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Tom Cunningham is an attorney in private practice specializing in Criminal Law and Family Law.  He received a B.A. degree in English from the University of Tampa, a M.Ed. degree in Secondary Education from George Mason University, and a J.D. degree from New York Law School.   While in Law School he was one of only two law students serving on the New York Law School Admission Committee.    After graduating from College, he taught English for four years in Virginia.   After graduating from law school, he served as an Assistant Public Defender in Tampa for three years.   He has now been in private practice for over 33 years.   He has served on Hillsborough County’s Conflict List, which is made up of attorneys chosen by local judges to represent indigent arrestees who cannot be represented by the Public Defender.   During his lengthy criminal law career he has represented defendants charged with everything from misdemeanors to numerous murder cases.