Serving Broward, Dade, Palm Beach, Martin, Saint Lucie, Collier, Lee, Charlotte, and Sarasota Counties and the entire State of Florida.


Who Florida Residents Call When Harmed by Others’ Negligence


When you’ve suffered a personal injury due to the recklessness or carelessness of another, you may already realize that the responsible party should compensate you for your injuries. However, you might not know what your first step should be.


The best thing you can do is work with a Fort Lauderdale personal injury attorney who has experience handling – and winning – this type of case. At Lawlor, White & Murphey, we’re confident we can help you find the justice and peace of mind you need to go on after being injured or wronged by your insurer.


As trial lawyers, our job is simple. We represent people who have been harmed by large corporations and insurance companies, or have been injured due to the negligence or improper actions of others.

How Lawlor, White & Murphey Can Help You

A Helping Hand When Injured Floridians Need It

When you’re involved in an accident, it can throw your entire life off course. One second you’re starting a family and in the running for a promotion, and the next you’re lying in a hospital bed trying to recover from something completely unexpected.


You know that you need medical care to get better, but you spend the entire time worrying. How are you going to pay for this? Where is your family going to find the money to cover your lost income? Will that promotion – or even your job – still be there by the time you get better?


These are the kinds of things that no one wants to have to go through. It’s why people in South Florida try to be as careful as possible – wearing safety gear, driving the speed limit, and taking whatever precautions we can. Unfortunately, as the experienced injury attorneys at Lawlor, White & Murphey know all too well, even the most safety-minded person in the world can’t always protect themselves or their families if someone else acts in a negligent manner.


In a perfect world, no one would ever have to pay for someone else’s mistake, but the world we live in is far from perfect. Our goal is to give you a voice when you need it most, and make sure that you and the people that you love are treated in a fair and equitable manner. It isn’t about using your injury to get money, but rather making sure that when someone else knocks you off of your feet, you have the ability to get back up and keep going.

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Fighting Back for Public Safety in Florida

Most people in and around Ft. Lauderdale want to be good and do what’s right. If they see someone in trouble, they try to help. If they realize they’re doing something that’s hurting others, they stop. Unfortunately, this is not true for everyone out there. They deny wrongdoing. They justify harmful actions. Their first thought is to protect themselves – even at the cost of others.


This is the reason that all societies have laws and punishments. Without a set of rules and regulations in place that individuals and organizations have to follow, and a method by which they can be held accountable for their actions, some will simply keep behaving in harmful ways. If you want to have a safer world for you and your family, it’s up to you to call them on it.


When we take a case at Lawlor, White & Murphey, it’s because we strongly believe that doing so will not only bring you justice, but also help to protect the public by decreasingly the likelihood that someone else will get hurt in the same way. This is true for cases involving both individuals and organizations.


If people who habitually drink and drive read about a drunk driver having to pay $500,000 in damages to someone, it’s likely to make them think twice before doing it again. And when businesses are held accountable in this way, there are often clauses that legally force them to change their ways or suffer even worse consequences.


John K. Lawlor

Practicing law for 20 years
John K. Lawlor, a South Florida personal injury attorney who focuses his practice on complex personal injury, wrongful death, and professional malpractice, founded the law firm of Lawlor, White & Murphey in 1996. Since 1995, Mr. Lawlor’s trial advocacy and litigation skills, as well as his wide-ranging legal expertise, have provided plaintiffs and their families with a distinct advantage when seeking financial compensation and justice for injuries caused by the negligence of others.

M. Benjamin Murphey

Practicing law for 8 years
A partner at Lawlor, White & Murphey and a distinguished personal injury lawyer, Ben Murphey tries complex disputes that include civil appeals, maritime and admiralty claims, wrongful death, and labor disputes. Mr. Murphey has been recognized for his excellence in the area of personal injury litigation by being rewarded with a 10/10 Avvo Rating and named a Super Lawyers “Rising Star” for the last four consecutive years (2011-2014).

Anthony B. White

Practicing law for 21 years
Since 1994, seasoned litigation and trial lawyer Anthony B. White has helped thousands of accident victims seek damages due to injuries sustained as a result of another party’s negligence. Included in America’s Registry of Outstanding Professionals and selected to the 2012, 2013, and 2014 editions of Florida Super Lawyers, Mr. White specializes in car accidents, insurance disputes, wrongful death, product liability, and medical malpractice cases.

We work closely with our clients every step of the way to ensure that they receive the compensation they deserve.

We hope that you’ll explore the resources on our website to learn more about our firm, attorneys, practice areas, past verdicts, and settlements. If you have suffered a personal injury or financial setback at the hands of another person or organization, call us at 954-525-2345 or fill out our short online contact form to schedule a free consultation. If you do decide to work with us, you won’t have to pay anything until we’ve recovered compensation for your injuries, meaning you have nothing to lose and everything to gain.

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No Fees or Costs Unless We Win

If you or someone you love has been injured due to someone else’s negligence, the attorneys at Lawlor, White & Murphey believe that you’ve already suffered more than you should. Your family shouldn’t have to worry about how they’re going to survive financially while you’re going through this ordeal.


We believe our job is to make sure your voice is heard and you are treated fairly so that you can spend your time recovering. That’s why you’ll always get a free initial consultation with us, and why we work on a contingency basis – until compensation is recovered, you don’t pay us anything.


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