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J. Logan Murphy - Shareholder

J. Logan Murphy


University of Florida, B.S., 2006, cum laude
  • J. Wayne Reitz Scholar
  • Florida Blue Key
Vanderbilt University Law School, J.D., 2009
  • Order of the Coif
  • Executive Editor, Vanderbilt Journal of Transnational Law
  • Moot Court Board
  • Jessup International Moot Court Competition
  • Cecil D. Branstetter Litigation & Dispute Resolution Program

Bar Memberships

  • American Bar Association
    • Young Lawyers Division
      • Chair-Elect
    • Standing Committee on Lawyers’ Professional Liability
      • Associate and Program Advisor
      • YLD Liaison (2012-2014)
  • The Florida Bar
    • Appellate Practice Section
    • Young Lawyers Division
      • Bench Brief Author, Orseck Moot Court Competition
  • Hillsborough County Bar Association
    • Appellate Practice Committee 
  • Federal Bar Association
    • Tampa Bay Chapter 
    • Young Lawyers Committee
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J. Logan Murphy - Shareholder

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Logan is a Shareholder with the firm’s Litigation Group, with experience representing clients in a wide variety of business disputes. Along with his general commercial litigation practice, Logan focuses on the defense of attorneys and law firms in professional liability claims. He is also regularly consulted on complex motions and federal court practice, having clerked for Judge James D. Whittemore of the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida from 2012 to 2014.

In addition to his litigation practice, Logan is actively involved with the American Bar Association. He serves as Chair-Elect of the ABA Young Lawyers Division and will Chair the YLD in 2019. He also works frequently with the ABA Standing Committee on Lawyers’ Professional Liability, having served as the YLD's Liaison to the Committee and helping to produce the semi-annual National Legal Malpractice Conference.

Outside the office, Logan enjoys reading, golf, running, and watching college sports. 


Honors & Recognitions

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Court Admissions

  • All Florida State Courts
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida

Professional Recognition

  • American Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division (2015)
    • Star of the Year (2014-2015)
    • Star of the Quarter, Spring 2014
  • Florida Super Lawyers Rising Star (2015-2018)

Publications & Presentations

  • When Your Client Is a Lawyer, The Young Lawyer (Spring 2015), by Logan Murphy & Melissa Lessell
  • Panelist, The Law Clerk Experience, Federal Bar Association Tampa Bay Chapter (July 17, 2015)
  • Moderator, What You Need to Know About Practicing in the Middle District of Florida, Federal Bar Association Tampa Bay Chapter (July 22, 2015)
  • Timing Is Everything in Law Firms’ Claims for Liability Insurance Coverage, ABA/BNA Lawyers’ Manual on Professional Conduct, Current Reports, 31 Law. Man. Prof. Conduct 227 (Apr. 22, 2015).
  • Presenter and Author (with Melissa Lessell), Top 10 Legal Malpractice Pitfalls & Ethical Quandaries, Spring 2014 ABA YLD Conference (May 2014).
  • Moderator, Strategies for Career Development, Spring 2014 National Legal Malpractice Conference (May 2014).
  • “Ethics 20/20: The Impact of Technology,” THE VOICE vol. 11, issue 33 (Aug. 2012).
  • “Tread Carefully: Preservation of Error in Florida,” HCBA LAWYER 18 (Nov. 2011).
  • A Lawyer's Update: Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act Litigation. (J. Logan Murphy, Jeffrey Wilcox, co-authors). (October 2011). For The Defense, 53, 41. 
  • Monthly contributions to the ABA Lawyers’ Professional Liability Consortium eDigest of Cases.