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Erin C. Murphy is a partner with Lee Murphy Law Firm, a mass tort law firm based in Houston, Texas. Erin has spent her legal career helping those wrongfully harmed by the actions of others. Since 2003, Erin has gained invaluable experience in personal injury and products liability litigation; experience that has allowed her to develop distinctive approaches to nationally-recognized mass tort media campaigns, comprehensive client management and streamlined settlement administration.
During her career, Erin has been involved in numerous mass torts, including metal-on-metal hip implants, inferior vena cava filter claims, Pradaxa excessive bleeding events, Risperdal gynecomastia claims, agricultural business claims, and first-party insurance litigation. Erin’s main focus over the past few years has been on the effects that drugs and medical devices can have on women. Specifically, she has been involved in cases involving pelvic organ repair mesh, antidepressant and antiseizure birth defects, birth control deep vein thrombosis claims, and anti-nausea medication birth defects. Erin currently manages the firm’s nationwide pharmaceutical drug, medical device and mass tort dockets.
Erin is a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation, an honorary organization of lawyers, judges and legal scholars whose careers have demonstrated outstanding dedication to the welfare of their communities and to the highest principles of the legal profession. She is also a member of the Texas Bar College, an honorary society of lawyers who are among the best-trained attorneys in Texas. Erin is continually selected for membership in The National Trial Lawyers Top 100 Trial Lawyers and The National Trial Lawyers Top 40 Under 40 and recently, H Texas Magazine named Erin as one of 2015’s Top Lawyers of Houston.
Erin is a Fellowship Member of the Texas Trial Lawyers Association (“TTLA”). She continues her service to the plaintiff’s bar by serving on TTLA’s Board of Directors and the TTLA Continuing Legal Education Committee. She is a founding member of the TTLA Pharmaceutical and Medical Device Seminar; a seminar for which she served as co-moderator in 2013 and as the course director in 2014 and 2015. Throughout her career, Erin has moderated legal seminars throughout the State of Texas and has been invited to lecture on case acquisition topics and issues affecting women in the legal profession. She has also authored multiple insurance-centric articles for TTLA and the University of Texas CLE. Erin is a member of the Houston Trial Lawyers Association, the American Bar Association, and the Houston Bar Association. Lee Murphy Law Firm is a Leaders Forum Member of the American Association for Justice.
A native of a small town in Pennsylvania, Erin earned her Bachelor of Science degree from Stephen F. Austin State University in Nacogdoches and her Doctorate of Jurisprudence from South Texas College of Law in Houston. During law school, she was a member of the storied varsity moot court and mock trial teams under the direction of Dean T. Gerald Treece. Before forming Lee Murphy Law Firm in 2012, Erin was an attorney with two other preeminent trial law firms in the Houston area. Erin is licensed to practice law by the Supreme Court of Texas and is admitted to practice before the United States District Court for the Southern and Eastern Districts of Texas.
In addition to her law practice, Erin is a Life Member of the SFA Alumni Association and a member of the Beta Zeta Beta Alumnae Chapter of Alpha Chi Omega. Erin and her husband Justin R. Goodman, a partner in the Houston law firm of Lubel Voyles, L.L.P., have one daughter and one son. She and her husband are strong supporters of The Post Oak School in Houston.