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Former Felony Prosecutor

A graduate of William and Mary School of Law, Michael offers a record of success in demanding professional and academic endeavors. In 2005, Michael began his career in the Tampa area by accepting an appointment as an Assistant Attorney General for the State of Florida. During that post, Michael represented the Department of Revenue in numerous paternity, support and modifications. Michael also represented the State’s interest while intervening in several Dissolution of Marriage hearings.


In 2008, Michael accepted an appointment as an Assistant State Attorney in Hillsborough County. Representing the citizens of Florida, Michael prosecuted a broad range of crimes that included misdemeanor traffic offenses and first degree felonies punishable by a life sentence. As a state prosecutor, Michael was counsel of record for over 40 jury trials, lead counsel on over 20 of those trials.


In 2010, while working for the State Attorney Office, Michael accepted a position as an adjunct professor with St. Petersburg College. During his time with the college, Michael has taught Civil Litigation and Legal Research and Writing. He continues to receive positive feedback from students and faculty while working in the Legal Studies Department.


Michael’s professional and academic experiences reflect the interpersonal relations and problem solving skills that allow him to represent clients with complex legal issues. These experiences have exhibited his ability to build constructive relationships, earning the trust and respect of clients and colleagues. Michael has worked effectively with a multitude of people possessing diverse backgrounds, work styles and expectations.


Areas of Practice

  • Criminal Law (Felonies and Misdemeanors)

  • White Collar and Financial crimes

  • Aggravated Traffic (DUI, DWLR)

  • Personal Injury

  • Family Law

  • Personal Injury/Civil Litigation


Bar Admissions

  • State of Florida

  • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida (Federal)



  • William and Mary Law School, Juris Doctor 2005

  • University of Connecticut, B.S. 2000


Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Adjunct Professor at Saint Petersburg College, Florida


Past Employment Positions

  • Assistant Attorney General, State of Florida

  • Assistant State’s Attorney, Tampa, Florida


Practice areas


  1. Criminal Defense: 40%
  2. Family: 30%
  3. Personal Injury: 30%



Hourly ($200-400/hour), contingent (33-40%), Retainer (sometimes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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Contact info

Michael L. Broadus, P.A.

P.O. Box 75383
Tampa, FL, 33602


FLMember in Good Standing200506/17/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Nation's Top One PercentNational Association of Distinguished Counsel2015
Dean's CertificateWilliam and Mary Law School2005
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Adjunct ProfessorSt. Peter's College2010 - Present
Assistant State AttorneyHillsborough County State Attorney's Office2008 - 2012
Assistant Attorney GeneralAttorney General's Office, Florida2005 - 2008
Summer AssociateEarly, Maslach & Rudnicki2004 - 2004
Summer AssociateOffice Of Attorney General Of Virginia2003 - 2003
Association namePosition nameDuration
George Edgecomb Bar AssociationMember2013 - Present
Hillsborough County Bar AssociationMember2012 - Present
American Immigration Lawyers AssociationMember2012 - Present
Publication nameTitleDate
Hillsborough County Bar Association Lawyer MagazineEmergency Medical Condition: PIP's New Facelift to Reduce Litigation?2013
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
William & Mary Law SchoolDoctor of Jurisprudence/Juris DoctorN/A2005
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Fox News Ask-A- LawyerDUI Check Points2015
Fox News Ask- A- LawyerBank of America Lawsuit2013