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Mike grew up in the Tampa Bay area and graduated from Stetson University College of Law in 1997. He was immediately hired as an Assistant State Attorney for the 6th Judicial Circuit (Pinellas/Pasco Counties) where he worked his way through the ranks handling misdemeanor cases at first and eventually prosecuting the most severe Felonies. After a brief stint working for Nationwide Insurance as in-house counsel, Mike joined a small firm and started building his criminal defense practice. In 2002, he founded Michael G. Butash, P.A. where he practiced for 11 years before joining forces with his partner, Sean Donovan, Esq. During his tenure as a Criminal Defense Attorney, Mike has defended thousands of individuals ranging from 1st Degree Murder, DUI Manslaughter, Sexual Battery, Drug Trafficking and Drug Possession to Misdemeanor Simple Battery, Domestic Battery, DUI, and Petit Theft cases. Going into his 17th year of practicing law, Mike has the experience and dedication needed to handle your case.

Education/Qualifications:

• B.S degree in Criminology with Honors – Florida State University
• J.D. degree – Stetson University College of Law
• Member of the Florida Bar since 1997
• Licensed to Practice in State & Federal Court Former State Prosecutor for Pinellas/Pasco County
• Who's Who Among American Law Students
• Lead Counsel in over 40 jury trials
• Primary Counsel in thousands of Criminal cases
• Florida Prosecuting Attorneys DUI Trial Advocacy School
• Florida Prosecuting Attorneys DUI/Vehicular Manslaughter Trial Advocacy School
• Former Lead Domestic Violence Attorney for West Pasco County

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  • Ilia M. Recommends Michael G. Butash

    Awesome lawyers that go the extra mile to serve their clients and community.
  • Chris W. Recommends Michael G. Butash

    Great people and trustworthy. I highly recommend them!
  • Shannon G. Recommends Michael G. Butash

    Former State Prosecutors who now continue to serve the public. Some of the best attorney's in this area.
  • Mina T. Recommends Michael G. Butash

    They helped me with my traffic ticket. I didn't have to pay the fine and they even removed the points.
  • Jim W. Recommends Michael G. Butash

    Sean Donovan is a great attorney. He is trustworthy, professional, thorough, aggressive and goes the extra mile for his clients. I highly recommend using this company.
  • Ninth Ward Recommends Michael G. Butash

    Butash went the extra mile for my brother. Keep up the good work. We'll make sure to send business your way. Very Satisfied!!
  • Laura B. Recommends Michael G. Butash

    Sean Donovan is very personable and professional. He is the type of lawyer that you could trust with your legal issues. I highly recommend this group to my friends and family!
  • New Dawn Capital LLC Recommends Michael G. Butash

    I highly recommend this firm to handle your legal issues. I was pleased with the professionalism and felt they are very trustworthy.
  • Amanda R. Recommends Michael G. Butash

    He does his job. I couldn't ask for anything more.
  • Beth V. Recommends Michael G. Butash

    Attorneys Michael Butash and Sean Donovan are great. They both are previous state attorneys so they can give honest assessments of potential case outcomes. These attorneys are highly recommend.
  • Da Bear Recommends Michael G. Butash

    I Highly recommend this law firm to any and all in need of most any type of legal help. They are by far the best team in this entire area to hire. I turned to these 2 guys years ago and they have proven to be the very best that anyone could ever dream of hiring. If you need legal help, if you nee...
  • Vam M. Recommends Michael G. Butash

    If I could give more than 5 stars, I would. This Butash guy has been fighting for me for years and now that all is said and done, I'm free to drive anywhere I want, as fast as I want!
  • Wendy H. Recommends Michael G. Butash

    I highly recommend. Strong ethics and integrity! Very experienced and strong people skills. When my friend had to have an will executed immediately, Sean took care of everything with compassion understanding with urgency in the situation.
  • Ed K. Recommends Michael G. Butash

    I have met Sean Donovan on several occasions and he is truly what a great attorney is all about. He has a caring heart for his clients and takes the time to understand all aspects of the issue. He has the knowledge and the vision to “do the right thing” for his clients. Make his firm your first c...
  • Sarah M. Recommends Michael G. Butash

    I worked with Sean Donovan and I had somewhat of an urgent situation and he went right to work and got me the paperwork I needed THE NEXT DAY! I got everything I wanted. This was a family law issue. Without him and his amazing assistant Kelly I would have been lost. Thanks again for everything 😊
  • Jason M. Recommends Michael G. Butash

    Highly recommend Attorney Mike Butash. I am grateful for his experience, knowledge, and professionalism in helping bring resolution to my case quickly. I appreciate his direct communication as he really went out of the way to help me. While everyone's case and circumstances differ, Mr. Butash has...
  • Raymond F. Recommends Michael G. Butash

    One of the best attorneys I have ever met.
  • Jayson S. Recommends Michael G. Butash

    Got served a temporary Injunction Tuesday evening after hours for a case being heard Thursday morning. Attorneys called back first thing in the morning Wednesday, arrived to court early the next day well prepared, did an excellent job of representing me, and getting the Injunction dismissed. Hope...
  • C. Summer Recommends Michael G. Butash

    Mike Butash is the most genuine Attorney I have ever met and I deal with Attorneys daily in my profession for over 20 years. In a case I dont a wish on anyone, my Son was hit by a drunk driver….By the grace of God he was not hospitalized but needed medical treatment. Mike called daily to check i...
  • Tina M. Recommends Michael G. Butash

    My experience with this place was very great. Micheal Butash was awesome very committed to my case and I would strongly recommend him for any of your legal needs.
  • Lana L. Recommends Michael G. Butash

    I highly recommend Michael Butash to anyone in need of a great attorney. Very knowledgeable and professional and I couldn't have asked for a better attorney! Thank you for all your hard work!
  • Jerry S. Recommends Michael G. Butash

    I've requested assistance from both Mr. Butash and Mr. Donovan in the past. They are both very professional, timely, and knowledgeable. Their assistance and expertise has been invaluable and I would highly recommend them to anyone.
  • Tom S. Recommends Michael G. Butash

    I retained Mr. Butash to assist my son in a car accident case in Pasco County. We had tons of questions and frankly were nervous about the whole process. Mr. Butash and his staff were amazingly helpful throughout the process and took their time to explain everything that was happening. The whole ...
  • Phillip S. Recommends Michael G. Butash

    Sean Donovan did a great job for me in my divorce. From the initial consultation on he really set himself apart. I was into my divorce for almost a year when I decided it was time to seek representation. There is no shortage of divorce attorneys, but finding the best fit for your particular situa...
  • Maurice W. Recommends Michael G. Butash

    I just wanted to tell Michael "Thank you" for the amazing job you did with my case.  Your professionalism and customer service has been the best I have seen with dealing with lawyers.  When dealing with you and your firm, I never felt it was just about the money.  I thought that you really cared ...

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