George Murphy is a problem solver. He takes the time to carefully listen to his clients’ concerns and to design a plan that will achieve optimum results in a timely and efficient manner. He values clear and open communication with his clients to ensure that they are fully informed of the issues and understand the implications of their decisions. He brings over 40 years of diverse litigation experience to the table, and a well-earned reputation for high ethical standards and professional skills.

George Murphy

After co-founding a highly successful law firm in Sacramento, California where George practiced for the last over 40 years, in 2018 George and his wife, Francine, moved to Austin, Texas to start a new chapter in their lives and for George to focus on four primary practice areas: Civil Appeals, Insurance Coverage Disputes,  Construction Issues and Alternative Dispute Resolution. George has been admitted to practice law in Texas since 2006.

George Murphy Legal Services now maintains offices in California and Texas. In California, George Murphy Legal Services is based in Sacramento, where friends, colleagues and family members reside, including George and Francine’s daughter and her husband, and four grandchildren. In Texas, the firm is based in Austin, where George and Francine’s two adult sons live. 

Credentials & Experience

  • Clerked for the Chief Justice of the Alaska Supreme Court.
  • Served as consultant to Superior Court Judges in the Legal Research Department of the Sacramento County Superior Court.
  • Served as Chambers Attorney for an Associate Justice of the California Court of Appeal in Sacramento, California.
  • Started the Appellate Department of a large Sacramento Law Firm in the early 1980’s.
  • Co-founded and managed 2 highly successful Sacramento-based law firms.
  • Litigated hundreds of cases involving various areas of the law, in State and Federal Courts throughout the State of California, over a 36-year period.
  • Handled hundreds of cases on appeal and obtained over 45 published decisions helping to shape California law in matters of insurance law, public agency liability and other.
  • Selected multiple times as a California Super Lawyer in the area of Appellate Practice; Highest rating (AV) from Martindale-Hubbell for excellence and ethics; highest rating (Superb) from Avvo.
  • Sacramento Magazine Top Lawyer List in the area of insurance coverage law.
  • Admitted to practice in California in 1980 and Texas in 2006.
  • Certified Appellate Mediator by the California Court of Appeal in 2007. Advocated in, or presided over, hundreds of meditations, settlement conferences and arbitrations over a 36-year period.
  • Certified Texas Mediator after recieving training at the University of Texas Law School, Center for Public Policy Dispute Resolution.

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