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Todd Jerome Thurow

Criminal defense Attorney at Dade City, FL

4.9   28 reviews

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About Todd

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Experienced Tampa-area Criminal and DUI Defense Lawyer

Criminal Justice Beginnings in Michigan

Todd Jerome Thurow was raised in Centreville, located in southwestern Michigan. After graduating from Centreville High School, Mr. Thurow studied criminal justice at Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo, Michigan. During his under-graduate studies, he accepted a position with the Cassopolis Police Department and worked as a police officer while attending classes on a full-time schedule.

 Law Enforcement Experience & Training

After receiving his Bachelor of Science degree in 1995, Mr. Thurow relocated to Florida. Over the following nine years he was employed as a deputy with the Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office and then as a police officer at the Sarasota Police Department.  During his tenure in law enforcement, Mr. Thurow attended numerous advanced training seminars including courses in: DUI Field Sobriety Testing; Breath Test/Intoxilyzer Operator Permit; Sex Crimes Investigations; Drug and Narcotic Investigations, Interviews and Interrogations; Radar Certification Field Training Officer and Instructor. Mr. Thurow was involved in two high profile cases that resulted in him being named in two books. One book, Every Breath You Take, authored by Ann Rule, involved the homicide of Shelia Bellush, a woman murdered after her millionaire ex-husband Alan Blackthorne contracted to have her killed. The other book is Diane Fanning’s Into the Water, written about Richard Marc Evonitz, a serial killer of teenage girls.

 Law School and Business Education

After 11 years in law enforcement, Mr. Thurow changed his focus to a career in law and enrolled at Stetson University’s College of Law in Gulfport, FL. While in law school, he was the recipient of the Paul Barnard Award for Clinic Excellence, awarded for his performance in representing indigent clients while enrolled in the Public Defender Clinic.  After law school, Mr. Thurow accepted a position as an Assistant Public Defender in the Sixth Judicial Circuit in Clearwater, and he then transferred to Dade City. While at the Office of the Public Defender, Mr. Thurow handled hundreds of misdemeanor and felony criminal cases.

During this time, he also pursued a Masters Degree in Business Administration at Stetson University and is scheduled to graduate in May of 2012. Mr. Thurow is a member of the Florida Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys.

 Criminal Justice Experience an Asset

As an Assistant Public Defender, Mr. Thurow earned a reputation as a criminal defense attorney who would not shy away from challenging prosecutors, the police, and evidence in a case. He was extremely active filing motions in court that frequently resulted in key evidence being ruled inadmissible at trial, helping Mr. Thurow to win successful outcomes for his clients.  Mr. Thurow represented indigent clients in an aggressive manner, resulting in numerous cases being either dismissed entirely or reduced after negotiations with prosecutors representing the State of Florida.  Mr. Thurow’s experience as a police officer has been a priceless asset to his clients. As a former police officer, Mr. Thurow is frequently asked how he could switch sides and go from enforcing the laws to defending people against criminal charges. Mr. Thurow’s answer is very simple: “It’s not about switching sides, it’s about protecting peoples’ rights under the U.S. Constitution and the Bill of Rights.”

 Personal Life

Mr. Thurow is also a Realtor and is actively involved in assisting buyers and sellers with real estate transactions. He is married to Christine Bala Thurow, the daughter of Tampa area doctors Sam and Rosario Bala. Mr. Thurow and his wife Christine have two children. In his spare time, he enjoys watching baseball games, playing baseball, fishing and spending time with his family.

 Education
  • Western Michigan University (B.S., 1995)
  • Stetson University College of Law (J.D., 2006)
  • Stetson University School of Business Administration (M.B.A., 2012)
 Distinctions, Appointments, and Bar Memberships
  • Member of the Florida Bar
  • Former Assistant Public Defender (Clearwater/Dade City), 6th Judicial Circuit
  • Member of Florida Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys
  • Paul Barnard Award recipient given for outstanding representation of clients during the Public Defender Clinic
  • Former Police Officer

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Licensed for 15 years
State FL
Status Member in Good Standing
Acquired 2007
Updated 11/23/2022

