Virginia A. Murphrey is the Chief Public Defender for the Tenth Judicial District of Minnesota. She has been a public defender her entire legal career. Ginger has taught trial advocacy at Hamline University and William Mitchell School of Law. She has also been an instructor at the Minnesota Public Defender Trial Institute and with the National Defender Training Project. Ginger is a graduate of the University of Michigan and Cumberland School of Law of Samford University. She lives in Minneapolis with her wife and their two sons.