Michael Ray Buchanan
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.
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
|:||University of Central Florida, BA, Political Science, magna cum laude, 1981|
|Law School||:||University of Florida, JD, 1984|
- 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).
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
1800 North Main Street
Gainesville, Florida 32609
DeThomasis & Buchanan, PA was founded in 1989. DeThomasis & Buchanan, PA is located in Alachua County Florida.
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.