My first 16 years of practicing were spent at large insurance defense firms, working for the biggest insurance companies in California. I eventually became the managing partner of a firm with 7 offices in California and 55 attorneys. We defended trucking companies, doctors, hospitals and just about every kind of person or entity that was insured and got sued.
In 2002 I switched sides and since then have only represented people injured in accidents or by medical malpractice. Knowing how insurance companies (and their lawyers) think gives me, and my clients, a definite advantage.
Our firm is small and handles cases, whether large or small, like we would like our own matters handled.
Languages spoken: Spanish
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I enthusiastically endorse Thomas McDonald on serious personal injury and medical malpractice cases. Tom is a tireless and passionate advocate on behalf of his clients and uniformly obtains significant results and compensation on his cases.
David Smith Medical Malpractice Attorney
Relationship: Worked together on matter
Even though I work in the same area of practice in the local community wanted to provide an endorsement for Mr. McDonnell. I have known Tom for about 15 years, having had a case with Tom when we were both defense lawyers. Tom is a lawyer of high character and integrity, with the practitioner skills and knowledge to match. Would heartily recommend my colleague to anyone looking for an ethical, practical and effective counsel.
Brett Rosenthal Personal Injury Attorney
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Featured Verdict||Verdict Search||2011|
|Featured Settlement||Verdict Search||2007|
|Partner, Director, Managing Partner||Ericksen, Arbuthnot, Kilduff, Day & Lindstrom, Inc.||1995 - 2002|
|Associate, Partner||Fonda & Garrard||1986 - 1995|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Placer County Bar Association||Judicial evaluations committee||2006 - Present|
|Consumer Attorneys of California||N/A||2004 - Present|
|Defense Research Insitute||N/A||1988 - 2000|
|State Bar of California, Litigation Section||N/A||1987 - Present|
|McGinis v. Babikian||Plaintiff recieved a jury verdict for $1,384,471.|
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|Ericksen, Arbuthnot||Health Care Professional Liability in California||1995|
|University of Oregon School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1986|
|University of California - Los Angeles||History||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1983|
|Annual Meeting of Defense Counsel||Medical Malpractice in California||1996|