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David Cabel Murray

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David was born in Fayetteville, North Carolina.  He earned his undergraduate degree from Elon College, concentrating his studies in the areas of political science and public administration.   After graduation from Elon, David attended Stetson University College of Law in St. Petersburg, Florida, where he earned his law degree.  While attending law school, he earned a Master's of Business Administration from Stetson University School of Business Administration.  Following his admission to the Florida Bar Association, David served the citizens of the state of Florida as an Assistant State Attorney for the Thirteenth Judicial Circuit in Tampa.  While working as a prosecutor, he prosecuted crimes ranging for criminal traffic infractions to first-degree felonies. 


After leaving the State Attorney's office, David began representing policyholders through out the state of Florida in insurance disputes. He has represented insured individuals, partnerships, condominiums, hotels and corporations that have been denied insurance benefits or otherwise mistreated by their insurance carriers in the southeastern United States and beyond.  David has been involved in a wide spectrum of contractual and extra contractual matters including property losses, casualty claims, construction defect allegations, complex insurance coverage matters, bad faith and unfair claims handling violations.

Together with Matt Danahy, David formed the firm of Danahy & Murray, P.A. The firm exclusively represents insured’s throughout Florida in first party insurance claims. These include claims resulting from property damage, health, life and disability claims, denials of coverage and other types of first party insurance and disputes. David also handles claims involving unfair claims handling practices (“bad faith”).


David is admitted to the Florida Bar, and admitted to practice in all Federal Courts in the state of Florida, including the United States District Courts for the Southern, Middle and Northern District and the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit.   He has extensive trial experience having tried over 65 cases.   


David is a member of The Million Dollar Advocates Forum (membership which is limited to attorneys who have won cases in excess of a million dollars for their clients on a specific case). He has also been recognized as a "Rising Star" in the 2009 edition of Florida Super Lawyers.  Rising Stars are selected by Florida Super Lawyers through a nomination process, peer evaluation and internal research conducted by Law & Politics, and represents only 2.5 percent of Florida's attorneys.


David has given numerous lectures on insurance and litigation issues involving first party insurance claims.  In addition, he has made multiple media appearances discussing first party insurance claims.  David is a member of the American Association for Justice, the Florida Justice Association, the Hillsborough County Bar Association, the Florida Association of Public Insurance Adjusters, and the Florida Windstorm Insurance Network. 


David lives in the Hyde Park district of South Tampa with his wife Kim who is an attorney and their son, Finton.  He volunteers his time and resources to the Muscular Dystrophy Association and other charitable programs throughout the Tampa Bay Area. 



Practice areas


  1. Insurance: 100%



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  • Ryan Benjamin Cappy

    I endorse this lawyer. Very aggressive trial lawyer. Gets great results!


    Ryan Cappy Car Accidents Attorney
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  • Jeff Council Paulk

    I have known David for over 10 years. David is an excellent attorney, with a strong background in insurance issues. David has conducted numerous jury trials and has the background to handle a wide range of legal issues. I am always comfortable referring clients with insurance issues to David Murray's firm.


    Jeff Paulk Criminal Defense Attorney
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Contact info

Danahy & Murray, P.A.

901 W. Swann Ave.
Tampa, FL, 33606


FLMember in Good Standing200209/08/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Award nameGrantorDate granted
Rising StarSuperLawyers2012
Rising StarFlorida Super Lawyers2009
Invited MemberMillion Dollar Advocates Forum2008
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerDanahy & Murray, P.A.2004 - Present
AssociateLaw Office of Douglas L. Grose, P.A.2003 - 2004
Assistant State AttorneyOffice of the State Attorney, 13th Judicial Circuit2001 - 2003
Association namePosition nameDuration
National Association of Public Insurance Adjusters (NAPIA)Member2008 - Present
American Association for JusticeMember2003 - Present
Florida Justice Association (Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers)E.A.G.L.E. Member2003 - Present
Florida Windstorm Insurance Network, Inc. (WIND)Member2003 - Present
Florida Association of Public Insurance Adjusters (FAPIA)Associate Member2003 - Present
Hillsborough County Bar AssociationMember2002 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
1st Party Insurance Claim DisputeSucessful Recovery for the Insured
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Publication nameTitleDate
Sunshine State NewsHalfway Through Session, Private Insurance Companies Still Hopeful of Reforms2011
TCPalm NewsSinkhole claims chip away at Fla. insurance industry; can state handle major hurricane?2011
Naples Daily NewsProperty insurance overhaul by Legislature aiding insurers or consumers?2011
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Stetson University College of LawLawJD/MBA - Juris Doctorate and MBA2001
Stetson University College of LawN/AMBA - Master of Business Administration2001
Elon UniversityPolitical Science, Public AdministrationBA - Bachelor of Arts1998
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
2011 Twelfth Annual Windstorm Insurance ConferenceUtilization of Experts in Windstorm Claims2011
2011 Summer Convention, Florida Association of Public Insurance AdjustersPublic Adjuster Apprentices2011
2011 Winter Convention, Florida Association of Public Insurance AdjustersAvoid the Fraudulent Policyholder2011
2010 Winter Convention, Florida Association of Public Insurance AdjustersHe Said, She Said, & All the Letters in Between, Letter Writing 1012010
2010 Summer Convention, Florida Association of Public Insurance AdjustersSinkholes – Florida Other Catastrophe2010
2010 Eleventh Annual Windstorm Insurance ConferenceAdjusting Do’s & Don’ts: New Statutes2010
2009 Summer Convention, Florida Association of Public Insurance AdjustersPublic Adjuster Contracts2009
2008 Winter Convention, Florida Association of Public Insurance AdjustersPre-Suit Mediation of First Party Insurance Claims2008
2008 Ninth Annual Windstorm Insurance ConferenceChanging Laws, Changing Codes, and Changing Coverages2008
2008 Summer Convention, Florida Association of Public Insurance AdjusterAppraisal: A Panel Discussion with Umpires2008
 2007 Winter Convention, Florida Association of Public Insurance AdjusterFlorida Insurer of Last Resort: Citizens Property Insurance Corporation2007
2007 Summer Convention, Florida Association of Public Insurance AdjusterCitizens Property Insurance Corporation2007