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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.
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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.
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|FL||Member in Good Standing||2002||10/02/2016|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Rising Star||Super Lawyers||2015|
|Rising Star||Florida Super Lawyers||2009|
|Invited Member||Million Dollar Advocates Forum||2008|
|Partner||Danahy & Murray, P.A.||2004 - Present|
|Associate||Law Office of Douglas L. Grose, P.A.||2003 - 2004|
|Assistant State Attorney||Office of the State Attorney, 13th Judicial Circuit||2001 - 2003|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|National Association of Public Insurance Adjusters (NAPIA)||Member||2008 - Present|
|American Association for Justice||Member||2003 - Present|
|Florida Justice Association (Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers)||E.A.G.L.E. Member||2003 - Present|
|Florida Windstorm Insurance Network, Inc. (WIND)||Member||2003 - Present|
|Florida Association of Public Insurance Adjusters (FAPIA)||Associate Member||2003 - Present|
|Hillsborough County Bar Association||Member||2002 - Present|
|1st Party Insurance Claim Dispute||Sucessful Recovery for the Insured|
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|Sunshine State News||Halfway Through Session, Private Insurance Companies Still Hopeful of Reforms||2011|
|TCPalm News||Sinkhole claims chip away at Fla. insurance industry; can state handle major hurricane?||2011|
|Naples Daily News||Property insurance overhaul by Legislature aiding insurers or consumers?||2011|
|Stetson University College of Law||Law||JD/MBA - Juris Doctorate and MBA||2001|
|Stetson University||N/A||MBA - Master of Business Administration||2001|
|Elon University||Political Science, Public Administration||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1998|
|2011 Twelfth Annual Windstorm Insurance Conference||Utilization of Experts in Windstorm Claims||2011|
|2011 Summer Convention, Florida Association of Public Insurance Adjusters||Public Adjuster Apprentices||2011|
|2011 Winter Convention, Florida Association of Public Insurance Adjusters||Avoid the Fraudulent Policyholder||2011|
|2010 Winter Convention, Florida Association of Public Insurance Adjusters||He Said, She Said, & All the Letters in Between, Letter Writing 101||2010|
|2010 Summer Convention, Florida Association of Public Insurance Adjusters||Sinkholes – Florida Other Catastrophe||2010|
|2010 Eleventh Annual Windstorm Insurance Conference||Adjusting Do’s & Don’ts: New Statutes||2010|
|2009 Summer Convention, Florida Association of Public Insurance Adjusters||Public Adjuster Contracts||2009|
|2008 Winter Convention, Florida Association of Public Insurance Adjusters||Pre-Suit Mediation of First Party Insurance Claims||2008|
|2008 Ninth Annual Windstorm Insurance Conference||Changing Laws, Changing Codes, and Changing Coverages||2008|
|2008 Summer Convention, Florida Association of Public Insurance Adjuster||Appraisal: A Panel Discussion with Umpires||2008|
|ï‚§ 2007 Winter Convention, Florida Association of Public Insurance Adjuster||Florida Insurer of Last Resort: Citizens Property Insurance Corporation||2007|
|2007 Summer Convention, Florida Association of Public Insurance Adjuster||Citizens Property Insurance Corporation||2007|