Personal Injury and Workers’ Compensation Lawyers

Protecting the rights of the injured in Bradenton

Protecting the rights of the injured in Sarasota

Attorneys Protecting the Rights of the Injured in Bradenton and Sarasota since 1989

The law firm of Legler Murphy & Battaglia, LLP, has a rich tradition of providing excellent legal services to injured individuals throughout our community. We practice in the areas of personal injury and workers’ compensation and have proudly served the injured in Manatee and Sarasota counties for over 30 years.

If you sustained an injury while at work or otherwise, you may be entitled to various benefits. Unfortunately, in order to receive benefits, you must navigate a complicated system. Too often, injured individuals face an uphill battle to get the benefits they are entitled to.

At Legler Murphy & Battaglia, LLP, our attorneys are familiar with the common resistance and delays our clients face. Our lawyers, whether in a personal injury or workers’ compensation case, make sure the process goes smoothly and that our clients get the best results possible. The insurance company is not concerned with protecting your rights and giving you fair compensation — As YOUR attorneys we are.

Our Practice Areas

Auto Accidents

Auto Accidents

Truck Accidents

Truck Accidents

Motorcycle Accidents

Motorcycle Accidents

Distracted Driving

Distracted Driving

Medical Negligence

Medical Negligence

Our Lawyers Understand the Issues You Are Experiencing — We Can Help.

Our Lawyers have over 100 years combined experience in handling all types of automobile accidents, slip and fall, medical malpractice, and workers’ compensation cases.

Our lawyers are experienced at dealing effectively with common issues that frustrate and overwhelm those who have sustained injuries in vehicle accidents, medical malpractice cases or workers’ compensation accidents.

The National Trial Lawyers | Top 100 Trial Lawyers
Presidents Circle
American Association for Justice
MTLB | Member Of The Manasota Trial Lawyers Board
BBB | Accredited Business
AV | Preeminent | Peer Review Rated For Ethical Standards & Legal Ability | Kennedy Legler III |  | Alyson Battaglia
Florida Justice | Association
ABA | Defending Liberty Pursuing justice
The National Trial Lawyers | Top 100 Trial Lawyers
Manatee County
Avvo Rating 10.0 | Top Attorney | Grace Marie Reeves
Avvo Rating 10.0 | Top Attorney | Kennedy Legler III
Avvo Rating 10.0 | Top Attorney | Alyson Anne Battaglia

Bradenton & Sarasota Personal Injury and Workers’ Compensation Attorneys

If any of these situations apply to you, contact our attorneys for help. Our Bradenton and Sarasota injury attorneys have over 100 years of combined experience helping injured individuals. Our lawyers will fight your legal battle for you, so you can focus on recovering and getting your life back.


  • Automobile Accidents
  • Trucking accidents
  • Motorcycle
  • Boating Accidents
  • Premises Liability
  • Slip and Fall Accidents
  • Trip and Fall Accidents
  • Negligent Maintenance
  • Negligent Security
  • Medical Negligence and Malpractice
  • Nursing Home Abuse


  • Denied Workers’ Compensation Claims
  • Denied Medical Benefits
  • Terminated Medical Benefits
  • Suspended or Late Weekly Benefit Checks
  • Inability to Choose a Doctor
  • Untimely Receipt of Wage Loss Benefits
  • Managing Their Injuries
  • Unfamiliar With Florida Workers’ Compensation Laws
  • Independent Medical Examinations

Protect your rights when you are injured. To schedule a free consultation with a lawyer at Legler Murphy & Battaglia, LLP, call one of our Florida offices: Bradenton at 941-748-5599 or Sarasota at 941-366-3782. You can also  contact us online.

If you are injured or recovering, let us come to your home, the hospital or another convenient location. We can also arrange transportation for you at no cost.
There are no fees or costs until and unless we win your case.


Kennedy Legler

Edward Murphy

Alyson Battaglia

Associate Attorney

Grace Reeves

Social Security

William M. Kliem

Client Testimonials

Mr. Legler is the best. I never had to call him or ask him what was going on as he always kept me informed about everything step by step, and I would be more than happy to send everyone I know to him for representation. Thank you so much for everything.

Alyson was very pleasant to meet and very friendly and professional to deal with. I would highly recommend her to handle legal matters to my friends.

I was grateful to be represented by your law firm. I was referred by a friend and didn’t even think I had a case. Edward Murphy was very good on his experience and knowledge.

Mr. Legler took over my case and did a very good job in keeping after the insurance company and keeping us informed of everything.

