George B. Murr

Founding Partner

Email: [email protected]

Direct: (713) 966-6141

George B. Murr has been a successful trial lawyer commercial and insurance coverage litigation for 28 years. He has a demonstrated history and proven track record of success. He represents clients in Houston, Texas, and throughout the U.S. and the world in complex commercial litigation cases, including first-party insurance coverage, trade secrets, international dispute resolution, real estate, energy and oil and gas, and other business litigation cases. 

George handled coverage litigation between insurance carriers in property & casualty cases in the Defense side while a Partner at Beirne, Maynard & Parsons, L.L.P. (now Akerman, L.L.P.). Moved to the policy holder side in forming Murr Yanochik, P.L.L.C. in 2011, which became Murr Law, P.L.L.C. in 2019. 

Licensed to practice Law in the States of Texas, New York and Michigan.


EDUCATION

The University of Texas School of Law, Doctorate of Jurisprudence, 1995

• Honors: National Mock Trial Champion, Regionals Competition, 1995

• Law Review: The Review of Litigation, Articles Editor

The University of Texas, Bachelor of Arts, 1992

• High Honors and Special Honors in the Plan II Honors Program

• Phi Beta Kappa, Dean’s List, Awards for Outstanding Academic Achievement (1988-1992)

Brasenose College, Oxford, England, 1990

• Studied English with a specific focus on the works of William Shakespeare (1990)

LEGAL EXPERIENCE

Founding Partner, Murr Law, P.L.L.C., 2019-Present

Founding Partner, Murr Yanochik, P.L.L.C., 2011-2019

Partner, Beirne, Maynard & Parsons, L.L.P., 2002-2011

Senior Associate, Fulbright & Jaworski L.L.P., 1999–2002

Associate, Ware, Snow, Fogel & Jackson, L.P., 1995-1999

The Texas Court of Criminal Appeals, Summer Clerkship, 1993

DEFENSE SIDE WORK AND EXPERIENCE:

Litigation and Litigation Management for Fortune 50 Companies

Case Handling and Management: First and second chair work on commercial cases creating and overseeing litigation strategy, filing pleadings, conducting all written and deposition discovery, and preparing client witnesses and in-house counsel for mediation, arbitration and trial.

Budgeting: Reviewed both pre-suit and previously-filed claims and prepared extensive litigation budgets, timelines and spreadsheets to coordinate billing and case management for in-house counsel in numerous cases.

Client and In-House Counsel Consulting: Travelled to Dubai, U.A.E. and Kuwait City to conduct and supervise investigation, legal analysis of U.S. and foreign laws, and compliance consulting for an international sovereign wealth fund.

International Litigation: Managed international litigation as second chair with local counsel for a case filed in Doha, Qatar, including interviews with court-appointed experts in Doha and coordinating litigation in a foreign tribunal.

NATIONAL E-DISCOVERY COUNSEL

• Managed as national E-Discovery counsel the electronic discovery of over ten lawsuits filed in different state jurisdictions against an international automaker.

• Travelled to two client headquarters to conduct interviews of management and executive personnel, coordinated the harvesting of one terrabyte of electronically-stored information, and produced in both federal and state court all documents in electronic format.

• Served as the resident expert on E-Discovery and consulted on various types of commercial litigation matters with both firm colleagues and with in-house counsel and clients.

LEGAL HONORS, PRESENTATIONS, AND CLE

• Selected as a Super Lawyer, 2022-2023

• Selected as a Texas Monthly Magazine “Super Lawyer – Rising Star” 2006-2009

• Selected as a Top Lawyer for the year 2010 by H Texas Magazine.

• CLE Faculty/Speaker, “E-Discovery Ethics and Best Practices for Counsel: Avoiding Judicial Sanctions, Professional Discipline and Malpractice in the Era of Electronic Evidence” West Legalworks CLE Series, November 29, 2007 in Dallas, Texas.

