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TANYA M. DUGREE, has a B.S. degree in paralegal assistant studies with a minor in criminal justice. Ms. Dugree has worked as a paralegal in the areas of criminal law, family law, and personal injury law.

Ms. Dugree graduated from Hamline School of Law in Minneapolis, MN, with honors. She was a senior associate with Hamline Journal of Public Law and Policy. As an associate for the Journal she was published. Additionally, Ms. Dugree was a member of Hamline School of Law’s Trial Team.

Ms. Dugree also was a founding member of the Innocence Project of Minnesota. The Innocence Project of Minnesota is an organization that assists the actually innocence in becoming exonerated. Ms. Dugree investigated hundred of cases searching for undiscovered evidence to assist the actually innocent in their claims of being wrongly incarcerated.

While in law school, Ms. Dugree was a certified student attorney with Hennepin County Public Defender’s Office for two years. In that capacity, she handled misdemeanors and felony cases. She researched, wrote and argued countless motions and assisted in numerous trials. Specifically litigating numerous issues involving search and seizure.

Ms. Dugree moved to Florida and accepted employment with the Office of the Public Defender with the Thirteenth Judicial Circuit, in Tampa. As an Assistant Public Defender she represented thousands of cases, ranging from misdemeanors, such as DUI, criminal mischief, and theft, to felonies, including but not limited to trafficking, armed robbery, aggravated assault, attempted murder, burglary, aggravated battery, grand theft, other crimes of violence, and all enhanced misdemeanors.


She went from the Public Defender’s Office to an associate position at local firm, Cohen & DePaul, P.A., where she practiced law for two years. She practiced in numerous counties throughout Florida and defended numerous cases.

Ms Dugree has participated in many training programs dissecting ineffective assistance of counsel, DUI defense, defending crimes of violence, and Fourth Amendment Issues.


In March of 2008, Ms. Dugree opened her own firm. She continues to fight to protect your freedom and defend your liberty. Ms. Dugree has a total of seven years of criminal defense experience in Florida. All of her experience is in defending cases not in prosecuting them. Ms Dugree files countless motions to litigate search and seizure issues. Prosecutor’s know when she says she is going to trial that she means it.


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Practice areas


  1. Criminal Defense: 75%
    12 years
  2. Appeals: 25%



Fixed (always)

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  • Melissa Wilson

    I endorse this lawyer. She is an experienced & diligent attorney who is trusted by her clients. I have also referred several appeals cases to Tanya.


    Melissa Wilson Criminal Defense Attorney
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Contact info

1207 N. Franklin St.
Suite 223
Tampa, FL, 33602


FLMember in Good Standing200309/08/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Attorney At LawTanya M. Dugree, P.A.2008 - Present
AttorneyCohen & DePaul2006 - 2008
Assistant Public DefenderHillsborough County Public Defender's Office2003 - 2006
Publication nameTitleDate
Hamline Journal of Public Law and PolicyDisenfranchisement-A Race Neutral Punishment For Felony Offenders or A Way to Diminish The Minority Vote?2002
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Hamline University School of LawN/AJD - Juris DoctorN/A