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Board Certified as a Criminal Trial Specialist since July 2000.


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Practice areas


  1. Criminal Defense: 100%
    21 years



Retainer (always), Free consultation (45 minutes)

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Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

14 total 

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  • T. Charles Shafer

    I endorse this lawyer. Ms. Tufte is a hard-working, intelligent, compassionate attorney who cares about her clients. I have worked with her on cases, and have seen first hand her abilities. She knows what it takes to get great results, and she diligently pursues those results. An experienced litigator; not afraid to take a case to trial.


    T. Shafer Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Arthur Brian Brandt

    I have had the pleasure of working with Ms. Tuft on a matter wherein we represented co-defendants. Ms. Tuft was thorough and professional. I have observed Ms. Tuft for many years and have nothing but admiration for her accomplishments in the courtroom. I endorse this lawyer.


    Arthur Brandt Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact info

Law Office of Karen J Tufte
903 Delaware Ave
Fort Pierce, Florida, 349508558


FLMember in Good Standing199409/08/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Board Certified - Criminal TrialFlorida Bar Board of Legal Specialization and Education2010
Board Certified - Criminal TrialFlorida Bar Board of Legal Specialization and Education2005
LeadershipSt. Lucie County Chamber of Commerce2004
Board Certified - Criminal TrialFlorida Bar Board of Legal Specialization and Education2000
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyLaw Office of Karen J Tufte1998 - Present
Assistant Public DefenderPublic Defender's Office - 19th Judicial Circuit1994 - 1998
Association namePosition nameDuration
St. Lucie County Association of Criminal Defense LawyersTreasurer2008 - 2010
St. Lucie County Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMember2007 - Present
St. Lucie Business NetworkingMember2005 - 2008
St. Lucie county Chamber of CommerceMember2003 - 2009
National Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMember2000 - Present
Florida Bar, Criminal Law SectionMember1998 - Present
Florida Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMember1994 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
State vs. ArmstrongJury found her Not Guilty - both counts
State vs. CastanedaNot Guilty
State vs. HillNot Guilty - both counts
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Mississippi College School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1993
State University of New York, College at New PaltzPolitical ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts1990
Orange County Community CollegeLiberal ArtsAA1988
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
LectureCriminal Procedure Overview2009