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Thomas Shawn Lupella Esq.

Thomas Shawn Lupella Esq.

Criminal Defense Attorney
  • Criminal Law, DUI & DWI, Domestic Violence...
  • Florida
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Summary

I have been practicing for over 10 years and over 5000 court cases, ranging from DUIs and Domestic Violence charges–to the most serious and complex felony cases. I have had many jury trials and have represented those charged with capital offenses. I attended law school at the University of North Dakota. While there I focused on trial advocacy and litigation and worked some excellent attorneys at Zimney, Foster, P.C. I worked in the areas of Insurance Defense, Commercial Law, and Federal Criminal Law. After moving to Florida with my family, I started working as a prosecutor for child abuse and neglect cases with the Florida Department of Children and Families. The next logical step was to move away from the prosecution side to the defense so I rounded out my experience by working as an Assistant Public Defender in Okaloosa County. Since then I have handled all types of cases in private practice, and in the process, have honed my skills as a technical and proficient criminal defense practitioner. And while some criminal attorneys focus only on the bare facts and elements of a case, I have found it essential to have a command of criminal procedure process and the methodological aspects of that representation, in order to be a successful criminal defense attorney. In addition, I have practiced law in front of every Judge in the area and I have also learned how the State’s Attorney Offices operates and how to negotiate with prosecutors. I offer my services to clients with the hope to bring them an aggressive defense while protecting them against powerful forces. I have learned to strike the right balance of smart, tactical, strategic aggressiveness in order to keep my clients out of harm’s way while seeking the best possible outcome for each and every client’s case.

Education
University of North Dakota School of Law
J.D. (2003) | General Law, Criminal Law, Trial Advocacy
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Activities: Moot Court, Trial Team
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Professional Experience
Attorney
Department of Children and Families-Florida
Current
Attorney
Office of the Public Defender-Florida
Current
Publications
Articles & Publications
Six Commandments for Dealing With Police
TSLPA
Professional Associations
Okaloosa County Bar Association
Current
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Christian Legal Society
Current
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Florida Association of DUI Attorneys
Current
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NACDL
Current
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FLCDL
Current
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Florida
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Federal Circuit
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Fees
  • Free Consultation
  • Credit Cards Accepted
Practice Areas
  • Criminal Law
  • DUI & DWI
  • Domestic Violence
  • Juvenile Law
  • White Collar Crime
Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
Websites & Blogs
Website
Blog
Ft Walton Beach & Destin Criminal & DUI Defense Blog
Contact & Map
Thomas Shawn Lupella P.A.
891 South Ferdon Boulevard
Crestview, FL 32536
USA
Telephone: (850) 423-0738
Thomas Shawn Lupella P.A.
2110 Lewis Turner Blvd.
Fort Walton Beach, FL 32547
USA
Telephone: (850) 362-6655
Fax: (850) 362-7157
Thomas Shawn Lupella P.A.
3997 Commons Drive West, Suite I
Destin, FL 32541
USA
Telephone: (850) 424-5240
Thomas Shawn Lupella P.A.
1614-B U.S. Highway 90 West
DeFuniak Springs, FL 32433
USA
Telephone: (850) 951-1134