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Tom Max Thomas II

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Tom is a graduate of the Texas Tech University School of Business and the Baylor University School of Law, having graduated from law school in only 27 months. He is also a former Dallas Police Officer, having graduated as valedictorian and the number one overall recruit in his academy class. Tom was assigned to the Southeast Dallas Police Substation where he earned recognition as the Southeast Dallas Chamber of Commerce Police Officer of the Year as a rookie officer, the only rookie ever to earn the honor. He worked as a one-man patrol element in South Dallas and the Pleasant Grove area of Southeast Dallas. Both locations are known havens for violent crime and are extremely dangerous venues for law enforcement. During his tenure as a police officer, Tom made 328 custodial arrests, including the single-handed apprehension of a capital murder suspect moments after the offense, bank robbery suspects, burglary suspects, multiple narcotics traffickers, aggravated assault suspects, and numerous other aggravated felons. He was awarded the Certificate of Merit by the department and received numerous accommodations for bravery and dedication to duty.

Tom's professional background also includes several years experience as a financial consultant prior to attending law school. He worked for a Big 5 accounting firm and a Fortune 500 investment bank and credits the experience as a helpful asset when litigating finance-oriented lawsuits. Since graduating from law school, Tom has practiced trial law continuously and after several years of commercial litigation, now focuses his practice almost exclusively on consumer protection. Tom has successfully prosecuted and defended thousands of lawsuits. The results noted on this website are merely an example of a few victories. Tom's practice combines street smarts with aggressive trial tactics and is designed to obtain results.

Tom is a seventh generation Texan and his firm defends collection cases throughout the state. All Texas cases will be considered regardless of location.


Languages spoken: English, Spanish

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Practice areas


  1. Debt Collection: 25%
    13 years, 2 thousand cases
  2. Bankruptcy & Debt: 25%
    13 years
  3. Lawsuits & Disputes: 25%
    13 years, 2 thousand cases
  4. Debt Settlement: 25%
    13 years, 2 thousand cases



Fixed (always), Free consultation (30 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Anderson Mclay Simmons

    Tom is the go-to lawyer for defending consumers against debt collectors in the DFW and North Texas area. I do this kind of work as well and if I need to brainstorm, Tom is the man to call. I've also used Tom as my local counsel on a debt collection case in Denton and on a declaratory judgment case involving title to real estate. He knows his way around the courthouses and I highly recommend him.


    Anderson Simmons Lawsuits & Disputes Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • Richard James Reister

    I consider Tom one of the leading lawyers in the country in the area of defending credit card and debt collector lawsuits. He does a great job for all his clients and I highly recommend him. I refer to him 100% of my clients that are being sued by debt collectors, debt buyers, credit cards, etc.


    Richard Reister Bankruptcy & Debt Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

Law Office of Tom M. Thomas II

Dallas Office - Principal Office
4144 N. Central Expy., Suite 870
Dallas, TX, 75204-3140

Houston Office

By Appointment Only
5100 Westheimer Rd., Suite 200
Houston, TX, 77056

Austin Office

By Appointment Only
100 Congress Ave., Suite 2000
Austin, TX, 78701

San Antonio Office

By Appointment Only
1777 NE Loop 410, Suite 600
San Antonio, TX, 78217

Fort Worth Office

By Appointment Only
5601 Bridge St., Suite 300
Fort Worth, TX, 76112

El Paso Office

By Appointment Only
7362 Remcon Circle
El Paso, TX, 79912



TXEligible To Practice In Texas 200210/19/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Who's Who in American LawMarquis Who's Who in American Law2013
Client RatingMartindale-Hubbell2013
Million Dollar AdvocateMillion Dollar Advocates Forum2013
Life MemberMillion Dollar Advocates Forum2013
MemberMillion Dollar Advocates Forum2013
Featured Attorney - Rating BadgeAVVO2013
Preeminent 5.0 out of 5Martindale-Hubbell2013
Preeminent 5.0 out of 5Martindale-Hubbell2012
Client RatingMartindale-Hubbell2012
Clients' Choice Badge - Lawsuits & DisputesAVVO2012
Clients' Choice Badge - Debt SettlementAVVO2012
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
OwnerLaw Office of Tom M. Thomas II2005 - Present
PartnerKolodey, Thomas, Blackwood & Thomas, LLP2003 - 2005
PartnerAllan, Thomas & Associates, LLP2002 - 2003
Association namePosition nameDuration
United States Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of TexasMember2013 - Present
United States District Court for the Eastern District of TexasMember2013 - Present
Dallas Bar AssociationAttorney Member2013 - 2014
Dallas Bar Association Pro Bono Activities CommitteeCommittee Member2013 - 2014
Dallas Bar Association Minority Participation CommitteeCommittee Member2013 - 2014
Dallas Bar Association Legal Ethics CommitteeCommittee Member2013 - 2014
Dallas Bar AssociationMember2013 - 2014
Texas Young Lawyers Association Member Services & Outreach CommitteeCommittee Member2013 - 2014
Texas Young Lawyers Association Low-Income Texans Outreach CommitteeCommittee Member2013 - 2014
Texas Young Lawyers Association Community Education/Consumer Information CommitteeCommittee Member2013 - 2014
United States District Court for the Northern District of TexasMember2006 - Present
United States Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of TexasMember2006 - Present
National Association of Consumer AdvocatesMember2005 - Present
National Association of Consumer AdvocatesAttorney Member2005 - Present
Texas Young Lawyers AssociationMember2002 - Present
Texas Young Lawyers AssociationAttorney Member2002 - Present
State Bar of TexasAdmitted2002 - Present
State Bar of TexasAttorney Member2002 - Present
State Bar of TexasMember2002 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
American Title Co. v. BOMAC Mortgage Holdings, L.P., 196 S.W.3d 903, (Tex. App. -- Dallas 2006, no pet.)We won at trial and on appeal.
Asset Acceptance LLC v. My Client; Dallas County Justice of the Peace Prec. 1-1; Cause No. JC08-00402HWe won at trial.
American Express Bank, FSB v. My Client; Dallas County Court at Law No. 2; Cause No. CC-10-02278-BCase Dismissed
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Publication nameTitleDate
Abilene Reporter NewsLaw Meant to Police Debt Collection Tactics2010
AVVO Legal GuidesSued in Texas for Credit Card Debt - Now What?2010
AVVO Legal GuidesSued for Debt - Some Frequently Asked Questions2010
Attorney's WebsiteTexas Credit Card Lawsuit Defense2008
Attorney's WebsiteDebt Buyer Lawsuits2008
Attorney's WebsiteTexas Credit Card Lawsuits2008
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Baylor University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2002
Texas Tech UniversityFinanceBBA - Bachelor of Business Administration1998
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Abilene Newspaper InterviewDebt Buyers Turn Courts Into Casinos2010