Lora Murphy

Lora Murphy Wipfli Hewins Investment Advisors

Job Title: Principal, Senior Financial Advisor

Designations: CPA, CFP®, CDFA™


Direct: 414.259.6764

Office: Buffalo Grove
Phone: 847.941.0100

Office: Chicago
Phone: 888-520-3040

Office: Milwaukee
Phone: 414.431.9300

Office: Northbrook
Phone: 847.205.4700


Focus: Divorce Attorneys, Estate Planning Attorneys, Surviving Spouses, Retired Business Owners

As a seasoned financial advisor, Lora Murphy has served clients for more than 20 years, developing rewarding partnerships along the way. Utilizing her deep understanding of income and estate tax issues, Lora focuses on building viable solutions in tax, compliance, estate and retirement planning for closely held businesses and high-net-worth individuals.

Lora’s collaborative nature and expertise allow her to help clients navigate the complex financial consequences of major transitions, including the sale of a business and divorce. As a Certified Divorce Financial Analyst (CDFA™), she has ample experience collaborating with attorneys, insurance representatives and other professionals to find the best solutions for her clients when the need for a smooth transition arises.

"Building a relationship with my clients and partnering with them to make thoughtful decisions about their financial future is my passion. I find working closely with my clients very rewarding."

- Lora Murphy

In addition to her advisory work, Lora is also a principal with Wipfli Hewins, through which she serves as a member of the firm’s ownership team. She also leads a dynamic team of tax professionals at Wipfli LLP, Wipfli Hewins’ affiliated accounting partner.

Outside of the office, Lora is active in several community and professional organizations, including the Milwaukee Estate Planning Forum, where she sits on the membership committee. She also served as the past president of the Waukesha County Estate Planning Council.

In her spare time, Lora enjoys relaxing at her cabin in northern Wisconsin and visiting her children and grandchildren in Chicago.

A Career in Tax Advising and Financial Planning 

  • Senior Financial Advisor, Wipfli Hewins Investment Advisors, LLC
  • Tax Manager, Wipfli LLP
  • Financial Adviser and Financial Planner, Merrill Lynch
  • Financial Adviser and Financial Planner, Wachovia Securities
  • Accountant and Financial Planner, Virchow Krause
  • Designations: CFP®, CPA, CDFA™


  • Bachelor of Business Administration (B.B.A.) in Accounting, University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee

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