Niels P. Murphy

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Business Litigation Attorney in Jacksonville, FL

Murphy & Anderson, P.A.
 | 1501 San Marco Blvd, Jacksonville, FL 32207
Phone: 904-660-0715
Fax: 904-598-9283
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2010 - 2021
Selected To Rising Stars: 2009
Licensed Since: 1995
Practice Areas:
  • Business Litigation (20%),
  • Construction Litigation: Business (20%),
  • Personal Injury - Products: Defense (20%),
  • Securities Litigation (20%),
  • Insurance Coverage (10%),
  • Professional Liability: Defense (10%)
    Attorney Profile

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

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


    Selected to Super Lawyers for 12 yearsmiddle-imageSelected to Rising Stars for 1 years

    Super Lawyers: 2010 - 2021 Rising Stars: 2009

    Certificates and Credentials

    Florida Bar Board of Legal Specialization

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    About Niels Murphy

    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

    Special Licenses/Certifications:

    • Florida Bar Board Certified, Business Litigation, 2009

    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

    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

    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

    Educational Background:

    • Vanderbilt University, B.A., cum laude -Gamma Beta Phi; Pi Sigma Alpha; Phi Eta Sigma, 1992

    Industry Groups

    • Business Litigation
    • Florida Bar Board Certified
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    Office Location for Niels P. Murphy

    1501 San Marco Blvd
    Jacksonville, FL 32207

    Phone: 904-660-0715

    Fax: 904-598-9283

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    Last Updated: 2/9/2021

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