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Bennett Asbury Hutson

Criminal defense Attorney at Gainesville, FL

5.0   15 reviews

also known as Ben Hutson

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  • Licensed for 29 years
    State FL
    Acquired 1994
    Member in Good Standing No misconduct found

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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.


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Bennett Asbury Hutson
Hutson Law Firm, P.A.
2750 N.W. 43rd St., Ste. 102
Gainesville, FL, 32606


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  15 customer reviews
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Client's Choice 2014
Client's Choice
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Posted by Tamesha | April 28, 2014
Highly Recommended
Mr. Hutson was very informative, professional, and courteous while representing me. Mr. Hutsons' expertise put my family and I at ease, during one of the most difficult times in our lives. I would highly recommend Mr. Hutson to anyone that needs representation. His interpersonal skills were second to none, he made me feel like a family member-rather than a client!
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Posted by Jonathan | December 16, 2014
Great Lawyer and Person
Mr. Hutson was such a great help with this seriously flawed legal system. He is very thorough and diligent. He went over all of my options with me and was very accommodating regarding my school schedule. He even offered for me to spend Thanksgiving at his house if I had no plans. To me, that's above and beyond. I just got done with my legal battle and I couldn't be more pleased. Thanks Ben!
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Response from Bennett Hutson December 24, 2014
You're welcome! Thanks for the kind words and your service to our country.
Posted by anonymous | April 18, 2019
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Couldn't have been more helpful
Ben couldn't have done more for us, incredibly helpful. He is very responsive on his phone which is massive for me, very comforting knowing your calls won't be ducked. He knows the ins and outs and is the person you want by your side. Thanks!
Posted by Young | November 10, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Strongly recommended!
My family and I had a very bad car accident right after my graduation. Fortunately, I was able to get his contact information from the Student Legal Service at the University of Florida. When I entered his office for the first time, I thought the attorney would give me a very general consultation regarding my car accident. However, I was impressed by his professionalism; he was totally attentive, knowledgeable, honest, and supportive of my case. I strongly recommend Mr. Ben Hutson for any personal issues in relation to auto accidents and injuries!
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Posted by Tim | October 13, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Extremely satisfied with service
I had a wonderful experience with Ben, he was open and honest, and had my best interests in mind at every step of the way. He sought after advice in subjects that he was not familiar with, and worked well in a team environment to bring about the best possible case scenario for my matter. I would highly recommend Ben for his quality of service and reasonable fees.
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Posted by Victor | April 10, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Mr. Hutson was phenomenal! DUI FOUND NOT GUILTY!
After getting a DUI I consulted with Ben along with many other attorneys. I found that he is the most respectful, insightful and most importantly realistic of them all. He was easy to talk to and did not just tell me what i wanted to hear. Soon after hiring him he was able to get me into a pre-trial diversion program that would lessen the charges to a misdemeanor. While in the program I did something really stupid and got kicked out for violating the terms of the program. Ben and I decided to take the case to trial. He was thorough during jury selection and was able to get a very favorable jury. During trial it was apparent that he was an excellent choice. He definitely did his homework and it showed. The arresting officer was some sort of DUI specialist that had a video of the whole incident and I was certain that things would not go my way. Ben was able to destroy the officers credibility by looking at his resume (I don't know how he was able to get that), looking at his social media and drawing some important conclusions that i believe is a big part of why I was found not guilty. It also helped that he was able to get the jury to like him. In the end I was unanimously found not guilty. THROUGHOUT THE WHOLE ORDEAL, FROM CONSULTATION TO TRIAL, MR. HUTSON WAS CORDIAL, PROFESSIONAL, PUNCTUAL, AND WAS ALWAYS OPEN TO SPEAK WITH ABOUT ANY QUESTIONS COMMENTS OR CONCERNS I HAD. BEN'S WORK ETHIC SHOWED IN HOW THOROUGH HE WAS. HE GAVE ME REALISTIC EXPECTATIONS AND DID NOT SUGARCOAT ANYTHING. I KNEW NOTHING ABOUT LAW OR ANY OF THE PROCEDURES LET ALONE THE LINGO GOING INTO TO THIS. BEN IS PATIENT, INFORMATIVE AND GOT ME THROUGH THIS. I WOULD DEFINITELY RECOMMEND HIM TO MY FRIENDS FAMILY AND TO YOU STRANGER. HE IS THE RIGHT CHOICE!
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Posted by anonymous | October 28, 2015
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| Hired Attorney
Ben is a simply a BLESSING
Our family was going through a very hard time with legal troubles and we did not know what to do. We have never had legal troubles and we were seeking help from anybody who could give us advice. One day, my friend recommended me Ben and the minute I met him I knew our legal trouble would get resovled with the best option. He answered every question and kept our family at ease during the whole process. Ben treated us like family and helped us through everything. We recently just got done with our legal troubles and now our family can sleep in peace knowing everything went well and its all thanks to Ben. If you ever need a A+ lawyer, we highly recommend Ben because he treat you like family and you will know you are in good hands. If you don't know anything about the law or just need help, Ben is your man! The guy is a genius! Thanks again Ben! You're the man!
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Response from Bennett Hutson October 30, 2015
You're very welcome. Thank you for the kind review - it was my privilege to help.
Posted by Nadia | July 28, 2015
Legal Issues
Mr. Hutson took my criminal case and helped me with my legal trouble. Explained my options thoroughly and made recommendations that were well thought out. You will be in knowledgeable hands.
Posted by anonymous | April 6, 2015
Would recommend to anybody
Mr. Hutson and his staff were very professional and extremely helpful in my DUI case. They were always available when I had questions and made me feel at ease during a stressful time. Everyone was very easy to talk to and explained every legal detail in terms that I could understand.
Posted by Susan | October 6, 2014
Excellent lawyer
I highly recommend Mr. Hutson. He agreed to review my case as a favor for someone we both knew. Never once did I feel that my case was anything but important to him. He kept me informed of his progress and met with me whenever it was needed. I was always at ease during our meetings and his easygoing personality was very helpful during stressful times.
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Posted by Ellen | October 4, 2014
Went to bat for us
We were involved in a vehicle accident in which we were struck from behind and sustained injuries. Ben was very diligent in handling our case, clearly explaining every aspect of the process. His patience, understanding, and personable manner put us at ease. He responded quickly to calls or emails and adjusted his schedule to meet our needs. We would highly recommend him!
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Posted by anonymous | July 24, 2014
A Great Attorney
I have retained Mr. Hutson's services for every legal matter I have ever had. I have full trust in him and believe in his skills and knowledge as an attorney. He is straight forward and very easy to communicate with. While working with him, I always have full faith that he will do whatever he can to fight for my benefit and advise me in the best possible plan of action. Hire him, you wont regret it.
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Posted by anonymous | June 25, 2014
Top Notch!!
We hired Mr. Hutson for an issue involving our college aged son in the fall of 2013. Not only was he helpful, but the advice and input he gave our son was spot on. His assistance helped our son tremendously and we can't thank him enough!
Posted by anonymous | February 10, 2012
Cares about the client!
He was so helpful, and kept great communication. He worked with my personal situation and saved me a great deal of heartache. He seems to really care about his clients.
Posted by Alex | June 24, 2011
Review of Bennet A. Hutson
I have no regrets whatsoever in my decision to hire Mr. Hutson. He answered all my questions with confidence and accuracy, responded to my emails and phonecalls with punctuality, kept his appointments, expressed sincerity, and overall conducted himself in a professional manner. His knowledge and experience made the legal process that laid before me a manageable, stressless one. Having a DUI is not an easy thing to accept, but Mr. Hutson was able to relieve much of the anxiety I had about the ordeal.
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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • President
  • Hutson Law Firm, P.A.
  • 2014 - Present
  • Partner
  • Hutson & Brockway, P.A.
  • 2006 - 2013
  • Partner
  • Davis & Hutson, L.C.
  • 2000 - 2006
  • Associate
  • Monaco, Monaco & Birder, P.A.
  • 1997 - 2000
  • Assistant Public Defender
  • Office Of The Public Defender
  • 1994 - 1997
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  • University of Florida, Fredric G. Levin College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1994
  • University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
  • B.A.
  • 1991

