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Matthew Reed Danahy

Matthew Reed Danahy

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 Matthew Danahy and his firm exclusively represent insureds throughout Florida in first party insurance claims and insurance coverage disputes against their insurers. These "first party" matters include claims arising from property damage, health, life and disability insurance claims,denials of coverage, and resulting claims for unfair and improper claims handling practices (bad faith).


 Matt is Board Certified in Civil Trial Law by the Florida Bar. Board Certification is a distinction enjoyed by only 7% of the lawyers admitted to the Florida Bar. He is also Board Certified as a Civil Trial Advocate by the National Board of Trial Advocacy.


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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1986

  1. Insurance: 100%

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Contact Info

Danahy & Murray, P.A.

901 West Swann Avenue
Tampa, FL, 33606



FLMember in Good Standing198608/12/2015

Professional Misconduct

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Legal Answers


Award NameGrantorDate Granted
RecognitionFlorida Super Lawyers2011
RecognitionFlorida Super Lawyers2010
RecognitionFlorida Super Laywers2009
RecognitionFlorida Super Lawyers2008
RecognitionFlorida Super Lawyers2007
Board Certified Civil Trial AdvocateNational Board of Trial Advocacy2005
Board Certified Civil Trial LawyerN/A2000
Certified MediatorFlorida Supreme Court1998
Invited MemberMillion Dollar Advocates ForumN/A
AV RatingMartindale-Hubbell legal directory and rating serviceN/A


Association NamePosition NameDuration
Windstorm Insurance NetworkBoard of Directors - Constitution/By Laws Committee Chair2011 - Present
Hillsborough County Bar AssociationChairman, Professional Conduct Committee2007 - 2008
Florida Association of Public Insurance AdjustersMember2005 - Present
Florida Windstorm Insurance NetworkMemberN/A
Florida Association for JusticeEagle MemberN/A
American Association for JusticeMemberN/A

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
Jackson V Metropolitan Property and Casualty Insurance CoN/A
Goff v. State Farm Florida Ins. CoN/A
Wilson v. Federated Nat. Ins. CoN/A

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Publication NameTitleDate
Hillsborough County Bar AssociationProfessionalism-Good for the Profession-Good for You2008


School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Stetson University College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1986
University of FloridaN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1983

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
F.A.P.I.A. 2011 Winter ConferenceAvoiding the Fraudulent Policy Holder2011
Tenth Annual Windstorm Insurance ConferenceClaims Handling Fundamentals – State Claims Handling Practices2010
F.A.P.I.A. 2010 Winter ConferenceHe Said, She Said & All The Letters in Between2010
F.A.P.I.A.Sinkholes – Florida’s Other Catastrophe2010
F.A.P.I.A. 2008 Winter ConferencePre-Suit Mediation of First Party Insurance Claims2008
F.A.P.I.A. 2007 Winter ConferenceFlorida’s Insurer of Last Resort: The Trouble With Citizens2007
F.A.P.I.A. 2007 Summer ConferenceFlorida’s Insurer of Last Resort, Citizens Property Insurance Corporation (Part II)2007