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Pace Mawhinney is an Associate with the Tallahassee office at Butler and joined Butler in 2018. He practices in Third-Party Liability and First-Party Property actions. This includes advising insurers with regard to complex Insurance Coverage and Bad Faith issues.

Pace was born in Tallahassee, Florida, and he graduated from Florida State University with Bachelor of Science degrees in Criminology and English Literature. While attending Florida State, Pace worked as a Senior Criminal Analyst at the State Attorney’s Office, Second Judicial Circuit. In this position, he assisted the attorneys and investigators with the prosecution of felony and misdemeanor matters.

Pace continued his education at Florida State University College of Law. During law school, he clerked for the Department of Business and Professional Regulation and represented the Department at the Division of Administrative Hearings on various licensure matters. He also spent a summer working for a firm specializing in commercial litigation. After law school, Pace practiced at state and nationwide insurance defense firms. In his spare time, Pace enjoys spending time with his wife and daughters, playing guitar, and is an insufferable Florida State Seminoles fan.


  • Florida


  • Florida State University
    Bachelor of Science in Criminology and English Literature
  • Florida State University College of Law
    Doctor of Jurisprudence


  • United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida
  • United States District Court for the Northern District of Florida
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida


Passive Negligence and Common Law Indemnity

BROTHER’S PAINTING & PRESSURE CLEANING CORP. V. CURRY-DIXON CONSTRUCTION, LLC ET AL. 45 Fla. L. Weekly D259b Third District Court of Appeals This matter stemmed from a fire within a condominium unit that was under renovation. It was alleged that the painting subcontractor left a solvent-soaked rag in a garbage bin that spontaneously combusted and caused damage to the unit.  Earlier that ...

Pace Mawhinney