Glen A. Murphy
Member
Charleston, WV
office 304.340.3840
mobile 304.382.1064
  • Overview
  • Services
  • Distinctions
  • Admissions
  • Memberships
  • Community Involvement
  • Resources
  • Results

Mr. Murphy's primary areas of practice are general litigation, insurance coverage, insurance bad faith law, and administrative matters before the West Virginia Offices of the Insurance Commissioner.

Education

  • University of Mississippi, B.A., 1984
  • Cumberland School of Law of Samford University, J.D., 1990

Experience

  • Representing insurance clients in litigation, coverage and bad faith disputes in West Virginia
  • West Virginia Managing Staff Counsel for GEICO, 2008 -  2010
  • Associate/Shareholder, McQueen & Murphy, L.C., 1997 -  2007
  • Claims Legal Counsel for Nationwide Insurance Company, 1993 - 1997
  • Attorney for the West Virginia Department of Transportation, Division of Highways, 1990 - 1992

Representative Cases

  • Government Employees Insurance Company v. Sayre, 800 S.E.2d 886 (W. Va. 2017)
  • Kenney v. Indep. Order of Foresters, 744 F.3d 901 (4th Cir., 2014)
  • Graham v. Nat'l Union Fire Ins. Co. of Pittsburgh, Pa., 556 F. App'x 193 (4th Cir. 2014) 
  • Cava v. Nat'l Union Fire Ins. Co. of Pittsburgh, Pa., 232 W. Va. 503, 753 S.E.2d 1 (2013)
  • Jenkins v. City of Elkins, 230 W. Va. 335, 738 S.E.2d 1 (2012)
  • New Hampshire Ins. Co. v. RRK, Inc., 230 W. Va. 52, 736 S.E.2d 52 (2012)
  • Nat'l Union Fire Ins. Co. of Pittsburgh v. Miller, 228 W. Va. 739, 724 S.E.2d 343 (2012)
  • Gauze v. Reed, 219 W. Va. 381, 633 S.E.2d 326 (2006)
  • First Fin. Ins. Co. v. Hammons, 58 F. App'x 31 (4th Cir. 2003)
  • State ex rel. Atkins v. Burnside, 212 W. Va. 74, 569 S.E.2d 150 (2002)
  • Marks v. W. Virginia Dep't of Health & Human Res., 181 F. Supp. 2d 639 (S.D. W. Va. 2002) aff'd sub nom. Marks v. Watters, 322 F.3d 316 (4th Cir. 2003)
  • DeVane v. Kennedy, 205 W. Va. 519, 519 S.E.2d 622 (1999)
Construction Law Insurance Insurance Coverage & Bad Faith Litigation

Distinctions

  • BV® Distinguished™ Peer-Review Rated by Martindale Hubbell
  • Nominated by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America in the area of Litigation - Insurance

Admissions

  • West Virginia State Bar
  • West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals
  • United States District Courts for the Northern and Southern Districts of West Virginia
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit

Memberships

  • Chairman, Regional Contracting Assistance Center, Inc., Board of Directors
  • West Virginia Bar Association
  • Kanawha County Bar Association
  • DRI
  • Defense Trial Counsel of West Virginia
  • I.A.D.C. Defense Trial Academy, 1999 Graduate
  • Phi Delta Phi International Legal Fraternity

Community Involvement

  • Board Member, Laurance Jones, III, Childhood Language Center
  • Chair, Regional Contracting Assistance Center, Inc. Board of Directors
  • Life Member, University of Mississippi Alumni Association
  • Elder, Bream Memorial Presbyterian Church
  • Volunteer, Habitat for Humanity
  • Volunteer, Read Aloud

 
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