The Erie, PA Legal Team at Purchase, George & Murphey, P.C.


You Always 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 with Purchase, George & Murphey, P.C. Handling Your Erie, PA Accident Claim

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 in criminal matters.

You Get Answers to Questions About Accident Claims, DUIs, and Criminal Charges in Erie, PA

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 Guide 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, from judges, and from our clients. You can read our reviews and see a sample of our case results to determine if we are a good fit 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 abilities.

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

In 2016 and 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 PA.

Read about what our clients say about us.

Read about our case results.


Eric Purchase

Eric Purchase


J. Timothy (Tim) George

J.T. George


Craig Murphey

Craig Murphey


Kathryn Kisak

Kathy Kisak

You Get A Great Team for Your PA Personal Injury or Criminal Claim

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. This unique experience helps us 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 Elaine Valentine, not only have years of experience with accident, criminal, and DUI cases, but they also are excellent listeners and communicators. That’s because, 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 will work hard to make you feel that way throughout your 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 for you, we’ll tell you – and we’ll help you find another lawyer.

Let’s Get Started Today

If you think you and your accident, medical error, criminal case, or DUI case are a good fit for us, call now. 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.

Meet the Rest of the Staff

Mark Harrington

Case Manager

Kimberly R. Ball
Office Manager | Paralegal

Lisa Gindy
Customer Relations Manager

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