Disciplined in Sophisticated Defense and Insurance Litigation

An Associate at Butler, Suzanne J. DeCopain practices in our Coverage Defense department. Suzanne has been a member of the Florida Bar since 2009 and is based in our Tampa office. She is admitted to the United State District Court for the Middle District of Florida. 

Before joining Butler, Suzanne served as an Assistant State Attorney for the 20th Judicial Circuit for three years. During her time there, she gained significant jury and bench trial experience. Suzanne also has experience in landlord/tenant matters for public housing authorities.  

While prosecuting, Suzanne taught as an Adjunct Professor at her undergraduate school, Florida Gulf Coast University. Since moving to Tampa, Suzanne became active with various bar associations including the George Edgecomb Bar Association and has held various positions. She is currently the Learn Your Legal Rights Community Workshop chair.  


  • Florida


  • Florida Gulf Coast University
    Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies
  • Florida Coastal School of Law


  • 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


April 18, 2019 COMMUNITYSuzanne DeCopain - Empowering Citizens Through Education

Associate Suzanne DeCopain believes in giving back to her community. One organization that has impacted her life is George Edgecomb Bar Association (GEBA), an organization that breaks barriers and empowers citizens of the Tampa community through the legal system.

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September 09, 2019 NEWSHCBA Diversity & Inclusion Networking Social

The HCBA Diversity Committee's annual networking event showcases what the Tampa Bay area has to offer by connecting law students with attorneys, judges and members of local legal organizations in a casual, friendly and low-pressure environment.

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April 23, 2019 NEWSSuzanne DeCopain Awarded the GEBA Young Lawyers Award

Congratulations to Suzanne DeCopain for her upstanding work in the community, earning her the GEBA Young Lawyers Award.

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March 08, 2019 NEWSInternational Women's Day - 2019

In celebration of International Women's Day, we've gathered several of our female attorneys to discuss various important female figures in US history.

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