Attorney Battaglia was kind to me. She understood my pain and withheld any negativity. Her positivity and faith in me were appreciated.

Mr. Murphy was outstanding! He followed up with me every step of the way. I would highly recommend Mr. Murphy and this firm to anyone needing their services. Top shelf firm! A++

Always returned calls and explained everything. Definitely cared for my family and I.

Gratefully, the law office of Legler Murphy & Battaglia, LLP agreed to take the case of my mother who had been involved in an unfortunate automobile accident. Kennedy Legler and his team were a welcome calm in an otherwise emotionally and challenging time. Mr. Legler did exactly what he said he would do and called me to update me personally every step of the way. His acute knowledge of the law and strong determination resulted in a more than favorable outcome. I heartily recommend the law office of Legler Murphy & Battaglia, LLP and would absolutely use their services again if the need arises.

Alyson was very professional and easy to understand. Dealing with the circumstances at hand, she did her best.

Mr. Legler was very informative and friendly. He was clear at the beginning what he needed from me, answered questions and informed me honestly what to expect if I chose to go to court.

lyson was a very empathetic lawyer who truly cared about me. She was very responsive and made sure that she got me the most out of my case. I was very blessed to have her as my lawyer and to have gotten to know her!.

After being a client of Mr. Hutchens since 1985-2015, I was so glad to find a firm and attorney that gave one the same comfort, kindness and good legal help. Not easy to find this! Thank you and God bless everyone at this firm. I got through it all because of you!.

Thank you to the law firm of Legler Murphy & Battaglia, LLP. Great lawyer kept me well informed and did an awesome job. Very satisfied.

Ed, Chris and the whole team did a great job, very professional.

I found Alyson to be a very intelligent, very humble young lady. She has perfected her wisdom in my case.

Mr. Legler handled a case for me and my wife in the past and I was quite satisfied with my recent case and I will use his assistance again in the future.

I can’t explain how much ease this whole process was. Mr. Murphy is so professional and competent. He explained the procedures to me, gave accurate times as to how long to wait before hearing from him again. His secretary was so pleasant and efficient. I so appreciate quality and no stress. Thanks so much.

Alyson was very driven in protecting my rights and she responded quickly to my many questions. She proved to have excellent negotiation skills, as she exceeded my expectations in settling my case. I highly recommend her.

My attorney took the time to explain the process and provided me with a great feeling of relief with a confidence that this issue would be handled efficiently & Professionally. Thank you for a job well done.

Did nice job! Thank you Ed.

Mr. Legler was extremely professional with handling my case and provided valuable insight to my extraordinary circumstances. Although we were not successful in arriving at a satisfactory settlement, he tried his best, and I truly appreciated his efforts.

Outstanding legal representation giving me a voice to communicate with the insurance giants. Amazing correspondence kept me up to the minute on every detail. A first class firm.

Mr. Legler’s professionalism and integrity was evident in each phone conversation, written communication and personal meeting. He kept me continually updated and showed patience and concern throughout the entire case.

Mr. Murphy worked very hard for me on this case, considering the power of the company we were up against. He did a wonder job representing me. Thank you.

When Ms. Battaglia took my case things started moving and after five months, I was pleasantly surprised with the outcome. Thank you.

I am extremely impressed and satisfied with the experience received from this firm. Everything was done in a professional and timely manner. Everyone was polite and courteous. I will definitely refer anyone in need of an attorney.

My attorney, Ed Murphy, was excellent from start to finish, kept me informed, eased any concerns I had, and fought hard on my behalf.

You and your firm have always taken care of me and my family. Thank you for putting our needs first and not taking advantage of our situation.

I appreciate all the hard work you put into my case. You kept me informed as to what was going on and you were on point about the Workers’ Comp process in Florida. If I know of anyone who needs a lawyer, I will refer them to you.

Alyson Battaglia is not only an incredible personal injury attorney, she is also a trusted advisor – and a great person.

As clients of Kennedy Legler his expertise and services has satisfied on every case. He has represented us with most respect. We feel that he is part of our family for 25 years.

Great job! Thanks for everything.

Alyson is great to work with and very diligent.

Alyson Battaglia was outstanding, professional, and very helpful.

Legler, Murphy & Battaglia and Alyson Battaglia were professional, personable, organized, and courteous. Alyson is the best and I wish her the best in her future. I will recommend Legler, Murphy & Battaglia to my friends.

Alyson always kept me up to date and always made herself available to my concerns. I would recommend your firm to all my family and friends. Again, thank you for all your hard work and help.