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Kara Jursinski Murphy

Construction and development Attorney at Fort Myers, FL

5.0   23 reviews

also known as Kara Michele Jursinski, LL.M., B.C.S., Kara Murphy

  • Licensed for 13 years
    State FL
    Acquired 2010
    Member in Good Standing No misconduct found

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About Kara

Learn Kara’s areas of practice.

As a Partner of the Law Office of Kevin F. Jursinski & Associates, I focus my area of practice on Real Estate Litigation, Business Litigation and Real Estate and Business Transactional Law.

Through dedication and hard work, I earned the designation of Board Certified Specialist (B.C.S.) and Expert in Real Estate by the Florida Bar.   This certification recognizes attorneys who have special knowledge, skills and proficiency in various areas of law, including Real Estate, and professionalism and ethics in practice.  Board Certification is the highest level of achievement and evaluation granted by the Florida Bar. There are only 450 attorneys in Florida (out of more than 105,000) who have achieved Board Certification in Real Estate.

In addition to Board Certification, I am also an LL.M. (Master of Laws) in Real Estate Development.  I am proud to say that I am the only attorney in Southwest Florida who has earned an LL.M. and a Board Certification in Real Estate.  Finally, I have been recognized as a “Rising Star” by Super Lawyers Magazine for the past two years.


I've attended three of Florida's major univeristies:  Most recently, I earned my LL.M degree in Real Property Development from the University of Miami.  I also graduated Cum Laude from Florida State University College of Law with my Juris Doctor and Cum Laude from the University of Florida with a Bachelor of Arts.   In addition to my law pratice, I am also an Adjunct Professor at Florida Gulf Coast University teaching Real Estate Transaction Law.  However, I am a Florida Gator at heart!



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Client's Choice 2022,2014,2013
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2022 2014 2013

