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George B. Murr

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Houston, TX

Practice Areas:

  • Insurance Law
  • Bad Faith

Biography

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.

Education

  • The University of Texas School of Law, Austin, Texas
    • J.D. - 1995
    • Honors: National Mock Trial Champion, Regionals Competition, 1995
  • The University of Texas
    • B.A. - 1992
    • Honors: With High Honors
    • Honors: Special Honors in the Plan II Honors Program
  • Brasenose College, Oxford
    • Summer Term - 1990
    • Major: English Literature

Bar Admission

  • Texas, 1995
  • New York, 2013
  • Michigan, 2014

Published Works

  • Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 26(b)(2)(B) and 'Reasonable Accessibility': The Federal Courts’ Experience in the Rule’s First Year, Intellectual Property Counselor, February, 2008
  • Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 26(b)(2)(B) and 'Reasonable Accessibility': The Federal Courts’ Experience in the Rule’s First Year, Privacy & Data Security Law Journal, December, 2007
  • Co-author, Climate Change and the Law, Energy Magazine, Fall, 2007
  • Co-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," Edited version published as "How the courts are applying new rules", National Law Journal, March 19, 2007
  • Co-author, New Rule Could Shake Up E-Discovery, Executive Counsel, January-February, 2007
  • Co-author, "The Illusory Safe Harbor of Rule 37(F), American Lawyer and Corporate Counsel, December, 2006
  • Co-author, 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
  • Co-author, The Rise of Mergers and Acquisitions in the Energy Sector: What to Expect and How to Be Prepared for Potential Litigation, Energy, Winter, 2005
  • Chapter 9, Enforcing and Resisting International Judgments and Arbitration Awards in U.S. Courts: International Litigation (Ed. David Levy), American Bar Association, 2003
  • 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
  • In the Matter of Marriage of Ames and the Enforceability of Alternative Dispute Resolution Agreement: A Case for Reform, 28 Texas Tech Law Review 31, 1997
  • Deceptive Trade Practices and Misrepresentation Which Become Terms of a Contract: Contract Law Trumps Tort Law, Not the Other Way Around, 61 Texas Bar Journal 334, 1998

Honors

  • Texas" Rising Star" by Texas Monthly magazine, 2006-2009
  • Rated 10.0 Superb by Avvo
  • Selected as a Houstonia Magazine “Top Lawyer”, 2013-2014
  • Selected as a Top Lawyer for the year 2010 by H Texas Magazine.

Classes & Seminars

  • 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)

Past Positions

  • Fulbright & Jaworski L.L.P., Senior Associate, 1997 to 2001
  • Beirne, Maynard & Parsons, L.L.P., Partner, 2001 to 2011
  • Honorable Frank Maloney, Texas Court of Criminal Appeals, Clerk

Fraternities or Sororities

  • Phi Beta Kappa

Professional Associations

  • State Bar of Texas, Member
  • American Bar Association, International Litigation Primer, 2002
  • Texas Bar Association, Member
  • Houston Bar Association, Law Week Committee, Member, 2005
  • Houston Young Lawyers Association, Board of Directors
  • Houston Young Lawyers Association, Arts and Entertainment and Membership Committees, Chair
  • Houston Young Lawyers Foundation, Member
  • Texas Young Lawyers Association, Member
  • Houston Lawyer Referral Service, Board of Trustees (Houston Bar Association Representative), 2006 to 2010
  • Houston Trial Lawyers Association, Director, 2013 to Present
  • Texas Trial Lawyers Association, Member, 2015 to Present
  • Houston Bar Association, Member, 2020 to Present