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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


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



Contingent (33-40%)

Attorney endorsements

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  • Eric Arthur Falk

    John is a real trial attorney who does not fear the courtroom. Any client who has John as their attorney should feel comfortable knowing that he will make sure justice is achieved.


    Eric Falk Car accident Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Gary Eric Susser

    Not only is John an intelligent and articulate courtroom advocate for his client, unlike many others in our profession, he is willing to go out on a limb and be a leader, not a follower. I highly endorse this lawyer.


    Gary Susser Litigation Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact info

2211 Davie Blvd
Fort Lauderdale, FL, 333123021


FLMember in Good Standing199506/19/2016
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
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Trial MastersRules in Opening Statements2015