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Thomas E. Cushman

Criminal defense Attorney at Saint Augustine, FL

5.0   3 reviews
  • Licensed for 50 years
    State FL
    Acquired 1973
    Member in Good Standing No misconduct found

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Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
    I am a Florida Bar Board Certified Trial Specialist, Certified since 1987.My practice is limited to Criminal Defense, Criminal Appeals, Juvenile Defense, Violations of Probation, and Domestic and repeat violence injunctions. I was Division Chief of the State Attorney's Office 1989-1993, and a "Founding Member" of the Fla. Assn. of Criminal Defense Lawyers. I am a member of the NORML (marijuana law) legal Committee.

    52 years, 500 cases

  2. Appeals
    I am a Florida Bar Board Certified Criminal Appeal Specialist

    37 years, 50 cases


Thomas E. Cushman
222 San Marco Ave
Saint Augustine, FL, 320842723

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Posted by Dan | December 6, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Best in the business - Attorney Mr. Cushman is Excellent
I hired attorney Mr. Cushman and I can't say enough good things about him and his law firm. Mr. Cushman and his team are amazing! They are exceptional - educated, experienced, and passionate at resolving your criminal law problems. I would recommend hiring Mr. Cushman for any and all of your criminal law needs - he is simply the best.
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Posted by Robert | August 2, 2013
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Thomas Cushman, Esquire is the most professional, etical and caring attorney that my family and I have every met. He took care of my situation without hesitation. We were in constant communication, there were no surprises. He treated me, and my family, as if we were members of his family. I was acquitted of all charges.
Posted by anonymous | September 24, 2012
Tom is the real deal!
Tom is an outstanding lawyer. He knows the law and he supports Civil Rights when others try to trample on them. He is brilliant, right down to his MENSA Card. He saved us from a living hell and my family will always, always be grateful


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Work Experience

  • Owner
  • Thomas E. Cushman, P.A.
  • 1993 - Present
  • Supervising Assistant State Attorney
  • State Attorney, Seventh Judicial Circuit
  • 1989 - 1993
  • Assistant Public Defender
  • Public Defender, 7th Circuit
  • 1973 - 1980


  • Florida State University College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1973
  • University of Florida
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1968

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Bates et al Vs. City of St. Augustine
  • preliminary injunction granted, suit later settled
  • U.S. vs. Phillip Noel Johnson
  • convicted sentenced 14 years


  • Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Founding Member; Life Member
  • 1986 - Present
  • Florida Bar
  • member
  • 1973 - Present
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • 1987 - 2007
  • Community Legal Services of Mid-Florida
  • Former Board of Directors
  • 1985 - 1987
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2016
  • Board Certified - Criminal Appellate
  • Florida Bar
  • 2011
  • Pro Bono Award
  • Florida Bar
  • 2007
  • St. Johns County Legal Aid Donation Award
  • St. Johns County Legal Aid
  • 2005
  • President's Pro Bono Award
  • Florida Bar
  • 1988
  • Warrior of the People
  • North Florida Native American Pow Wow
  • 1988
  • Board Certified Criminal Trials
  • Florida Bar
  • 1987
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Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 26
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer's work. Tom E. Cushman is an excellent trial attorney who stays informed as to recent trends and nuances of the practice of criminal law. He doesn't just dabble in it."
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Saint Augustine Criminal defense Lawyer Thomas E. Cushman
Thomas E. Cushman
Criminal defense Attorney
Saint Augustine, FL
Licensed for 50 years