Tom Hudson is considered a national authority on DUI defense, as one of about 50 lawyers nationally board-certified in the field by the National College for DUI Defense. He is a member of the faculty of the NCDD Summer Session, taught at Harvard Law School each July. His criminal law experience includes over 300 jury trials, from traffic violations to felony drug trafficking offenses in State and Federal Court to death penalty murder trials. He has been trained as a Florida Breath Test Operator, and is certified as an instructor in the Standardized Field Sobriety Tests promulgated by the U.S. Department of Transportation. He has also been trained as a "DRE" or Drug Recognition Evaluator. Tom has been teaching laymen, paralegals and lawyers for 20 years.
Tom Hudson has actively handled Personal Injury matters since 1987. We have handled over 2000 personal injury cases, and have tried over 40 to a jury verdict. We were responsible for one of the largest personal injury verdicts in Sarasota County, Florida in 2008. ($1.5 million dollars for a dogbite case.) We have been successful with multi-million dollar settlements in wrongful death and negligence cases. Tom is a member of the Manasota Trial Lawyers Board, which is a professional association of the leading plaintiffs' counsel in the Sarasota/Bradenton area. He is also a Life Member of the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum.
Besides our legal accomplishments, The Hudson Law Office has been active in our community. Tom has had the honor of sitting on numerous nonprofit boards, and is currently a member of the Advisory Board of the Sarasota Animal Rescue Coalition. Along with his three-legged pit bull Pippi, Tom volunteered at HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital of Sarasota every Saturday afternoon for over five years, visiting the patients and inspiring them with Pippi's courage.
Our main office is in Sarasota, and we have a satellite office in the middle of Old Town Key West, at the corner of Duval and Fleming Streets.