Defense Lawyers specializing in Injury Claims and Criminal Defense



We are seasoned trial attorneys who regularly appear in court, defending and representing individuals and businesses. Our clients receive professional and personalized legal representation with all matters of criminal defense, personal injury, family law matters, and civil claims.

For more than 25 years, The Titus & Murphy Law Firm has provided clients premier legal representation in State and Municipal Courts in Northwest New Mexico. As a firm, we believe our greatest strength lies in our aggressive pursuit of the best possible results for our clients.


The Attorneys

VICTOR A. Titus, Esq.

Mr. Titus has practiced law in San Juan County for 38 years- 23 years selected to Best Lawyers in America- Who’s Who in American Law 21 straight years- Top 100 Trial Lawyers in New Mexico 11 straight years.

H. Steven Murphy, Esq.

Steve Murphy has been dubbed the “pit bull” of the New Mexico Criminal Defense Bar. Steve has more than 28 years of experience and has tried over 2,000 criminal cases throughout New Mexico.

Tyson K. Gobble, Esq.

Tyson K. Gobble has been licensed to practice law in the state of New Mexico since 2011. Tyson K. Gobble is a native New Mexican and was born and raised in the Four Corners area. 

SHELLIE A. Patscheck, Esq.

Shellie A. Patscheck is an aggressive trial attorney.  She is a former Senior Trial Attorney with the San Juan County District Attorney’s Office. 


There is nothing more important in a potentially life changing situation than having the right lawyer & legal team on your side.

Our Services
Our attorneys offer an extensive array of services to clients throughout SAN JUAN COUNTY, NEW MEXICO. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you need a lawyer that specializes in criminal, INJURY, FAMILY or civil law.

We FOCUS OUR PRACTICE in the following areas of LAW:



Traffic Citations
Drug Trafficking
Drug Possession
Sex Crimes
Child Molestation
Child Pornography
Bench Warrants
Felony Offenses
Weapons Charges
Probation Violation
Gang Offenses
CDL Issues
MVD Suspensions



Auto Accidents
Oilfield Injuries
Workers Compensation
Personal Injury

Civil Dispute:

Lease/Rental Disputes
Property Damage
Property Line Disputes


Custody Issues
Child Support
Child Custody
Orders of Protection
Domestic Violence

Thank you Murphy for your service in our community. Murphy is a man of integrity and is sincere in court. He understands humans are prone to error even when in high standing. He is a Lion when representing the innocent in court and despises injustice. He is compassionate to those that are less fortunate, not born with a silver spoon. He truly fights to give those an opportunity to those that do not have a fighting chance. Thank you so much once again Murphy! Keep up the good work! God bless!
— Corinne Mafnas

when life doesn't work out in your favor you need a legal team who will.




Fred Slayden

This is hands down the best Law Practice in the Southwest and definitely San Juan County! I am so appreciative of what Vic has done for me in the past. He and Steve even employed me temporarily when I needed a job. This is an amazing place full of amazing people. They will always be on your side and never steer you wrong. Highly recommend.


If you're looking for an outstanding lawyer, look no further! Steven Murphy is an excellent person and an even more outstanding lawyer. He is very knowledgeable of the law and will fight in the courtroom. If I find I need some legal help again, I know where to go. So do yourself a favor and hire the best lawyers at Titus & Murphy. Also the entire staff at the office is very friendly and helpful. Thank you all for helping me.




I highly recommend Shellie Patscheck if you need a knowledgeable attorney and someone who is not afraid to take on a challenge.

Jessica Barnes

If you are looking for a shark in the court room and someone to get the job done you need Shellie Patscheck to represent you!!




I could not recommend attorney Steve Murphy any higher. He exceeded my expectations and alleviated my stress. He took the time to explain to me the process and what to expect. I hired him, stayed out of his way, and let him go to work for me. The communication from his office was excellent throughout the entire process. In another review someone had mentioned his compassion. It's true on a couple of levels. First, he knows you have only been accused of a violation, not convicted. He understands the stress and concerns you have and will walk you through it. Secondly, when we discussed the payment of fees Steve made sure that the flexible financial agreement was not going to "break me" or cause further hardship to family. To know he cared about my family meant everything to me. He's Intelligent, honest, caring, thoughtful, yet at the same time very aggressive for his clients . . .you want him on your side.
Which is to say I sure wouldn't want to be on the opposing side of him in court! Steve is my go to attorney (and Shellie!).


Tyson Gobble is the best family law, child custody lawyer in town. He fights for you and his services have never let me down!! Don't look anywhere else for a lawyer. You will not be disappointed. Thank you Tyson! You are absolutely the best. His paralegal Shannon is always so helpful and I appreciate you tremendously as well.

MElinda Stash

Very friendly staff. Thank you Tyson Gobble for your determination and helping us out. We live in Utah and he was able to represent us in New Mexico. I would highly recommend Mr. Gobble. Excellent customer service.

Tim GUill

Vic is a super lawyer! I'm an attorney myself in Durango, Colorado and I refer all my New Mexico cases to Vic Titus. There's nobody better.


CONTACT US - 505.326.6503

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Our office is located at 4000 E. 30th Street, Farmington, NM