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Thomas John Jarvinen

Criminal defense Attorney at Huntsville, AL

5.0   9 reviews
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  • Licensed for 22 years
    State AL
    Acquired 2001
    Status
    Occupational License - Authorized to Practice No misconduct found

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

About Thomas

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BEEN ARRESTED? LET ME HELP! MEMBER: TOP 100 NATIONAL TRIAL LAWYERS

I am a native of Huntsville, Alabama and currently live in Madison. I attended Huntsville City Schools from Kindergarten until I graduated Huntsville High School.  After graduating high school, I attended the University of Florida for my undergraduate education.  During my undergraduate studies at the University of Florida, I studied abroad at the University of Mannheim located in Mannheim, Germany. 

 

After gaining a Bachelor of Arts in German, with a minor in Business Administration, from the University of Florida, I went to law school at the Cumberland School of Law in Birmingham, Alabama. I also studied abroad at the University of Durham in England during my time in law school.   I obtained my Juris Doctorate from  the Cumberland School of Law.

 

I am admitted to practice law in the State of Alabama and also the U.S. District Court, Northern District of Alabama. I am also a member of the National Trial Lawyers, Top 100 Trial Lawyers, the American Bar Association, the Huntsville-Madison County Bar Association, the National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys, the Alabama Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, the National Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys.  I am also a member of the Southeast Land Title Association, the American Land Title Association and my title agency, Madison Title & Closing Services, LLC, is ALTA Best Practices Certified.

 

I truly enjoy being able to help people deal with legal issues.  Many of my clients have not had any involvement with our legal system and have no idea what to expect when a legal issue arises.  It gives me great satisfaction counseling and advising people when they are having legal diffculties and helping them navigate through a tough time. 

Awards

Client's Choice 2014
Client's Choice
2014

Location

Jarvinen & Balch, LLC
201 Eastside Square
Suite 5
Huntsville, AL, 35801
Jarvinen & Balch, LLC
14 Martin Street
Madison, AL, 35758
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Posted by Ryan | February 28, 2015
Highly Recommended
Mr Jarvinen was very knowledgeable and helped me throughout my entire legal proceedings. This was my first time requiring a lawyer so his advice and guidance was invaluable. He kept me informed throughout, ensuring that I was always up-to-date and explaining the process to me. In the end, he was able to completely settle my legal issue to my complete satisfaction. I would highly recommend Mr Jarvinen to my friends/family and would use him again should the need arise.
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Posted by Cory B. | October 6, 2014
Place Your Trust in Mr. Javinen
Mr. Jarvinen represented me in a DUI case that could have very well cost me my career if I was convicted. More importantly, resolving the case was time sensitive because without a resolution my career would have been in limbo pending the resolution of the case. Despite the challenges faced by Mr. Jarvinen, he zealously represented my rights and was able to negotiate a plea with the prosecutor that resulted in the case being dismissed. Throughout that time, he was always professional and kept me informed about what was going on. Simply put, Mr. Jarvinen saved my career and allowed me to pursue my dream without any hinder or delay. If you find yourself in a situation that requires you to hire a lawyer, I STRONGLY recommend that you consider hiring Mr. Jarvinen so that he may put the same effort towards your case that he put towards mine.
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Posted by anonymous | March 19, 2016
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Unbelievably quick and favorable outcome!
We did not expect our situation could be resolved with just one appearance in court. But our lawyer, Thomas Jarvinen, made that happen to our utter surprise and relief. At that one and only court appearance we needed to be present for, we had no idea what to expect. But a few minutes later, our lawyer told us the prosecuting attorney now wishes to drop all changes (against me) and strike all court records (so related to my case). How in the world Mr. Jarvinen was able to persuade the prosecutor against me to do this (essentially throw in the towel), which would totally clear my name is still a mystery to us. Who would have thought what we felt to be a complicated issue that no doubt, or so we assumed, would involve discord and arguments my and God knows what all else, especially as our particular problem had us pitted against a U.S. corporate giant, that we had so little as even a snowballs chance being cleared of anything negative involving a corporate giant and just little old me, but the jaw dropping summation of it all for us was indeed legal victory. So yes sometimes even we common citizens prevail over the almighty power of the girded bastions of corporate advantage, whether it be political advantage, financial advantage, advantages related to corporate claims of equal rights under corporate personhood laws now enacted, or anything else. As a just published book on "Am***n" states : "The Rich Dont Always Win..." Granted, our case was "small potatoes" in most other citizens' opinions, in comparison to many others, but even small victories add up. Too us, we find what's more important than "how" he won our case is "that" he won our case! We, husband and self highly recommend this lawyer, whom even other lawyers have commented that he did a really good job for us, and we also recommend the Russ Crumbley Law Firm where he is an active legal professional along with Russ. Russ used to be a coworker of my husband at the hospital where they were coworkers together. But quit some time back, while holding his full time radiology job along with my husband, Russ felt a call to learn and practice law, and boy is he good at it! As are the partners he's chosen, and just as he was as my husband's collegue in hospital radiology practice. I give ten thumbs up for Russ, Thomas, and all members of the Russ Crumbley Law Firm They have a well appointed, very nice two story red break colonial office building on the service road for Memorial Parkway South, set very close to that service road, with room for customer parking at the direct front of the building. They are located north of Parkway Place Mall and are easily accessible.
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Posted by anonymous | June 15, 2015
Thanks, Tom!
Mr. Jarvinen was adept at getting me through my legal situation every step of the way. He gave wise, knowledgeable counsel on getting through the state/county legal system. As complications arose, he seemed adept at keeping my best interest at the core of any actions or decisions.
Posted by Netra | February 27, 2015
Thankful
I would highly recommend Thomas Jarvinen for all your legal needs. I was very impressed with his knowledge of my case. He kept me informed through every step and process of my case. He was attentive to my needs and kept me informed with every single detail of my case. I couldn't asked for a better lawyer to represent me. Thanks Tom and I wish you nothing but the best.
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Posted by Adam | October 20, 2014
Outstanding job
This attorney did everything he said he would do as soon as he said he would do it. He helped me beat a case that would have kept me from going to the military. Without him I would be lost without knowing which direction to go. Not to mention he's a wonderful person with an understanding personality. He's the definition of a great attorney.
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Posted by Steve | October 8, 2014
Glad I choose Mr. Jarvinen
If you want a no hassle, friendly, and knowledgeable lawyer during an especially tough time such as a bankruptcy, then you can"t go wrong with Thomas representing you. Office staff was just as helpful.
Posted by Kathy | October 6, 2014
Consistent and Professional Service!
Mr. Jarvinen provided legal counsel for a long and complicated issue spanning several years. At every turn he painstakingly explained the situation, the motions and the Judge's comments in a manner that I could understand. He provided sound counsel ensuring my best interest was priority. Mr. Jarvinen was responsive to my questions and made himself available to me when needed. I consider myself very fortunate to have had an attorney working for me that refused to give up and persisted on my behalf throughout the entire issue. I will not hesitate to engage Mr. Jarvinen for any future legal needs I may encounter.
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Posted by HMD | October 5, 2014
an overall satisfaction
I had a few different cases Mr. Jarvinen handled for me within a years time frame, (a criminal defense as well as divorce/custody) the courtesy he and the entire law firm extended was spectacular. Both of my cases came out great , because of Mr Jarvinens dedication and willingness, he contacted me when any changes occured, any time i called he was available to talk, and if he was in court or with another client, his office did not mind having him contact me. I'm definitely coming back to him in the future if needed, I would highly recommend him to anyone looking for a hardworking attorney.
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Cost

