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George B. Murr

Professional Business Attorney in Houston

Mr. Murr graduated with High Honors and Special Honors from the Plan II Honors Program at the University of Texas in 1992. Mr. Murr went on to earn a J.D. from the University of Texas School of Law in 1995, where he served as Articles Editor for The Review of Litigation and was Regional Champion in the National Mock Trial Competition in 1995. Mr. Murr studied English literature, with a specific focus on English playwrights and the history of their performance, at Brasenose College, Oxford University, in 1990.

Mr. Murr was a Senior Associate at Fulbright & Jaworski L.L.P. before leaving to join Beirne, Maynard & Parsons, L.L.P., where he subsequently made partner. Prior to beginning his practice, Mr. Murr clerked for the Honorable Frank Maloney on the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals.

Mr. Murr has published prolifically and has spoken widely on trial advocacy and practice, international arbitration, foreign judgment enforcement, and electronic discovery:

  • 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)
  • 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 (2007) (primary author)
  • The Illusory Safe Harbor of Rule 37(F), The American Lawyer and Corporate Counsel (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 (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, (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 Practices and Misrepresentations Which Become Terms of a Contract: “Contract Law Trumps Tort Law, Not the Other Way Around”, 61 Texas Bar Journal 334 (1998)
  • In the Matter of the Marriage of Ames and the Enforceability of Alternative Dispute Agreements: A Case for Reform, 28 Texas Tech Law Review 31 (1997)

Awards & Honors

  • Rated 10.0 Superb by Avvo
  • Selected as a Houstonia Magazine "Top Lawyer", 2013-2014
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Faculty speaker, National Webinar, Implementing the New Electronic Discovery Rules: E-Discovery & the December 2006 Changes,Andrews Publications, for Thomson West (January 11, 2006)
  • Faculty speaker, “Conduct, Character, Remedial Measures: Common Relevancy Problems,” How to Offer and Exclude Evidence, The University of Houston Law Foundation (Houston, Austin, Dallas, 2005-2007)
  • Faculty speaker, “Drafting Written Discovery: A Proactive Approach,” Advanced Civil Discovery, The University of Houston Law Foundation (Houston, San Antonio, Dallas, 2006)
  • Houston Lawyer Referral Service, Board of Trustees, Houston Bar Association Representative to the Board (2006-2010)
    • Chair, Professional Ethics Commission Task Force, (2006-2010)
    • Suspension and Termination Committee (2006-2007)
  • Houston Young Lawyers Association
    • Board of Directors, 2000-2002
    • Chair, Arts and Entertainment and Membership Committees, 1999-2002
    • Houston Young Lawyers Foundation