About Tanya M. Dugree, P.A.

TANYA M. DUGREE, graduated with a B.S. degree in paralegal assistant studies with a minor in criminal justice. Ms. Dugree worked as a paralegal in the areas of criminal law, family law, and personal injury law.Ms. Dugree graduated from Hamline School of Law in Minneapolis,  
MN, with honors. She was a senior associate with Hamline Journal of Public Law and Policy. As an associate for the Journal she was  
published. Additionally, Ms. Dugree was a member of Hamline School of Law’s Trial Team.
 
Ms. Dugree also was a founding member of the Innocence Project of Minnesota. The Innocence Project of Minnesota is an organization that assists the actually innocent in becoming exonerated. Ms. Dugree investigated hundred of cases searching for undiscovered evidence to  
assist the actually innocent in their claims of being wrongly incarcerated.While in law school, Ms. Dugree was a certified student attorney with  
The Hennepin County Public Defender’s Office for two years. In that capacity, she handled misdemeanors and felony cases. She researched, wrote and argued countless motions and assisted in numerous trials. Specifically litigating numerous issues involving search and seizure.

Ms. Dugree moved to Florida and accepted employment with the Office of the Public Defender with the Thirteenth Judicial Circuit, in Tampa.  
As an Assistant Public Defender she represented thousands of cases, ranging from misdemeanors, such as DUI, Criminal Mischief,  
and Theft, to felonies, including but not limited to Trafficking, Armed Robbery, Aggravated Assault, Attempted Murder, Burglary, Aggravated Battery, Grand Theft, other crimes of violence, and all enhanced misdemeanors. She went from the Public Defender’s Office to an associate position at Cohen & DePaul, P.A. where she practiced law for two years. She practiced in numerous counties throughout Florida and defended numerous cases. Ms Dugree has participated in many training programs dissecting ineffective assistance of counsel, DUI defense, defending crimes of violence, and Fourth Amendment Issues.
Early in 2008, Ms. Dugree opened her own firm, Tanya M. Dugree, P.A. She continues to fight to protect your freedom and defend your liberty.  
Ms. Dugree has a total of seven years of criminal defense experience in Florida. All of her experience is in defending cases not in  
prosecuting them. Ms Dugree files countless motions to litigate search and seizure issues. Prosecutor’s know when she says she is going to  
trial that she means it.

Publications/Presentations While attending Hamline School of Law, Tanya M. Dugree served as a Senior Associate of the Hamline Journal of Public Law & Policy. Her article, entitled “Disenfranchisement – A Race Neutral Punishment for Felony Offenders Or A way To Diminish The Minority Vote?,” was published in the Spring 2002 edition of the Hamline Journal of Public Law 7 Policy.

Bar and Court Admissions Tanya M. Dugree is admitted to the Florida Bar.

Education J.D., Hamline School of Law, St. Paul, MN, 2003 (cum laude)