Case Referrals at Purchase, George & Murphey, P.C.

We Accept Referrals and Co-Counsel Arrangements on Personal Injury and Criminal Defense Matters

The attorneys of the Erie, PA law firm of Purchase, George & Murphey, P.C. focus their practice on personal injury cases and on criminal defense matters. Our firm has an extensive track record that includes recovering millions of dollars on behalf of our injury and disability clients, along with numerous dismissals, acquittals, and reversals of convictions obtained on behalf of our criminal defense clients. 

At Purchase, George & Murphey, we handle a wide variety of personal injury matters, including:

In addition, our firm also has extensive expertise in criminal defense. We regularly handle cases involving:

If you have a client with an injury or criminal matter that may be outside of your or your firm’s scope of practice or expertise, our firm stands ready to help you and your clients obtain the results and outcome that your client and their unique case deserves.  Contact us today with your potential referral and let’s discuss how we can help your client with their case or whether we can work together to help your client pursue the outcome and recovery that they want and deserve.

Our Attorneys Have Extensive Experience in Criminal and Personal Injury Law

Since 2010, the attorneys of Purchase, George & Murphey have been representing the rights and interests of the residents of Erie and Northwest Pennsylvania. Our attorneys and case managers each have decades of experience handling personal injury and criminal cases. Our firm has been honored by numerous peer- and client-reviewed awards, including an AV-Preeminent rating from Martindale-Hubbell, a 10.0 Superb rating, a Client’s Choice Award from Avvo, recognition on the Pennsylvania Super Lawyers list, and inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America

Our firm regularly secures maximum compensation in the personal injury matters that we handle. We often recover the full policy limits of the applicable insurance coverages, which in many cases can total into the six-figure range. In some of these situations, our firm was referred to the legal matter or called in by the attorney or firm handling the case to serve as co-counsel, lending our expertise and experience in the Pennsylvania courts. 

Our firm also regularly secures favorable results on behalf of clients in criminal matters that we handle, including having clients’ charges withdrawn by the prosecution or dismissed by the court. We have extensive experience challenging aspects of the prosecution’s case, including moving to have critical state evidence — such as breathalyzer test results, lab tests, and purported confessions — excluded as unreliable or otherwise inadmissible. 

We utilize a team approach for each case that we handle. Our firm’s staff includes former prosecutors, former insurance defense attorneys, and former claims supervisors. We collaborate on each legal dispute to ensure that we reach a strategy that serves a particular client’s needs and goals. If we accept your referral, you can trust that we do so because we have the expertise and resources to properly handle the case. We purposely limit our firm’s caseload so that our attorneys and staff can devote the attention and resources that each client deserves. 

We Keep You in the Loop of Your Client’s Case

At Purchase, George & Murphey, we understand the gravity of the decision to refer out a client’s case to another attorney or law firm. Referring out a client’s legal matter isn’t just about collecting a check for a referral fee. You are trusting another attorney and law firm to expertly handle your client’s case. Your decision of which firm and attorney to refer your client to reflects on you. If the firm you’ve referred the case to does a good job, it reflects well on you in the eyes of your client. 

We know how critical it is that you have good communication with us after you’ve referred a case. When you choose us for a referral, you won’t have to worry about never hearing from us until you receive your referral fee. Instead, you can expect us to:

  • Provide regular status updates.
  • Give notice of important events, such as mediations or trial dates.
  • Forward details about progress, such as updates on settlement negotiations or plea bargaining. 
  • Reports during a mediation, arbitration, or trial.

Our goal is to make sure that you always know what is going on with the case you have referred to us and never have to wonder about the quality of work we are doing on behalf of your client. 

Our firm is also prepared to co-counsel with you on cases, including if you need local Pennsylvania counsel as an out-of-state attorney to help guide you through our state’s court system and local rules, or if you want to bring in our firm’s expertise to help with a particular issue or proceeding in your client’s legal matter.

Call or Contact Purchase, George & Murphey to Discuss a Referral Arrangement with Our Firm

If you have a case that you would like to refer to us or bring our firm on as co-counsel, contact us today to speak with a dedicated attorney about options for a referral or co-counsel agreement and to learn more about how we can work together to help your client secure the results they need and deserve. Every member of our team is friendly, approachable, and open, and ready to answer whatever questions you may have about our firm’s experience and resources and how we will work with you in a referral or co-counsel arrangement to best benefit your client.

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Call or email us anytime to discuss a potential referral

Fill out the form below to get started. If you want to speak with someone directly about your options for referring a client to us, give us a call or email us anytime. We would be happy to discuss your potential client referral to see if we can work together for the benefit of the client.

Personal Injury Case Results


Car accident

At approximately 50 mph, a young woman’s vehicle collided with a truck. Both vehicles were totaled. Client suffered multiple injuries including complex fractures and a myocardial contusion.


Motorcycle Fatality

Client’s husband was killed in a motorcycle accident caused by a careless driver. His underinsured motorist carrier originally denied coverage, based on a policy exclusion, and then offered only half the coverage.

Criminal Defense Case Results

Charges Dropped

DUI, Lane violation & Careless driving

Late at night, a driver turned right at a stop light and crossed into the oncoming lane of traffic. His BAC was over the legal limit. He was charged with DUI, a lane violation and careless driving.

Not Guilty

Sex Offense

An instructor at a local high school was accused by a student of indecent assault on the last day of school. After four days of trial, the jury acquitted the instructor of all charges.


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  • "There aren't enough words to express how elated we are with the end results Attorney Tim George delivered, he went above and beyond our expectations. Attorney George was always prompt in returning phone calls, straight forward about the facts and extremely empathetic with the horrible situation that our son was facing."

  • "Eric Purchase provided clear, logical guidance. He worked to understand the situation and circumstances (in a complicated matter) in order to provide accurate assessments and recommendations. Thrilled to partner with him. Also appreciated his updates on pertinent matters and professional counseling throughout the entire process."

  • "Craig Murphey handled my personal injury claim. He was extremely professional, but also took a personal interest in helping me through a very difficult process. Everyone in the Purchase, George & Murphey office was very kind and helpful. I would recommend Craig Murphey’s services to anyone who might find themselves in need of a top-notch lawyer."

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Mr. George and his entire office staff were very kind and helping me through my first ever experience with the law. He was able to get me exactly what he said he would in the outcome of my trial. The entire staff was very informative and kept me up to date on everything. Very pleased with my experience and would most definately recommend him to others.

Allison, July 8, 2017