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Contact Todd

Todd Jerome Thurow
15913 N. US Highway 301
Dade City, FL, 33523

Reviews

4.9 / 5.0
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Posted by Patricia (Trish) | December 5, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Gave 5 stars, deserves 10 stars
Extremely professional office staff. Todd personally returns calls/texts in a timely fashion. Keeps you updated. Reduced my Criminal traffic case to a Civil case with small fine. If you need a Criminal defense attorney, I would definitely hire Todd Thurow!!
Posted by Ashley | April 29, 2022
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Best representative
He was an excellent attorney. Made sure the case was taken care of from beginning to end. Professional but still humble. So grateful for him, the best we’ve ever had ❤️
Posted by Jarid | September 28, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
First time hiring an attorney. Made it easy!
Mr. Thurow made the process simple, helped to ensure a favorable outcome, and was overall exactly what I was looking for in my first attorney interaction. Thanks again!
Posted by John | August 31, 2021
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Extremely satisfied
I hired Mr. Thurow when the Pasco prosecutor decided I deserved 45 days in jail for unknowingly driving on a suspended license. He was able to get them to drop it to a civil infraction with a fairly small fine too pay. I would highly recommend Mr. Thurow!
Posted by anonymous | February 17, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Great attorney
We hired Mr. Thurow for our son. It was an effortless process and the charges were dropped. Highly recommend.
Posted by Donna Sheppard | October 20, 2020
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Todd Thurow
I hired Todd and he was very honest and did a wonderful job for me and would recommend him to anyone , Five stars!
Posted by anonymous | October 15, 2020
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Son’s Case Dismissed
Attorney Thurow represented our teenage son for a case involving his first car accident. Todd Thurow was very honest, thorough, and knowledgeable about the process. He was able to get the case dismissed and prevented points assessed to our son’s license and ultimately an increase to our car insurance. Thank you!!
Posted by Alice | November 15, 2019
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Ms.
I had a consultation with Todd J. Thurow yesterday and he was very helpful and gave me excellent advice. I would recommend him and will hire him in the future if I need him.
Posted by Christopher | September 4, 2019
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Case Dismissed
I had an old case in Florida which restricted my ability to get my driver license. Todd was able to get my case dismissed and I was able to stay in Montana. All done at an excellent rate!!!!
Posted by anonymous | July 6, 2019
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Todd was easy to work with and delivered a positive result.
Last year, I found myself in a bizarre made-up "criminal" case. Todd was recommended to me by another attorney to handle it, and he did. If you are looking for a knowledgeable, experienced and ethical attorney in his specialty field, Todd Thurow is the one to contact.
Posted by anonymous | May 17, 2019
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Thanks Todd
He did a great job for my son, we thought he would not be home for about 7 years, but now he will be home in 6 months. Thank you, Todd
Posted by Edwin K. | February 21, 2019
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| Consulted Attorney
No lawyer will fight harder!
I say that because He, like my father, comes from a law enforcement background. He truly knows your rights and tenaciously defends them! Don't hesitate to call him and let him tell you how to get the JUSTICE you deserve. One of the truly good guys still out there...thank you Todd!
Posted by Manny | January 15, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
There's no one like Attorney Todd Thurow
I had an old case in Tampa that needed to be taken care of. After exploratory research (made by him and his team), he told me that the case would be dismissed; I never had any legal problems, never used an attorney for anything, only heard horror stories of attorneys, but all I can say is that I TRUST ATTORNEY TODD THUROW 100% He got the case dismissed!!!! That simple. He made two (2) visits to the court (the last one was because the county needed to check some facts, so they needed a postponement). Final result..... CASE DISMISSED!!!! I am grateful for Counselor Thrurow's work, professionalism, and personal care that he put into my case, and more so, to tell me how happy he was that everything was right, and that what made him the happiest was to know that I was happy..... Now, what lawyer has ever said this to you? THANK YOU COUNSELOR!!!! THANK YOU!
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Posted by Matthew | September 24, 2018
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DUI guru
Todd was excellent. I moved out of state and he handled my DUI case. I didn’t have to return to Florida and the charges were dropped. I was very pleased with his response time and was never left in the dark.
Posted by anonymous | June 20, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
BEST ATTORNEY EVER!!!
This man has CHANGED MY LIFE!!! He did what other lawyers said could not be done. He linked 2 separate county cases which included 4 felony charges related to incidents only 3 days apart and got me joint PTI, he got all charges in both counties EXPUNGED!!! Other lawyers told me no can't have joint PTI in 2 counties- only one...well TODD DID IT! They said can only expunge one charge and certainly not 4 charges in 2 counties...well TODD DID IT! I was told by other lawyers they knew NO ONE who could do what I was requesting but TODD DID IT!!!!!! It did take 2.5 years so I will tell you the legal system takes forever but he does fight hard for you. He has many connections in the legal realm and knows exactly how to treat every unique scenario. He is not only AMAZING at what he does but he is truly my hero and such a WONDERFUL person with admirable character and relatability. He is great with communicating with the client every step of the way so that you know what is going on and when. He doesn't paint unrealistic time frames and tells you honest answers. He will win every case he takes on I guarantee you that. Thanks to him I have my life back and was able to keep my house, family and return to the professional white collar world- YOU ARE AMAZING TODD!!!!!
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Posted by Elizabeth | March 16, 2018
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Absolute Best!!!!
I hired Mr. Thurow for my husband, who was arrested for a nine year old VOP warrant and held with no bond. We were vacationing in Florida from out of state. I had to return home but hired Todd long distance, based on his excellent reviews and very reasonable retainer. He was able to get my husbands probation terminated, court fees reduced and released from Pasco county much faster than we anticipated. He was always available to take my calls or answer texts and emails. I had to rely on Todd to handle this for my husband as I was 1000 miles away, and he did not let me down. He is very professional, answers all of your questions and very knowledgeable about the law. I would 100 percent recommend him for any of your legal needs!!
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Posted by Adam | January 26, 2018
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Todd is awesome
Todd did a amazing job for me he got my dui dropped to a wreckless like we spoke about when I hired Todd also Todd got me off the hook for a pot charge I I heard about Todd from my brother in law Todd also got my brother in law off the hook. Thanks Todd again for all you did
Posted by Raul | January 8, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Gets results
It was a long process and he endured it with me. Grateful to his services and the results.
Posted by Michelle | August 4, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Great lawyer
Mr. Thurow did a great job representing my daughter. My family will defiantly use him again.
Posted by anonymous | May 13, 2016
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Excellent attorney
Todd is excellent at what he does. I think being an ex police officer gives him undeniable credibility, knowledge and experience when it comes to defending his clients. He is easy to reach, stays in contact and answers your questions straightforward. Through Todd's efforts I was given pre trial intervention which led to my case ultimately being dismissed. He then even got my records expunged. All of this and I never once had to show up to court. I couldn't be happier with the end results and I would absolutely recommend him to anyone looking for an experienced attorney.
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Cost

