Callie Murphy

Head of Litigation (NOLA) / Houston, New Orleans

P: 504.561.0323

It can be said that Callie Murphy has oil in her veins, not blood. She is an eighth-generation Texan, and grew up immersed in the world of drilling rigs and oil patches. Her great-grandfather, grandfather, father and brother all made a living in the oilfields, so she grew up with it in her DNA. Before law school, there was almost nothing oil-related she hadn’t seen or done.

As an attorney, Callie brings that experience to each and every case. The lessons she’s learned from her family and the drilling industry taught her that planning and efficiency are paramount to success in the courtroom. Just like safety and preparedness on a drilling rig are inextricably linked to the success of the well, her ability to strategize for her clients and resolve their cases quickly and to their benefit are major reasons why clients seek her counsel again and again.

There is no complicated formula to Callie’s success. She approaches every case as a unique challenge that requires its own strategy and solution. She delves deep into every problem, breaking down each obstacle to provide a practical, tailored approach that will have the greatest impact.

Callie’s clients know that she is forward thinking when it comes to her strategies, which means they can focus on their future, not their legal issues. Her practice concentrates primarily on personal injury defense litigation for U.S. and London Market insurers across various classes of business, including energy, marine, construction, aviation, transportation, power generation, private utilities, property, hospitality, directors and officers, and professional errors and omissions, including medical malpractice. In addition to her defense work, Callie also provides advice on complex marine and energy coverage matters. She routinely litigates commercial matters and intellectual property disputes.

Callie has also had the benefit of living and working in London. The combination of London Market insurance knowledge and her oil patch DNA makes her a formidable attorney. With much of her work in both energy and professional negligence coming from England, Callie’s legal practice is a natural fit.

Practice Areas

Practice Areas

  • Energy
  • Maritime
  • Professional Liability
  • Construction Defect
  • Architects & Engineers
  • Civil & Chemical Engineering
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Aviation & Transportation
  • Power Generation
  • Private Utilities
  • Premises Liability
  • Products Liability
  • Intellectual Property
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Hospitality
  • Insurance


  • B.S., University of Houston, American Jurisprudence, Honors
  • J.D., South Texas College of Law

Court Admissions

  • Supreme Court of Texas
  • Supreme Court of Louisiana
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
  • U.S. District Courts for the Southern, Eastern and Western Districts of Texas
  • U.S. District Courts for the Western, Middle and Eastern Districts of Louisiana

Representative Cases

  • In re Valero Energy Corporation, No. 09-11-00040-CV, Feb. 18, 2011 (Tex. App. – Beaumont, pet. denied)(mem. op.)
  • Advanced Micromagnetics v. Torch Energy Advisors, Inc., No. 01-09-00138-CV, Oct. 13, 2011 (Tex. App. – Houston (1st Dist.)(mem. op.)
  • Rivenes v. Holden, 257 S.W.3d 332 (Tex. App. – Houston [14th Dist.] 2008, pet. denied)
  • In re Memorial Hermann Hospital System, 209 S.W.3d 835 (Tex. App. – Houston [14th Dist.] 2006, pet. denied)
  • Miles v. Caraway, No. 14-06-00010-CV, June 29, 2006 (Tex. App. – Houston [14th Dist.] pet. denied)(mem. op.)

Professional Memberships

  • Texas Bar Association
  • Louisiana State Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Federal Bar Association
  • Maritime Law Association of the United States
  • Houston Mariners Club
  • New Orleans Mariners Club
  • CLM Greater Houston Chapter, Vice President
  • RIMS Houston Chapter
  • Women in Claims
  • National Association of Insurance Women

Community Involvement

  • Daughters of the Republic of Texas

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