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Tom Robert Medrano

Tom Robert Medrano

also known as Tom R. Medrano

 This lawyer has been disciplined by a state licensing authority.

Practice areas:

Criminal Defense, DUI & DWI, Credit Card Fraud

About Me

More than thirty seven years of legal experience focused on complex criminal law defense. Throughout my legal career, I have successfully handled a wide range of complex matters successfully defending persons accused of committing homicide crimes, white collar crimes, real estate fraud transactions, sex offenses, internet offenses, drug trafficking, driving under the influence cases and credit card fraud. 


 


I enjoy traveling the world with my son and recently concluded an African Safari in Tanzania and a cruise to the Northern European Capitals. We are next embarking on a cruise to the Eastern European Capitals in 2014. At home, I enjoy gardening, biking, hiking, skiing, reading and attending Los Angeles Dodger games with my son.

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Languages Spoken: English, Spanish

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1978

  1. Criminal Defense: 50%
    37 years
  2. Credit Card Fraud: 25%
    37 years
  3. DUI & DWI: 25%
    37 years

Payment

Fees:

Fixed (Always)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

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License

StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
CAActive197808/18/2015

Professional Misconduct

This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority.

  1. Public reproval with/duties
    issued in CA, 1992

    updated

    This sanction means the attorney did something wrong but may still practice law. The Bar placed conditions on the lawyer's activities to try to prevent a recurrence of the wrongful act.

    Tom’s comment: “I was disciplined by the California State Bar in 1992 because I paid a referral fee to another attorney for referring a case. California State Bar rules a person paying a referral fee must 1. Get client's consent in writing 2. State terms of the referral fee 3. Referral fee paid must be added to the client's fee. All of the above were complied with, except while the client consented verbally, it was not obtained in writing. It was clearly a technical and not substantive violation.”

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Awards

Award NameGrantorDate Granted
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5Lexis/Nexis Martindale Hubbell2015
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5Lexis/Nexis Martindale Hubbell2014
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5Lexis/Nexis Martindale Hubbell2013
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5Lexis/Nexis Martindale Hubbell2012
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5Lexis/Nexis Martindale Hubbell2011
AV peer review rating by Trial JudgesLexis/Nexis Martindale Hubbell2010
AV Peer review rating by Trial JudgesLexis/Nexis Martindale Hubbell2009
AV Peer review rating by Trial JudgesLexis/Nexis Martindale Hubbell2008
AV Peer review rating by Trial JudgesLexis/Nexis Martindale Hubbell2007
AV Peer review rating by Trial JudgesLexis/Nexis Martindale Hubbell2006
AV Peer review rating by Trial JudgesLexis/Nexis Martindale Hubbell2005
AV Peer review rating by Trial JudgesLexis/Nexis Martindale Hubbell2004
AV Peer review rating by Trial JudgesLexis/Nexis Martindale Hubbell2003
AV Peer review rating by Trial JudgesLexis/Nexis Martindale Hubbell2002
AV Peer Review Rating by Trial JudgesLexis/Nexis Martindale Hubbell2001
AV Peer Review Rating by Trial JudgesLexis/Nexis Martindale Hubbell2000
AV Peer Review Rating by Trial JudgesLexis/Nexis Martindale Hubbell1999

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
AttorneyLaw Office Tom R. Medrano1987 - 2015
AttorneyHarland & Marugg1984 - 1986
AttorneySan Diego Public Defender's Office1980 - 1984
AttorneyHetland & Wilson1977 - 1979

Associations

Association NamePosition NameDuration
Arcadia Chamber of CommerceN/A2014 - Present
Pasadena Chamber of CommerceN/A2014 - Present
Burbank Bar AssociationN/A2014 - Present
Glendale Bar AssociationN/A2014 - Present
Long Beach Bar AssociationN/A2013 - Present
Beverly Hills Bar AssociationN/A2004 - Present
Pasadena Bar AssociationN/A2000 - Present
San Gabriel Valley Bar AssociationN/A1998 - Present
California Attorneys for Criminal JusticeN/A1987 - Present
California Public Defenders AssociationN/A1987 - Present
California Attorneys for Criminal JusticeN/A1978 - Present
California Public Defenders AssociationN/A1978 - Present
Mexican American Bar AssociationN/A1977 - Present
Los Angeles County Bar AssociationN/A1977 - Present
State Bar of California - Criminal Law SectionN/A1977 - Present

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
People v. Robert Tony Paul Estrada, Case No. GA086962NOT GUILTY ALL THREE (3) COUNTS

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Education

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
UC Berkeley SOL Boalt HallLawJD - Juris Doctor1976
Univ of California BerkeleySociologyUndergraduate1973