his team have expended thousands of hours trying to bring Flores to justice and to help the Smart family in their mission to hold Kristenâ€™s killer legally responsible. Jim is committed to helping the Smart family and states:
â€œOn occasion, a law firm can make a difference in the community by assisting a great family in a noble cause.â€
We at James R. Murphy, Jr., a Law Corporation, are honored to try to help this remarkable family in their search for justice. Anyone with information concerning Kristin is asked to contact the firm.