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Frederick J. Murphy, Jr.

Frederick J. Murphy, Jr.


At Boswell & Dunlap LLP, our clients with government-related legal needs benefit immensely from the expert knowledge of Frederick J. Murphy, Jr. Since 2012, he has been certified in City, County, and Local Government Law by the Florida Bar. As a Polk County lawyer at our firm, he handles cases related to commercial transactions, real estate, commercial litigation, and local government law. When approaching government law issues, he listens carefully to the needs of our clients and leaves no detail overlooked when crafting a customized strategy. His AV® Rating by Martindale-Hubbell® demonstrates his commitment to pursuing legal excellence, not to mention his track record of successful results. His knowledge of all things local government law has been instrumental to our legal team as a whole.

Attorney Frederick J. Murphy, Jr. is licensed to practice in the U.S. Supreme Court, Northern, Middle, and Southern District Courts, the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals, and all Florida state courts. Currently serving as Assistant School Board Attorney for the School Board of Polk County, he also serves as City Attorney for Lake Alfred, Dundee, and Winter Haven. From 1989 to 2007, he served as Assistant City Attorney for the City of Bartow.

Attorney Frederick J. Murphy, Jr. has also represented the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) in its mortgage foreclosure actions in both state and federal courts since 1989.

An active member of his community, Attorney Frederick J. Murphy, Jr. has served on various boards for many local organizations and associations, such as the Bartow Rotary Club, Bartow Chamber of Commerce, Military Academy Board, Bartow Regional Medical Center, Polk Association of Chambers of Commerce, and the Central Florida Development Council. He and his wife Ann have four children.

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  • Wayne State University Law School, J.D. - 1987
  • Hillsdale College, B.S. - 1984


  • Florida Bar
  • Florida Municipal Attorney's Association
  • Florida Association of Police Attorneys
  • American Bar Association
  • Attorneys' Title Fund Services, LLC

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