Peter H. Murphy

Equity Partner

overview

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
Credentials

Education

  • 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)

Admissions

  • 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

Certifications/Specialties

  • Certified Continuing Education Instructor, State of Florida

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Kubicki Draper Hospitality and Retail Practice Group, Member
  • 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

Fraternities/Sororities

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

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
  • Overview
  • Practice Areas
  • Credentials
  • Presentations

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Miami

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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Tampa

Tampa Office

400 North Ashley Drive, Suite 1200
Tampa, FL 33602

T: 813.204.9776 F: 813.204.9660

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Orlando

Orlando Office

201 South Orange Avenue, Suite 475
Orlando, FL 32801

T: 407.245.3630 F: 407.245.7685

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Ocala

Ocala Office

101 Southwest 3rd Street
Ocala, FL 34471

T: 352.622.4222 F: 352.622.9122

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Jacksonville

Jacksonville Office

76 South Laura Street, Suite 1400
Jacksonville, FL 32202

T: 904.396.0062 F: 904.396.0380

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Pensacola

Pensacola Office

125 West Romana Street, Suite 550
Pensacola, FL 32502

T: 850.434.0003 F: 850.434.0223

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Tallahassee

Tallahassee Office

1705 Metropolitan Boulevard, Suite 202
Tallahassee, FL 32308

T: 850.222.5188 F: 850.222.5108

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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

Mobile Office

11 North Water Street, Suite 10290
Mobile, Alabama 36602

T: 251.308.3351 F: 251.308.3352

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