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Matthew R. Danahy

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Insurance Coverage Attorney in Tampa, FL

Danahy & Dunnavant
901 West Swann Avenue
Tampa, FL 33606
Phone: 813-906-1841
Fax: 813-579-1912
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2007 - 2022
Licensed in Florida Since: 1986
Practice Areas: Insurance Coverage
Attorney Profile

Matthew R. Danahy is an attorney and partner at the law firm of Danahy & Murray, P.A., in Tampa, Florida. Mr. Danahy devotes his practice to insurance claim law. He represents clients in Tampa and throughout the state of Florida in matters involving the underpayment or denial of insurance benefits.

Originally from Tampa, Mr. Danahy earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Florida. He received his law degree from Stetson University College of Law and attained his license to practice law in Florida in 1986. He is qualified to appear before all Florida state courts, the U.S. District Courts for the Middle and Southern Districts of Florida, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit and the Supreme Court of the United States.

Mr. Danahy began his law practice defending insurance companies in bad faith claims and personal injury matters. He changed his practice area in 2001 to begin defending those who have been denied or underpaid by their insurance company.

Mr. Danahy is board certified in civil trial law by the Florida Bar. He is board certified as a civil trial advocate and a pretrial advocate from the National Board of Trial Advocacy and a county and circuit court mediator through the Florida Supreme Court.

In addition, Mr. Danahy is AV Preeminent* peer-review rated by Martindale-Hubbell and a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum. Florida Trend magazine has included him on their list of “Legal Elite” and he is a certified umpire by the Windstorm Insurance Network. In addition to running his practice, he lectures to various professional organizations and appears in the media to discuss insurance-related legal topics.

*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
  • 100%Insurance Coverage


16 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2007 - 2022

About Matthew R. Danahy

First Admitted: 1986, Florida

Professional Webpage:


  • “AV” by the Martindale-Hubbell
  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum

Educational Background

  • St. Edmund Hall, Oxford University, Oxford, England, Certification through an Accredited Program in Law
  • University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida, Degree: Bachelor of Arts

Bar/Professional Activity

  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • Florida, 1986
  • U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals – Eleventh Circuit
  • U.S. District Court South District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Florida

Special Licenses/Certifications

  • County Court Mediator, Florida Bar
  • Circuit Court Mediator, Florida Bar
  • Umpire, Windstorm Insurance Network
  • Umpire, Windstorm Insurance Network
  • Pre-Trial Advocate, National Board of Trial Advocacy
  • Civil Trial, Florida Bar
  • Civil Trial Advocate, National Board of Trial Advocacy
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Office Location for Matthew R. Danahy

901 West Swann Avenue
Tampa, FL 33606

Phone: 813-906-1841

Fax: 813-579-1912

Last Updated: 12/1/2021

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