Chairman of the Parliamentarian Committee, Membership Committee, Public Defender Education Committee
Doug Murphy is based in Houston, Texas specializing in representing persons accused of intoxication related offenses. Doug is a nationally recognized legal seminar lecturer, and author of numerous published legal articles. In 2009, Doug was appointed Regent of the National College for DUI Defense. That same year he was also appointed co-chair of the DWI Committee with the Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, in addition to serving two consecutive terms on the Board of Directors for TCDLA from 2006-2012. Doug is board certified in Criminal Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization, and also in DUI/DWI Defense by the National College for DUI Defense, which is approved by the American Bar Association and the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. Doug is AV Preeminent-Rated® by Martindale-Hubbell. Doug has been recognized as a Texas Super Lawyer and Texas Super Lawyer Rising Star by Texas Monthly magazine every year since the recognition began in 2004. Doug as was named one of the Best Lawyers in America, 19th & 20th Editions. Doug was named the 2012 Sharon Levine Unsung Hero Lawyer of the Year Award by the Harris County Criminal Lawyers Association for his efforts in exposing the flaws in the Houston Police Departments BAT (breath alcohol testing) vans. Doug was also recognized as a Top Lawyer for the People by H-Texas magazine, and was referred to as the “Drinking Driver’s Best Friend” by the Houston Press.