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Tamara Carlson - Lifetime Member

Tamara Carlson received both her Bachelor of Science and Juris Doctorate degrees from the University of Missouri-Kansas City, completing her Juris Doctorate degree in 2001. Prior to starting her own firm, Tamara worked in the Missouri Attorney General's Office in the habeas divison and then later in the labor division. After working for the Attorney General's Office, she worked in the private sector for a while. She also worked for a time in the Caruthersville Prosecuting Attorney's Office, in the Ripley County Prosecuting Attorney's Office, and most recently in the Scott County Prosecuting Attorney's Office as an Assistant Prosecuting Attorney. Tamara has also defended cases in Southeast Missouri while she worked for the Missouri Public Defender System for over eight years. She has been practicing in the southeast or “bootheel” area for the past fifteen years. Tamara has won several jury trials as both prosecutor and defense. Having been a former prosecutor gives Tamara a unique perspective to be able to critically analyze criminal cases for the best results in criminal matters. Her experience in a variety of areas of the law helps her to be well rounded. She primarily practices in criminal defense, traffic matters, and landlord/tenant issues.


Bernard Edelman DWI Seminar

The Lodge of Four Seasons
Lake Ozark, MO
July 8-10, 2020
Registration (via MoBar): online link pending

MACDL Webinars

Risk, Recidivism, and Recovery: What Defense Attorneys Need to Know about Risk-Need-Responsivity and Public Risk Assessments
Featuring Souder Tate

When: May 22, 2020
Time: 12:00 p.m.- 1:00 p.m.
Fee: $40.00
Register: Online
CLE: 1 credit hour

MACDL Spring CLE-April 30-May 1

CLE CANCELED-Building A Defense One Byte At A Time:  Halting the Prosecution's Tech-Driven Evidence and Advancing Your Own

MACDL recognizes that responsible action must be taken during this unprecedented time for the health and safety of our members.
An alternative date in 2020 is being considered, more details to come.

MACDL Board Calendar

  • January 25, 2020- Camden on the Lake, Lake Ozark, MO 
  • April 30, 2020- Branson Convention Center 
  • July 8, 2020-Lodge of Four Seasons, Lake Ozark, MO
  • October 2020 TBD 
Be sure to RSVP to MACDL if you plan to attend.

CLE Calendar

MACDL is an accredited provider of CLE in Missouri.  In addition, MACDL  may apply for Kansas CLE credit.  Hours for each state will be identified at Seminar. 


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