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Tama Beth Kudman

Attorney Profile

Top Rated White Collar Crimes Attorney in Palm Beach Gardens, FL

Pietragallo Gordon Alfano Bosick & Raspanti, LLP
7108 Fairway Drive, Suite 130
Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33418
Phone: 561-209-1461
Fax: 561-828-0210
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2015 - 2022
Licensed in Florida Since: 2003
Practice Areas: Criminal Defense: White Collar, Criminal Defense, Health Care
Attorney Profile

Tama Beth Kudman represents individuals and companies under investigation and prosecution by Federal and State law enforcement. Ms. Kudman, a partner of Pietragallo Gordon Alfano Bosick & Raspanti, LLP, focuses  on complex, high-stakes matters in Government Enforcement, Compliance, Internal Investigations, Federal and State Criminal and White Collar Litigation; Federal and State Qui Tam Litigation; Criminal, Civil and Administrative Health Care Fraud Litigation; and Complex Commercial Litigation.

Ms. Kudman is proud of her participation in high-profile cases throughout the country, including the acquittal of a police officer accused of violating the civil rights of Abner Louima in the Eastern District of New York and a pharmacist accused in a 48-count Indictment related to the Unlawful Distribution of Controlled Substances in the Southern District of Florida. She has represented reputed organized crime figures, executives, lawyers, accountants, sports figures, religious clergy, politicians, healthcare providers, and other well-known individuals and corporations. She was a member of the trial team responsible for the cancellation of the Pilates trademark. She is most proud of the cases that were never prosecuted due to her diligent investigation and detailed presentations to prosecutors and agencies.

Ms. Kudman completed her undergraduate education at Barnard College, Columbia University, graduating in 1992 with her Bachelor of Arts in political science and history. She then attended Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law and was awarded her Juris Doctor in 1995. Admitted to practice in New Jersey, New York and Florida, Ms. Kudman is also admitted to practice before the U.S. Courts of Appeals for the 2nd and 11th Circuits, the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey, the U.S. District Courts for the Eastern and Southern Districts of New York, and the U.S. District Courts for the Middle and Southern Districts of Florida.

A criminal defense attorney for her entire career, Ms. Kudman has earned the respect of her fellow professionals for her track record and high ethics. She has received an AV* peer review rating through Martindale-Hubbell, and she has also received a perfect 10.0 "Superb" peer review rating through Avvo. She also has been selected by Best Lawyers as Lawyer of the Year in the area of White Collar Criminal Defense in Pam Beach County for 2019, and in 2022 in the area of General Criminal Defense.  

Ms. Kudman is an active participant in a variety of legal organizations. Her memberships include the American Bar Association, the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, the Federal Bar Association and the Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Inc. She is also a former chair of the Criminal Law Practice Committee of the Palm Beach County Bar Association. Ms. Kudman is frequently asked to speak on criminal law topics before groups of fellow attorneys.

*AV®, BV®, AV Preeminent® and BV Distinguished® are registered certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Ratings fall into two categories – legal ability and general practice standards.

 

Practice Areas
Criminal Defense: White Collar, Criminal Defense, Health Care
Focus Areas

White Collar Crime, Criminal Law - Federal, Arrest & Arraignment, Criminal Fraud, Criminal Law, Drug & Alcohol Violations, False Accusations, Felony, Murder, Sex Offenses, Tax Evasion

Selections

8 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2015 - 2022

About Tama Beth Kudman

First Admitted: 1996, New York

Professional Webpage: https://www.tkudmanlaw.com/attorney/kudman-tama-beth/

Pro bono/Community Service

  • Treasure Coast Hope for the Homeless is a 501(c)(3) tax exempt not-for-profit organization dedicated to helping those in need.  Their goal is to collect supplies and money for donation  in an effort to serve families in need throughout the Treasure Coast.

Verdicts/Settlements

  • State of Florida v. John Goodman (FL., 2014)
  • State v. Deonarine (Florida, 2004)
  • U.S. v. Wiese (E.D.N.Y., 1997)
  • United States v. Del Toro (S.D.FL, 2014)
  • Pilates, Inc. v. Current Concepts, Inc. (S.D.N.Y., 1996)

Other Outstanding Achievements

  • Quoted in The Sun-Sentinel
  • Quoted in The Daily Business Review
  • Quoted in The Palm Beach Post
  • Quoted in The LawTV, WPEC, and WPBF
  • Quoted in The New York Times
  • Quoted in Fox 5 Atlanta

Bar/Professional Activity

  • Palm Beach County Bar Association
  • Federal Bar Association
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of New York
  • New York, 1996
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 11th Cir.
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida
  • Florida Bar Association
  • Past Chair of the Criminal Law Committee, Palm Beach County Bar Association
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of New York
  • Florida, 2003
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 2nd Cir.
  • New Jersey, 1995
  • White Collar Crime Committee, NACDL
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL)
  • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida
  • Palm Beach Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers(PBACDL)
  • U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey
  • Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers(FACDL)
  • Judicial Relations Committee, PBACDL, 2017

Educational Background

  • Barnard College, Columbia University, New York, B.A., Major: Political Science and History, 1992

Scholarly Lectures/Writings

  • A presentation regarding the use of Motions in Limine in Healthcare Fraud Cases., Panelist, Motions in Limine in Healthcare Cases, The Florida Bar, 2021
  • Criminal law and ethics, University of Miami School of Law
  • Author, Confusion Over Stand Your Ground Law, Fox 5 Atlanta
  • Speaker, Ethics and Social Media, Chaykin Ethics Symposium, University of Miami School of Law, 2015
  • Speaker, Defending High Profile Cases, Paralegal Association, Annual Meeting, 2015
  • Criminal law and ethics, New York Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Criminal law and ethics, National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Author, Criminal Defense Blog

Honors/Awards

  • , Lawyer of the Year, West Palm Beach, Criminal Defense-General Practice, Best Lawyers, 2022
  • , Top Lawyers, Jupiter Magazine, 2021
  • , Top Lawyers, Palm Beach Illustrated, 2021
  • , The Best Lawyers in America, Criminal Defense-White Collar and General Practice, 28th Edition of The Best Lawyers in America, 2022
  • Selected as the Lawyer of the Year in the area of White-collar criminal defense in Palm Beach County. , Lawyer of the Year, Palm Beach County, white-collar criminal Defense, Best Lawyers, 2019
  • AV Rated Martindale-Hubbel, 2015
  • 10.0 (Superb) Avvo Rating for Criminal Defense
  • Top lawyers in Florida by SuperLawyers
  • U.S. Magistrate Judge Merit Selection Panel- Southern District of Florida, Panelist, SDFL
  • Florida Super Lawyers Magazine, Superlawyers Magazine

Industry Groups

  • ABA
  • FACDL
  • NACDL
  • PBACDL
  • WWCDA
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Office Location for Tama Beth Kudman

7108 Fairway Drive
Suite 130
Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33418

Phone: 561-209-1461

Fax: 561-828-0210

Last Updated: 6/24/2022

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