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About Me

Mr. Lichwala combines his international background with knowledge of both civil-law and common-law systems into a global approach to practice of law. 

After receiving his Master of Laws degree in Poland, Tomasz continued his legal career and obtained his Juris Doctor degree in the United States. While in law school, he worked for a multi-practice law firm in Arizona and also served as a professor’s teaching assistant in contracts law. In addition, he was involved in law school tax clinic and became certified under Internal Revenue Service Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program. Tomasz has also provided pro bono legal assistance during the annual Citizenship Day, a project for immigrants applying for an American citizenship organized by U.S. Congressman. 

Mr. Lichwala gained a diverse legal experience working on numerous legal issues in various areas of law, such as business law, contracts, criminal law, cross-border transactions, immigration law and torts.


Languages Spoken: Polish, English

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Practice Areas


  1. International Law: 20%
    2 years
  2. Criminal Defense: 20%
    2 years
  3. Contracts & Agreements: 20%
    2 years
  4. Business: 20%
  5. Litigation: 20%



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Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

9 total 

  • Karolina Joanna Czaplinska

    I endorse this lawyer. Tomasz is knowledgeable, hard working, and dedicated to his clients and cases.


    Karolina Czaplinska Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Ross M. Mumme

    I have had the pleasure of knowing Mr. Lichwala for many years. In that time he has proven himself to be reliable and hardworking. Mr. Lichwala is a dedicated and diligent lawyer that I would recommend to anyone in need of counsel.


    Ross Mumme Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Dwane Cates Law Group PLLC
1747 E. Morten Ave. Suite 202
Phoenix, AZ, 85020


AZActive 201305/25/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Academic AwardUniversity of Wroclaw2002
Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
AttorneyDwane Cates Law Group, PLLC2014 - Present
AttorneyCates & Sargeant PLLC2013 - 2014
Teaching Assistant - Contracts LawPhoenix School of Law2012 - 2012
Association NamePosition NameDuration
NACDLMember2015 - Present
United States District Court, District of ArizonaAdmitted to Practice2014 - Present
State Bar of Arizona, Immigration Law SectionMember2014 - Present
State Bar of Arizona, Criminal Justice SectionMember2014 - Present
State Bar of Arizona, International Law SectionMember2014 - Present
State Bar of ArizonaMember2013 - Present
ABAMember2010 - 2013
International Law Society at Phoenix School of LawMember2009 - 2011
Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
Defense of a Civil lawsuitEffective legal negotiation and satisfactory settlement.
TransactionalExecution of Contract
DismissalSuccessful defense - Plaintiff dropped the case.
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School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Arizona Summit Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor2013
Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law at Arizona State UniversityLawN/A2012
University of Wroclaw, Faculty of LawLawMaster of Laws2003