George E. Murphy

Location: Sacramento - CA

  • 8801 Folsom Boulevard, Suite 230
    Sacramento, CA 95826
  • Tel : (916) 400-2300
  • Fax : (916) 400-2311

George E. Murphy began his career in 1980 at the California Court of Appeal, Third Appellate District, in Sacramento, California, as the attorney for the late Justice Frances Newell Carr. While attending law school at Golden Gate University in San Francisco, Mr. Murphy spent three months in Juneau, Alaska as Judicial Extern for the late Robert K. Boochever, former Chief Justice of the Alaska Supreme Court and Senior Judge, United States Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit.

Upon entering private practice in 1982 with a large Sacramento law firm, Mr. Murphy immediately focused on handling civil appeals and started that firm’s appellate department. Over the last 39 years, Mr. Murphy has represented clients in hundreds of civil appellate matters and has obtained a multitude of published decisions from numerous appellate courts (state and federal) and the California Supreme Court, on a variety of important legal issues. He has achieved a high degree of success in appellate cases and has earned a reputation with judges, colleagues, and clients as one of California’s premier appellate advocates.

Admitted to the California Bar in 1980, Mr. Murphy has been certified to practice before the United States Supreme Court, the United States Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit, and several United States District Courts. He is also admitted to practice in the State of Texas. The attorney rating service of Martindale-Hubbell has given Mr. Murphy its highest rating (AV) for skill and ethics.

Mr. Murphy is also recognized for his expertise in the area of insurance coverage consultation and litigation, and a substantial portion of his appellate practice concerns insurance issues.

Mr. Murphy has published articles on various legal issues and has given professional seminars to other attorneys on topics pertaining to appeals and insurance coverage. Clients include the State of California, many cities, counties, school districts, universities, law enforcement agencies, real estate developers, contractors, insurance companies, and people and businesses of all types.


  • B.A. in Psychology in 1975 from the University of California at Santa Barbara
  • J.D., Golden Gate University 1979


MCAQ is a select group of exceptional legal professionals dedicated to the vigorous protection of our clients’ interests. This includes courtroom advocacy, drafting contracts, providing advice and direction, setting up businesses and estate planning. MCAQ has received the top rating from the preeminent attorney rating service of Martindale-Hubbell, identifying us with the highest ethical standards and professional ability.

MCAQ has offices in Orange County and Sacramento, and with attorneys licensed to practice law in New York, Virginia, Washington, Texas, Alaska and Nevada, we represent clients throughout California and beyond. Our practice spans many areas of law and clients have included businesses both big and small, individuals, and public agencies, such as cities, counties, public utilities and school districts.

Because our experienced trial attorneys are fully prepared to take cases through trial, we are often able to negotiate pre-trial settlements favorable to our clients. Our appellate team has obtained approximately 40 published decisions that have helped to shape California law, particularly regarding insurance coverage and public entity liability.

The legal professionals at MCAQ are completely committed to achieving the best possible outcome for our clients and have the talent, resources, and experience for any task at hand.