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

Read What Our Clients Are Saying About Us

5- Star Reviews
    I cannot imagine a more favorable outcome, and I could not have done it without him.

    “Ed Murrelle and his legal team are excellent. They resolved my personal injury claim after a serious automobile accident. The other driver, who was found at fault, was not injured, but my arm was broken by the explosive force of my air bag inflating. After”

    - Steve G.
    These guys are just simply the best in the area.

    “These guys are just simply the best in the area. I have always been met with such great care and concern for my case. Anyone looking for a great attorney here you go.”

    - Dezi B.
    I highly recommend this Firm.

    “Amber was exceptional at guiding my wife and I through the entire process. Always available for questions and flexible with our work schedules. I highly recommend this Firm.”

    - Kenny B.
    They come with the highest recommendation possible.

    “I was in an automobile accident and was struck from the rear. Ed Murelle and Melissa Burhenne handled my case with the utmost professionalism. They kept me informed and got me the highest settlement possible. They come with the highest recommendation possi”

    - Bucky S.
    Her performance was truly outstanding.

    “In 2019, the law firm of Davis, Murelle & Lyles assisted our Family with the pursuit of a SS Disability claim. We worked with Attorney Martza Majstoravich and Joan E. Dunn, the Office Manager. Both were competent and professional throughout the process”

    - Ronnie T.

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