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Michael T. Murphy (In Memoriam) 1974-2022


Michael T. Murphy

Mr. Murphy grew up in Manatee County and attended Manatee High School. While there, he was a member of the Hurricanes Football Team that won the 1992 State Championship. After high school, he graduated from Florida State University with a Bachelor of Science Degree from the College of Criminology. Then, he went on to attend the Nova Southeastern University Shepard Broad Law Center, where he earned his Juris Doctorate. While at Nova Southeastern, Mr. Murphy was also a member of the international Phi Alpha Delta law fraternity.

 In 2001, Mr. Murphy began his legal career as an Assistant State Attorney for the 12th Judicial Circuit in Sarasota, Florida, prosecuting criminal cases and gaining valuable trial experience.

 For nearly 20 years, Mr. Murphy specialized in the litigation of all areas of personal injury law, exclusively representing injured victims and their families. Mr. Murphy litigated several jury trials to successful verdicts on behalf of his clients, including a multi-million dollar verdict.

  Mr. Murphy was a member of The Florida Bar, the Florida Justice Association, the American Association for Justice, the Manasota Trial Lawyers Board, the Sarasota County Bar Association, and the distinguished Manatee American Inn of Court.  He received a 2021 AV Preeminent Rating by Martindale-Hubbell, an honor only approximately 10% of attorneys have achieved. He was selected to be a member of The National Trial Lawyers Top 100 Civil Plaintiff Attorneys, and he was certified as a life member of both the Million Dollar Advocates Forum and the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum. Membership to those Forums is limited to attorneys who have won million and multi-million dollar verdicts, awards, and settlements. Fewer than 1% of U.S. lawyers are members. Mr. Murphy was admitted to practice in all Florida courts as well as the United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida.

  • AV Preeminent 2021
  • National Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • AVVO 10.0 Rating
  • Former ProsecutorFormer Prosecutor
  • American Association for Justice
  • Florida Justice Association Member
  • Multi Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum
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