Board Certified Criminal Trial Lawyer since 2006 - SuperLawyer, 2010

Ben Hutson

After graduating law school in 1994, Ben worked as a Public Defender helping those unable to afford a private lawyer. After serving for three years, Ben started in private practice, helping both individuals and businesses with civil and criminal litigation matters. Ben also frequently acts as an advisor for University of Florida students facing school disciplinary proceedings.

Ben will discuss your matter briefly with you for no fee. If he takes your case, he will personally put in the time necessary to ensure your case is handled properly. You deserve to be treated with respect and compassion during this difficult time. You deserve to have your phone calls and emails returned promptly, and to be kept apprised of developments in your case. You deserve to have a skilled and experienced advocate right at your side.

 

In personal injury matters, you are not charged attorney fees or costs unless there is a recovery. You get to decide whether to settle or go to court.

Ben married his law school sweetheart, Denise, in 1994, and they are raising their children, Colleen and Jack, in Gainesville. 

Experience

Ben has tried or litigated these civil matters:

Car crash

Wrongful Death

Slip and fall

Product liability

Nursing Home Negligence

Breach of Contract

Tortious Interference

Motor Vehicle Repair Shop Act

Florida Pawnbroking Act

Insurer Bad Faith

Insurer Refusal to Pay

Breach of Non-Compete Clause

Federal Civil Rights Violations

Violation of Credit Card Transactional Rules

Telephone Consumer Protections Act (TCPA)

Florida Consumer Collections Practices Act (FCCPA)

Writ of Garnishment

Workplace Sexual Harassment Claims

Ben has tried these criminal matters to jury:

1st Degree Murder

2nd Degree Murder

DUI (Impairment and DUBAL)

Aggravated Stalking

Domestic Violence

Cocaine Trafficking

Possession of Cannabis

Aggravated Assault with a Firearm

Aggravated Assault of a Law Enforcement Officer

Robbery

Escape

Resisting or Obstructing an Officer

Scheme to Defraud

Witness Tampering

Sexual Battery

Kidnapping

Aggravated Battery

Theft

Trespass

Driving with Suspended or Revoked License

Education

University of Florida Levin College of Law, J.D. (1994)

University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, B.A. (1991)

Bar Admissions

Florida Bar (1994)

U.S. District Court, Northern District of Florida (1997)

U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida (1997)

Memberships

Eighth Judicial Circuit Bar Association (President, 2001)

Eighth Judicial Circuit Chapter FACDL, Past President

James C. Adkins, Jr. Inn of Court

Florida Bar Sections: Trial Lawyers; Real Property, Probate and Trust Litigation; Criminal Law, Alternative Dispute Resolution

Teaching and Mentoring Activities

Adjunct Professor of Trial Practice, University of Florida College of Law (2016-present)

Faculty, Gerald T. Bennett Prosecutor/Public Defender Trial Training Program (2006-present)

Florida Bar Grievance Committee 8A (Chair, 2006)

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2750 N.W. 43rd St., Ste. 102

Gainesville, FL 32606

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