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Stephanie Thompson Pawuk

Criminal defense Attorney at New Port Richey, FL

5.0   10 reviews
  • Licensed for 22 years
    State FL
    Acquired 2001
    Member in Good Standing No misconduct found

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

About Stephanie

Learn Stephanie’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
    Former Florida State Prosecutor Juvenile, Misdemeanor, Felony Crimes DUI

    23 years, 1,000 cases

  2. Domestic violence
    Domestic Violence charges, Domestic Violence Victims, Domestic Violence Injunctions

    23 years, 250 cases

  3. Expungement
    Sealing and Expunging of criminal records, Juvenile expunging and sealing

    23 years, 200 cases

  4. Juvenile law
    Juvenile arrests, juvenile sentencing, juvenile direct files

Pawuk & Pawuk, PA consists of Stephanie Pawuk and Daniel Pawuk and practices primarily criminal law. We also will take certian family law, landlord/tenant and business disputes.


Mrs. Pawuk, licensed since 2001, began as a prosecutor in the State Attorney's Office in Clearwater, Florida. She has extensive experience in juvenile law as well as domestic violence and all felony cases.  She began a private practice in 2004 and opened the office in Trinity, FL in 2008.  


Mrs. Pawuk volunteers as a Guardian ad Litem and in her children's school.

She has won awards for her volunteer work with domestic violence victims in both Pinellas and Pasco Counties.


Pawuk & Pawuk, PA
3610 Galileo Drive
Suite 104
New Port Richey, FL, 34655-1794

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Posted by Sabrina | July 7, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
You're in Great Hands!
I spoke to several lawyers before hiring this law firm. Both Dan and Stephanie are former prosecuting attorneys and they drew on their experience from the other side of the table. They knew exactly what to expect and they were thorough and honest. They were responsive, non judgmental and easy to talk to. My case had a grim outlook but they worked together to get the best possible outcome and I couldn't be happier with the results. There is no one I would rather have in my corner.
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Posted by Patricia | September 29, 2018
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Stephanie Thompson Pawuk: A Excellent Attorney-My Hero
Since 2012, Stephanie Thompson Pawuk has been my attorney. She has won every case for me. In 2012, I hired Stephanie in a in landlord/tenant dispute. Also in 2012, Stephanie represented me and convinced the same landlord to give back my security deposit. extend my move out. Again in 2018, I called on Stephanie to represent me on a employer/employee dispute concerning my pay. As my attorney, Stephanie quickly solve the case in my favor. i am confident that if Stephanie takes a case she will win. Stephanie Thompson Pawak is my hero
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Posted by anonymous | December 13, 2017
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Outstanding Attorney
Stephanie is an outstanding and diligent attorney. She has the combined expertise and compassion to represent anyone in the need of an attorney. She will provide them with exceptional representation, as well as explaining the legal process. I would definitely hire them again.
Posted by Mike | February 20, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Efficient, professional and kind
Ms. Pawuk defended our case successfully. She was honest, straight-forward and very efficient. Her communication was excellent and she went above and beyond to help us. I would highly recommend her if needed.
Posted by Robert | October 22, 2015
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| Hired Attorney
Good counseling
I hired Stepanie for a felony. Apparently it was againnst the law to do odd jobs in the State of Florida. So I hired her. She guided through the process and the good part is her husband Dan assisted her with some different ideas to get me out of this dilemma. I would highly recommend them to anyone who has a problem.
Posted by Kathy | July 30, 2015
Accessible and Responsive
Stephanie Pawuk represented me successfully recently and just informed me today of the final paperwork completion. I have been so happy with her responsiveness, understanding and accessibility. I've felt very supported throughout the process and that every possible outcome was thoroughly covered. I would highly recommend her to anyone needing an attorney and hoping for a successful, well-handled process.
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Posted by A.P. | July 21, 2015
They are affordable like a bogo sale. They are attentive and know the law. I recommend them to anyone needing legal representation for all reasons.
Posted by Cindy | October 13, 2012
Highly recommend Stephanie Pawuk
I would highly recommend Stephanie Pawuk. She did an excellent job on my domestic violence and child custody cases. She is very detailed with her work. My family and I always felt comfortable and reassured when we spoke with her. She worked amazingly hard to make sure we had the best representation possible. Anyone that hires her should know that she gives 100% at all times. Thank you
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Posted by Terri | September 4, 2011
Great Lawyer
I would recommend Stephanie to anyone who needs a good lawyer, she is professional yet down to earth & easy to talk too. She hung in there for me and was able to get my daughter into the pti program.
Posted by Deborah H. | July 10, 2011
On a Scale of 1 to 10 I give them a 100. Yes, Off the charts in Excellence !!
Highly recomend her. She is not your tipical lawyer. Responce time is Better than any, and I called many. And you feel very comfortable in there presence. She said what needed 2 be said 2 the judge, declaring me not only, not guilty. But as the victim, that I am. Hot the job done, & done right !
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  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 9.5 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Pawuk & Pawuk, P.A.
  • 2008 - Present
  • State Prosecutor
  • Pinellas County State Attorney
  • 2005 - 2009
  • Attorney
  • Guardian Ad Litem For Superior, District & Juvenile Courts
  • 2005 - 2007
  • Assistant Attorney
  • Office Of The State Attorney Pinellas County
  • 2001 - 2004
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  • Stetson University College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2001

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Burglary/ Battery
  • Charge Reduced


  • Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2017 - Present
  • Florida Association for Women Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • Women Lawyers of Pasco
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • West Pasco Bar Association, Criminal/Juvenile Law Committee
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • Florida Bar
  • Member
  • 2002 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2019
  • Pro Bono Attorney Of The Year
  • Pasco County
  • 2014
  • Attorney of the Year
  • Salvation Army Domestic Violence Shelter
  • 2010
  • Guardian Ad Litem Of The Month
  • Guardian Ad Litem
  • 2010
  • Pro Bono Award
  • Bay Area Legal Services
  • 2005
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Attorney endorsements

Received (3)
Given (2)
Endorse Stephanie
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I met Stephanie at a bar association meeting last year and was so impressed by her knowledge and her passion in all that she does. When I need to brainstorm with a colleague, I call Stephanie."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Dec 11
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. I have found Stephanie to be the consummate professional as well as tenacious in defense of her client's rights."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mrs. Pawuk's knowledge and experience are only rivaled by her work ethic. Both as a prosecutor and in private practice, her tenacity and understanding of the law stood out. I highly endorse this lawyer."
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