You Come First

In 2010, after nearly two decades of success in courtrooms throughout Erie and northwest Pennsylvania, Eric Purchase and Tim George founded Purchase, George & Murphey, P.C. Craig Murphey joined the practice in 2017, adding over 20 years of valuable insurance defense experience that further strengthens the team.

You Get More

Together, we put more people, resources, and technology to work for you. Our team also includes another lawyer and two case managers. One case manager has more than 25 years of experience in the insurance industry, including years of supervising claims adjusters who investigate, evaluate and settle personal injury cases. Another case manager has more than 20 years of experience with medical-legal issues, medical billing, and medical records analysis.

You Get Problems Solved

Our individual backgrounds and collaborative approach makes us extremely effective in solving problems. We also work together to maintain open communication, keeping you informed and involved while we pursue justice and defend your freedom.

You Get Answers

We strive to arm you with solid information to help you in what can be a confusing and sometimes overwhelming time in your life.

Together, our top-rated lawyers have written three popular consumer books that will help you learn more about dealing with car accidents, buying car insurance, maximizing the value of accident cases, defending DUI, avoiding surprises in your DUI case, and obtaining representation in an age of overwhelming (yet largely meaningless) lawyer advertising.

A Roadmap to Justice: The Ultimate Guide to Car Accident Cases in Pennsylvania

Defending Freedom: The Ultimate Gudie to DUI Cases in Pennsylvania (3rd Edition)

Let Facts Not Fear Drive Your Decision: How to Hire a DUI Lawyer in Pennsylvania

You Get Top-Rated Lawyers

Our lawyers have the highest ratings from other lawyers, judges and our clients. You can read our reviews and see a sample of our case results to determine if we are a good for you and your case.

Rated by other lawyers and judges as AV-Preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell which is the highest rating for ethical conduct and legal abilites.

Rated "10.0-Superb" by Avvo.com based upon endorsements from other lawyers. (In fact, we were the first lawyers in Erie County to receive this top rating.)

Awarded the prestigious Client's Choice Award by Avvo.com based upon the number and quality of our online client & lawyer reviews.

In 2014, 2015, 2016 & 2017, Eric Purchase was recognized on the Pennsylvania Super Lawyers® list, a distinction held by only 5% of lawyers in Pennsylvania.

In 2016 & 2017, Tim George was recognized on the Pennsylvania Super Lawyers® list, a distinction held by only 5% of lawyers in the state.

Tim George is a former criminal prosecutor, a judge advocate who holds the rank of Major, and an Iraq War Veteran.

In 2012, 2013, 2014, and 2015, Craig Murphey was selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America®.

In 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, and 2015 Craig Murphey was selected as a Pennsylvania Super Lawyer®,  a distinction held by only 5% of lawyers in the state.

Read about  what our clients say about us

Read about our case results.

Eric Purchase

Medical Malpractice | Personal Injury Lawyer | Erie, PA

Tim George

DUI | Criminal Defense Lawyer | Erie, PA

Darrell W. Kuntz III

Personal Injury | Medical Malpractice | Criminal Defense | DUI Lawyer | Erie, PA

Craig Murphey

Erie Personal Injury | General Lawyer | Erie, PA

You Get a Great Team

In addition to our lawyers, our team includes two case managers, two paralegals, a finance manager, and our receptionist, Lisa Gindy - who is often the first pleasant voice you hear when you call us and the first friendly face you see when you visit us.

Our case manager, Mark Harrington has more than 25 years of experience in the insurance industry.  Edie Bunting, another case manager, has more than 20 years of experience analyzing medical records, medical billing, and medical-legal issues.  This unique experience helps to level the playing field against big insurance companies. (For more about what we call the "modern day Goliath" see pages 3-14 in our free book: The Ultimate Guide to Car Accident Cases in Pennsylvania.)

Our paralegals Kim Ball, Shana Krivonak and Jamie Martini, not only have years of experience with accident, criminal and DUI cases, they also are excellent listeners and communicators; like us, they understand that this may be your first encounter with our justice system. (For more information about our approach to case preparation see our video library.)

Together, our team is on your side and works to make you feel that way throughout your case.

We Don't Accept Every Case

We cannot be everything to everyone. We limit the number of cases we accept because case preparation and real communication with you requires time. Fewer cases means more time for clients. Fewer clients means more time to meet, listen, and explain. Our job isn't to tell you what you want to hear. We tell you how it really is. As a result, we're not a good fit for everyone. If we're not a good fit, we'll tell you - and we'll help you find another lawyer.

Let's Get Started

If you think you and your accident, medical error, criminal or DUI case are a good fit for us, call. We'd like to help. If you are not sure, see what our clients say, read about our case results, read our books, get our newsletter, and take a look at the free information we provide here, then call for a free consultation. We'll tell you how we can help.

Mark Harrington

Medical Malpractice | Personal Injury Paralegal | Erie, PA

Kimberly R. Ball

Office Manager | Paralegal | Erie, PA

Shirley Freeman George

Finance Manager | Erie, PA

Edie Bunting

Medical Malpractice | Personal Injury Paralegal | Erie, PA

Lisa Gindy

Personal Injury,  Criminal Defense, Medical Malpractice & DUI Legal Advice | Erie, PA