Peter H. Murphy

Equity Partner


Peter Murphy is a shareholder in the Ft. Myers office. Over the last 40 years, he has handled all areas of personal injury defense with an emphasis on product liability, professional liability and other complex general liability claims. A great many of the cases Peter handles involve claims of significant injury and wrongful death.

An accomplished trial lawyer, Peter has tried well in excess of 200 cases. Some of the insurance carriers he has represented over his years of practice include: CNA, Lloyd's of London, AIG, Liberty Mutual Insurance Company, Zurich Insurance Company, State Farm Insurance Company, Allstate Insurance Company and Travelers Insurance Company. Peter recognizes that one of the primary ways to help clients is to make an early determination as to whether a case can or should be settled at the outset, or aggressively defended to achieve the best possible result.

Peter has presented numerous seminars to the firm’s clients regarding major issues in litigation, as well as seminars with respect to tort reform in Florida and changes in the law bearing on the type of claims handled by the firm’s clients.

Practice Areas


  • University of Miami School of Law, Coral Gables, FL (J.D., 1975)
  • University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL (B.A., 1972)
  • College of the Holy Cross, Worcester, MA (, 1968 - 1970)


  • State of Florida, 1975
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida
  • U.S. Court of Appeals


  • Certified Continuing Education Instructor, State of Florida


  • Phi Kappa Phi
  • ROTC, College of the Holy Cross

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • The Florida Bar
  • Dade County Bar Association
  • American Bar Association

Special Awards and Recognitions

  • "AV Preeminent" Rating by Martindale-Hubbell
  • Selected as a 2014 Personal Injury Law AV Preeminent Top Rated Lawyer by Martindale-Hubbell

Speaking Engagements/Presentations

  • "Defending Difficult Medical Claims & Ethics for the Claims Professional", CNA, 2015
  • "Florida Legal Hotel Legal Issues", Grand Beach Hotel Seminar, 2012
  • "Florida Legal Hotel Issues", Mandarin Oriental Hotel Seminar, 2012
  • "Products Liability - Preserving Evidence and Utilizing An Expert", Kubicki Draper, Claims Management Conference, 2010
  • "Products Liability - Hot Topics Defense Strategies", Kubicki Draper, Claims Management Conference, 2009
  • "Negligent Security Cases: Legal Principals, Investigations, Evaluations and Handling", Kubicki Draper, Claims Management Conference, 2008
  • "Negligent Security Cases Evaluation and Defense", Kubicki Draper, Claims Management Conference, 2007
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Miami Office

25 West Flagler Street, Penthouse
Miami, FL 33130

T: 305.374.1212 F: 305.374.7846

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Key West

Key West Office

402 Applerouth Lane, Suite 2C
Key West, FL 33040

T: 305.509.7300 F: 305.374.7846

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Ft. Lauderdale

Ft. Lauderdale Office

One East Broward Boulevard, Suite 1600
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301

T: 954.768.0011 F: 954.768.0514

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West Palm Beach

West Palm Beach Office

515 North Flagler Drive, Suite 1800
West Palm Beach, FL 33401

T: 561.640.0303 F: 561.640.0524

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Indian River | Martin | Okeechobee | Palm Beach | Saint Lucie


Tampa Office

400 North Ashley Drive, Suite 1200
Tampa, FL 33602

T: 813.204.9776 F: 813.204.9660

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Hernando | Hillsborough | Manatee | Pasco | Pinellas | Polk | Sarasota

Orlando Office

201 South Orange Avenue, Suite 475
Orlando, FL 32801

T: 407.245.3630 F: 407.245.7685

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Brevard | Highlands | Orange | Osceola | Seminole

Ocala Office

101 Southwest 3rd Street
Ocala, FL 34471

T: 352.622.4222 F: 352.622.9122

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Jacksonville Office

1200 Riverplace Boulevard, Suite 850
Jacksonville, FL 32207

T: 904.396.0062 F: 904.396.0380

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Baker | Bradford | Clay | Columbia | Duval | Flagler | Hamilton | Lafayette | Madison | Nassau | Saint Johns

Pensacola Office

125 West Romana Street, Suite 550
Pensacola, FL 32502

T: 850.434.0003 F: 850.434.0223

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Escambia | Holmes | Okaloosa | Santa Rosa | Walton


Tallahassee Office

1705 Metropolitan Boulevard, Suite 202
Tallahassee, FL 32308

T: 850.222.5188 F: 850.222.5108

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Bay | Calhoun | Franklin | Gadsden | Gulf | Jackson | Jefferson | Leon | Liberty | Wakulla | Washington

Ft. Myers

Ft. Myers Office

13350 Metro Parkway, Suite 401
Fort Myers, FL 33966

T: 239.334.8403 F: 239.939.0700

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Charlotte | Collier | DeSoto | Glades | Hardee | Hendry | Lee


Mobile Office

11 North Water Street, Suite 10290
Mobile, Alabama 36602

T: 251.308.3351 F: 251.308.3352

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Our Firm


In 1963, Gene Kubicki founded the firm based on dedication to excellence. The same high standards have been maintained for over five decades -- years which have seen the firm’s ranks swell to over 100 attorneys.


Our team knows return clients are the life blood of any law firm and this is why we ensure client satisfaction by an exacting attention to service and quality.  Client service coupled with a spectacular work ethic, makes our team hard to beat... Literally!

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In response to the growing needs of its clients, the firm began expanding in the early 1980's and today is a diverse full-service law firm providing trial, appellate, coverage, commercial and real estate transaction services.

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With a dozen offices throughout the State of Florida and key points in the Southeast, we've litigated in every nook, and represented every cranny. Our wide coverage allows us to offer defense unlike any other firm in the State of Florida and the southern parts of Georgia, Alabama and Mississippi.

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