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  • Description
    An adverse judgment can stymie even the most seasoned civil attorney. Through an application of California law as it relates to basic, broad principles that apply across state lines, this essential CLE course offers valuable guidance and best practices of navigating the challenging civil appellate process. Included in this course is a review of appealable issues, case analysis by the Appellate Court and determining proper client representation.
  • Instructor Bio

    George Murphy

    George E. Murphy began his career in 1980 at the California Court of Appeal,
    Third Appellate District, in Sacramento, as the Judicial Attorney for the late Justice
    Frances Newell Carr. While attending law school at Golden Gate University in San
    Francisco, Mr. Murphy spent three months in Juneau, Alaska. as Judicial Extern for
    Robert K. Boochever, former Chief Justice of the Alaska Supreme Court (currently
    Senior Judge, United States Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit).

    Upon entering private practice in 1982 with a large Sacramento law firm,
    Mr. Murphy immediately focused on handling civil appeals and started that
    firm’s appellate department. Over the last 27 years, Mr. Murphy has represented
    clients in hundreds of civil appellate matters and has obtained over 50 published
    decisions from numerous appellate courts (state and federal) and the California
    Supreme Court, on a variety of important legal issues. He has achieved a high
    degree of success in appellate cases earning a reputation with judges, colleagues,
    and clients as one of California’s premier appellate advocates. Mr. Murphy is a
    member of the Council of Appellate Lawyers, of the American Bar Association.
    Admitted to the California Bar in 1980, Mr. Murphy is certified to practice
    before the United States Supreme Court, the United States Court of Appeals,
    Ninth Circuit, and several United States District Courts. He is also admitted to
    practice in the State of Texas. The attorney rating service of Martindale-Hubbell
    has given Mr. Murphy its highest rating (AV) for skill and ethics.
    Mr. Murphy is also recognized for his expertise in the area of insurance
    coverage consultation and litigation, and a significant portion of his appellate
    practice concerns insurance issues. Mr. Murphy has litigated many types of
    cases, including business disputes, professional malpractice, construction defect,
    insurance bad faith and personal injury.

    Mr. Murphy has published articles on various legal issues and has given
    professional seminars to other attorneys on topics pertaining to appeals and
    insurance coverage. Clients include the State of California, many cities, counties,
    school districts, universities, law enforcement agencies, real estate developers,
    contractors, insurance companies, and people and businesses of all types.
    Mr. Murphy has served as an expert witness on matters of insurance and
    appellate practice. He is certified by the California Court of Appeal as an
    appellate mediator.