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Paul W. Danahy, Jr.

Paul W. Danahy, Jr.



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Paul W. Danahy, Jr. served as a Florida trial and appellate Judge for thirty-three (33) years. He became of Counsel to the firm in July 2009.


  • 1951 University of Tampa, Bachelors of Arts
  • 1957 University of Florida, Juris Doctor


  • 1947-1950 Enlisted, United States Marine Corps Reserve (Honorable Discharge)
  • 1951-1953 Enlisted, United States Army (Korean War) (Honorable Discharge)
  • Life Member, Veterans of Foreign Wars

Law Practice

  • 1957-1975 – Practiced law with the firm of Danahy, Garcia & Fields, Tampa, FL

Professional and Public Service

  • Admitted to the Florida Bar in 1957
  • 1957-Special Assistant Florida Attorney General
  • 1963-U.S. Commissioner, Middle District of Florida
  • 1964-Hillsborough County Study Commission
  • 1966-1974 Member, Florida House of Representatives
  • 1975-Board of Directors, Hillsborough County Bar Association
  • 1975-13th Circuit Grievance Committee
  • 1975-Trustee, University of Tampa
  • 1975-1976 Adjunct Professor of Law, Stetson College of Law
  • 1975-1977 Judge, 13th Judicial Circuit, Hillsborough County, Florida
  • 1977-1998 Judge, Florida Second District Court of Appeals
  • 1998-2008 Senior Judge on Second District Court of Appeals
  • 2009-Bay Area Legal Services, Development Council
  • 2009-Became “Of Counsel” to Danahy and Murray