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Kara Jursinski Murphy
15701 S Tamiami Trl
Fort Myers, FL, 339084236
Law Office of Kevin Jursinski and Associates
780 5th Ave. S.
Naples, FL, 34102
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5.0 / 5.0
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Client's Choice 2022
Client's Choice
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Posted by William | October 15, 2023
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Fantastic Representation
I couldn't be more pleased with the job Kara Murphy did representing me in a dispute I had with a roofing contractor. Her communication was always timely and knowledgeable. She got the matter settled in my favor. I would highly recommend her and her firm.
Posted by Maria | May 13, 2023
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Thank You
It was stressful to make the decision to move from another state to Florida, Kara Murphy and Lisa Hendrix made the process for our trust and all legal advice so clear and professional, we are very thankful we have them as our counsel.
Posted by Judy and David | November 8, 2022
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Great attorney
Kara is amazing! She got us money out of a case that we should have received nothing! She is really smart and articulate and gives you the truth! Thank you
Posted by anonymous | November 8, 2022
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Outstanding Advocate
As an out-of-state client, having an advocate like Kara Murphy made all the difference. Her commitment and attention to detail embodies the best in lawyering, She proved to be a problem solver that comes highly recommended.
Posted by Farron | September 6, 2022
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Amazing Attorney
Kara took my case after I had paid over 15,000.00 to another attorney that ended up in contempt. She not only crushed the other Councel she won at every level. I would never use anyone except Kara for Real Estate and Construction Law.
Posted by Brian | June 3, 2022
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Business Partner
During an urgent internet search, I found JM Law. When I outlined a complicated case to Kara, one of the partners, she quickly replied “I got this”. Her knowledge of the law, attention to detail and professionalism are some of the best I have seen in 40 years. I would highly recommend their firm, and yes, she won the case.
Posted by anonymous | March 4, 2022
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Raymond J. Victor PMP
Kara was extremely knowledgeable on real-estate law and very helpful in settling the issues we were dealing with. Should anyone ever be in need of a law firm and especially a lawyer to represent you in real-estate law my advice would be to contact Kara posthaste.
Posted by catherine byrd | May 14, 2021
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She is an honest informative and diligent attorney. Kara did not try to eat up time but made sure we had all information through out the process. I am glad we hired her and hope to not need her services in the future but will be quick to hire her again! She was also very direct and prepaid throughout the hole process
Posted by Les | July 13, 2017
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Amazing Lawyer
I was lucky enough to have Kara Jursinski Murphy working on my lawsuit, without her I doubt we would have received such a huge settlement. Being an out of country client “Australia” she always had my best interests at heart, and keep me well informed during my lawsuit. If you want tough no BS attorney, then Kara Jursinski Murphy is the right attorney. I’m going to miss everyone at the firm as they always treated me as part of the family.
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Posted by Tom | November 6, 2015
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Client review for Kara Jursinski Murphy
Kara did a terrific job for us on the short sell of our home in Verandah. All tasks were done in a timely fashion and we were fully informed at every point in the process.
Posted by James | January 4, 2015
Exceeded expectations regading my foreclosure deficiency case
After interviewing a number of lawyers, I was able to eventually find Kara -- unlike others, she didn't make ridiculous promises just to get my business (e.g. that he could get my deficiency case dismissed because the banks were "bad" or that the debt collector didn't deserve to get the deficiency on the back-end because the banks made money on the front end.) There are a number of lawyers out there wasting their clients' money, getting the court to *temporarily* get cases dismissed because of procedural items or formalities. Anyway, Kara was the exception -- she was realistic, honest, and seemed to have a good relationship with the opposing counsel that ultimately allowed us to come to a favorable settlement.
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Posted by anonymous | November 18, 2014
Trustworthy advice - strong negotiator
We had a very unique situation. Balloon payments were called on 2 lot loans we owned in Florida. Of course values had dropped 90%. Neither place had contacted us for over 3.5 years after they demanded the balloons. One loan had been sold 4 times to different servicers, the other one had been sold 7 times. We were finally contacted by one of the places. We enlisted Kara after interviewing 3 other lawyers. We were very nervous and unsure of ourselves and how to handle this mess. Her quick action and superb negotiating skills got both of the lots done in less than 6 months and for much less, both in terms of cash to close and fees than we expected. She kept us informed all the way along and gave very timely and correct advice, even though we were 2nd guessing everything. She was steady and firm with us which was just what we needed. In the end I couldn't be happier we hired her and would strongly recommend her to anyone.
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Posted by Ginny | April 10, 2014
Kara Jursinski is TOP NOTCH!
If you are having a real property related legal issue, I recommend you hire Kara Jursinski as soon as possible. She is extremely knowledgable, responsive and always professional. Her team was also very helpful with resolving my legal problem; Kathy Valentine is a gem! They were a wonderful legal team and made me feel comfortable with a very unpleasant short sale situation. I recommend Kara Jursinski without hesitation and would hire her again if I ever need to resolve a legal problem regarding a real estate matter.
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Posted by Cynthia | April 6, 2014
I have finally found my attorney!
As a small business owner and real estate broker for a career of over 35 years I have never been as impressed by an attorney more than I am with Kara M. Jursinski. She listened very carefully to the matter and was able to identify a resolution with a clear concise plan, direct actions and goal oriented objectives . I was able to focus on my business instead of the business of calling my attorney. Ms. Jursinski has a budgetary conscientiousness which was proved when I was surprised with a balance of retainer refund check in the mail. She is someone who is building for the long term relationship and not only the transaction. I highly recommend Kara M. Jurinski and there is no doubt I have finally found my attorney.
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Posted by anonymous | April 5, 2014
Second Mortgage Settlement
Kara and her team kept me well informed throughout the process of my case. Kara was able to help me settle my second mortgage which let me keep my house from going into foreclose.
Posted by Tom | March 27, 2014
Outstanding representation
My wife and I needed legal counsel for a real estate matter and required specific guidance and advise to guide us through the matter with the best possible outcome. We read an article in the local newspaper about the law firm of Kevin Jursinski and set up an appointment for consultation. After meeting with Kara Jursinski we knew that her expertise, experience, and perseverance would fit our needs to resolve our real estate matter. With-in 3-4 months we had a resolution that was the best outcome, and driven by Kara to all parties satisfaction. We would highly recommend her and her services. Her guidance through the process was outstanding and attention to details, as well as keeping us informed through-out the process. We are very pleased with the outcome and would use Kara again in legal matters and the people she recommend to her clients.
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Posted by Kim | March 20, 2014
What a pleasure to do business with
Kara and the entire office staff were such a pleasure to do business with. Kara is so knowledgeable and easy to work with. I put all my trust in her and she did not let me down. I would recommend her without so much as a 2nd thought
Posted by Melissa | March 19, 2014
Couldn't be happier!!!!
Although the foreclosure process was extremely stressful, Attorney Jursinski made the process go very smoothly. She was very professional and I would highly recommend her to anyone that needs help. She was very aggressive with the bank and got my situation handled promptly.
Posted by Mark | August 24, 2013
Thank you Kara
Kara negotiated my DIL with the bank on a home with Chinese Drywall. The matter was closed in my favor and saved my family from significant additional hardship. She is very attentive, diligent and knowledgeable. I would give her my highest recommendation.
Posted by Jo | June 28, 2013
I recently hired Kara to assist with several issues regarding the foreclosure of my Mother's home. I will highly recommend her in the future. What impressed me the most about her was not her knowledge of law and the proceedings, which she obviously understood, but it is the compassion that she showed me right from the beginning regarding our situation. I'm not sure she realized the impact that had on me. It is a quality that can not be learned in school, so I give kudos to her family! I can only imagine how proud of her they must be.
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  • Hourly Rates $ 350-350 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 9.9 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Law Office of Kevin F. Jursinski & Associates
  • 2010 - Present


