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 Administration.
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
- Juris Doctor
- Stetson University School of Business Administration
- Master’s in Business Administration
- Elon College k/n/a Elon University
- Bachelors of Arts