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Murphy, Kevin Michael
Murphy, Kevin Michael

Kevin Michael Murphy

  • Attorney
Sarasota, FL

Kevin M. Murphy is a lifelong resident of Sarasota, Florida and attended Florida State University in Tallahassee, Florida, graduating in 1993. He then went on to receive his Juris Doctorate degree from Nova Southeastern University, where he was a member of Phi Delta Phi, National Legal Honor Fraternity and received the high grade award for Advanced Criminal Practice and Procedure. After being admitted to The Florida Bar in 1998, Mr. Murphy served as a prosecutor for the Sarasota County State Attorney's Office where he prosecuted numerous jury trials from Voir Dire to Jury Verdict. In 2000, Mr. Murphy left the State Attorney's Office and went into private practice.

Since becoming a member of the private sector, Mr. Murphy has dedicated his insurance defense practice on Trucking/Transportation Defense. He is a member of TIDA (Trucking Industry Defense Association) and has tried numerous truck accident cases to jury verdict in jurisdictions throughout the State of Florida. As a member of TIDA, Mr. Murphy has a first response team in place which includes outside adjusters and accident reconstruction experts who are available 24/7 and who, along with Mr. Murphy are able to quickly get to an accident scene to investigate and assess potential liability for clients. He is also admitted to the U.S. Federal Court of the Middle District of Florida.

In addition to insurance defense, Mr. Murphy practices criminal defense/traffic defense and has defended numerous individuals with charges from misdemeanors to felonies. Mr. Murphy is a member of the Sarasota County Bar Association, Florida Defense Lawyers Association and is a past chair of the Grievance Committee for Sarasota County for the Florida Bar. Mr. Murphy is active in the legal community and has regularly volunteered his time since the beginning of his career.

Areas of Practice

  • Insurance Defense Trucking
  • Traffic/Criminal
  • Elder Law


  • Nova Southeastern University, Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
    • J.D. - 1998
  • Florida State University, Tallahassee, Florida
    • B.S. - 1993
    • Major: Political Science

Bar Admissions

  • Florida, 1998
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Florida, 2000
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Florida, 2000
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Florida, 2000

Honors and Awards

  • National Legal Honor Fraternity

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Sarasota County Bar Association, Member
  • TIDA Trucking Industry Defense Association, Member, 2004 to 2013
  • Florida Defense Lawyers Association, Member, 2000 to 2013
  • Florida Bar, Grievance Committee for Sarasota County, Past Chair

Past Employment Positions

  • Dickinson and Gibbons P.A., Partner, 2000 to 2013
  • Sarasota State Attorney's Office, Prosecutor, 1998 to 2000

Pro Bono Activities

  • Teen Court Judge, 1999 to 2012
  • Grievance Committee The Florida Bar, 2008 to 2011


  • Phi Delta Phi