• CLE Faculty/Speaker, National “Webinar” Speaker, Implementing the New Electronic Discovery Rules: E-Discovery & the December 2006 Changes, Andrews Publications, for Thomson West (January 11, 2006).

• CLE Faculty/Speaker, “Conduct, Character, Remedial Measures: Common Relevancy Problems,” How to Offer and Exclude Evidence, The University of Houston Law Foundation (UHCLE) (Houston, Austin, Dallas, 2005-2007)

• CLE Faculty/Speaker, “Drafting Written Discovery: A Proactive Approach,” Advanced Civil Discovery, The University of Houston Law Foundation (UHCLE) (Houston, San Antonio, Dallas, 2006)

AUTHORSHIP OF LEGAL-RELATED ARTICLES AND BOOK CHAPTERS

Book Chapters:

• Dealing With Present Challenges and Looking to the Future: From a Conceptual Basis to an Applied Framework for Handling Climate Change Administrative Actions and Litigation: Inside the Minds: Working With Government Agencies in Climate Change Law (Aspatore Books) (2009)

Enforcing and Resisting International Judgments and Arbitration Awards in U.S. Courts, Chapter 9: Primer On International Litigation (Ed. David Levy) (American Bar Association, 2003)

Articles:

• “Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 26(b)(2)(B) and ‘Reasonable Accessibility:’ The Federal Courts’ Experience in the Rule’s First Year,” The Intellectual Property Counselor & Corporate Counsel's Records Retention Report (January 2008)

• “Energy Bills Make ‘Fundamental Shift,’” The American Oil and Gas Reporter (October 2007) (primary author)

• “Climate Change and the Law,” Energy Magazine (Fall 2007) (primary author)

• “’And They're Off!:’ How Federal Courts are Implementing the December 2006 Amendments to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure: Allocating Burdens and Costs and Access to Opponents' Systems and Equipment in Electronic Information Discovery,” The National Law Journal (March 19, 2007) (primary author)

• “How New Two-tier Discovery May Impact Information Management and Litigation Involving Electronic Information,” Executive Counsel Magazine (February, 2007) (primary author)

• "The Illusory Safe Harbor of Rule 37(F)" The American Lawyerand Corporate Counsel (December 2006)

• "Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 26(b)(2)(B) and The 2006 Amendments: How the Federal Courts Will Implement Two-Tier Discovery of Electronic Information," Andrews Litigation Reporter (various industry editions, November 2006) (primary author)

• “The Rise of Mergers and Acquisitions in the Energy Sector: What to Expect and How to Be Prepared for Potential Litigation Issues,” Energy Magazine, (Spring 2005) (primary author)

• “Analysis of the Valuation of Attorney Work Product According to the Market for Claims: Reformulating the Lodestar Method,” 31 Loyola University Chicago Law Journal 599 (2000)

• “Deceptive Trade Practice and Misrepresentation Which Become Terms of a Contract: ‘Contract Law Trumps Tort Law, Not the Other Way Around’”, 61 Texas Bar Journal334 (1998)

• “In the Matter of the Marriage of Amesand the Enforceability of Alternative Dispute Agreements: A Case for Reform,” 28 Texas Tech Law Review 31 (1997)

BAR ASSOCIATION OFFICES AND ACTIVITIES

Houston Trial Lawyers Association

• Board of Directors, 2012-Present

• Chair, List Serve Committee, 2015-Present

• Chair, Judicial Advisory Committee, 2023-Present

Houston Lawyer Referral Service

• Board of Trustees, HBA Representative to the Board, 2006-2008

• Chair, Professional Ethics Commission Task Force, 2006-2008

• Suspension and Termination Committee, 2006-2007

Houston Bar Association

• Law Week Committee, 2002-2011.

• Judicial Polls Committee, 2018-2021

Houston Young Lawyers Association

• Board of Directors, 2000-2002

• Chair, Arts and Entertainment and Membership Committees, 1999-2002

Houston Young Lawyers Foundation

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