Niels P. Murphy

Niels P. Murphy: Attorney with Murphy & Anderson P.A.
  • Partner/Shareholder at Murphy & Anderson P.A. (8 Attorneys)
  • 1501 San Marco Boulevard, Jacksonville, FL 32207
    View Niels P. Murphy's office location
  • Peer Reviews
    5.0/5.0 (37)
    Client Reviews
    No Reviews
  • Profile Visibility [ i ]


Niels P. Murphy is a top rated trial, appellate, and arbitration attorney. As lead counsel, he has represented Fortune 500 Companies, small businesses, professionals, and individuals in hundreds of lawsuits, regulatory, and arbitration matters around the United States over the past two decades. Mr. Murphy currently handles complex matters involving securities, compliance, regulatory, business disputes, product liability, professional liability, employment, ERISA, insurance coverage disputes, life and disability claims, and serious personal injury.

Mr. Murphy is admitted to practice before all courts of Florida and the United States District Courts for the Northern, Middle, and Southern Districts of Florida and the United States Circuit Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit. He has an “AV Preeminent” rating in the renowned Martindale-Hubbell legal directory, which is reserved for attorneys who have “usually practiced for many years, and [are] recognized for the highest levels of professional excellence.” Mr. Murphy was selected by his peers among the “Best Lawyers in America” from 2010-present. He is also listed in Florida Super Lawyers (2009-present)(2013 – present “Top 100 Lawyers in Florida”), Jacksonville Magazine "Legal Elite" (2009-present), Jacksonville Magazine “Top Lawyers” (2009-present), Florida Trend's "Legal Elite" (2010-present), 904 Magazine “Best Lawyers (2010-present) and is only one of a handful of Board Certified lawyers in Jacksonville designated by the Florida Bar as an "Expert in Business Litigation." It is the highest level of recognition for specialization by the Florida Bar and requires significant trial experience and a rigorous qualifying exam.

Mr. Murphy earned his Bachelor’s Degree, cum laude, in the top 10% of his class from Vanderbilt University and his law degree, with honors, from the University of Florida. While a student at the University of Florida College of Law, he served as Chairman of the Moot Court Competition Team and his writing skills earned him a position as a teaching assistant in Legal Research and Writing. Mr. Murphy served as an LBJ Scholar intern in the United States House of Representatives and interned for a U.S. Senator. He began his legal career as an associate with the international law firm of Holland & Knight and served as a named partner with the boutique litigation law firm Liles, Gavin, Costantino & Murphy.

Mr. Murphy currently serves as a Master in the prestigious Chester Bedell Inn of Court and formerly acted as Chair of the Commercial Litigation Section of the Jacksonville Bar Association. He is an Emeritus member of the Civil Procedure Rules Committee of The Florida Bar. Mr. Murphy enjoys golf and basketball. He and his wife, Lynne, have three children and live in historic San Marco.

(Board Certified Business Litigation Lawyer, Florida Bar Board of Legal Specialization and Education)

Areas of Practice (83)

