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Heather A. Tomes

Child custody Attorney at Franklinville, NY

5.0   5 reviews
  • Licensed for 19 years
    State NY
    Acquired 2005
    Currently Registered No misconduct found

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

About Heather

Learn Heather’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Child custody
    Cases include initial custody and visitation petitions, grandparent visitation, relocation petitions, modification of existing custody orders and violation of custody orders.

    19 years, 2,500 cases

  2. Divorce and separation

    9 years, 25 cases

  3. Child support
    Cases include paternity, initial support petitions, modification petitions seeking an increase or decrease of support obligation amount, defense of violation petitions and prosecution of violation petitions.

    19 years, 300 cases

  4. Criminal defense
    Cases include violations, misdemeanor and felony level cases at all stages of the proceeding, including arraignment (whenever possible) through trial. Experienced in both jury and bench criminal trials.

    19 years, 1,500 cases

  5. Real estate
    Represent both sellers and buyers in residential and commercial real estate transactions. Take the stress out of buying or seeking your new home!

    11 years, 200 cases

  6. DUI and DWI
    Represent clients in all aspects of DWI cases and assist with the collateral consequences of being charged with a DWI.

    19 years, 75 cases

  7. Speeding and traffic ticket
    Low fees for all traffic infractions. Most cases will not require your appearance in court.

    19 years, 75 cases


Tomes & Lord
23 South Main Street
P.O. Box 185
Franklinville, NY, 14737


5.0 / 5.0
  5 customer reviews
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Posted by Sandra Simons | August 12, 2021
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Emma ML Waite/Sandy Simons
She is just the best most helpful honest person I have ever met I would totally Recommend her
Posted by Laura | October 6, 2020
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Great Choice
She was prompt, caring and thorough. I wish I would have retained her sooner.
Posted by Greg | August 1, 2019
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Greg Gilbert
This is the best lawyer by far that I have ever hired! She knows the law she has been our Family lawyer for over 10 years! And she has not lost a case. She not only cares about the cases she takes on, she also genuinely cares about her clients! She has a finesse in the courtroom that is mesmerizing and she knows her stuff!!!! I would have any other lawyer in my corner!
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Posted by Tammy | December 20, 2017
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Best Child Support Lawyer Out There
Heather was kind, caring & considerate. She knows the law inside and out and what she doesn’t know she will take the time and do her homework and research. I paid top dollar for an attorney who just kept wanting more money and not assist me. Heather is one of a kind. I’m so glad I found her! She is timely and professional and only had my daughters in mind when dealing with a dead beat Dad. Very compassionate yet don’t let her small stature fool you... she’s demanding, knowledgeable and FAR from a push over. She doesn’t take any gruff. Which is exactly what I needed. Thank you Heather!
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Posted by Jamie | March 14, 2015
Very Thankful
Heather has been helping my son for almost 4 yrs and have nothing but the highest respect for her. Even when my son and I took 2 trips to AZ to get his daughter back after his soon to be ex wife kidnapped her during the night Heather was there for us. We now have my granddaughter back thanks to Heather and a few other important people.
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Response from Heather Tomes September 29, 2018
Thank you Jaime!! I loved working with your son and I am so glad we were able to get your granddaughter home with her family!


  • Retainer Always
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 8.8 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • Tomes & Lord
  • 2019 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Cash, Lippert & Lord
  • 2017 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Law Office of Heather A. Tomes
  • 2015 - 2017
  • Town Justice
  • Town of Yorkshire
  • 2015 - 2019
  • First Assistant Public Defender
  • Cattaraugus County Public Defenders Office
  • 2005 - 2015
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  • Suny Buffalo Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2004
  • Buffalo State University
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 2001


  • Cattaraugus County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • New York State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2005 - Present
  • New York State Defenders Association
  • Member
  • 2005 - Present
  • Cattaraugus County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2005 - Present
  • Cattaraugus County Bar Association
  • President
  • 2010 - 2011
  • Cattaraugus County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2005 - 2010
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Attorney endorsements

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Divorce and separation Attorney | Feb 25
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Heather knows her area of law and has gone out of her way to help get our mutual client's matter completed quickly and professionally. She has been very detail oriented, responsive, and tenacious."
Child custody Attorney | Sep 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. because I know her and she is an excellent attorney. She is very articulate and really shows an interest in her clients, She does not back down when another attorney challenges her. If I had a problem, I would hire her in a heartbeat."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Several years ago Heather and I worked in the same legal community together. I was always impressed with how she handled her matters in Court. Her clients received the best advocacy under her watch. I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Jul 12
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Child custody Attorney | May 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Child custody Attorney | Aug 08
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Heather has an excellent reputation in the community and is also a local justice court judge. If you think you can benefit from her services give her a call."
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