Murphy S. Klasing
Murphy S. Klasing
T: (713) 961-9045
F: (713) 961-5341

Bar Admissions

  • Texas
  • Oklahoma
  • West Virginia
  • Federal District Courts for Southern, Northern, Western and Eastern Districts of Texas
  • Fed. District Courts in West Virginia and Oklahoma
  • 5th Circuit Court of Appeals
  • United States Supreme Court

Community Involvement

  • Member-Alliance Defense Fund, on the Stratford Young Life Committee
  • Active Volunteer committeeman and Vice-Chairman, Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo


  • J. D. South Texas College of Law
  • B.B.A. University of Texas (Business Management and Marketing)

Additional Information

  • "AV" Peer-Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell® since 2005.
  • Texas Rising Star by Texas Lay & Politics Magazine, 2005, 2006, 2007


Author of:
  • A Lien Carries Great Power and Responsibility!, ISS Online Magazine, March 26, 2022.
  • Legal Considerations Around Self-Storage Delinquency and Collections Efforts, ISS Online Magazine, September 9, 2021.
  • My Tenant Filed Bankruptcy-Now What?, Self-Storage News Magazine, March/April 2021.
  • Self-Storage and OPD (Other People’s Drama):  What to Do If Your tenant Dies, Disappears or Gets Divorced?, ISS Online Magazine, January 5, 2021.
  • Now’s A Great Time To Update Your Self-Storage Rental Agreement…Here’s Why And What to Include, ISS Online Magazine, August 15, 2020.
  • Self-Storage Lien Laws:  An Overview To Help Facility Operators Keep Pace, ISS Online Magazine, November 8, 2019.
  • Biting The Hand That Feeds You:  How Do Business Owners Handle Employee Theft?, Self-Storage News Magazine, May/June, 2018.
  • What to Do When You Get Sued:  Legal Tips For Self-Storage Operators, ISS Online Magazine, January 17, 2018.
  • "Lawsuit Proofing Your Business"  ISS World Trade Expo, Las Vegas, NV 2018.
  • Help!  I’ve Been Subpoenaed!  The Self-Storage Operators’ Guide to Court Orders, ISS Online Magazine, November 28, 2017.
  • 10 Ways Self-Storage Operators Can Avoid a Wrongful Sale, ISS Online Magazine, July 11, 2017.
  • The Essential Elements of a Self-Storage Lease Agreement, ISS Online Magazine, March 1, 2017.
  • Declaring Goods Abandoned in Self-Storage:  Why Auction or Eviction Are Safer,  ISS Online Magazine, October 16, 2016.
  • Storing Vehicles in Self-Storage:  Legalities Faced By Facility Operators, ISS Online Magazine, August 15, 2016.
  • What To Do With Documents and Records Found In Abandoned Or Delinquent Self-Storage Units, ISS Online Magazine, June 30, 2016.
  • Tiptoeing Through the Minefield of Self-Storage Lien Sales, ISS Online Magazine, December 17, 2015.
  • Avoiding Language-Related Liability in Your Self-Storage Operation, ISS Online Magazine, October 30, 2015.
  • "How Did That Accounting Clerk Afford a Mercedes?" Houston Business Journal 2006
  • Evictions in Rural Development Housing: A Practice Guide, Some Reminders and Potential Legal Issues
  • RHRA State Convention (written material and speaker 2005, 2006, 2009 and 2010)
  • Being "Fair" in Your Debt Collection, Lorman Educational Seminars (written materials and speaker 1999, 2000, 2001 and 2011)
  • The Death of an Unborn Child: Jurisprudential Inconsistencies in Wrongful Death, Criminal Homicide and Abortion Cases, 22 Pepperdine Law Review, 933 (1995)
Appearances on:
  • 48 Hours
  • Dr. Phil Show
  • Interviewed by The Houston Chronicle
  • Interviewed by USA Today
  • Interviewed by Local ABC, NBC and CBS affiliates in Houston.


Murphy S. Klasing

Mr. Klasing has a wide range of trial and appellate experience successfully handling numerous litigation matters including commercial litigation, government contracts litigation, personal injury defense, employment litigation and arbitration, banking, construction litigation, premises liability, white collar crime, and toxic tort defense. He has extensive courtroom experience having tried over 15 Arbitrations and over 95 jury trials in numerous courts throughout the state of Texas. He has appeared in over 35 Counties in Texas for numerous nationally based clients and handled matters in Ohio, Oklahoma, California, Pennsylvania, Louisiana and West Virginia.  He is primary counsel in Texas and Oklahoma to Public Storage, Corey Construction and Cody Pools.  Mr. Klasing began his career spending three years at the Harris County District Attorney's Office as an Assistant District attorney. Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Klasing was a partner at Ogden, Gibson, Broocks, Longoria & Hall, LLP, and  McGinnis, Lochridge & Kilgore, LLP in Houston, Texas. Mr. Klasing is also an invited member of ABOTA (American Board of Trial Advocates).

Construction Litigation
Our construction litigation practice provides complete litigation and transactional services to clients involved in residential, commercial and industrial construction businesses.  Mr. Klasing has represented state-wide construction contractors in commercial and residential roofing, HVAC, dry-wall and swimming pool installation and construction.  He and other members of the construction litigation practice provides legal services to the multi-family and large industrial construction industry representing owners, contractors and subcontractors.  Our goal in first-party representation is to efficiently and effectively navigate large construction matters to minimize exposure and maximize results.
Government Contracts Litigation
Our Government Contracts Litigation practice provides complete counseling and litigation services to clients involved in contracts with federal and state governmental agencies and prime contractors. We have assisted subcontractors in claims against prime contractors related to payment and performance. We proudly represent contractors who have provided and continue to provide DFAC (dining facilities) services to our Troops in Iraq and Afghanistan. We have represented such clients in litigation in both state and federal court, before the American Arbitration Association, International Chamber of Commerce, and the London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA). We are counsel to multi-national companies based in Kuwait, Iraq and Saudi Arabia in this area. We believe that our approach to maximizing our client's recovery and our efficient use of resources sets us apart from other firms who handle these claims.