Michael Murphy is a board certified construction lawyer who focuses his practice on defects, design claims, delay, disruption and acceleration claims, lien foreclosures, and arbitration on behalf of owners, developers, contractors and subcontractors. He reviews and draft construction contacts. He advises clients in the construction industry on OSHA compliance issues, workplace accident and fatality investigations, and contest of citations through trial. He also practices in the area of commercial litigation.
Michael has a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering (Structures Emphasis) and a Master of Science (Structures and Foundations). He is a registered professional engineer in Florida. He has a wide range of experience in all phases of design and construction, including industrial and commercial structural design, fabrication and inspection, and roadway and bridge construction and inspection. He worked as an engineer for 10 years prior to practicing law and has applied that experience to advantage in his law practice. He often focuses on the technical and engineering aspects of cases working closely with retained engineering experts to develop a strong presentation of the client’s case and using engineering insight to establish the weaknesses in other party’s case. He brings his real world experience and his 15 years of litigation experience together to prepare and negotiate contracts focusing on the most important areas related to contract performance and protection of the client’s position if the project would end up in litigation.
- Construction litigation, contract drafting and review
- OSHA advice and litigation
- Commercial litigation
- Global energy and infrastructure
- Catastrophe planning and response