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Vanessa Francois is an Associate at Butler who works in our Tampa office. Her practice focuses on First-Party Property Claims and Insurance Coverage Disputes.  

Vanessa is a double-Gator who received both her Bachelor of Arts degree and Juris Doctorate from the University of Florida. While in law school, Vanessa served as a Senior Editor of the Southern Journal of Policy and Justice and was a University of Florida Law Ambassador. Vanessa also served as a Legal Extern for the Eighth Judicial Circuit of Florida. Prior to attending law school, Vanessa earned a Master of Science degree in Criminal Justice from the University of Central Florida.  

Vanessa has served several Florida communities by contributing time to the Restoration of Civil Rights Project, Three Rivers Legal Services, Inc.’s Home Sweet Home Project, Habitat for Humanity, and Serve Saturdays with her local church.


  • University of Florida
    Bachelor of Arts
  • University of Central Florida
    Master of Science
  • University of Florida
    Juris Doctor


Welcome Wednesday – Vanessa Francois

We extend a warm welcome to Vanessa Francois, the newest member to join our Butler family! Click her picture to learn more....

Vanessa Francois