I handle all areas of family law and criminal defense cases. If you have a divorce, child custody, child support, spousal support or any other family law related matter, I can help.
If you have been charged with a crime, I have handled all types of criminal cases from DUI to murder cases.
I have tried in excess of 100 criminal jury trials to verdict as well as numerous bench trials in the Family Law courts.
Currently I am on the list of trial skills instructors for ACCESO, an organization at California Western School of Law, OASIS/Justice in Mexico, Universidty of San Diego, CWAG (Conference of Western Attorney Generals), National Law Center for Inter-American Free Trade and others. These organizations provide instruction to attorneys throughout Latin America on trial skills needed for the transition to oral trials pursuant to legal reforms set forth in the criminal codes in many Latin American countries.
Languages Spoken: Spanish
Licensed since 1986
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I endorse this lawyer's work. He is the attorney I would go to for my divorce, if I wasn't so happily married! More importantly, Tom is the go to man for almost any family law or criminal case that you may have in San Diego County...and that's why he is the first attorney I recommend to client's who need someone other than myself. He IS my attorney of choice!
John Jimenez Criminal Defense Attorney
Relationship: Worked together on matter
|Award Name||Grantor||Date Granted|
|Top Lawyer||Palm Springs Life Magazine||2014|
|Top Lawyer||Palm Springs Life Magazine||2013|
|Peer Review Rated||Martindale-Hubbell||2013|
|Top Lawyer||Palm Springs Life Magazine||2012|
|American Jurisprudence Award in Civil Procedure||Thomas Jefferson School of Law||1983|
|Principal||Law Offices of Thomas D. Nares||1990 - Present|
|Law Clerk/Associate Attorney||Law Offices of Fletcher & Patton||1982 - 1990|
|Association Name||Position Name||Duration|
|San Diego La Raza Lawyers Association||Past Vice President||1990 - 1991|
|North County Bar Association||Member||1988 - 2012|
|California Attorneys for Criminal Justice||Member||1988 - Present|
|Thomas Jefferson School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1983|
|Oral Trials Skills-UNAM||Cross Examination of Expert Witnesses||2014|
|Destreza para el Juicio Oral Mexico City||Cross Exam of Expert Witness||2013|
|Conference for Prosecutors and Judges||Oral Trials Practice-Break out Groups Mexico City||2013|
|Procuraduria del Estado de Mexico||Principals of Direct Examination||2012|
|Advanced Cross Examination Skills||Cross Exam of Expert Witness (Break out group)||2012|
|Symposium on Oral Trial Skills, Merida, Yucatan, Mexico||Principals of Cross Examination||2011|
|Poder Judicial Del Estado de Tabasco-Villahermosa, Tabasco, Mexico||Taller International de Capacitacion en Destrezas de Litigacion Oral||2011|
|Intermediate Trial Technics, Michoacan, Mexico||Cross Examination Technics and Demonstration||2011|
|Intermediate Level Trial Technics, Villahermosa, Tabasco, Mexico||Oral Trial Technics||2011|
|CWAG Presents: Capacitacion Para Ministerios Publicos, Mexico City, Mexico||Ethics in Oral Trials for "Ministerios Publicos" (Prosecutors)||2011|
|CWAG Capacitacion Para Jueces-Mexico City, Mexico||Overview of Cross Examination Skills and Theory||2011|
|CWAG Alliance Partnership, Santa Fe, New Mexico||Prosecutorial Ethics||2011|
|ACCESO-Oral Trial Skills for Latin American Lawyers-CALIFORNIA WESTERN SCHOOL OF LAW-San Diego, CA||Direct and Cross Examination; Closing Argument||2011|
|ACADEMIA DE DESTREZA EN LITIGACION 2010,CALIFORNIA WESTERN SCHOOL OF LAW- San Diego, CA||Oral Trial Skills for Latin American Lawyers||2010|
|2010 CWAG ANNUAL CONFERENCE, Santa Fe, New Mexico||Oral Trial Advocacy Skills||2010|
|CCIA Monthly Meeting- Vista, CA||Overview of Criminal Motions for Court Interpreters||1987|
|CCIA Conference-Vista, CA||Understanding Evidentiary Objections||1986|