David C. Murray
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
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 70 jury trial.
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" by 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, and daughter Penelope. He volunteers
his time and resources to the Muscular Dystrophy Association and other
charitable programs throughout the Tampa Bay Area.
- Florida Supreme Court (All State Courts)
- U.S. District Courts: Middle District for the State of Florida
- U.S. District Courts: Southern District for the State of Florida
- U.S. District Courts: Northern District for the State of Florida
- U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals - Eleventh Circuit
Stetson University College of Law, Gulfport, Florida
Stetson University School of Business Administration
- Master's in Business Administration
Elon College k/n/a Elon University
- 2012 - Winter Convention, Florida Association of Public Insurance Adjusters
Topic: Knowing Coverage & Policy Interpretation
- 2011 - Twelfth Annual Windstorm Insurance Conference Topic: Utilization
of Experts in Windstorm Claims
- 2011 - Winter Convention, Florida Association of Public Insurance Adjusters
Topic: Avoid the Fraudulent Policyholder