Carl McPhail, Jr.
Mr. McPhail is an associate attorney in the Tampa office of ABD, where he handles property insurance disputes and general liability. As an experienced attorney, licensed in both Florida and Washington, D.C., Mr. McPhail strives to protect his clients through negotiation and litigation. He finds it pivotal to forge meaningful relationships with clients, colleagues, and opposing parties to ensure his clients’ interests are protected. Prior to joining ABD, Mr. McPhail defended first and third party claims for several insurance carriers. He began his legal career focusing on consumer protection litigation as a sole practitioner and as an associate attorney for a large firm.
Mr. McPhail earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from Arkansas State University, where he was a scholarship rugby player. While in law school, he held several leadership roles, including Student Bar Association senator, Black Law Student Association president, and state certified mediator in the Ninth Judicial Circuit.
Driven by a passion to protect voting rights, Mr. McPhail utilized skills developed as a graduate of the Central Florida Political Leadership Institute (Class of 2016) to earn his most rewarding achievement of setting up permanent voting registration drives throughout his community. A native of Houston, but an Orlando resident for the past 10 years, he enjoys spending time with his family and jogging with his Belgian Malinois, Apollo.
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Mr. McPhail is a member of the Florida Bar Association, Orange County Bar Association, National African American Insurance Association, and American Bar Association. He is also a past member of the Orange Blossom Trail Development Board.
Dwayne Andreas School of Law, Barry University, J.D., 2012
Arkansas State University, B.A., Political Science
First Party Property, General Liability, Breach of Contract, Insurance Coverage Disputes