Daniel A. Murphy

Top rated Personal Injury attorney in Sarasota, Florida

Goldman Babboni Fernandez Murphy & Walsh
Daniel A. Murphy
Goldman Babboni Fernandez Murphy & Walsh

Practice Areas: Personal Injury; view more

Licensed in Florida since: 2015

Education: The Thomas M. Cooley Law School

Selected to Rising Stars: 2022 - 2023

Goldman Babboni Fernandez Murphy & Walsh

2822 University Pkwy
Sarasota, FL 34243 Visit website


Daniel A. Murphy, a personal injury attorney at the law firm Goldman Babboni Fernandez Murphy & Walsh, located in Sarasota, Florida, defends the rights of those who have been injured through another party’s negligence and carelessness. Licensed to practice law by the Supreme Court of Florida, the types of cases he handles include: 

·       Traffic accidents 

·       Slip-and-fall accidents

·       Workplace accidents

·       Brain and spinal cord injuries

·       Firearm accidents

·       Construction accidents

·       Negligent security

·       Defective products 

·       Sexual harassment

·       Electrocution accidents

With a bachelor’s degree in criminology from the University of South Florida, Mr. Murphy graduated cum laude from the Western Michigan University Cooley Law School’s Tampa Bay Campus. He is passionate about fiercely advocating for his clients who have been harmed through no fault of their own. He provides compassionate counsel to his clients, actively listens to them, answers all their questions and keeps them updated on every aspect of their case. 

Mr. Murphy is a member of The Florida Bar, the Sarasota County Bar Association, the Florida Highway Advisory Board and the Manasota Trial Lawyers Board. An EAGLE member of the Florida Justice Association, he is active in his community and has memberships in the Manatee County Chamber of Commerce’s Young Professionals and the Manatee High School Booster Club. 

Recognized for his impeccable work in the legal arena, Mr. Murphy has been listed in the Top 40 Under 40 by The National Trial Lawyers, has been named to the Rising Star list by the American Institute of Legal Advocates, and listed on the 10 Best Attorneys by the American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys. 

Additionally, Mr. Murphy has been selected by Expertise.com to the list of Best Car Accident Lawyers in Sarasota and named to the Top 10 list by the National Academy of Personal Injury Attorneys. He has received a “Superb” rating on Avvo and many five-star reviews from his satisfied clients. An enthusiastic participant in intramural softball and flag football through the Manatee County Parks and Recreation, he also served on the Cooley Law School’s Outreach Program’s Young Lawyers’ panel.

Practice areas

Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff

Focus areas

Brain Injury, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Slip and Fall, Trucking Accidents, Wrongful Death

  • 100% Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff

First Admitted: 2015, Florida

Professional Webpage: https://www.justicepays.com/attorney-daniel-murphy

  • Named one of the “Top 40 Under 40” by the National Trial Lawyers Association
  • Manasota Trial Lawyers Board, Member
  • One of the “10 Best Attorneys” in Florida by the American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys
  • “Rising Star 2018” by the American Institute of Legal Advocates
  • 2020 Elite Advocate, National Trial Lawyers Association, 2021
Educational Background:
  • Bachelors’ Degree in Criminology from the University of South Florida December, 2009
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • Florida Bar, 2015
  • EAGLE member of the Florida Justice Association
  • Sarasota County Bar Association, Member
  • Florida Justice Association, Young Lawyers Section, 2021
  • Manasota Trial Lawyers Board, 2020
Scholarly Lectures/Writings:
  • Most understand that by now you can not handle an interstate, or intrastate, trucking case like an auto accident case. Different rules and laws apply. Likewise, you can not treat a hazardous material commercial transport vehicle the same as you treat regular cargo commercial transport vehicles in commercial trucking cases. Transportation of  hazardous materials cause unique safety concerns as the release of hazardous cargo may contaminate or injure those coming into contact with the substance, or result in fire, explosions, and the release of toxic fumes. Safety needs to be of utmost importance when transporting hazardous material., Co-Author, Hazardous Material Trucking v Traditional Cargo Trucking - Case Differences, The Trial Lawyers, Legal, 2020
  • A 2.0 CLE credit panel discussion on dealing with negotiating hospital liens, Medicare Set-Aside, and Medicaid Special Needs Trust, ERISA, Non-ERISA, Med-Pay and Assignment of Benefits., Speaker, Handling Any & All Liens Against Distribution, Manasota Trial Lawyer Board, Legal, 2018
  • According to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), there were over 415,000 Commercial Motor Vehicles involved in traffic crashes last year. The crashes resulted in 3,598 deaths and 83,000 seriously injured individuals.  Commercial Motor Vehicles are not exclusively traditional semi-trucks or big-rig trucks, a pick up truck can be held to the same standard under certain circumstances. The leading causes of truck accidents are by driver negligence, negligent maintenance of the truck, and violations of the Federal and State Regulations. There are many factors that can lead to negligence including aggressive driving, pressure to make deadlines, drug or alcohol abuse, inexperience, criminal behavior, speeding, texting while driving, driving for hours on end (fatigue), unsafe lane movements, driver drowsiness, and other distractions. For trucks that spend hours on the road and thousands of mile per week, common problems with the truck that result in serious accidents include brake failure, worn tires, worn-out locks, old loading straps, defective truck equipment, improper reflectors, inadequate vehicle maintenance, and so on., Co-Author, IS IT A POTATO OR TOMATO? HOW TO KNOW WHEN YOU ARE DEALING WITH INTERSTATE OR INTRASTATE RULES ON A COMMERCIAL VEHICLE?, The Lawyer's Logbook, Legal, 2018
  • A study conducted in 2017 by the Department of Transportation found that there are, on average, 486 school bus accidents every year in the State of Florida. On average, nationally, there are over 32,000 bus accidents of all types (school bus, tour bus, and so on) and at least over 300 facilities each year for the past 5 years.  Buses are recognized as common carriers. A common carrier is any sort of vehicle which holds itself out to the general public as being willing to transport anyone who pays the necessary fare (for example, city, metros, or trolley buses). Common carriers differ from private carriers due to the fact that private carriers transport select groups of people, and do not hold themselves out to the general public (such as: greyhound, charter, tour buses, etc.). Private carriers on the road have the duty to act as a reasonable person would do to make sure that passengers arrive at their destination uninjured. Common carriers, however, are required to demonstrate an even higher level of care, requiring the bus driver to go far above and beyond what a reasonable person would do under the same circumstances.     Under §390.3 of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMSCA), for-hire passenger transportation across state-lines, even occasionally, and acceptance of any type of payment for transportation is considered “for-hire” and must comply with the rules of interstate commerce (FMCSR). The financial responsibility for “for-hire” interstate Passenger-Carrier Transportation is determined by the seating capacity of your vehicles. Vehicles with a seating capacity of 15 or fewer passengers require $1.5 million of coverage, while vehicles with a seating capacity of 16 or more passengers require $5 million of coverage. , Co-Author, The A to Z of Bus Accidents, The Trial Lawyers, Legal, 2018
Pro bono/Community Service:
  • Board Member of Manatee High School Champions Foundation, 2021

Office location for Daniel A. Murphy

2822 University Pkwy
Sarasota, FL 34243

Phone: 941-954-1234


2 Years Rising Stars
  • Rising Stars: 2022 - 2023

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