Admissions

  • Supreme Court of Texas
  • Louisiana Supreme Court
  • US Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit
  • US District Courts, Southern, Eastern and Western Districts of Texas
  • US District Courts, Western, Middle and Eastern Districts of Louisiana

Education

  • South Texas College of Law, JD
  • University of Houston, American Jurisprudence, BS with honors

Callie Murphy is a Partner in the Houston, Texas office. Her practice concentrates primarily on defense litigation for U.S. and London Market insurers across various classes of business, including energy, marine, construction, power generation, aviation, private utilities, transportation, property, hospitality, directors and officers, and professional errors and omissions.

Callie is an eighth-generation Texan. She grew up in the East Texas oilpatches and the Louisiana Atchafalaya River Basin immersed in a world of drilling rigs and workboats. Oilfield work has been a tradition in her family for nearly a century. Generations, from her great-grandfather to her brother, have all made a living in the oilfields, on the intracoastal waterway and in the Gulf of Mexico. Before law school, Callie had been exposed to the energy industry at every stage of production. It might be said that she has oil in her veins, not blood.

As an attorney, Callie brings her unique life experience to her work. The lessons she’s learned from her family’s work in the energy industry have taught her that planning and efficiency are paramount to success in the courtroom. She understands that every case presents unique challenges that require new strategies and solutions. Callie’s clients know that when she is on their side, they can focus on their future, not their legal issues.

Callie represents clients engaged in various aspects of the energy business at all stages of production: upstream, midstream, and downstream, as well as transportation. Her clients include oil companies, operators, drilling contractors, oilfield service companies, refineries, and consultants. She manages many situations from general property and casualty losses to commercial disputes. She also handles claims arising from a variety of marine-related activities, including Jones Act claims, allisions, collisions, and commercial charter agreement disputes.

Callie also represents developers, architects, engineers, general contractors, and subcontractors in construction defect disputes from pre-suit notice to trial or arbitration. She has defended claims involving a variety of construction projects including hospitals, multi-family housing, schools, hotels, sports complexes, and commercial and industrial projects.

Callie defends professional E&O claims brought against engineering and design professionals, oil and gas consultants, safety professionals, attorneys, insurance brokers, and accountants, as wells as physicians and other healthcare providers and facilities.

In addition to her defense work, Callie provides coverage advice and routinely litigates complex coverage and defense and indemnity disputes. She has experience in virtually every line of insurance, including energy, marine, professional liability, business interruption, automobile, and general liability.

Reported decisions

  • 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, 14-06-00010-CV, June 29, 2006 (Tex. App. – Houston [14th Dist.] pet. denied)(mem. op.)

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