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  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 8.2 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Trial Attorney
  • Thurow Law
  • 2016 - Present
  • Trial Attorney
  • Mander Law Group
  • 2013 - 2016
  • Trial Attorney
  • Greenfelder, Mander, Murphy, Dwyer & Morris
  • 2011 - 2016
  • Trial Attorney
  • Public Defender, 6th Judicial Circuit
  • 2007 - 2011
  • Police Officer
  • Sarasota Police Department
  • 1998 - 2004
  • Deputy
  • Sarasota County Sheriff's Office
  • 1995 - 1998
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Education

  • Stetson University
  • Masters in Business Administration
  • 2012
  • Stetson University College of Law
  • Juris Doctorate
  • 2006
  • Western Michigan University
  • Bacholor of Science
  • 1995

Associations

  • Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • 2007 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Client Champion Award
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2022
  • Client Distinction Award
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2021
  • Paul Barnard Award for Clinic Excellence
  • Stetson University College of Law
  • 2006

Speaking Engagements

  • Great American Teach-In
  • Judicial System
  • N/A

Attorney endorsements

Received (15)
Given (27)
Endorse Todd
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 26
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 21
Relationship: Co-worker
"Todd and I worked together at one of the premier criminal defense firms in Pinellas County. Todd is aggressive and uncompromising in his representation of his clients. His detail oriented approach often puts him one step ahead of opposing counsel."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"He is well-respected in his community and is an excellent attorney. I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 14
Relationship: Friend
"Todd is a fantastic litigator who works hard for his clients to achieve great results. I would not hesitate to recommend him to anyone searching for a criminal defense lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Mar 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I worked with Todd for several years and was always impressed with his dedication and hard work. He is knowledgeable in all aspects of criminal defense and I wouldn't hesitate to recommend him to anyone looking for an attorney."
Unknown Attorney | Mar 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Thurow is an excellent attorney who knows the law. He is aggressive and fights for his client's rights, no matter what the case. I highly endorse Mr. Thurow."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Todd is extremely thorough and well prepared in the Courtroom. His work inside the Courtroom helps Todd negotiate excellent resolutions on behalf of his clients. Todd is an excellent criminal defense attorney."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Todd is an attorney of the highest ethical and moral standards working at the offices of Greenfelder, Mander, Murphy, Dwyer & Morris . His prior experience as a Law Enforcement Officer has proven to be invaluable to his clients. He is an excellent criminal trial attorney. I endorse this lawyer."
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