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|FL||Member in Good Standing||1994||01/30/2017|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Board Certified - Criminal Trial||Florida Bar Board of Legal Specialization and Education||2010|
|Board Certified - Criminal Trial||Florida Bar Board of Legal Specialization and Education||2005|
|Leadership||St. Lucie County Chamber of Commerce||2004|
|Board Certified - Criminal Trial||Florida Bar Board of Legal Specialization and Education||2000|
|Attorney||Law Office of Karen J Tufte||1998 - Present|
|Assistant Public Defender||Public Defender's Office - 19th Judicial Circuit||1994 - 1998|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|St. Lucie County Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers||Member||2007 - Present|
|National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers||Member||2000 - Present|
|Florida Bar, Criminal Law Section||Member||1998 - Present|
|Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers||Member||1994 - Present|
|St. Lucie County Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers||Treasurer||2008 - 2010|
|St. Lucie Business Networking||Member||2005 - 2008|
|St. Lucie county Chamber of Commerce||Member||2003 - 2009|
|State vs. Armstrong||Jury found her Not Guilty - both counts|
|State vs. Castaneda||Not Guilty|
|State vs. Hill||Not Guilty - both counts|
|See all legal cases|
|Mississippi College School of Law||Law||Juris Doctorate||1993|
|SUNY New Paltz||Political Science||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1990|
|Orange County Community College||Liberal Arts||AA||1988|
|Lecture||Criminal Procedure Overview||2009|
Posted by anonymous
We hired Ms. Tufte for a VOP trial. The more we spoke with her and especially my boyfriend, who was incarcerated, we had our concerns about her abilities and outcome of the case. My boyfriend got out, but was charged guilty and almost didn't make it out. Two years later we are learning that she missed to read the wording correctly and my boyfriend should not have been charged to begin with. Ms. Tufte missed that a required court document was missing in order to charge him. This is something we noticed as we looked more into his Probation documents. It would have been a breeze to get through without charge would Ms Tufte read more detailed and looked into every angle.
Posted by Andy
Karen was recommended by an attorney I used in the past without knowing much about her ability.
This type of suggestion has not always turned out well, but in Karen's case it could not have been better.
The OUTSTANDING rating was one that I used in the not so immediate past to grade Marines under my command. We had no higher choice.
Karen would be my recommendation to anyone in need of help with the situation we found ourselves needing help with.
Posted by Tameka
My nephew was facing life in prison. He was charged with attempted murder and other felonies. The "victim" and witnesses changed their stories several times. Ms. Tufte made a chart of all the inconsistencies (lies). During the trial she tripped them up many times. Ms. Tufte showed the jury what they really were, LIARS. Ms. Tufte saw my nephew at the jail many times and she always called my sister to keep her updated. My nephew was acquitted of all the charges and he is home with his family and his baby. He is a free man because of Ms. Tufte. God bless her!
T. Shafer, Criminal defense Attorney
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I endorse this lawyer. Ms. Tufte is a hard-working, intelligent, compassionate attorney who cares about her clients. I have worked with her on cases, and have seen first hand her abilities. She knows what it takes to get great results, and she diligently pursues those results. An experienced litigator; not afraid to take a case to trial.
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