Background

Throughout her career, Erin has moderated legal seminars throughout the State of Texas and has lectured on case acquisition, client management, database utilization, law practice management, social media for lawyers, and issues affecting women in the legal profession. She has authored articles for TTLA, the University of Texas CLE, local bar associations, and is a multi-year speaker with the Texas Women Rainmakers. In 2016, Erin debuted a comprehensive lecture on Women in Law: Progress, Perception & Perseverance. A founding member of the TTLA Pharmaceutical and Medical Device Seminar, Erin has served as its Course Director since 2014.

In addition to her law practice, Erin is a Life Member of the SFA Alumni Association, the Irish Society of Houston, and is a member of the Beta Zeta Beta Alumnae Chapter of Alpha Chi Omega. Erin and her husband Justin R. Goodman, a partner in the Houston law firm of Lubel Voyles, L.L.P., have one daughter and one son. She and her husband are strong supporters of The Post Oak School in Houston, the Discover Fitness Foundation, and Stephen F. Austin State University through the Erin Murphy Goodman Endowment Fund.

Work Experience & Representative Case History

Erin has spent a majority of her career focusing on first-party insurance claims. She has also worked on numerous personal injury, commercial litigation, and products liability cases, including metal-on-metal hip implants, inferior vena cava filter claims, excessive bleeding events, kidney and heart damage cases, gynecomastia claims and agricultural business claims. Erin spent over seven years focusing on the effects that drugs and medical devices can have on women. Specifically, she was involved in cases involving pelvic organ repair mesh, antidepressant and antiseizure birth defects, birth control deep vein thrombosis claims, talc powder, and anti-nausea medication birth defects.

Before forming Lee Murphy Law Firm in 2012, Erin was an attorney with two preeminent trial law firms in the Houston area. Erin is licensed to practice law by the Supreme Court of Texas and is admitted to practice before the United States District Court for the Southern and Eastern Districts of Texas. 

Education

  • South Texas College of Law, J.D.
  • Stephen F. Austin University, B.S.

Involvement & Awards

At the national level, Erin is a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation, an honorary organization of lawyers, judges and legal scholars whose careers have demonstrated outstanding dedication to the welfare of their communities and the highest principles of the legal profession. At the state level, she is an Endowment Fund Scholar and Member of the Texas Bar College, an honorary society of lawyers who are among the best trained attorneys in Texas.  Erin is serving her second term as the Vice President of Communications for the Texas Trial Lawyers Association (“TTLA”) where she is a multiyear Fellow, member of the Board of Directors and Executive Committee, and Immediate Past Chair of the TTLA Women’s Caucus.

Erin also serves on the Board of Directors for the Houston Trial Lawyers Foundation (“HTLF”), the Houston Trial Lawyers Association (“HTLA”), and is the Chairman of the Discover Fitness Foundation.  She is a member of the Texas Women Lawyers, the State Bar of Texas Women and the Law, and the Mass Tort Trial Lawyers Association. She is the current President-Elect of HTLA and former Secretary/Treasurer of HTLF and HTLA.

Erin was named one of the Top Lawyers in Houston by H Texas Magazine in 2015, 2016, and 2017. She has also received the Premier 100 designation from the National Academy of Jurisprudence (2016, 2017) and is listed in the Nation’s Top One Percent by the National Association of Distinguished Counsel (2017, 2018). Erin is also listed in the Irish Legal 100, an annual compilation of distinguished lawyers of Irish heritage founded by the Irish Voice newspaper in New York (2016), The National Trial Lawyers Top 100 (2013 – 2018) and The National Trial Lawyers Top 40 Under 40 (2013 - 2015).

Erin's Associations
American Bar Foundation, Fellow American Bar Foundation, Fellow
Texas Bar College, Endowment Fund Scholar Texas Bar College, Endowment Fund Scholar
Texas Trial Lawyers Association Texas Trial Lawyers Association
Houston Trial Lawyers Association Houston Trial Lawyers Association
H Texas Magazine H Texas Magazine

Top Lawyers in Houston (2015 - 2017)

Top Lawyers in Houston (2015 - 2017)

National Academy of Jurisprudence National Academy of Jurisprudence

Premier 100 Designation (2016-2017)

Premier 100 Designation (2016-2017)

National Association of Distinguished Counsel National Association of Distinguished Counsel

Nation's Top One Percent (2017-2018)

Nation's Top One Percent (2017-2018)

The National Trial Lawyers The National Trial Lawyers

Top 100 Trial Lawyers (2013-2018)

Top 100 Trial Lawyers (2013-2018)

The National Trial Lawyers The National Trial Lawyers

Top 40 Under 40 (2013-2015)

Top 40 Under 40 (2013-2015)

Irish Legal 100 Irish Legal 100

The Irish Voice Newspaper (2016)

The Irish Voice Newspaper (2016)

AVVO Rated AVVO Rated "10/10" Superb Distinguished Lawyer Designation

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