A Personal Approach When You Need It Most

Edwin F. Murphy


Edwin “Ed” F. Murphy has limited his practice to family law since 1996. With his experience and expertise as a Florida Supreme Court Board Certified Family Law Attorney, he is committed to protecting, educating, and guiding each client throughout a challenging and difficult process.

Many challenges can arise in a divorce, modification/enforcement, or prenuptial agreement. Whatever the case, Ed takes care to educate and support his clients so they are in a position to make decisions in the best interest of themselves and their families while also maintaining their dignity and self-esteem.

Taking a case to trial is a complex and expensive affair, and that is why negotiating a successful settlement is always a priority. Either through trial or settlement, properly preparing for trial is the best method of reaching a successful and satisfactory result. Ed is a talented negotiator and litigator and will take the appropriate approach based on a client’s unique needs and goals.

Areas of Practice

  • Family Law
  • Premarital Agreements
  • Postnuptial Agreements
  • Divorce
  • Equitable Distribution
  • Alimony
  • Child Custody
  • Child Support
  • Paternity

Certified Legal Specialties

  • Board Certified Marital & Family Law, The Florida Bar, 2008

Bar Admissions

  • Florida, 1996


  • Quinnipiac University School of Law, Bridgeport, Connecticut
    • J.D. - 1995
  • University of Connecticut, Connecticut
    • B.S. - 1986


  • Divorce: Fighting Over Family Pets, ABC-7 (television program)

Honors & Awards

  • American Jurisprudence Award
  • Zeldes, Needle and Cooper Award for Excellence in Legal Research and Writing, 1994

Professional Associations & Memberships

  • The Florida Bar, Member
  • Collier County Bar Association, Family Law Section, President, 1998 - 1999
  • Collier County Bar Association, Family Law Section, Secretary, 1997 - 1998
  • Young Lawyers Division, Board of Directors, 1997 - 1998
  • Divorce Support Services, President, 2000 - 2001
  • Collier County Legal Aid Society, Member, 2003 - 2005
  • Twentieth Judicial Circuit Grievance Committee, Member, 2006 - 2007

Contact Ed today at (239) 232-2208.

Our Commitment to Excellence

  • Expertise 2021
  • American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers
  • Marital & Family Law
  • International Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers
  • Peer Review Rated for Ethical Standards & Legal Ability
  • National Association of Distinguished Counsel Top One Percent
  • Avvo Rating 10.0 Superb
  • Super Lawyers

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