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Thomas William Tuft

Thomas William Tuft

Practice areas:

Mediation, Family

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About Me

Thomas Tuft, a native of the Saint Paul, is a partner at Tuft & Lach, PLLC practicing primarily in family law. Mr. Tuft practices in all areas of family law, including complex divorce, child support, paternity, and child custody with an emphasis on interstate and international child custody cases. He has been a SuperLawyer® since 2002 and has been named one of the Top 40 Family Law SuperLawyers in Minnesota since 2006. He has been named to the list of Top 100 Superlawyers in Minnesota since 2006 and the Best Lawyers in America®. He is rated AV (the highest possible rating in both ethics and legal skills) by Martindale-Hubbell one of the nation’s oldest and most respected attorney listings. He is a member of the ABA, MSBA, RCBA, is a Fellow and current President of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers — Minnesota Chapter, and is a past chair of the Second District Ethics Committee. He writes and speaks on the Uniform Child-Custody Jurisdiction and Enforcement Act, Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction, law practice management, and legal ethics.

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1993

  1. Family: 50%
    22 years
  2. Mediation: 50%
    10 years

Payment

Fees:

Hourly ($275-375/hour)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

4 total 

  • Michael S. Waddington

    I endorse Thomas. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community.

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    Michael Waddington Military Law Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Steven Murray Coodin

    Tom has handled many of my family law matters as a mediator (and in the role as an Early Neutral Evaluator as well). He has a great approach to helping people reach resolutions in even the most difficult cases.

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    Steven Coodin DUI & DWI Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact Info

2109 Co Rd D E
Maplewood, MN, 55109-5444

Resume

License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
MNAuthorized to practice199304/19/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Awards
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
SuperlawyerMinnesota Law & Politics Magazine2008
A/V Top RatingMartindale-Hubbell2008
List of Top 40 Family Law Superlawyers in MinnesotaMinnesota Law & Politics Magazine2008
List of Top 100 Superlawyers in MinnesotaMinnesota Law & Politics Magazine2008
SuperlawyerMinnesota Law & Politics Magazine2007
List of Top 40 Family Law Superlawyers in MinnesotaMinnesota Law & Politics Magazine2007
A/V (Top Rating)Martindale-Hubbell2007
LIst of Top 100 Superlawyers in MinnesotaMinnesota Law & Politics Magazine2007
A/V (Top Rating)Martindale-Hubbell2006
List of Top 100 SuperlawyersMinnesota Law & Politics Magazine2006
List of Top 40 Family Law Superlawyers in MinnesotaMinnesota Law & Politics Magazine2006
SuperlawyerMinnesota Law & Politics Magazine2006
SuperlawyerMinnesota Law & Politics Magazine2005
SuperlawyerMinnesota Law & Politics Magazine2004
SuperlawyerMinnesota Law & Politics Magazine2003
SuperlawyerMinnesota Law & Politics Magazine2002

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
OwnerTuft & Lach, PLLC1994 - Present

Associations
Association NamePosition NameDuration
American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers-MN ChapterPresident2013 - Present
American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers-MN ChapterVice President2004 - 2013
Second District Ethics Committee (Ramsey County)Chair2002 - 2008
Warren E. Burger American Inn of CourtMaster2001 - Present
Collaborative Law Institute of MinnesotaPast Officer and Board Member2000 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember1994 - Present
Ramsey County Bar AssociationMember1994 - Present
Minnesota State Bar AssociationMember1993 - Present

Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
In re Application of SalahTrial court was reversed.

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Education
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Minnesota Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor1993
University of MinnesotaPolitical ScienceBS - Bachelor of Science1990

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Conference ChairAnnual Conference of American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers-MN2008
Conference ChairAnnual Conference of American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers-MN2007
Minnesota Child Custody and Support Deskbook CLEInterstate and International Jurisdiction and Custody Issues2006
26th Annual Family Law InstituteProductivity, Profitability, and Paralegals in Your Family Law Practice2005
Custody Issues: An Overview of Child Custody Law in MinnesotaCustody Issues: An Overview of Child Custody Law in Minnesota2002
Taming the Beast: The Uniform Child-Custody Jurisdiction and Enforcement ActUniform Child-Custody Jurisdiction and Enforcement Act2000
Interstate Enforcement of Child Support and Child Custody OrdersInterstate Enforcement of Child Support and Child Custody Orders2000
Children's Records Law in Minnesota: Medical and Mental Health RecordsChildren's Records Law in Minnesota: Medical and Mental Health Records2000