Kara Jursinski Murphy

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Real Estate Attorney in Fort Myers, FL

Law Office of Jursinski & Murphy, PLLC
15701 S. Tamiami Trail
Fort Myers, FL 33908
Phone: 239-337-1147
Fax: 239-337-5364
Selected to Rising Stars: 2016 - 2021
Licensed Since: 2010
Practice Areas: Real Estate: Consumer (50%), Business/Corporate (50%)
Attorney Profile

Attorney Kara Jursinski Murphy is a partner with the Law Office of Kevin F. Jursinski in Fort Myers, Florida. An AV-Rated, Florida Board Bar Certified Real Estate Attorney, Kara is also a top-rated trial lawyer with more than ten years of legal experience.  She represents the rights and interests of a diverse range of clients throughout Southwest Florida and the surrounding areas who have legal needs involving any of the following:

·        Real estate litigation

·        Business litigation

·        Real estate and business transaction

As a Board-Certified Specialist (B.C.S.), Attorney Murphy possesses extensive knowledge and experience in her legal areas. She delivers the highest level of personalized counsel and support to those she serves in order to increase their chances of obtaining the favorable outcomes they seek as efficiently and cost-effectively as possible. In addition, she also has a Master of Laws (LL.M.)in Real Estate Development, and she has the distinction of being the only attorney in her region to hold both certification and a master's degree in real estate law.

Nationally recognized for her impeccable professionalism and service, Attorney Murphy received the Silver Client Champion award from Martindale-Hubbell in 2019 and 2020; the Martindale Hubbell Distinguished Recognition for Peer Rated for Professional Achievement; and she has earned numerous other accolades from her peers as well. Regarded as a highly effective lawyer who maintains an unwavering dedication to those she serves, Attorney Murphy has received "Superb" client ratings on Avvo.com, as well as many positive reviews and referrals from her satisfied clients.

A 2007 cum laude graduate of the University of Florida, Ms. Murphy attended Florida State University College of Law, where she obtained her Juris Doctor cum laude in 2010. She earned her Master of Laws from the University of Miami School of Law in 2013, and she has served on the adjunct legal faculty of Florida Gulf Coast University, where she teaches real estate transaction law.

Moreover, Attorney Murphy has several publications to her credit, and she has conducted numerous seminars and lectures across her region on residential and commercial real estate transactions, short sales, foreclosures and other similar topics. She is an active member of the Lee County Bar Association Real Property, Probate, Trust Law Section, The Florida Bar Trial Lawyers Section, the Attorneys’ Title Insurance Fund and the Southwest Florida Real Estate Investors Association, among her other professional affiliations.

Practice Areas
  • 50%Real Estate: Consumer
  • 50%Business/Corporate
Focus Areas

Business Formation and Planning, Limited Liability Companies, Partnership, Contracts

Selections

6 Years Rising Stars
  • Rising Stars: 2016 - 2021

Certificates and Credentials

About Kara Jursinski Murphy

Admitted: 2010, Florida

Professional Webpage: http://www.kfjlaw.com/attorneys/kara-jursinski-murphy/

Honors/Awards

  • Book Award for Torts, Book Award for Torts, Book Award for Torts
  • AV-Preeminent® rating is the gold standard in attorney ratings.  Being named an AV-Preeminent Lawyer is a significant rating accomplishment - a testament to the fact that a lawyer's peers rank him or her at the highest level of professional excellence.   An elite group of approximately 10 percent of all attorneys, who have the highest ethical standards and professional ability, hold an AV Preeminent Rating, a designation trusted worldwide by buyers and referrers of legal services. Martindale-Hubbell facilitates peer and client reviews to develop the coveted list., AV-Preeminent Rated, Martindale Hubbell, 2021
  • Rising Star - Super Lawyers Magazine, Rising Star, Super Lawyers Magazine, 2019
  • 10.0 on AVVO.com, Superb/10.0 on AVVO.com, Superb/10.0 on AVVO.com
  • Super Lawyers Magazine, Rising Star, Super Lawyers Magazine, 2017
  • Book Award for Research and Writing
  • Rising Star, Super Lawyers Magazine, 2018
  • Book Award for Constitution Law II
  • Rising Star, Super Lawyers Magazine, 2016

Educational Background

  • University of Florida, Bachelor of Arts, Cum Laude
  • University of Miami, LL.M in Real Property Development

