George Murphy has been a practicing attorney for over 40 years, handling a wide variety of civil cases. In 2007 he received intensive mediation training from the renowned mediation trainers, Dana Curtis and Richard Birke, to become certified for handling mediations for the California Court of Appeal, Third Appellate District. Since then George has successfully handled a multitude of meditations involving all types of civil disputes. In 2019 George was certified to conduct mediations in accordance with Texas law after recieving traning at the University of Texas Law School, Center for Public Policy Dispute Resolution.
As a practicing attorney George Murphy has been involved in countless meditations and settlement conferences. He has obtained the highest AV rating from the preeminent attorney rating service of Martindale-Hubbell, designated a California Super Lawyer in the area of civil appeals and listed in Sacramento Magazine as one of the region’s top lawyers in the field of insurance coverage law. George has handled hundreds of cases on appeal and obtained over 45 published decisions as an appellate lawyer.
A skill George developed early in his career as a Chambers Attorney for a Justice of the Court of Appeal, and as an appellate lawyer in private practice, is to quickly apprehend the unique facts and law of a particular matter and see the issues from all perspectives. That skill set, combined with an ability to “look outside the box” lends itself well to identifying and solving key points of contention to help people in dispute find a path to fair and final resolution. The parties in dispute typically realize that George genuinely cares and understands their views and find it easier to let him help them find common ground to a satisfactory resolution. Parties on both sides of a dispute will often say something to George like “you get it!”
If the parties do not reach a settlement and wish to obtain a decision on the merits without going to trial, the parties can agree to have George serve as their arbitrator.