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 2017 for Intellectual Property Litigation. He has also been recognized in the 2012 edition of The Best Lawyers in America® for Patent Litigation and in 2018 and the five years immediately preceding, he was recognized for Commercial Litigation and Intellectual Property Litigation. Mr. Murphy is listed in the 2017 and the eight 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


  • University of Georgia, J.D. (1983)
    cum laude
  • Furman University, B.A. (1980)
    magna cum laude

Bar Admissions

  • Georgia (1983)


  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
  • Supreme Court of Georgia
  • Georgia Court of Appeals
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court - Northern District of Georgia
  • U.S. District Court - Middle District of Georgia
  • U.S. District Court - Western District of Wisconsin

Who We Are

What fully engaged means to me:

Fully engaged is remaining accessible to your clients, understanding their business and their priorities, and doing everything you can each day to advance your client's interests.

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George L. Murphy Jr.

Experience Highlights

The Coca Cola Co. v. PepsiCo Inc., et al.
Represented Pepsi-Cola Co. and PepsiCo in a patent infringement suit brought by Coca-Cola in the Northern District of Georgia involving bag-in-box more
Complex business litigation for seller of large aircraft fuel services company
The firm served as lead counsel on behalf of seller of large aircraft fuel services company and recovered substantial award in purchase price more
E.I. du Pont de Nemours and Company v. Sierra Stone LLC et al.
Successfully represented E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company and obtained significant monetary recovery from more
Arbitration regarding purchase price adjustment of a sale of a cruise line
The firm served as lead counsel in representation of seller of cruise line. Recovered substantial arbitration award in purchase price adjustment more