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Kerstin Wade

Attorney at Law

Kerstin Wade has dedicated her entire career to fighting for the rights of criminal defendants. She is among the top 10 criminal defense attorneys in the Tampa Bay area. For her, the most important aspect of criminal defense is to fight for your freedom, protect your rights and help you be able to achieve what is most important for you in life - one mistake should not ruin your future. Kerstin has won many trials and achieved countless dismissals of charges and probation violations for her clients.

Client-Centered Approach

The criminal justice system can be very impersonal and defendants oftentimes find themselves in a large courtroom with hundreds of other people and find it hard to get their side heard. But for Kerstin, you are not just a number. She puts her clients first. That is the best way to make sure that your rights and freedom are protected. The only way to develop the best possible defense for your misdemeanor or felony case is to get the entire story of what happened. Police reports are oftentimes one-sided.

Years of Experience Handling Thousands of Criminal Cases

When you hire Kerstin as your attorney, you not only get an attorney that pays attention to your side of what happened, but you also get an experienced Tampa criminal defense lawyer who has handled thousands of cases ranging from simple traffic infractions to misdemeanors and serious felony charges. Cases Kerstin has handled include DUIs, traffic tickets including speeding and careless driving, driving on suspended license charges, leaving the scene of an accident, domestic violence cases, violent crimes including battery on a law enforcement officer, drug crimes, probation violations, and theft crimes.

"My goal is to put every single client in a position to seek positive results."

Dedicated to Criminal Defense

Kerstin knew early on that she wanted to defend people in criminal court. In law school she focused on criminal law classes, developing her trial skills by joining a moot court team and getting experience in the criminal justice system by interning at a public defender's office for 3 years. She also interned at a prosecutor's office for one semester to gain some insight into how the state handles cases. This experience comes in very handy when representing criminal defendants. Kerstin has been able to use that experience and knowledge she gained at the prosecutor's office to help her clients achieve the best possible outcome. Kerstin can predict what tactics the prosecutor may use and then take the appropriate action to win your case.

After graduating at the top of her class from Michigan State University College of Law, Kerstin worked at the Manatee County Public Defender's Office before joining a statewide criminal defense firm as an associate attorney, where she worked for about 5 years. Kerstin then used the experience she has gained to start her own practice. Since then Kerstin has been selected as one of the 10 best criminal defense attorneys in Tampa.

Local Criminal Defense Lawyer

Kerstin has practiced in the Tampa Bay area for years and is familiar with the judges and state attorneys. Every prosecutor's office and every state attorney is different. Kerstin is familiar with the policies at the local state attorney's office and will use that knowledge to get you the best possible outcome. Kerstin is persistent and will not take the first offer the prosecutor makes in your case but works hard to build a strong defense.

Take the first step to hiring an experienced, passionate, and aggressive criminal defense lawyer in Tampa by calling The Wade Law Firm to schedule your free consultation with Kerstin Wade.

Bar Admissions

  • Florida


  • J.D. - Michigan State University, 2010