Practice Areas

Litigation, Real Estate


B.A. Centenary College in Louisiana, 1972
J.D. (summa cum laude) South Texas College of Law, 1975

Bar Admissions

State Bar of Texas, 1975
United States District Court, Southern District of Texas, 1976
United States Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit, 1981
United States District Court, Western District of Texas, 1989
United States District Court, Northern District of Texas, 1989


Phone: 713.590.9645

Gary L. Murphree

Civil Litigation and Commercial Real Estate

Gary Murphree is a trial lawyer with many years of experience as lead counsel on a wide variety of cases, including commercial cases, competitive hiring, business torts, employment restrictions, land use restrictions, real estate contracts and property damage. He has practiced law since 1975, and has represented a broad range of clients, from sole proprietors to publicly traded corporations, as both plaintiffs and defendants in virtually all aspects of civil litigation in state and federal courts. His extensive litigation background is in many areas of the law that affect businesses and entrepreneurs. He also negotiates and documents real estate leases and other transactions, and provides legal advice to a number of commercial landlord clients.

Gary began his legal career at Urban & Coolidge, where he became a partner in 1980. In 1995, he co-founded Page, Murphree, Byerly & Hansen. In 2011, he joined Ewing & Jones.

Gary earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in English from Centenary College of Louisiana in 1972, and his Doctor of Jurisprudence degree (summa cum laude) from South Texas College of Law in 1975, where he was a member of the Law Review. He is admitted to practice in Texas, and is a member of the State Bar of Texas and the Houston Bar Association. He is also admitted to practice in the United States District Courts for the Southern, Northern and Western Districts of Texas, and in the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit.

  • Rated AV by Martindale-Hubbell, the highest peer review rating possible
  • Houston Bar Association (Litigation and Commercial & Consumer Law Sections)
  • State Bar of Texas (Litigation and Computer & Technology Sections)