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Kelli Martinez

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Associate Attorney
Location: Bradenton, Florida
Fax: 941-747-2371

Attorney Kelli Martinez was born and raised in Bradenton, Florida. In 2006, she graduated from Lakewood Ranch High School and went on to receive a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from the University of Central Florida. Prior to attending law school, she spent five years working as a litigation paralegal representing large healthcare enterprises.

She earned her Juris Doctor from Stetson University College of Law in 2019.

During her time at Stetson, Kelli worked as an intern at both the 12th Judicial Circuit State Attorney’s Office, and the Department of Children and Families. She also spent time advocating for abused, abandoned, and neglected children as a Guardian ad Litem.

Kelli served as Magister of the Cardozo Inn of Phi Delta Phi International Legal Honor Society, competed as a member of Stetson’s nationally recognized Trial Team, and completed a summer advocacy program at Oxford University in Oxford, England. She earned the High-Grade Award in Trial Advocacy and Legal Research & Writing, a Certificate of Concentration in Advocacy, and completed Stetson’s Leadership Development Program.

Kelli received several awards including the Victor O. Whele Award in Trial Advocacy, the William F. Blews Pro Bono Service Award, and the Cacciatore Scholarship in Advocacy for the Protection of the Rights of Individuals.

Following law school, Kelli worked as a litigation attorney at one of the Country’s largest injury law firms. Kelli thereafter began her own firm, dedicated to personalized service, aggressive representation, and quality results. In an effort to grow and continue that mission, Kelli joined the law firm of Legler, Murphy & Battaglia, LLP in 2022.

Areas of Practice

  • Injury Law
  • Auto Accidents
  • Slip and Fall
  • Premises Liability
  • Negligence
  • Personal Injury

Bar Admissions

  • Florida, 2020


  • Stetson University College of Law, Tampa, Florida
  • University of Central Florida, Orlando, Florida
    Major: Psychology

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Florida Bar Association, 2020 to Present
  • American Bar Association, 2016 to Present
  • American Association for Justice: Motor Vehicle Collision, Highway and Premises Liability, 2021 to Present
  • Manasota Trial Lawyers Board, 2020 to Present
  • Manatee County Gold Star Club, 2006 to Present
Vanessa Castro Viera
Vanessa Castro Viera
November 3, 2023
I had the privilege of working with Kelli Martinez as my personal injury attorney, and I can't express enough how grateful I am for her exceptional guidance and support throughout the entire process. From the moment I first contacted her to the conclusion of my case, Kelli demonstrated an unwavering commitment to ensuring my rights were protected and that I received the compensation I deserved.I highly recommend her to anyone seeking legal representation for personal injury cases.
Jen Wiradilaga (SWFL Horses)
Jen Wiradilaga (SWFL Horses)
October 19, 2023
I am so pleased with the service and care Mr. Murphy has shown. Always has time for a phone call , emailed questions are answered so quickly , it is refreshing. I had guidance every step of the way. My Case was settled quickly and effectively. Everyone that is in this off is is exceptional! Thank you so much
amanda reese
amanda reese
October 17, 2023
Mr. Murphy and his team were amazing to work with. In a stressful situation they were on top of making sure I understood my options and walking me through the process when I’d stress out. He fought to make sure I was fairly treated and not just another person swept under the rug and forgot about. I highly recommend him if you ever need and hope to have a timely resolution and team that is top notch.
Ana Maria Araujo
Ana Maria Araujo
October 12, 2023
I am very grateful to Ed Murphy for accepting my case against work compensation, otherwise I wouldn't have had another doctor for a second examination and I would have been at home without being able to work again. I am thankful for all the work Ed and his assistant Jessica have done in my case. I am very happy with the service, every time I called I was treated very nicely by the front desk staff, Kelly. Thanks
Carlene Overacker
Carlene Overacker
October 6, 2023
I highly recommend Mr. Murphy. He immediately responded to the issues I was having with my workers compensation case. He reached out to me in a timely manner. I was always able to get ahold of him via the phone and emails. I never felt rushed in our meetings and conversations. He was professional and courteous. I am very satisfied how quickly I received my settlement.
Erica Aghoian
Erica Aghoian
September 22, 2023
I highly recommend contacting Ed Murphy with your worker's compensation case. From day one he took the time to explain all aspects of the case, listened to my questions and concerns, and kept me up-to-date as the case progressed. I believe he was able to achieve the best possible outcome with my case, and I couldn't be happier to have worked with him. I had never hired an attorney before, but he immediately put me at ease and had my trust. Great experience from start to finish!
Patricia Lara
Patricia Lara
September 12, 2023
I can't say enough how much help Ed Murphy was during such a difficult situation. From day one he was understanding and made us feel at ease. He helped us achieve the most positive out come in our law suit with workers comp. If you ever need assistance I highly recommend contacting Ed Murphy!
Trust Cleaning Inc
Trust Cleaning Inc
August 15, 2023
This message is for anyone who needs a good lawyer, I recommend Ed Murphy because he is a professional and patient person, he fights until the end of his case or any type of case, I recommend him to everyone 100% . there is no other attorney like ed murphy i just have to say thank you so much for helping me with my accident case.

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