Ewell ‘Pat’ Murphy dies at 89; taught transnational business law at UHLC for 20 years
Murphy, who passed away Jan. 21, retired in 1992 as a senior partner at Baker Botts where he primarily served energy, energy-service and mining clients around the world. During his years with the firm and continuing after retirement, he also was an active arbitrator of transnational business disputes and an elected member of the College of Commercial Arbitrators.
“I never met anyone who didn’t like Pat,” said a long-time colleague, Professor Peter Linzer. “Besides being a brilliant lawyer, and recognized as the leading transnational lawyer in Houston, he was always accessible and willing to share his expertise. I learned so much just talking with him in the hall. And he gave so much to his students during his 20 years at UHLC.”