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John K Lawlor

John K Lawlor

Practice areas:

Personal Injury, Medical Malpractice, Defective and Dangerous Products

About Me

Originally from Boston, Mr. Lawlor received his B.A. from Barry University in Miami and his law degree from Nova Southeastern University in 1994. After several years of trying cases at local litigation firms in South Florida, Mr. Lawlor opened his own practice in 1996, and, in 1998, eventually began what is now the Law Firm of Lawlor, White & Murphey.

Mr. Lawlor has a wide and varied legal background, including personal injury litigation, business litigation, criminal defense trial work and matrimonial law. His areas of focus are complex personal injury, medical malpractice and wrongful death cases. John heads up the Firm’s litigation and trial practice division.

He is admitted to practice before all Florida courts and the United States 11th Circuit Court of Appeals. Mr. Lawlor is an Eagle member of the Florida Justice Association, the Broward County Justice Association and the American Association for Justice. Reinforcing his passion to give back to the community, he routinely accepts pro bono cases through Broward Lawyers Care.

Practice Areas:

Personal Injury
Wrongful Death
Professional Malpractice
Complex Litigation
Bar Admissions:

Florida Bar, 1995
U.S. 11th Circuit Court of Appeals

Nova Southeastern University– Shepard Broad Law Center, J.D.
BarryUniversity, B.A.
Honors & Awards:

Selected for Florida SuperLawyers 2012, 2013, 2014
Selected for Top 1% Car Accident Lawyer, 2012 by
Professional Association & Memberships:

EAGLE Member, Florida Justice Association
Member, Broward County Justice Association
Member, American Association for Justice
Treasurer, Broward County Justice Association Political Action Committee (PAC)
Member, Florida Bar Trial Lawyers Section
Member, American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU)
Member, Broward Lawyers Care
Member, Florida Justice Association Broward Vanguard Committee (2011-Present)


Practice Areas

Licensed since 1995

  1. Personal Injury: 80%
    21 years, 2 thousand cases
  2. Defective and Dangerous Products: 10%
    21 years
  3. Medical Malpractice: 10%
    21 years, 200 cases



Contingent (33-40%)

Attorney Endorsements

5 total 

  • Joseph Bilotta

    John is a well respected attorney with the knowledge and skills to fiercely represent his clients


    Joseph Bilotta Personal Injury Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Dennis Michael Phillips

    John is a passionate and skilled litigator. The best endorsement I can give is that I regularly refer my own clients to his firm for litigation.


    Dennis Phillips Car Accidents Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

2211 Davie Blvd
Fort Lauderdale, FL, 333123021



FLMember in Good Standing199508/12/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Avvo Contributions

Legal Answers


Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers Magazine2015
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers Magazine2014
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers Magazine2013
Top 1% Car Accident LawyerCar Accident Lawyer2012
Life MemberMillion Dollar Advocates ForumN/A

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
Senior PartnerLawlor, White & Murpehy2009 - Present
Senior ShareholderLawlor, Winston & Justice, P.A.1998 - 2009
President/CEOJohn Kennedy Lawlor, P.A.1995 - 1998


Association NamePosition NameDuration
American Association for JusticeMember2012 - Present
Broward Lawyers CareMember2012 - Present
Florida Justice Association Broward Vanguard CommitteeMember2011 - Present
BCJA Political Action CommitteeTrustee2009 - Present
Florida Justice AssociationEagle2000 - Present
Broward County Justice AssociationN/A1997 - Present

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
Hunt v. Bernice Volz$8.5 Million Judgment
Sly v. Finish Line Gas, Inc. et. al.$1,025,000 Pre-trial Settlement
Herrerria v. Plantation General HospitalConfidential Pre-trial Settlement

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School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Nova Southeastern University - Shepard Broad Law CenterLawJD - Juris Doctor1994