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Michael Braxton

Michael Braxton

Knowledgeable Fort Myers DUI Defense Lawyer

For more than two decades, Attorney Michael Braxton has defended the rights of those facing criminal or DUI charges. He has handled thousands of cases throughout the state of Florida, after beginning his legal career as an assistant public defender in Tampa. He is committed to obtaining the best possible outcome for his clients and has won not guilty verdicts in a vast array of criminal cases ranging from misdemeanors and DUI charges all the way to felonies punishable by life in prison. His skill in the courtroom includes pre-trial motions, bench trials, and jury trials. Beyond the courtroom, Mr. Braxton has won countless driver’s license hearings and is adept at securing case dismissals on the basis of illegal searches and seizures, police misconduct, or destruction of evidence, among other reasons.

Following his time with the Public Defender’s Office, Mr. Braxton joined the law firm of Essen & Essen et al., becoming a partner and continuing to focus on defending DUI and criminal cases, before leaving to start his own firm. He is sought after as a guest lecturer at seminars across Florida, teaching his fellow attorneys methods and techniques for winning a DUI or criminal case, as well as how to properly cross-examine a witness. Nationally published articles he has authored include DUI and criminal defense topics such as how to deal with unlawful police stops and how to have blood, breath and urine results excluded from a case. Mr. Braxton is licensed to practice in both Florida and New Jersey.


  • B.S., Business Administration, University of Connecticut, 1990
  • J.D., Nova Southeastern University Shepard Broad Law Center, 1993

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