Rates
  • Contingency 33%-50%
  • Retainer Sometimes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Jarvinen & Balch , LLC
  • 2017 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Crumbley Law Firm, P.C.
  • 2006 - 2016

Education

  • Samford University, Cumberland School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2001
  • University of Florida
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1998

Sample of Legal Cases

  • City v. T.B.
  • Case dismissed

Associations

  • American Land Title Association
  • Member
  • 2017 - Present
  • Huntsville-Madison County Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Alabama State Bar
  • Member
  • N/A
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Alabama Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys
  • Member
  • N/A
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Alabama
  • Member
  • N/A
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Southeast Land Title Association
  • Member
  • N/A
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2020
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2019
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2018
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2017
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2016
  • Client Distinction Award
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2015
  • Nation's Top One Percent
  • National Association of Distinguished Counsel
  • 2015
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2015
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Client's Choice Award
  • Avvo
  • 2014
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Attorney endorsements

Received (15)
Given (7)
Endorse Thomas
Criminal defense Attorney | May 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"He is a well respected attorney in the legal community. He works hard for his clients and is always thorough and diligent."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Tom has a good reputation and is well liked by lawyers and judges alike. I know him best for his work on DUIs, but he would be a good choice for most any criminal matter."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Jan 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Truly exceptional and professional attorney with an outstanding reputation in the legal field for providing high quality representation and results for his clients!"
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Tom is a very talented and dedicated lawyer. He takes his job seriously and represents his clients very well. I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Jarvinen is a well-respected and skilled lawyer who provides a superior level of service to his clients. Mr. Jarvinen is well-trained in all aspects of criminal defense and possesses the intellect and ability and the legal skills to provide an outstanding results for his clients."
Unknown Attorney | Oct 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. He his willing to take the most difficult case and work it hard and will do a good job. More importantly, if you need an attorney to take a case to a jury, Tom is willing to do it."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Of course, I endorse this lawyer. Tommy is well respected in the legal community. He tried very difficult cases and zealously defends unpopular positions for the sake of his client. I come to him regularly when we are at the courthouse for professional counsel."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Tom is a well respected member of the legal community, and a highly skilled attorney. He is a zealous advocate for his clients. I endorse him without hesitation."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Tom is a very knowledgeable and skilled criminal defense and DUI lawyer. I highly recommend him to anyone facing a criminal charge."
Child abuse Attorney | Oct 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Tom for several years and can say that he is an ethical lawyer who works hard for his clients in and out of court."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. He is honest, knowledgeable, willing to go the extra mile to help his clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Thomas. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Thomas is always well prepared and a top notch advocate for his clients."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Apr 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Tom is a very conscientious and hard-working lawyer who represents his clients to the fullest. He believes that adequate preparation is the key to providing each and every client with the highest quality representation possible."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 14
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer. I have worked with Tom for several years. He knows, very well, how the system works. He knows, very well, how to make the system work for our clients. Persistent, knowledgable, dedicated. Excellent Lawyer!"
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Huntsville Criminal defense Lawyer Thomas John Jarvinen
Thomas John Jarvinen
Criminal defense Attorney
Huntsville, AL
Licensed for 22 years
Virtual consultation available