  • Civil Trial
  • Appellate Practice
  • Business Litigation
  • Complex Commercial Litigation
  • Securities Litigation and Arbitration
  • Professional Liability
  • Products Liability Law
  • Business Torts
  • Insurance Litigation
  • Trust and Fiduciary Litigation
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Securities Litigation
  • Warranty Law
  • White Collar Crime
  • Personal Injury
  • Wrongful Death
  • Complex and Multi-District Litigation
  • Commercial and Real Estate Litigation
  • Business Crimes
  • Business Mediation
  • Business Regulation
  • Civil Practice
  • Federal Civil Practice
  • Commercial Torts
  • Construction Law
  • Construction Litigation
  • Consumer Law
  • Contract Litigation
  • Debtor and Creditor
  • Insurance
  • Insurance Bad Faith
  • Legal Malpractice
  • Litigation
  • Civil Litigation
  • Complex Litigation
  • Federal Civil Litigation
  • Federal Litigation
  • Long-Arm Litigation
  • Trial Practice
  • Negligence
  • Securities Law
  • Bank Securities
  • Blue Sky Law
  • Broker-Dealer Arbitration
  • Broker-Dealer Registration
  • Broker-Dealer Regulation
  • FINRA Arbitration
  • Government Securities
  • SEC Enforcement
  • Securities Arbitration
  • Securities Class Actions
  • Securities Consumer Arbitration
  • Securities Fraud
  • Securities Fraud Arbitration
  • Securities Fraud Class Actions
  • Securities Investor Protection Act
  • Securities Regulation
  • Shareholder Derivative Actions
  • Shareholder Disputes
  • Shareholder Rights
  • Financial Services Regulation
  • Investment Fraud
  • Investment Regulation
  • Premises Liability
  • Products Liability
  • Accountants Liability
  • Accountants Malpractice
  • Architects and Engineers Malpractice
  • Directors and Officers Liability
  • Professional Malpractice
  • Professional Negligence
  • Regulatory Investigations
  • Torts
  • Mass Torts
  • Civil RICO
  • Trade Secrets
  • Unfair Competition
  • Libel, Slander and Defamation
  • Intellectual Property
  • Complex Business Litigation
  • Construction Defects
  • Construction Arbitration
  • Commercial Arbitration

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
904-598-9282  Phone
904-598-9283  Fax
University Attended:
Vanderbilt University, B.A., cum laude, Gamma Beta Phi, Pi Sigma Alpha, Phi Eta Sigma, 1992
Law School Attended:
University of Florida, J.D., with honors, Chair, Moot Court Team, 1996
Year of First admission:
1995, Florida, U.S. District Court, Northern, Southern and Middle Districts of Florida and U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit
Jacksonville (Chair, Emeritus, Commercial Litigation Section) and American Bar Associations; The Florida Bar (Member, Trial Lawyers Section; Member, Civil Rules Procedure Committee); Jacksonville Federal Bar Association; Jacksonville Justice Association.
Birth Information:
Atlanta, Georgia, 1969
( Board Certified Business Litigation Lawyer, Florida Bar Board of Legal Specialization and Education )

Peer Reviews

  • 5.0/5.0 (37 reviews)
  • A Martindale-Hubbell Peer Rating reflects a combination of achieving a Very High General Ethical Standards rating and a Legal Ability numerical rating.
  • Legal Knowledge

  • Analytical Capability

  • Judgment

  • Communication

  • Legal Experience

  • 5.0/5.0 Rated by a Managing Partner on 04/05/13 in Litigation

    Niels is an outstanding lawyer. Not only bright and aggressive, he genuinely cares about his clients and his staff. If there were a 5+ rating, Niels would deserve it.

    Niels is an outstanding lawyer. Not only bright and aggressive, he genuinely cares about his clients and his staff. If there were a 5+ rating, Niels would deserve it. Read less

    Read less
  • 5.0/5.0 Rated by a Associate/Assistant General Counsel on 04/05/13 in Business Litigation

    Niels is one of the smartest attorney's I've ever worked with. He has an astute attention to detail and practices with the high degree of professionalism.

    Niels is one of the smartest attorney's I've ever worked with. He has an astute attention to detail and practices with the high degree of professionalism. Read less

    Read less

See All 37 Reviews »

*Peer Reviews provided before April 15, 2008 are not displayed.

Client Reviews

This attorney does not have client reviews.

Documents ({{amountArticles}})

Documents by this lawyer on
Other documents: ,

Jacksonville, Florida

Contact Niels P. Murphy

Required Fields

Required Fields

By clicking on the "Submit" button, you agree to the Terms of Use, Supplemental Terms and Privacy Policy. You also consent to be contacted at the phone number you provided, including by autodials, text messages and/or pre-recorded calls, from Martindale and its affiliates and from or on behalf of attorneys you request or contact through this site. Consent is not a condition of purchase.

You should not send any sensitive or confidential information through this site. Emails sent through this site do not create an attorney-client relationship and may not be treated as privileged or confidential. The lawyer or law firm you are contacting is not required to, and may choose not to, accept you as a client. The Internet is not necessarily secure and emails sent though this site could be intercepted or read by third parties.