  • University of Miami School of Law
  • LL.M - Master of Laws
  • 2013
  • Florida State University College of Law
  • Doctor of Jurisprudence/Juris Doctor
  • 2010
  • University of Florida
  • Bachelor of Arts
  • 2007


  • Lee County Bar Association
  • Member, Real Property & Probate Trust Section
  • 2012 - Present
  • Lee County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • Attorneys' Title Fund
  • Member
  • 2012 - 2014

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2018
  • Board Certified - Real Estate
  • Florida Bar
  • 2017
  • Book Award - Constitutional Law II
  • Florida State University School of Law
  • 2009


Speaking Engagements

  • Family Law Section
  • Foreclosure, Strategic Mortgage Defaults, Deed in Reduction and Short Sales
  • 2013
  • Business Resource Meeting
  • The MIRROR Program, Short Sales & Loss Mitigation
  • 2012
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Attorney endorsements

Received (8)
Given (4)
Endorse Kara
Real estate Attorney | Jan 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Business Attorney | Apr 29
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Real estate Attorney | Feb 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ms. Jursinski is very knowledgeable in the area of real estate. She is compassionate and attentive to each of her clients. Her knowledge of the law and persistence is one the highest in her field, bar none. I endorse Attorney Kara Jursinski."
Real estate Attorney | Jun 06
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer."
Real estate Attorney | Jun 06
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer."
Banking Attorney | May 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"One of the best lawyers in town. Cannot go wrong hiring Ms. Jursinski. Her firm is outstanding as well, used them myself on a buisness matter with a fantastic result. Joe Viacava, Esq."
Real estate Attorney | May 02
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I could not have a higher recommendation for an attorney. I had the pleasure of working with Ms. Jursinski and learned a great deal from her. Ms. Jursinski is smart, aggressive and works incredibly hard for her clients. Ms. Jursinski's number one priority is protecting her client's interests and obtaining an excellent result. She is always mindful of her client's concerns and expectations. If I ever need an attorney I will be hiring Ms. Jursinski."
Real estate Attorney | May 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Kara has a masterful command of Florida Real Estate law. When my practice spawns complex real estate questions, she is the first lawyer I call to either consult with or refer to - she is very quickly becoming the "go-to-lawyer" for real estate matters in our community. Additionally, she is currently earning an LLM in Real Estate law from UM. This shows Kara's powerful combination of practical knowlege and ability to grasp and effectively manage complex academic issues. I endorse Kara's work, professionalism and ethics without reservation."
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Fort Myers Construction and development Lawyer Kara Jursinski Murphy
Kara Jursinski Murphy
Construction and development Attorney
Fort Myers, FL
Licensed for 13 years