Retired Miami-Dade Judge 'Tam' Wilson Dies at 71

, Daily Business Review


Retired Circuit Judge Thomas "Tam" Wilson, best known for presiding over the voter fraud case in the Miami mayoral race between Xavier Suarez and Joe Carollo, died after a long illness.

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  • Frank P. Murphy, Esquire

    I received an email today with this sad news. I met Tam in 1976 as a wet behind the ears third year law school intern at the Dade County Public Defenders Office. I can attest to the fact I learned more law in those 8 months under Tam‘s guidance than in my 2 years of law school preceding my internship and in my 38 years of trial work since. It was a blast. Tam gave his interns real responsibility. I learned how to stand up for my clients because of his great example. I regret I did not keep in touch as much as I should have, but on the half dozen occasions I visited Miami in the ensuing years I always tried to meet with him. Miami-Dade and the legal community lost a great man. Rest in Peace, Tam.

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