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For more than 30 years, Thomas W. Dominick has practiced primarily in estate planning, probate and trust law, and has been certified by the State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization as a Specialist in these areas. In recognition of his work, Martindale-Hubbell has awarded Mr. Dominick its prestigious “AV” rating, indicating that peers rank him at preeminent levels of professionalism and ethical standards. In addition, he has been repeatedly selected for inclusion to Super Lawyers magazine, a listing of prominent attorneys in each state, and is listed as "One of the Top Attorneys in the IE" by the Inland Empire Magazine. Mr. Dominick regularly lectures to lawyers, paralegals and accountants in the areas of probate administration and litigation and co-authored “The Probate Process from Start to Finish” (2003 National Business Institute).


At Fullerton, Lemann, Schaefer & Dominick, LLP we are dedicated to providing each client with efficient and cost-effective legal services based on our years of experience, and invite you to contact us for further information.



Mr. Dominick represents clients in estate planning, trust and probate law matters in San Bernardino, Riverside, Orange and Los Angeles Counties and throughout the Southern California communities of the Inland Empire, including San Bernardino, Riverside, Redlands, Rancho Cucamonga, Upland, Chino, Chino Hills, Ontario, Fontana, Rialto, Colton, Bloomington, Loma Linda, Highland, Yucaipa, Calimesa, Banning, Beaumont, Moreno Valley and Corona, the Mountain communities of Lake Arrowhead, Big Bear Lake, Running Springs and Wrightwood, the High Desert communities of Victorville, Barstow, Hesperia, Apple Valley and Adelanto and the Low Desert communities of Palm Springs, Palm Desert, Rancho Mirage, La Quinta, Indian Wells and Bermuda Dunes.


Practice areas


  1. Trusts: 35%
    31 years
  2. Probate: 35%
    31 years
  3. Real Estate: 10%
    31 years
  4. Guardianship: 10%
    31 years
  5. Estate Planning: 10%
    31 years



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  • Michael Philip Reiter

    I have known Tom Dominick since the beginning of my legal career, and he has an unsurpassed reputation in the legal community for estate planning. His experience and service to the community are unsurpassed.


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  • Sharon Marie Anderson

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Contact info

Fullerton, Lemann, Schaefer & Dominick LLP

215 North D Street First Floor
San Bernardino, CA, 92401-1712

Fullerton, Lemann, Schaefer & Dominick, LLP

77564-A Country Club Drive
Suite 132
Palm Desert, CA, 92211



We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
California Super LawyerSouthern California Super Lawyers2013
Jack R. Freeman "Service Above Self" AwardSan Bernardino Rotary North2012
Joseph P. Hertel Award Outstanding Rotarian AwardSan Bernardino Rotary North2009
Southern California Super LawyerCalifornia Super Lawyers Magazine2006
Certified Estate Planning, Trust and Probate Law SpecialistCalifornia Bar Board of Legal Specialization2004
AV RatingMartindale-Hubbell1995
Law Week AwardBureau of National Affairs1985
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerFullerton, Lemann, Schaefer & Dominick LLP1986 - Present
Law Clerk/AttorneyHarold G. Ayer, APC1983 - 1985
Association namePosition nameDuration
National Academy of Elder Law AttorneysMember2013 - Present
National Conference of Bar PresidentsSustaining Fellow2011 - 2013
Western San Bernardino County Bar AssociationMember2009 - Present
San Bernardino County Bar AssociationPresident2009 - 2010
Riverside County Bar AssociationMember2007 - Present
San Bernardino County Bar AssociationMember1986 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Estate of Bonanno, 165 Cal.App.4th 7 (Trial and appellate counsel)Judgment affirmed.
Estate of Garrett, 159 Cal.App.4th 831 (Trial counsel)Judgment affirmed
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Publication nameTitleDate
National Business Institute SeminarThe Probate Process from Start to Finish in California2003
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of San Diego School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1985
California State University, San BernardinoBusiness AdministrationBA1981
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Bench-Bar Probate SymposiumRecent Updates in Trust , Estate and Probate Litigation2012
Probate Section MeetingRecent Cases on Estates and Trusts2011
Probate Section MeetingEquitable Adoption2006
The Probate Process from Start to Finish in CaliforniaProbate Procedure2003