James S. Murphy

James (Jim) Murphy is a Florida Supreme Court Certified Circuit Court Mediator. Prior to becoming a full-time mediator, Jim had a 42-year career as banking officer and special assets manager, roles where he found himself challenged with settling seemingly intractable  disputes through patience, persistence, and sound reasoning. His sensible, businesslike approach can add particular value in cases that involve business partner disagreements, debt collection, debt restructures, construction defects, foreclosures, bankruptcies, contract disputes, insurance settlements, and lender liability.

Jim has a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics (Accounting minor) from Clemson University and a Master of Business Administration degree (Finance concentration) from Georgetown University.


  • Business partner disagreements
  • Debt collection
  • Debt restructures
  • Construction defects
  • Foreclosures
  • Bankruptcies
  • Contract disputes
  • Insurance settlements
  • Lender liability.