About George Murphy
Regarding Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), George was certified in 2007 by the California Court of Appeal, Third Appellate District to mediate cases before the Court. In 2019 George completed mediation training at the University of Texas, Center for Public Policy Dispute Resolution. He has participated in hundreds of meditations, settlement conferences and arbitrations as an advocate and as a neutral.
As a practicing attorney, George Murphy holds the highest AV rating for skill and ethics from the preeminent attorney rating service of Martindale-Hubbell, is designated as a “Super Lawyer” in the area of civil appeals and insurance law and is listed in Sacramento Magazine as a “Top Lawyer.” He has obtained about 50 published decisions as an appellate lawyer and successfully litigated countless cases.
George’s legal career started as a clerk-extern for the Chief Justice of the Alaska Supreme Court, and then Legal Research Assistant to the Judges of the California Superior Court in Sacramento, followed by serving as the Chambers Attorney for Justice Frances Newell Carr of the California Court of Appeal, Third District, where he honed his skills in analyzing the unique facts and law of a particular matter and understanding the issues from all perspectives. Those skills combined with an ability to “look outside the box” help George as a mediator to identify and solve key points of contention between disputing parties and guide them on a path to fair and final resolution of their dispute. George is a sincere listener who is empathetic and caring, but also firm when needed. George understands that everyone is unique, and the dynamics of each situation are different. A cookie-cutter approach to solving disputes is seldom successful.