Craig Murphey

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in Erie, PA

Purchase, George & Murphey, P.C.
 | 2525 West 26th Street, Suite 200
Erie, PA 16506
Phone: 814-580-5017
Fax: 814-835-0401
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2011 - 2021
Licensed Since: 1988
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (50%),
  • Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff (20%),
  • Insurance Coverage (10%),
  • Business Litigation (10%),
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution (10%)
    Attorney Profile

    Attorney Craig Murphey is a partner with Purchase, George & Murphey, P.C., law firm, which has law offices in Erie, Meadville and North East, Pennsylvania. A top-rated, award-winning trial attorney with more than 31 years of legal experience, Mr. Murphey provides unmatched advocacy and support to clients throughout Erie County and the surrounding areas who have legal needs involving any of the following:

    • Personal injury
    • Car, truck and motorcycle accidents
    • Medical malpractice and nursing home abuse
    • Commercial litigation and business disputes
    • Insurance bad faith

    Prior to representing plaintiff clients, Mr. Murphey led a successful practice as an insurance defense attorney, so he has a wealth of insight into the industry that helps him devise the most effective strategies possible to increase his clients' chances of obtaining the full amount of compensation they deserve. Regarded as a leader in insurance bad faith, he has counseled insurance companies and policyholders alike, and he has achieved notable success protecting the rights and interests of those he serves.

    Honored for his impeccable professionalism and outstanding legal abilities, Mr. Murphey has earned consistent recognition from The Best Lawyers in America* each year since 2012, including the organization's Lawyer of the Year award in 2017. He has received many other top rankings and endorsements from his peers along with numerous positive testimonials and referrals from his satisfied clients.

    After graduating from the University of Pittsburgh with honors in 1985, Mr. Murphey attended The Ohio State University College of Law, where he obtained his Juris Doctor with honors in 1988. He is admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 3rd Circuit.

    Drawing upon his extensive legal knowledge, Mr. Murphey serves as adjunct legal professor at Mercyhurst College, and he serves as a panelist with the Erie County Bar Association's seminar regarding changes made to the law of Joint and Several Liability. He has also served as counsel on a number of cases that helped spur changes in the state's auto insurance laws, particularly those involving uninsured and underinsured motorists.

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    Practice Areas
    • 50%Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
    • 20%Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff
    • 10%Insurance Coverage
    • 10%Business Litigation
    • 10%Alternative Dispute Resolution
    Focus Areas

    Animal Bites, Assault, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Slip and Fall, Wrongful Death, Dram Shop Laws, Construction Accident, Brain Injury, Sexual Abuse - Plaintiff, Toxic Mold, Trucking Accidents, Premises Liability - Plaintiff, Dental Malpractice, Medical Malpractice, Birth Injury, Delayed or Incorrect Diagnosis, Informed Consent, Insurance, Bad Faith Insurance, Trade Secret, Non-Compete Agreements


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    Super Lawyers: 2011 - 2021

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    About Craig Murphey

    Admitted: 1988, Pennsylvania

    Professional Webpage:


    • Pennsylvania Super Lawyer, 2011
    • Lawyer of the Year, The Best Lawyers in America, 2017
    • Outstanding Lawyer and Leader
    • The Best Lawyers in America, 2012

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • President, Pennsylvania Defense Institute
    • Pennsylvania
    • President, Erie County Bar Association
    • U.S. Court of Appeals 3rd Circuit
    • U.S. District Court Western District of Pennsylvania

    Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

    • Adjunct Faculty, Mercyhurst College
    • Panelist, ECBA Seminar on Changes Made to the Law of Joint and Several Liability, August 30, 2011 – Present

    Educational Background:

    • University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, B.A., Honors: with Honors, 1985

    Industry Groups

    • Insurance
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    Office Location for Craig Murphey

    2525 West 26th Street
    Suite 200
    Erie, PA 16506

    Phone: 814-580-5017

    Fax: 814-835-0401

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    Last Updated: 12/28/2020

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