George Murphy focuses his practice on complex federal court litigation involving commercial litigation, patent disputes, product liability, and cases involving the acquisition or disposition of large companies. Mr. Murphy has successfully represented numerous public and private companies in all phases of civil trial and appellate practice in state and federal courts across the United States, as well as before arbitration tribunals. Mr. Murphy has been particularly effective in leading teams of attorneys in large complex patent and commercial cases as counsel for Fortune 500 companies.
Mr. Murphy is also knowledgeable in the areas of alternative fee agreements and early case assessment and has been featured on several occasions as a speaker or panelist on these topics. Over the years he has held a number of significant firm management positions, including responsibility for the firm's Litigation department and as leader of the firm’s Complex Commercial Litigation team.
Mr. Murphy has been named a Georgia “Super Lawyer” in Business Litigation and Intellectual Property Litigation by Super Lawyers magazine for several years, most recently in 2016 for Intellectual Property Litigation. He has also been recognized in the 2012 edition of The Best Lawyers in America® for Patent Litigation and in 2017 and the four years immediately preceding, he was recognized for Commercial Litigation and Patent Litigation. Mr. Murphy is listed in the 2016 and the seven years immediately preceding editions of Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business for General Commercial Litigation. He has been recognized as a 2015 "Legal Elite" for General Practice/Trial Law by Georgia Trend magazine. Mr. Murphy is also recognized as one of the top business litigators in the nation by a 2009 Corporate Counsel Edition of Super Lawyers magazine. He is AV® rated by Martindale-Hubbell.*
*CV, BV, and AV are registered certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedure’s standards and policies.
Professional & Community Activities
Eleventh Circuit Historical Society, Georgia Vice President
Phi Beta Kappa, Member
Member of American Health Lawyers Association
Member of Georgia Hospital Association