Michael Braxton has dedicated his entire professional career, spanning
over 20 years, to defending individuals charged with crimes. Mr. Braxton
began his legal career as an Assistant Public Defender in Tampa, Florida.
After leaving the Public Defender's office, Mr. Braxton became a partner
at the law firm of Essen & Essen et al., defending DUI's and criminal offenses.
Throughout his career, Mr. Braxton has defended thousands of people charged
with DUI and other criminal offenses. He has tried over 150 criminal jury
trials and countless bench trials. He has also argued hundreds of pre-trial
motions. His success in the courtroom has led to numerous not guilty verdicts
in cases involving DUI's, misdemeanors, and all felonies ranging from 3rd degree to felonies punishable by life.
In addition to his success at trial, Mr. Braxton has secured countless
case dismissals based on police misconduct, destruction of evidence, illegal
searches and seizures, and a number of other reasons. He has also handled
and won countless driver's license hearings, allowing individuals
accused of DUI to protect their driving privileges.
Mr. Braxton has lectured at several DUI / Criminal Defense seminars and
has taught hundreds of attorneys throughout the State of Florida on the
art of winning a DUI / criminal case. He has lectured on the topic of
"How to Properly Cross Examine a Witness." He has written nationally
published articles on such DUI / criminal defense topics as "Excluding
Breath, Blood, and Urine results" and "Unlawful Police Stops."
Mr. Braxton has handled thousands DUI and criminal cases throughout the
state of Florida. His experience and commitment to clients continue to
be a driving force behind the firm's ability to secure successful
results. Mr. Braxton is also admitted to practice law in the state of
- University of Connecticut, 1990 - B.S. Business Administration
- Nova Law Center, 1993 - J.D.