George E. Murphy

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Appellate Attorney in Sacramento, CA

Murphy, Campbell, Alliston & Quinn
8801 Folsom Blvd, Suite 230
Sacramento, CA 95826
Phone: 916-400-2300
Fax: 916-400-2311
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2015 - 2021
Licensed Since: 1980
Practice Areas: Appellate (50%), Insurance Coverage (40%), Business Litigation (10%)
Attorney Profile

Attorney George E. Murphy is a founding member of the highly respected Sacramento law firm of Murphy, Campbell, Alliston & Quinn, PLC. With two office locations – one in Sacramento and one in Irvine – he proudly represents the interests of residents, businesses, professionals and government entities throughout California in civil appellate matters, with a particular focus on insurance coverage consultation and litigation.
Mr. Murphy began his legal career in 1980 after earning his law degree from Golden Gate University School of Law and his admission to The State Bar of California. In addition to his approval to practice in all of California's courtrooms, he has been approved to practice in the U.S. District Courts for the Eastern, Central and Northern Districts of California; the U.S. Appeals Court for the 9th Circuit; and the U.S. Supreme Court.
Over the last 35 years, Mr. Murphy has earned a reputation as a leading attorney in his practice area. He has represented a number of high-profile clients – many of them public entities such as California State University, the city of Fresno and Sacramento County – in a wide range of appellate matters. In fact, his experience and knowledge of appellate law are so extensive that the 3rd District Court of Appeal confirmed him to serve on its mediation panel.
Thanks to attorney Murphy's excellent reputation and long record of success, he has earned a number of honors and awards. He holds a "Superb" rating from Avvo, and he is peer-rated as AV-Preeminent* according to Martindale-Hubbell. He is also a highly valued member of the legal community, as he is a member of a number of organizations, including the American Bar Association's Council of Appellate Lawyers and the Association of Defense Counsel of Northern California and Nevada.
*AV-Preeminent and BV-Distinguished are certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the confidential opinions of members of the Bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell ratings fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

Practice Areas
  • 50%Appellate
  • 40%Insurance Coverage
  • 10%Business Litigation
Focus Areas

Appeals, Insurance, Bad Faith Insurance


7 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2015 - 2021

About George E. Murphy

Admitted: 1980, California

Professional Webpage:

Bar/Professional Activity

  • Sacramento County Bar Association, Appellate Section
  • California Court of Appeal, Third Appellate District
  • Texas State Bar, 2006
  • United States Court of Appeals, 9th Circuit, 1982
  • United States District Court, Northern District of California, 1985
  • California Association of Joint Powers Authorities
  • United States Supreme Court, 1983
  • United States District Court, Central District of California, 1992
  • The American Bar Association, Judicial Division
  • Public Agency Risk Managers Association
  • California State Bar, 1980
  • United States District Court, Eastern District of California, 1982
  • The Council of Appellate Lawyers

Special Licenses/Certifications

  • Confirmed by the Court of Appeal, Third Appellate District, in 2007 to serve on the Court’s mediation panel


  • Received highest rating (“AV”) from the preeminent national rating service of Martindale-Hubbell
  • Rated “Superb” on Avvo, by clients and colleagues

Educational Background

  • B.A., Psychology, University of California, Santa Barbara, 1975

Scholarly Lectures/Writings

  • Provided audio and written continuing eduacation course for the National Academy of Continuing Legal Education on the subject of handling cilil appeals., Presenter, Civil Appellate Practice, 2009
  • Provided an educational seminar at the annual conference in 2007 regarding the handling of appeals and in 2013 at the Sacramento local chapter regading risk shifting strategies., Presenter, Public Agency Risk Management Association
  • Presented seminar regarding the civil appellate process., Presenter, Handling Appeals, California Association Of Joint Powers Authorities, 2013

Industry Groups

  • Insurance
  • Public Agencies
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Office Location for George E. Murphy

8801 Folsom Blvd
Suite 230
Sacramento, CA 95826

Phone: 916-400-2300

Fax: 916-400-2311

Last Updated: 2/16/2021

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