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Practicing criminal defense, family law and general practice in state and federal courts throughout North Central Florida.


I offer free 30 minute consultations. Call, email or stop in to set one up!



Practice areas


  1. Criminal Defense: 50%
    6 years, 1 thousand cases
  2. Family: 40%
    4 years
  3. General Practice: 10%



Fixed (sometimes), Retainer (sometimes), Free consultation (30 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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  • James Charles Shields

    I endorse this lawyer with no reservation. An extremely talented and well respected attorney in the legal community. Very hardworking and diligent. Consistently achieves superior results. Advice is always practical and on point. I recommend to anyone looking for an attorney who knows the law and truly cares about protecting the rights of clients and achieving the most favorable result possible.I endorse this lawyer.


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  • Michael S. Waddington

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


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Contact info

The Law Office of Thomas Almquist

200 ne 1st street
Suite 117
Gainesville, FL, 32601


FLMember in Good Standing201006/17/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Dean's ListUniversity of Florida Levin College of Law2007
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Owner and Attorney at LawThe Law Office of Thomas Almquist2013 - Present
Attorney at LawSamuel A. Mutch, P.A.2012 - 2013
Assistant Public DefenderFifth Circuit Public Defender's Office2010 - 2012
Community Services CoordinatorDepartment of Court Services2010 - 2010
Early Intervention SpecialistFifth Circuit Public Defender's Office2008 - 2009
Association namePosition nameDuration
The Law Office of Thomas AlmquistOwner and Attorney at Law2013 - Present
United States District Court for the Northern District of FloridaMember2012 - Present
United States District Court for the Middle District of FloridaMember2012 - Present
Florida Associate of Criminal Defense LawyersMember2010 - Present
National Lawyers GuildMember2008 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
State v. Marin-ThrowerNot guilty
State v. DeloachVOP dismissed
State v. KingsleyNot guilty
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Florida, Fredric G. Levin College of LawDoctor of Jurisprudence/Juris DoctorN/A2008
Binghamton University, Harpur College of Arts and SciencesEnglish LiteratureBA - Bachelor of Arts1996
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Police EncountersKnow Your Rights2013