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  1. Criminal Defense: 80%
    44 years, 500 cases
  2. Appeals: 20%
    29 years, 50 cases



Fixed (sometimes)

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Attorney endorsements

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  • Clyde Montgomery Taylor III

    I endorse this lawyer.


    Clyde Taylor Criminal defense Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Anne Marie Gennusa

    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.


    Anne Gennusa Family Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact info

222 San Marco Ave
Saint Augustine, FL, 320842723


FLMember in Good Standing197306/17/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2016
Board Certified - Criminal AppellateFlorida Bar2011
Pro Bono AwardFlorida Bar2007
St. Johns County Legal Aid Donation AwardSt. Johns County Legal Aid2005
President's Pro Bono AwardFlorida Bar1988
Warrior of the PeopleNorth Florida Native American Pow Wow1988
Board Certified Criminal TrialsFlorida Bar1987
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
OwnerThomas E. Cushman, P.A.1993 - Present
Supervising Assistant State AttorneyState Attorney, Seventh Judicial Circuit1989 - 1993
Assistant Public DefenderPublic Defender, 7th Circuit1973 - 1980
Association namePosition nameDuration
Florida Association of Criminal Defense LawyersFounding Member; Life Member1986 - Present
Florida Barmember1973 - Present
National Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMember1987 - 2007
Community Legal Services of Mid-FloridaFormer Board of Directors1985 - 1987
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Bates et al Vs. City of St. Augustinepreliminary injunction granted, suit later settled
U.S. vs. Phillip Noel Johnsonconvicted sentenced 14 years
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Florida State University College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1973
University of FloridaAdvertisingBS - Bachelor of Science1968