Bar/Professional Activity

  • Member, Southwest Florida Real Estate Investors Association
  • Member, Florida Bar’s Trial Lawyers Section
  • Member, Lee County Bar Association - Real Property & Probate Section
  • Member, Lee County Bar Association
  • Member, Florida Bar Association
  • Member, Attorneys' Title Fund

Special Licenses/Certifications

  • Florida Bar Board Certification in Real Estate, 2017

Scholarly Lectures/Writings

  • 2019 Updates to Residential Real Estate Contracts FARBAR and FARBAR As-Is, Guest Speaker, 2019 Updates to Residential Real Estate Contracts FARBAR and FARBAR As-Is , Simonelli Real Estate Group, Real Estate Brokers And Real Estate Agents, 2019
  • This seminar looks at the novel COVID-19 virus and the implications its having on businesses in terms of liability.  This seminar also addresses what steps the federal and state governments are taking in order to establish laws against business owners while offering advice as to what businesses can do to protect themselves or limit their liability exposure., Title Speaker, COVID-19: The Real Economic Danger by Threatened Lawsuits Against You and Your Business, Southwest Florida Real Estate Investors Association, Business Owners, Homeowners, Investors, Contractors, Real Estate Agents, Property Inspectors, Property Damage Restoration Experts, 2020
  • Florida Gulf Coast University Adjunt Professor: Class focusing on the basics of Real Estate Transactions, Real Estate Transactions , Adjunct Professor, Florida Gulf Coast University, 2019
  • Florida Gulf Coast University Professor: Class focusing on the basics of real estate transactions., Adjunct Professor, Florida Gulf Coast University, 2018
  • Residential Real Estate Contracts:  This seminar focuses on the FARBAR & FARBAR “AS IS” contracts and the differences between them., Title Speaker, Residential Real Estate Contracts, Seminar for Individual Brokerages, 2019
  • Buying Real Estate with Title Defects:  This seminar focuses on the benefits and pitfalls of buying real estate with title defects along with outlining preventaive measures a buyer can take prior to closing., Title Speaker, Buying Real Estate with Title Defects, Southwest Florida Real Estate Investors Association, Property Damage Restoration Experts, Property Inspectors, Real Estate Agents, Contractors, Investors, Homeowners, 2018
  • Workplace Issues And Legal Risks:  This seminar focuses on Team Building Concepts, Sexual Harassment & Data Security for real estate brokerages., Keynote Speaker, Workplace Issues And Legal Risks, Royal Palm Coast Realtor Association, 2018
  • 5 questions to ask a real estate attorney before hiring them:  This seminar focuses on what real estate buyers, sellers and investors need to know when hiring a real estate attorney., Title Speaker, 5 questions to ask a real estate attorney before hiring them, Southwest Florida Real Estate Investors Association, Homeowners, Investors, Contractors, Real Estate Agents, Property Inspectors, Property Damage Restoration Experts, 2018
  • Speaker, 5 Things to Ask your Real Estate Attorney Before you Hire Them, Southwest Florida Real Estate Investment Association, 2018
  • Understanding Tax Deeds: This seminar focuses on the process of purchasing tax deeds as well as the benefits and drawbacks. This program outlines the procedure for acquiring tax certificates and ultimately tax deeds.  This is an outstanding opportunity for investors to have the opportunity to obtain a secured return on their investment and possibly also have a benefit of being in a position to acquire property at a tax deed sale for far less than market value.   This program also stresses the fact that many real estate professionals can obtain fees for assisting in the acquisition of tax certificates as part of the real estate practice and their activities, if undertaken in a sufficient and knowledgeable manner, can create value for the investor as well as create a fee for the real estate professional., Key Note Speaker, Understanding Tax Deeds, Southwest Florida Real Estate Investors Association, 2016
  • Florida Gulf Coast University teaching Real Estate Transaction Law, Adjunct Professor
  • Invited Speaker, 2013: Year of the Short Sale, Womens' Council Of Realtors, 2013
  • Key Note Speaker, 2013: Year of the Short Sale and Investment Opportunities in Residential and Commercial Real Estate , Southwest Florida Real Estate Investors Association, 2013
  • Guest Speaker, Short Sales and Loss Mitigation, Cypress Realty, 2012
  • Guest Speaker, National Mortgage Settlement, Short Sales and Loss Mitigation, American Title Company, 2012
  • Invited Speaker, Short Sales & Loss Mitigation, Sarasota Real Estate Investors Association, 2012
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Office Location for Kara Jursinski Murphy

15701 S. Tamiami Trail
Fort Myers, FL 33908

Phone: 239-337-1147

Fax: 239-337-5364

Last Updated: 1/15/2021

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