Attorney Joe Murphey, Miles Mediation & Arbitration Services

Though he still enjoys appearing for clients in the role of a lawyer, Attorney Joe Murphey derives much personal and professional satisfaction through his work as a mediator. Joe litigates all manner of tort, insurance and business related issues, including liability disputes. As a neutral, Joe has mediated hundreds of cases, with a success rate of well over 80%. Joe frequently lectures and teaches at Continuing Legal Education seminars presented to attorneys and mediators, and has written extensively in the area of trial techniques, litigation and Alternative Dispute Resolution. Additionally, he has, since 1997, been an adjunct faculty member of the Emory University Law School Trial Techniques program, where courtroom skills and strategies are taught to second year law students. Joe has served as an evaluator and instructor for the Georgia High School Mock Trial program and serves as a judge/evaluator for the William Daniel Mock Trial Competition held annually in Atlanta and attended by law students from all areas of the country. Recently, Joe has been selected to present for nationally broadcast “webinars” on the topics of Techniques for Preparing for Mediation and Effective Presentation of Your Case at Mediation.


Attorney Joe Murphey Practice Areas

  • Litigates all manner of tort, insurance and business related issues
  • Automobile/truck liability
  • Premises liability
  • Products liability
  • Commercial general liability
  • Construction defects
  • Insurance coverage disputes
  • Contract litigation
  • Plaintiff’s personal injury




  • Emory University School of Law | JD, Law | 1986-1989


  • Attorney | Murphey’s Law Firm, LLC | 2007-Present
  • Mediator | Miles Mediation | 2005-Present
  • Attorney | Crim & Bassler, LLP | 1989-2007




  • ADR Champion Trailblazer | by the National Law Journal | 2016
  • Georgia Academy of Mediators and Arbitrators
  • Georgia Super Lawyers | 2014
  • Georgia’s Top Rated Lawyers | 2014
  • National Outstanding Scout Master Award | Boy Scouts of America | 2011




Joe, in addition to his professional pursuits, devotes much of his personal time to community service. In addition to serving as Scoutmaster of Troop 797 in Marietta, he is a member of the Rotary Club of East Cobb, where he serves as Director of Community Service Projects. He is a volunteer for Project Aids Awareness, delivering a vital and potentially life-saving message to area teens. Joe also mentors students at Brumby Elementary School who face cultural and language challenges, and he spearheads several annual food drives for the Center for Family Resources, a local non-prof with the mission statement, “A hand up, not just a hand out.”






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