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Patrick Murphy | Deerfield Beach Personal Injury Lawyer

Patrick Murphy Lawyer

Patrick Joseph Murphy

Personal Injury, Slip & Fall Accident, Wrongful Death, Estate Planning, Real Estate Other, Foreclosure; Probate; Trusts; Wills; Landlord-tenant; Contracts

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Patrick J. Murphy was born in Cambridge, Massachusetts. He has been practicing law in the State of Florida for more than 28 years. He attended Wake Forest University and the University of Massachusetts, graduating with a B.A. in 1979. Mr. Murphy also attended the Kings College in Cambridge, England Law Program in 1983. He earned his law degree (J.D.) from Nova Southeastern University in 1986 and was admitted to the Florida Bar shortly thereafter. Mr. Murphy is also a Florida Supreme Court Certified Circuit Civil Court Mediator as well as a Certified Arbitrator for the State of Florida.

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Please describe a case(s) in the last year or two where you made a big difference.
I have handled many personal injury cases over the last two years, though one case does come to mind. I represented a client who had been injured in a slip and fall case. The law in Florida makes these types of cases difficult to prove when a liquid substance is part of the reason for the fall. Despite the challenges, I was able to help an elderly woman recover a significant sum of money in settlement, which helped her to cover her medical expenses and be compensated for her injuries, pain and suffering. She was very grateful, and I was happy to be able to help bring her case to a successful conclusion.

How did you build a successful practice?
I have created a good network of colleagues, friends and business relations in Deerfield Beach that have helped to bring in a good amount of business. Once a client hires me, I return phone calls and emails to keep the person informed on the status of the case, which helps to foster a good relationship with the client. I have a proven track record, work very hard for good results, and help clients understand the law as it applies to their respective cases.

What should clients look for in a lawyer?
I would recommend seeking these traits - competency, a strong advocate, responsive to the client, good reputation in the legal community, and able to handle challenges that arise in the cases.

How important is local knowledge to the success of your cases?
Local knowledge is important in terms of understanding the local rules for the court and the unique requirements of each particular judge. It is also helpful in knowing how particular types of cases are addressed in the locality where the at

What information can you provide in a free phone consultation?
A free consultation helps to narrow down the essential facts of the case and allows me to analyze the legal issues to begin framing the case. It also aids in determining if the client has a case worth pursuing.

What information do you need in a free phone consultation?
I need the names of the people involved in the case, the basic facts (i.e. rear-end car crash, types of vehicles, speed, and so forth), and what the person is seeking to gain from pursuing the case (e.g. money).

What differentiates you from other lawyers in your community?
I have a proven track record and have been practicing law for nearly three decades with very good success in a wide variety of cases. I have been a litigator since I began my practice of law. In addition, I have served as a mentor for many less experienced attorneys.

What is the most rewarding aspect of your job?
The most rewarding aspect is helping my clients attain a favorable outcome after they have suffered a loss. My clients come to me with legal problems, and I work tirelessly to help them obtain a resolution.

What are your other interests in addition to law?
I enjoy many different types of sports and spending time with my family

Are you involved in your community?
Yes. I am a board member for the Deerfield Beach Chamber of Commerce; a member of the Kiwanis Club of Deerfield Beach; a member of the Broward County Bar Association; a member of Broward Lawyers Care; a religious education instructor for Mary Help of Christians Catholic Church; a board member for Northeast Focal Point; and a coach in the City of Parkland.

Position Organization Location Duration
President Murphy & Brocato N/A May 1986-Present
General Counsel Deerfield Beach Chamber of Commerce Deerfield Beach, Florida 2010-Present
General Counsel Condominium Organization of Century Village East N/A 2008-Present
School Degree Major Graduation
Shepard Broad Law Center, Nova Southeastern University J.D. Law School 1986
University of Massachusetts B.A. N/A 1979
State / Court Date
Florida 1986
  • American Bar Association, Member
    Association of South Florida Mediators & Arbitrators, Member
    Association of Trial Lawyers of America, Member
    Broward County Bar Association, Member
    Collier County Bar Association, Member
    Defense Research Institute, Member
    Florida Academy of Professional Mediators, Member
    Florida Bar, Member
    Florida Defense Lawyers Association, Member
    Medical Claims Network, Member
    North Broward County Bar Association, Member
    Nova Southeastern University, Shepard Broad Law Center, Mentor
    St. Thomas Moore Society, Member
  • 2015 Legal Aid of Broward County Superstar Pro Bono Attorney Award
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(1986) Licensed as Attorney in Florida. Verified with State Bar of Florida. May 13, 2015

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Update Date:2014-04-07


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6810 North State Road 7
Coconut Creek, FL 33073

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