Thomas Tuft

Thomas Tuft

Experienced Family Law Attorney, Mediator and Arbitrator
  • Appeals & Appellate, Arbitration & Mediation, Divorce ...
  • Minnesota
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Thomas Tuft, a native of the East Side of Saint Paul, is a shareholder at Tuft, Lach, Jerabek & O'Connell, PLLC practicing in all areas of family law, including complex divorce, child support, paternity, and child custody. He is a Rule 114 Qualified Neutral, a Social Early Neutral Evaluator (SENE) and a Financial Early Neutral Evaluator (FENE). He has been named among the list of Minnesota SuperLawyers® since 2002 and has been named one of the Top 40 Family Law SuperLawyers in Minnesota since 2004. He has been named to the list of Top 100 Superlawyers in Minnesota each year since 2006 and named to the list of Best Lawyers in America®. He is rated AV (the highest possible rating in both ethics and legal skills) by Martindale-Hubbell®, one of the nation’s oldest and most respected attorney listings. He is a member of the American Bar Association, Minnesota State Bar Association, and Ramsey County Bar Association. Mr. Tuft is a Fellow and Vice President of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers — Minnesota Chapter, and is a past chair of the Second District Ethics Committee. He frequently lectures on various family law matters, including divorce, custody, child support, as well as legal ethics and law practice management and law office technology.

Practice Areas
Appeals & Appellate
Civil Appeals, Federal Appeals
Arbitration & Mediation
Business Arbitration, Consumer Arbitration, Family Arbitration
Collaborative Law, Contested Divorce, Military Divorce, Property Division, Same Sex Divorce, Spousal Support & Alimony, Uncontested Divorce
Family Law
Adoption, Child Custody, Child Support, Father's Rights, Guardianship & Conservatorship, Paternity, Prenups & Marital Agreements, Restraining Orders, Same Sex Family Law
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Minnesota Supreme Court
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U.S. Supreme Court
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  • English
Professional Experience
Fellow- Vice President of Minnesota Chapter
Member, Past Officer
Collaborative Law Institute
Second District Ethics Committee
University of Minnesota - Twin Cities
Honors: Summa Cum Laude
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University of Minnesota Law School
J.D. (1993)
Activities: Phi Beta Kappa
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Minnesota Law & Politics
Rising Star
Professional Associations
Minnesota State Bar
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American Bar Association
Activities: Ramsey County District Court Pro Se Clinic 2005-2009 Chrysalis (1994 to present) Southern Minnesota Regional Legal Services (1994 to present)
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Articles & Publications
Minnesota Child Custody and Support Deskbook, "Interstate and International Jurisdiction and Custody Issues,"
Minnesota State Bar Association, , co-author Valerie Arnold.
International Parental Child Abduction
Bench & Bar,
Preventing Parental Kidnapping
State Bar Association Family Law Forum
How to File for Divorce in Minnesota
Sphinx Publishing
Determining Child Custody Across Jurisdictions
Bench & Bar
Parental Kidnapping and Child Safety: Current Case Law Trends
MILE Seminar
Websites & Blogs
Contact & Map
Tuft, Lach, Jerabek & O'Connell, PLLC
2109 County Road D E
Maplewood, MN 55109
Telephone: (651) 771-0050
Fax: (651) 771-0850
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