Serving Eastern North Carolina Since 1981
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Edward L. Murrelle

Founding Attorney Martindale-Hubbell
  • Profile
  • Credentials
  • Associations
  • Practice Areas
  • Community Involvement

Practice Areas

  • Automobile Litigation
  • Business Litigation
  • Civil Litigation
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Real Estate Litigation
  • Estate Litigation
  • Trust Litigation
  • Personal Injury
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Nursing Home Negligence
  • Premises Liability
  • Product Liability


  • Undergraduate - Graduated third place in class of 300.
  • Law School - Graduated first place in class. 
  • Book Awards in Contracts, Agency, Insurance, Bailments, Equity and Criminal Law. 
  • AV rating in Martindale Hubbell since 1976 


  • US ARMY Russian Linguist, 1957-1959
  • Guilford College - Business Law - Instructor, 1972-1976
  • UNC Greensboro- Uniform Commercial Code - Instructor, 1983-1985
  • Visiting Professor, Center for International legal Studies (CILS)- Taught in Hungary, Poland and Russia, 2011 to Present


  • North Carolina Advocates for Justice - Member, Auto Torts and Medical Malpractice Sections.
  • North Carolina Bar Association - Member, Appellate Rules Study Commission - 1973 - 1975 and Board of Governors - 1978 - 1981
  • American Bar Association - Member, Litigation, and Antitrust Sections
  • North Carolina State Bar - Volunteer Director, Positive Action for Lawyers Committee - 1988-1994
  • Competitive sailboat racing, 1968-1976
  • Running, 1989-1999
  • Boating, waterskiing, and cruising, 1970-Present
  • North Carolina Supreme Court - Law Clerk to Chief Justice Emery B. Denny, 1964-1965
  • Nichols, Caffrey, Hill, Evans, and Murrelle - Greensboro, North Carolina - Associate, Partner and Senior Partner, 1965-1994
  • Davis, Murrelle & Lyles, P.A. - Morehead City, NC - Senior and Managing Partner, 1994-Present
  • Admitted to practice law in all federal and state courts in North Carolina and in the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, 1994-Present
  • Participated as first and second chair in numerous civil jury trials and appeals in state and federal court - both successful and unsuccessful, 1994-Present
  • Juris Doctor - Cum Laude Wake Forest University School of Law - Law School Winston-Salem, NC 1964
  • Bachelor of Art Economics - With the Highest Honors Guilford College - College Greensboro, NC 1964
  • Martindale-Hubbell AV Rating Peer Rated for Highest Level of Professional Excellence Visit Website
    Martindale-Hubbell AV Rating
  • Bar Register Preeminent Lawyer Visit Website
    Bar Register Preeminent Lawyer
Community Involvement
  • Boy Scouts of America - Quartermaster Sea Scout Award, 1956
  • High Rock Yacht Club - Commodore, 1976-1977
  • Starmount Country Club, Greensboro, North Carolina, 1976-1983
  • Greensboro City Club, Greensboro, North Caroline, 1979-1998
  • Blue Ridge Retreat, Black Mountain, North Carolina - Trustee, 1985-2004
  • Hamshire Condominium Associate - President, 1984-1994
  • Morehead - Beaufort Yacht Club, Beaufort, North Carolina, 1997-2018
  • Carteret County Mental Health Study Commission, 2001-2002
  • Neuse Mental Health, Board of Directors, 2004-2005
  • Onslow - Carteret Mental Health, Board of Directors, 2004-2010

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