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George Edson Murphy

Appeals Attorney at Sacramento, CA

5.0   1 review
  • State Years
    Texas - TX 17 years
    California - CA 43 years
  • Licensed for 17 years
    State TX
    Acquired 2006
    Eligible to Practice in Texas No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 43 years
    State CA
    Acquired 1980
    Active No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About George

Learn George’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Appeals
    I handle civil appeals and writs. I have obtained about 50 published decisions in hundreds of cases. I began as an attorney for the California Court of Appeal in Sacramento. I understand the process inside and out and have an excellent record of success.

    45 years, 220 cases

  2. Insurance

    42 years

  3. Litigation

    42 years

  4. Mediation

    22 years

When I was a law student over 30 years ago, I knew I wanted to be an appellate lawyer. In my third year I was chosen to serve as Judicial Extern for the Chief Justice of the Alaska Supreme Court. I received school credits for it, was paid a small amount, learned a great deal about the appellate process and fell in love with Alaska.


After graduating from law school, the California Court of Appeal hired me to be the Judicial Attorney for Justice Frances Newell Carr. That was another great experience.  I learned so much about the internal workings of the appellate court and honed my skills in analyzing issues and legal writing. Justice Carr was a fantasic person and mentor.


I eventually left the Court of Appeal and started the appeals department at a large Sacramento law firm. Subsequently, I started a new law firm with my current partners and continued my focus on appellate law. Since leaving the Court of Appeal I've handled several hundred appellate matters.


I live with my family in the Sacramento area and travel all over the State to represent clients on appeal.  When I'm not working I'm playing guitar or watching one of my kids play baseball.  We love the outdoors and try to go camping when we can get away. We also enjoy traveling to distant locations, but have difficulty finding the time.

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George Edson Murphy
8801 Folsom Blvd.
Suite 230
Sacramento, CA, 95826

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Posted by Matt | May 19, 2016
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
An excellent attorney
Mr. Murphy is an excellent attorney who was able to advise me on a case in which I felt I'd been taken advantage of by an insurance company. He cleared up any confusion I had and helped me to proceed in a way that allowed me to protect myself and my assets.


  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 9.3 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Judicial Attorney
  • California State Court of Appeal
  • 1980 - 1982


  • Golden Gate University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1979
  • University of California - Santa Barbara
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1975

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Cole v Fair Oaks Rire Protection District
  • Affirmed Judjent in favor of client
  • Adams v City of Fremont
  • Reversal of multi-million dollar judgment.
  • Century Surety Co. v Polisso
  • Affirmed multi-million dollar judgment
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  • Council of Appellate Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2007 - Present
  • Certified Appellate Mediator, Third Appellate District
  • Mediator
  • 2007 - Present
  • State Bar of Texas
  • Member
  • 2006 - Present
  • Sacramento County Bar Association, Appellate Law Section
  • Memeber
  • 1984 - Present
  • State Bar of California
  • Member
  • 1980 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2018
  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2017
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2016
  • Super Lawyer
  • California Super Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Preeminent 5.0 out of 5
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2014
  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2014
  • Preeminent 5.0 out of 5
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2013
  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2013
  • Preeminent 5.0 out of 5
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2012
  • AV Peer Review Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2010
  • AV Peer Review Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2009
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  • National Academy of Continuing Legal Education
  • Civil Appellate Practice
  • 2009

Speaking Engagements

  • Shasta-Trinity Counties Bar Association
  • Civil Appellate Practice
  • 2010
  • PARMA Annual Conference
  • Appellate Issues For Public Entities
  • 2007

Attorney endorsements

Received (3)
Given (2)
Endorse George
Insurance Attorney | Sep 14
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Litigation Attorney | Feb 26
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Mr. Murphy is an exceptional litigation attorney having vast knowledge and experience in all types of civil matters and appeals. He is aggressive, effective, and most importantly, professional. I endorse this lawyer without any hesitation."
Family Attorney | Mar 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"George Murphy is an accomplished attorney, and as a colleague, I have looked to George to assist on matters pertaining to appellate issues and general business matters as well. He is well prepared and effective, thoughtful and smart."
Sacramento Appeals Lawyer George Edson Murphy
George Edson Murphy
Appeals Attorney
Sacramento, CA
Licensed for 43 years
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