Senior Associate | Tampa
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Stephen Udagawa is a Senior Associate at Butler who works in our Tampa office. He practices in First-Party Property Coverage and Extra-Contractual claims.
Stephen received his Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, cum laude, from Boston College in 1991 and his Doctor of Jurisprudence from the University of Miami School of Law in 1995. He is a member of the Florida Bar and the Hillsborough County Bar Association.
Before joining Butler, Stephen served Florida citizens as an Assistant State Attorney for over 3 years at the Seminole County State Attorney’s Office in Sanford, Florida. In 1999, Stephen continued to serve Florida citizens as an Assistant State Attorney at the Hillsborough County State Attorney’s Office in Tampa, Florida. He worked there 20 years and served 14 of those years as a Felony Division Chief. While an Assistant State Attorney, Stephen tried over 160 jury trials, including 27 homicide jury trials with many of these trials being high profile first degree murder cases.
Senior Associate Stephen Udagawa was recently featured as a panel member on an episode of the Crime Stories with Nancy Grace podcast discussing his work as a felony prosecutor on the Julie Schenecker murder trial. During the podcast, they discuss the Veronica Youngblood murder trial and compare it to the Julie Schenecker murder trial that Stephen Udagawa tried in 2014. In both cases, both defenda...
We are excited to announce our latest Senior Associates: Stephen Udagawa, Dericka Burke, Vincent Fernandez, and Abraham Shakfeh. Click on their names to learn more about them....
We extend a warm welcome to the newest attorneys to join our Butler family!...