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Thomas Hudson

Thomas Hudson

Board-Certified FL DUI Specialist. Faculty, Natl College for DUI Defense, Author
  • DUI & DWI, Personal Injury
  • Florida
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Summary

Tom Hudson is a board-certified specialist in DUI Defense, one of only four lawyers in Florida with that designation. He is nationally known as an expert in DUI law, and has lectured to other lawyers, paralegals and laymen for over twenty years. In July, 2019, he was a featured speaker at the Summer Session of the National College for DUI Defense, held at Harvard Law School

As a personal injury lawyer, he is a member of the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum, a group restricted to lawyers who have attained success in major civil litigation.

Practice Areas
    DUI & DWI
    Personal Injury
    Animal & Dog Bites, Brain Injury, Car Accidents, Construction Accidents, Motorcycle Accidents, Premises Liability, Truck Accidents, Wrongful Death
Fees
  • Free Consultation
  • Credit Cards Accepted
    Visa, Mastercard
  • Contingent Fees
  • Rates, Retainers and Additional Information
    Information about our fees and financing the cost of our representation is available at http://www.duisarasota.com/FeeInfo.htm
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Florida
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Ohio
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Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Owner
The Hudson Law Office
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Owner/Shareholder of the Hudson Law Office
Radio Personality
WSRZ Radio, 107.9FM, Sarasota, Florida
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Radio Personality
WMJI Radio, Majic 105.7, Cleveland, Ohio
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Assistant County Prosecutor
Cuyahoga County Prosecutor's Office
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Prosecuting felony cases, including major felonies such as death penalty litigation.
Education
Case Western Reserve University School of Law
J.D. | Law
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Kenyon College
B.A. | Political Science
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Honors: cum laude
Activities: Manager, WKCO-FM campus radio
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Awards
Multi-Million Dollar Advocate
Multi-Million Dollar Advocate's Forum
Awarded for success in high-value litigation.
Community Contribution Award
Suncoast Cathedral Metropolitan Community Church
Awarded for service and advocacy on behalf of the LGBT community.
Professional Associations
National College for DUI Defense
Sustaining Life Member
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Manasota Trial Lawyers Board
Treasurer
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National College for DUI Defense
Florida State Delegate
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Activities: Act as Liaison between Florida membership and the Regents and Executive Director of the National College for DUI Defense. Maintain the Florida library of statutes and briefs for the National College for DUI Defense
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Manasota Trial Lawyers Board
Member
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Animal Rescue Coalition of Sarasota, Inc.
Board Member
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Activities: Saving the lives of innocent animals by providing neutering services and an Emergency Medical Fund to help injured animals.
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Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Member
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National College for DUI Defense
Member
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Florida State Bar  # 77089
Member
- Current
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ALSO for Out Youth
Advisory Board Member
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Temple Sinai Reform Congregation
Board member
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Activities: Sarasota's Reform Jewish Congregation
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Southwest Florida Business Guild
Board Member
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ALSO for Out Youth
Board Member
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Activities: Organization dedicated to preventing bullying and providing guidance to LGBTQ youth.
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Publications
Speaking Engagements
The Lies Have It: The Robustness of the HGN Test, 24th Annual Summer Session, Harvard Law School, Cambridge, MA
National College for DUI Defense
Featured Speaker at the premiere conference of DUI practitioners in the world.
Jury Selection: Tips, Tricks and Traps, NCDD Winter Session, Orlando, Florida
National College for DUI Defense
Presentation to 200 assistant public defenders from all over the state of Florida.
Certifications
Sustaining Member
National College for DUI Defense
Life Member
Multi-Million Dollar Advocate's Forum
Board Certified DUI Defense Lawyer
National College for DUI Defense
Websites & Blogs
Website
DUI Sarasota/DUI Key West
Website
Website
Blog
Legal Answers
5 Questions Answered

Q. How long is probation for a DUI?
A: A simple first-offense DUI cannot result in a period of probation in excess of twelve months, since that is the maximum allowed by the statute [316.193(6)(a)].
Q. I just got my license back after a DUI charge.
A: Unless you have an extraordinarily bad driving record, it is highly unlikely that a judge would suspend your license for a mere 'careless driving' charge. If you were driving more than 30 mph over the speed limit, you could be convicted of Reckless Driving, which could result in a judge suspending your license. However, for a run-of-the-mill accident, that would be unlikely.
Q. Convicted of DUI on 9/11/15. Order of Disqualification states that my license will be disqualified on 11/23/15?
A: If your notice used the word "disqualification," then it refers to your Commercial Drivers License (CDL). Your non-commercial license suspension is referred to as a "revocation," and goes for either six or twelve months from your date of sentencing. Be careful, because a second DUI conviction in a LIFETIME, will result in a lifetime disqualification from you ever holding a CDL again!
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Contact & Map
7780 Westmoreland Dr
at U.S. 41
Sarasota, FL 34243
Telephone: (941) 358-5400
Fax: (941) 358-5477
Key West Satellite Office
422 Fleming Street
Key West, FL 33040
Toll-Free: (888) 957-0500
Telephone: (305) 292-8384
Fax: (941) 358-5477