Sample of Legal Cases

  • State v. K.S.
  • Reduced to reckless driving, adjudication withheld
  • State v. D.B.
  • Case dismissed.


  • James C. Adkins, Jr. American Inn of Court
  • Master
  • 2010 - Present
  • Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • Florida Bar, Criminal Law Section
  • Member
  • 2000 - Present
  • Florida Bar, Trial Lawyers Section
  • Member
  • 1997 - Present
  • Eighth Judicial Circuit Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1994 - Present
  • Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Eighth Judicial Circuit Chapter
  • President
  • 2014 - 2015
  • Eighth Judicial Circuit, Grievance Committee "A"
  • Chair
  • 2005 - 2006
  • Eighth Judicial Circuit Bar Association
  • President
  • 2001 - 2002
  • James C. Adkins, Jr. American Inn of Court
  • Program Chair
  • 2000 - 2001
  • Eighth Judicial Circuit Bar Association
  • President-Elect
  • 2000 - 2001
  • Eighth Judicial Circuit Bar Association
  • Board Member
  • 1998 - 2003
  • Eighth Judicial Circuit Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division
  • Member
  • 1997 - 1998
  • James C. Adkins, Jr. American Inn of Court
  • Member
  • 1997 - 2004
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Super Lawyer
  • Florida Super Lawyers
  • 2010
  • Board Certified - Criminal Trial
  • Florida Bar Board of Legal Specialization and Education
  • 2006

Speaking Engagements

  • Gerald T. Bennett Prosecutor/Public Defender Trial Training Program
  • Trial practice
  • 2015
  • Gerald T. Bennett Prosecutor/Public Defender Trial Training Program
  • Trial Practice
  • 2009

Attorney endorsements

Received (12)
Given (7)
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Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Hutson is one of, if not the best, criminal defense attorney in the North Florida area. As a former Assistant State Attorney who handled cases against him, I can also say that he is one of the most ethical attorneys I know."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 02
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Mr. Hutson is one of the best trial advocates I have had the opportunity of trying a case against during my time as a prosecutor. He is professional, trustworthy, courteous, and very skilled. He has the upmost respect for the Court and the process. It was a pleasure trying a case with him."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 06
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Mr. Hutson is a talented and hard-working attorney. He cares about his clients and is easy to work with. I strongly endorse him."
Personal injury Attorney | Oct 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ben is just what you hope to find in a lawyer, but rarely do - the perfect combination of intelligence, compassion, and honesty. He cares about his clients, he works tirelessly to get the best results for them, and updates his skills to make sure you get the best possible representation. Hire Ben, you'll be glad you did!"
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Attorney Hutson is an outstanding attorney with an exceptional reputation. I highly recommend his legal services."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Bennett. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"An extremely talented and well respected attorney in the legal community, I wholeheartedly recommend him to anyone looking for a lawyer who knows the law and truly cares about protecting the rights of his clients and getting them the most favorable result possible."
Personal injury Attorney | Jan 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Apr 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Apr 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
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Gainesville Criminal defense Lawyer Bennett Asbury Hutson
Bennett Asbury Hutson
Criminal defense Attorney
Gainesville, FL
Licensed for 29 years
Virtual consultation available