attorney_Michael Ray Buchanan

Michael Ray Buchanan

DeThomasis & Buchanan, PA

Attorney Michael Buchanan is a Partner of DeThomasis & Buchanan, PA, a law firm in Gainesville, FL. As a lawyer in Gainesville, Florida, attorney Buchanan serves Alachua County, as well as clients throughout Florida.

Contact Information
Phone
: 3523781107
Fax : 3523780103
Areas of Practice
  • Criminal Defense
  • Drug Crimes
  • DUI / DWI
  • Traffic Violation
Admitted to Practice Law
  • 1986, Florida; 1991, US District Court, Northern and Middle Districts of Florida
Education
College
: University of Central Florida, BA, Political Science, magna cum laude, 1981
Law School : University of Florida, JD, 1984
Graduated : 1984
Professional Memberships
  • The Florida Bar (Member, Criminal Law Section); National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers; Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers; Eighth Judicial Circuit Chapter of Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (President, 1992).
Biographical Information

Born and raised in the state of Florida, Michael attended Oviedo High School where he was Student Body President from 1976-1977. While attending Oviedo High School, Michael was captain of the debate team, winning first place in the state of Florida District Three Interscholastic Debate Tournament in 1975, 1976 and 1977. In 1976, he was awarded first place in Lincoln/Douglas debate for the South Eastern United States Region during the Bicentennial Youth debates.

Michael Buchanan attended college at the University of Central Florida (UCF) where he majored in Political Science. He attended UCF on scholarship for debate where he competed nationally in 1979 and 1980. In 1980, he was on one of only 56 teams nationally invited to attended the National Debate Tournament which was held in Phoenix, Arizona. He graduated from UCF, Magna Cum Laude, June 12, 1981.

Michael Buchanan attended the University of Florida College of Law. While in Law School he was selected to be a member of the Justice Campbell Thornall National Moot Court Board and was recognized as a outstanding senior member of the moot court team in 1984. He graduated from the University of Florida College of Law on May 5, 1984.

For more than twenty-five years, Michael Buchanan's practice of law has been primarily devoted to criminal defense. Criminal Defense represents 90% of the cases handled by Michael. He has previously represented citizens charged with first degree murder, manslaughter, sexual battery, robbery, burglary, grand theft, forgery, aggravated battery, aggravated assault, drug sale, delivery, possession and numerous other criminal felony and misdemeanor offenses. Michael Buchanan has tried as lead counsel numerous jury and nonjury trials. Michael has actual jury trial experience handling cases where individuals have been charged with attempted murder, sexual battery, armed robbery, car jacking, child abuse, aggravated assault, aggravated battery, resisting officer with violence, burglary, drug sale, drug possession, driving under the influence, battery, domestic violence and petit theft

Born: Marianna, Florida

DeThomasis & Buchanan, PA
Contact Information
Phone
: 352-378-1107
Fax : 352-378-0103
Office Location

1800 North Main Street
Gainesville, Florida 32609

Firm Overview

DeThomasis & Buchanan, PA was founded in 1989. DeThomasis & Buchanan, PA is located in Alachua County Florida.

Practice Areas:
Criminal Law, Criminal Defense, Felony Offenses, Misdemeanor Offenses, Juvenile Law, Driving Under the Influence(DUI), Traffic Offenses, Sex Offenses, Drug Crimes, Child Dependency, Student Conduct Violations, and related matters.

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