Niels P. Murphy

Top rated Business Litigation attorney in Jacksonville, Florida

Murphy & Anderson, P.A.
Niels P. Murphy
Murphy & Anderson, P.A.

Practice Areas: Business Litigation, Construction Litigation, Products Liability; view more

Licensed in Florida since: 1995

Education: University of Florida Levin College of Law

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2010 - 2023 Selected to Rising Stars: 2009

Murphy & Anderson, P.A.

1501 San Marco Blvd
Jacksonville, FL 32207 Visit website


Top-rated and award-winning attorney Niels P. Murphy is a partner and shareholder with the Murphy & Anderson, P.A., law firm in Jacksonville, Florida. Serving a diverse range of clients throughout the state, Mr. Murphy devotes his practice to delivering the highest level of advocacy and support to those facing complex legal challenges involving any of the following:

·        Business litigation

·        Securities and banking

·        FINRA/SEC and state regulations

·        Professional liability

·        Product liability

·        Contracts and commercial litigation

·        Construction law

·        Fiduciary and trust matters

·        Insurance and bad faith

·        Personal injury and wrongful death

·        Intellectual property protections

·        Employment law

·        Real estate

Earning his undergraduate degree cum laude from Vanderbilt University in 1992, Mr. Murphy then attended the University of Florida Levin College of Law, where he was the chair of the moot court team. He obtained his Juris Doctor, cum laude, in 1995 and his license to practice from The Florida Bar that same year. He is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Courts for the Northern, Southern and Middle Districts of Florida as well as before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit.

Board certified by The Florida Bar in business litigation, Mr. Murphy has represented numerous commercial clients, ranging from small businesses to large, multi-national corporations, and he has extensive appellate and arbitration experience.

Recognized for his high ethical standards and exceptional legal abilities, he is AV Preeminent peer-review rated* through Martindale-Hubbell, and Florida Trend magazine has voted him among the state's Legal Elite since 2010. He has also received numerous other awards and accolades for his impeccable professionalism and service.

Active in his legal community, Mr. Murphy is a member of many local, state and national bar associations, and he has served as master of The Chester Bedell American Inn of Court since 2011. He also chairs The Jacksonville Bar Association Commercial Litigation Section and is an emeritus member of The Florida Bar Civil Procedure Rules Committee.

*AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

Practice areas

Business Litigation, Construction Litigation: Business, Personal Injury - Products: Defense, Securities Litigation, Insurance Coverage, Professional Liability: Defense

Focus areas

Bad Faith Insurance, Construction Defects, Ethics & Professional Responsibility, Insurance, Insurance Defense, Legal Malpractice, Medical Devices, Motor Vehicle Defects, Non-Compete Agreements, Pharmaceutical, Professional Malpractice - Other, Trade Secret

  • 20% Business Litigation
  • 20% Construction Litigation: Business
  • 20% Personal Injury - Products: Defense
  • 20% Securities Litigation
  • 10% Insurance Coverage
  • 10% Professional Liability: Defense

First Admitted: 1995, Florida

Professional Webpage:

  • AV Preeminent, Martindale-Hubbell
  • Best Lawyers, 904 Magazine, 2010-present
  • Selected by peers to Best Lawyers in America, 2010-18
  • Legal Elite, Florida Trend, 2010-present
  • Florida Super Lawyers, 2009-present
  • Expert in Business Litigation, Florida Bar
  • Commercial Litigation, Banking Litigation, and Securities Litigation, Best Lawyers in America, 2010
  • Legal Elite, Jacksonville Magazine, 2009-present
  • Top 100 Lawyers in Florida, 2013 – present
  • Graduated cum laude from Vanderbilt and with honors from the University of Florida College of law.
  • Top Lawyers, American Registry of Lawyers & Corporate Counsel, 2009-2014
Scholarly Lectures/Writings:
  • Teaching Assistant, Legal Research and Writing, University of Florida
  • Teach For America, Nashville TN Inner City School Program
  • Lost Profits, Dec. 2004
  • Proposals for Settlement – How to Avoid the Pitfalls, March, 2005
  • Confidentiality Orders in Complex Cases - How, Why, and Do They Work, November, 2005
  • Heart Device Litigation, March, 2006
Pro bono/Community Service:
  • President, Alumni Association, Episcopal School of Jacksonville, 2007-2009
  • Youth Sports Volunteer
  • Presiding Officer, Emeritus, Duval County Teen Court
  • Member, Board of Trustees, Episcopal School of Jacksonville, 2007-present
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • The Florida Bar
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida
  • Member, Florida Bar Association
  • Jacksonville Bar Association
  • Member, Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association (SIFMA)
  • Chair, Emeritus, Commercial Litigation Section, Jacksonville Bar Association
  • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida
  • Member, American Bar Association
  • Member, Jacksonville Bar Association
  • Member, Trial Lawyers Section
  • Member, Civil Rules Procedure Committee, Florida Bar
  • Barrister, Bedell Inn of Court, 2005-2008
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Florida
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 11th Circuit
  • Member, Federal Bar Association
  • Chair, Emeritus, Commercial Litigation Section, Florida Bar Association
  • Master, Bedell Inn of Court, 2011-present
Educational Background:
  • Vanderbilt University, B.A., cum laude -Gamma Beta Phi; Pi Sigma Alpha; Phi Eta Sigma, 1992
Special Licenses/Certifications:
  • Florida Bar Board Certified, Business Litigation, 2009
Industry Groups:
  • Business Litigation
  • Florida Bar Board Certified

Office location for Niels P. Murphy

1501 San Marco Blvd
Jacksonville, FL 32207

Phone: 904-660-0715

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