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Abraham Mohammad Shakfeh

Associate | Tampa

Abraham Shakfeh is an attorney at Butler in our Tampa office practicing in Construction, Casualty Defense Litigation and Third-Party Coverage. 

Abraham obtained his Bachelor of Arts from the University of South Florida cum laude in 2008 and his Juris Doctor from Florida State University in 2011. He is admitted to practice law in the State of Florida and the Federal District Court of the Middle District of Florida.

Prior to joining Butler, Abraham practiced a wide variety of matters from inception to trial.  These cases included construction defect claims and defending against actions involving wrongful death.  Abraham has also volunteered to help children with special needs obtain access to education.

In his spare time, he can be found gardening, tending to his honeybees and spending time with his wife.

Admissions

  • Florida

Education

  • Florida State University College of Law
    Juris Doctorate
  • University of South Florida
    Bachelor of Arts, Cum Laude

Memberships

  • Bay Area Legal Services (BALS) – Intake Volunteer
  • Florida Muslim Bar Association (FMBA)
  • Hillsborough County Bar Association (HCBA)
  • Hillsborough County Bar Association (HCBA) – Diversity Committee, Co-chair

Courts

  • FLORIDA FEDERAL COURTS (MIDDLE DISTRICT)

Media

Dodge’n Expert Bias Discovery Issues Raised in Worley

Expert witnesses are a critical part of litigation.  A good expert can properly assess a case, help position a case for settlement and provide helpful testimony at trial.  Like all witnesses, an expert witness’ bias may be discovered.  This includes the frequency with which a firm uses a particular expert.  See Allstate Insurance Co. v. Boecher, 733 So. 2d 993, 994 (Fla. 1999) (holding that ...

HCBA Diversity Fair 2021

Associate Abraham Shakfeh was a panelist for the HCBA 2021 Diversity Fair on May 6, 2021. The Diversity Fair was a virtual panel hosted by the Hillsborough County Bar Association in an effort to increase awareness and promote diversity within the local legal community. This event featured panel discussions on topics such as workplace issues, legal community issues, inclusion and conformity as wel...

HCBA’s Diversity & Inclusion Social | Thanks to All Who Joined!

We would like to thank all of our attorneys who joined the Hillsborough County Bar Association's (HCBA) Diversity & Inclusion Social. Click their images to learn more about each attorney....

If the Sprinkler Pipes Fit, You Must Acquit

What Constitutes a Product under the Economic Loss Rule  The Economic Loss Rule limits a defendant's tort liability for defective products to injuries caused to persons or damage caused to property other  than the defective product itself.  The Economic Loss Rule has been used to exclude tort liability for damages to the constructed product.    However, what constitutes a product?  Flor...

Abrahama Shakfeh – Panelist For Florida Bar Virtual Town Hall Meeting

Attorney Abraham Shakfeh will be presenting as a panelist for the 13th Circuit Virtual Town Hall hosted by the Florida Bar. This virtual meeting will take place via Zoom Webinar on August 11, 2020. The conversation will focus on how Florida attorneys are coping during the COVID-19 pandemic, how the judicial system is adapting their operations on a local level, and what the Bar can do to assist me...

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Community Spotlight: A Hobby for A Natural Cause

In the back of a family home sits a white wooden box surrounded by brush and nature, buzzing with bees. Behind the wooden façade, framed inside, are rows and rows of honeycombs. There are many reasons why people take up hobbies, a pique of interest, a new challenge or to learn something new. For Abraham, an associate at Butler’s Tampa office, it was a desire to make a change that first...

HCBA 2020 Diversity Luncheon

Attorney Abraham Shakfeh works to help showcase the culture and diversity of the Tampa Bay area in his position as co-chair for the Hillsborough County Bar Association (HCBA) Diversity Committee. The HCBA Diversity Committee seeks to reflect this diversity in the community with their annual Diversity & Inclusion Networking Social to connect law students with attorneys, judges and members ...

Seeing May Soon be Believing: The Possible Expansion of Summary Judgment in Florida with Respect to Dash Camera Footage

Many transportation companies use dash cameras for purposes of defending against actions for liability. However, recently in Lopez v. Wilsonart, LLC, 275 So. 3d 831 (Fla. 5th DCA 2019), eyewitness testimony and an expert affidavit were sufficient to defeat summary judgment even though they flatly contradicted the Freightliner's dash camera footage. In doing so, the appellate court did certify an...

HCBA Diversity & Inclusion Networking Social

Butler is proud to sponsor the 2019 HCBA Diversity Committee's annual networking event. Partners William Linero, Jr., Thomas Keller and John Garaffa and Associates Abraham Shakfeh (as co-chair of the HCBA Diversity Committee), Liandra Izquierdo, Juliana Cortes and Suzanne DeCopain attended in support of connecting local law students with members of Tampa's legal organizations. The HCBA Diversi...

Abraham Shakfeh: Co-chair for HCBA Diversity Committee

Attorney Abraham Shakfeh works to help showcase the culture and diversity of the Tampa Bay area in his position as co-chair for the Hillsborough County Bar Association (HCBA) Diversity Committee. The HCBA Diversity Committee seeks to reflect this diversity in the community with its annual Diversity & Inclusion Networking Social to connect law students with attorneys, judges and members of ...

July – Welcome to our Newest Attorneys!

We extend a warm welcome to the newest attorneys to join our Butler family!...

Abraham Mohammad Shakfeh