Joe Tamburino is one of the most effective criminal defense attorneys in the Twin Cities and has been named a Minnesota “Super Lawyer” for fifteen straight years. His passion for excellence in criminal defense has led to an exclusive rating as a Minnesota State Bar Board Certified Legal Specialist in Criminal Law, a certification achieved by only 3% of all attorneys. He has defended his clients effectively against a wide range of charges – from DWI and white collar crimes to child pornography, assault and homicide – and has personally tried over 85 jury trials. Joe has 25 years of criminal experience.
A graduate of New York University and the University of Minnesota Law School, Tamburino began his career as a public defender in the Anoka County Attorney’s Office. In 1997, he joined what would become Caplan & Tamburino Law Firm and has become a prominent and visible member of the Minnesota legal community. In 1998 he was named a Rising Star in Minnesota by Minnesota Law & Politics (Rising Stars are attorneys who have practiced for less than 10 years and are the age of 40 or younger). Since 2000, he has been named a Super Lawyer by Minnesota Law & Politics for fifteen straight years.
He is a frequent commentator on legal issues and current trials for such media outlets as Minnesota Public Radio, Minneapolis Star Tribune, Saint Paul Pioneer Press, WCCO TV & Radio, KSMP/Fox 9 TV and KSTP TV. He has shared his views and expertise on such issues as drinking & driving, alcohol-related accidents, homicides and criminal sexual conduct, campaign finance, international matters and first amendment (free speech) cases.
Tamburino is licensed in Minnesota and Wisconsin and the Federal Courts in Minnesota, Wisconsin, and North Dakota.
Licensed since 1989
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|MN||Authorized to practice||1989||06/29/2015|
|Award Name||Grantor||Date Granted|
|Super Lawyer||Super Lawyers||2011|
|Super Lawyer||Super Lawyers||2003|
|Super Lawyer||Super Lawyers||2000|
|Rising Star||Minnesota Law & Politics Magazine||1998|
|Moot court||National Moot Court Competition||1989|
|Attorney||Caplan & Tamburino Law Firm, P.A.||1997 - Present|
|Association Name||Position Name||Duration|
|State Public Defender||Officer||1989 - 1997|
|University of Minnesota Law School||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1989|
|Minnesota Continuing Legal Education (CLE)||Minnesota Continuing Legal Education (CLE)||2014|