Michelle A Berglund-Harper Esq - Murphy and Berglund

Michelle A. Berglund-Harper, Esq.

VA Accredited Attorney

About Michelle A. Berglund-Harper, Esq.

Murphy & Berglund, PLLC was established with the objective of providing estate planning for all Florida residents, from basic will planning to complex trust planning.

As managing partner at Murphy & Berglund, PLLC, Attorney Michelle A. Berglund-Harper’s practice areas include, but are not limited to, Wills, Trusts and Estate Planning, Elder law, Medicaid and VA Applications and Appeals, Probate planning, Trust administration, and Guardianship.

Prior to partnering with Attorney Jodi Murphy in 2011, Mrs. Berglund-Harper ran her own firm (under her maiden name Berglund in Orlando, FL) which focused primarily on family law, representing victims of domestic violence and business matters.

Mrs. Berglund-Harper is also:

  • A Court Appointed Attorney in Seminole County for Guardianship matters who represents clients with alleged mental incapacities, the elderly, and for those with developmental disabilities.
  • A member of the Legal Aid Society of the Orange County Bar Association’s Attorney Referral List for those seeking social security benefits.
  • Managing partner at Murphy & Berglund, PLLC, Head of Litigation and Director of Murphy & Berglund’s internship program for law students.

Education, Licenses & Accreditations:

  • Columbia Basin College, A.A. Degree, 2002
  • Washington State University, B.A. Degree in Social Sciences, 2004
  • Barry University School of Law, J.D. Degree with Children & Family Concentration, book award in Civil Practice, 2010
  • Florida Notary Public, 2008-present
  • The Florida Bar, Member in Good Standing, 2010-present
  • VA Accredited Attorney, 2013-present
  • Licensed Real Estate Sales Associate, 2014-2016
  • Licensed Real Estate Broker, 2016-present

Court Admissions:

  • All Florida State Courts, 2010-present
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida, 2012-present
  • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida, 2011-present


  • Co-Author of Unveiling the Medicaid Mystery: Qualifying for Veteran's Benefits and Medicaid in Florida, 2019, 2020 & 2021
  • Co-Author of How to Protect Your Family's Assets From Devastating Nursing Home Costs: Medicaid Secrets Florida Editions 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 & 2018

Awards and Activities:

  • Enjoy Today Foundation, Director, 2017-2018
  • Successful Aging Expo, Speaker, 2018
  • Countdown to Retirement Seminar, Speaker, 2012-present
  • Healthcare in Retirement Seminar, Speaker 2016-present
  • Legal Aid Pro Bono Project Attorney Award Winner, 2015
  • Orange County Bar Association 100% Award Recipient, 2016-2020
  • Orange County Bar Association, Member, 2011-present
  • Court-Appointed Attorney, Seminole County, FL 2010-present
  • Estate Planning & Health Care Directives Seminar, Panelist, 2013
  • Mentor for Orange County Bar Association Young Lawyers Division, 2013-present
  • Volunteer Tax Preparer, VITA Program of Legal Aid Society of Orange County Bar Association, 2009-present
  • Volunteer Tax Preparer for VITA Program of Barry University, School of Law, 2008
  • Florida Bar YLD Pro Bono Award, Nominee, 2013
  • Florida Supreme Ct. Certified County Mediator, 2009-2011
  • Court Appointed Attorney for alleged incapacitated persons, 2010-present