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Thomas Daniel Nares

Thomas Daniel Nares

Practice areas:

Divorce & Separation, Criminal Defense, Child Custody, Family

About Me

            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.  

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Languages Spoken: Spanish

Practice Areas

Licensed since 1986

  1. Criminal Defense: 33%
    29 years
  2. Divorce & Separation: 33%
    15 years
  3. Family: 17%
    15 years
  4. Child Custody: 17%
    15 years

Payment

Fees:

Free Consultation (45 minutes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

5 total 

  • Judd S Nemiro

    A brilliant attorney, and highly respected in the legal community. I can definitely endorse this lawyer.

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    Judd Nemiro Divorce & Separation Attorney
    Relationship: Other

  • Michael S. Waddington

    I endorse Thomas. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community.

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    Michael Waddington Military Law Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Law Offices of Thomas D. Nares

701 Palomar Airport Road
Suite 300
Carlsbad, CA, 92011

Law Offices Of Thomas D. Nares

77564 Country Club Drive
Suite 209B
Palm Desert, CA, 92211

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Resume

License

StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
CAActive198605/25/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Avvo Contributions

Legal Answers

Awards

Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Top LawyerPalm Springs Life Magazine2015
Top LawyerPalm Springs Life Magazine2014
Top LawyerPalm Springs Life Magazine2013
Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2013
Top LawyerPalm Springs Life Magazine2012
American Jurisprudence Award in Civil ProcedureThomas Jefferson School of Law1983

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
PrincipalLaw Offices of Thomas D. Nares1990 - Present
Law Clerk/Associate AttorneyLaw Offices of Fletcher & Patton1982 - 1990

Associations

Association NamePosition NameDuration
San Diego La Raza Lawyers AssociationPast Vice President1990 - 1991
North County Bar AssociationMember1988 - 2012
California Attorneys for Criminal JusticeMember1988 - Present

Education

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Thomas Jefferson School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1983

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
Capacitacion de Juicios OralesEthics-Oral Trial2015
Oral Trials Skills-UNAMCross Examination of Expert Witnesses2014
Destreza para el Juicio Oral Mexico CityCross Exam of Expert Witness2013
Conference for Prosecutors and JudgesOral Trials Practice-Break out Groups Mexico City2013
Procuraduria del Estado de MexicoPrincipals of Direct Examination2012
Advanced Cross Examination SkillsCross Exam of Expert Witness (Break out group)2012
Symposium on Oral Trial Skills, Merida, Yucatan, MexicoPrincipals of Cross Examination2011
Poder Judicial Del Estado de Tabasco-Villahermosa, Tabasco, MexicoTaller International de Capacitacion en Destrezas de Litigacion Oral2011
Intermediate Trial Technics, Michoacan, MexicoCross Examination Technics and Demonstration2011
Intermediate Level Trial Technics, Villahermosa, Tabasco, MexicoOral Trial Technics2011
CWAG Presents: Capacitacion Para Ministerios Publicos, Mexico City, MexicoEthics in Oral Trials for "Ministerios Publicos" (Prosecutors)2011
CWAG Capacitacion Para Jueces-Mexico City, MexicoOverview of Cross Examination Skills and Theory2011
CWAG Alliance Partnership, Santa Fe, New MexicoProsecutorial Ethics2011
ACCESO-Oral Trial Skills for Latin American Lawyers-CALIFORNIA WESTERN SCHOOL OF LAW-San Diego, CADirect and Cross Examination; Closing Argument2011
ACADEMIA DE DESTREZA EN LITIGACION 2010,CALIFORNIA WESTERN SCHOOL OF LAW- San Diego, CAOral Trial Skills for Latin American Lawyers2010
2010 CWAG ANNUAL CONFERENCE, Santa Fe, New MexicoOral Trial Advocacy Skills2010
CCIA Monthly Meeting- Vista, CAOverview of Criminal Motions for Court Interpreters1987
CCIA Conference-Vista, CAUnderstanding Evidentiary Objections1986