150 N. Michigan Ave. Ste. 1420
Chicago, IL 60601

Thomas W. Tuft

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Tuft, Lach, Jerabek & O'Connell, PLLC

Contact Information

2109 E. County Rd. D

Maplewood MN 55109
Work (651) 771-0050
Fax (651) 771-0850

Practice State



Thomas Tuft, a native of the East Side of Saint Paul, is a shareholder at Tuft, Lach, Jerabek & O'Connell, PLLC. Mr. Tuft practices in all areas of family law, including complex divorce, child support, paternity, and child custody.  In addition, he provides dispute resolution services, including mediation, neutral evaluation, and arbitration.


Practice emphasizes Traditional Client Representation and Litigation; Also emphasizes use of dispute resolution methods other than litigation to resolve family law matters


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  • Anoka, Minnesota
  • Chisago, Minnesota
  • Dakota, Minnesota
  • Hennepin, Minnesota
  • Ramsey, Minnesota
  • Washington, Minnesota


University of Minnesota, B.A. Summa Cum Laude

University of Minnesota Law School, J.D.

Legal Organizations

Current: Minnesota State Bar Association; Collaborative Law Institute; Ramsey County Bar Association; American Bar Association.

Previous: Second District Ethics Committee Chair; Collaborative Law Institute; Warren E. Burger, Inn of Court.


Top 100 Super Lawyer since 2006.

CLE Presentations

"Interstate and International Jurisdiction and Custody Issues," Minnesota CLE, September 2006. Family Law Institute, 1994-2005. "Productivity and Paralegals in Your Family Law Practice," 2005 Family Law Institute, Co-Lecturer; "Ethical Duties for Lawyers as Manager," Minnesota CLE, August 18, 2004, Instructor; "Streamlining Your Family Law Practice," 2004 Family Law Institute, Instructor; "Ethical Duties in Law Firm Management," 2004 Family Law Institute, Instructor.


"Interstate and International Jurisdiction and Custody Issues," Minnesota State Bar Assn. "How to File for Divorce in Minnesota," Sphinx Publishing. "Determining Child Custody Across Jurisdictions," Bench and Bar of Minnesota. "International Parental Child Abduction" Bench and Bar of Minnesota.

AAML Chapter

Minnesota Chapter, Vice-President; Annual Conference Chair, 2005- 12. Chapter President 2013-15.

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