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Tom Max Thomas II

Lawsuits and disputes Attorney at Dallas, TX

5.0   105 reviews

also known as Tom Thomas Legal, P.C., Law Office of Tom M. Thomas II

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  • Licensed for 21 years
    State TX
    Acquired 2002
    Status
    Eligible to Practice in Texas No misconduct found

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

About Tom

Learn Tom’s areas of practice.

4
Practice areas
  1. Bankruptcy and debt
    25%
    We help people who are being sued for crushing debt avoid bankruptcy and obtain resolutions that allow them to maintain the best credit rating possible.

    22 years

  2. Debt collection
    25%
    We deal with debt collectors every day. Our goal is to protect our clients ethically within the confines of the law.

    22 years, 10,000 cases

  3. Debt settlement
    25%
    Texas debt collector lawsuit negotiation, credit card lawsuit debt negotiation, student loan lawsuit debt negotiation, and Texas final judgment negotiation.

    22 years, 10,000 cases

  4. Lawsuits and disputes
    25%
    Texas credit card lawsuit defense, debt buyer lawsuit defense, debt lawsuit negotiation, student loan lawsuit defense, and all other Texas consumer debt lawsuit related issues.

    22 years, 10,000 cases

NEED A TEXAS DEBT DEFENSE LAWYER? WE HAVE HANDLED THOUSANDS OF TEXAS CASES. WE ARE HERE TO HELP.

Tom is a graduate of the Texas Tech University School of Business and the Baylor University School of Law, having graduated from law school in only 27 months. He is also a former Dallas Police Officer, having graduated as valedictorian and the number one overall recruit in his academy class. Tom was assigned to the Southeast Dallas Police Substation where he earned recognition as the Southeast Dallas Chamber of Commerce Police Officer of the Year as a rookie officer, the only rookie ever to earn the honor. He worked as a one-man patrol element in South Dallas and the Pleasant Grove area of Southeast Dallas. Both locations are known havens for violent crime and are extremely dangerous venues for law enforcement. During his tenure as a police officer, Tom made 328 custodial arrests, including the single-handed apprehension of a capital murder suspect moments after the offense, bank robbery suspects, burglary suspects, multiple narcotics traffickers, aggravated assault suspects, and numerous other aggravated felons. He was awarded the Certificate of Merit by the department and received numerous accommodations for bravery and dedication to duty.

Tom's professional background also includes several years experience as a financial consultant prior to attending law school. He worked for a Big 5 accounting firm and a Fortune 500 investment bank and credits the experience as a helpful asset when litigating finance-oriented lawsuits. Since graduating from law school, Tom has practiced trial law continuously and after several years of commercial litigation, now focuses his practice almost exclusively on consumer protection. Tom has successfully prosecuted and defended thousands of lawsuits. The results noted on this website are merely an example of a few victories. Tom's practice combines street smarts with aggressive trial tactics and is designed to obtain results.

Tom is a seventh generation Texan and his firm defends collection cases throughout the state. All Texas cases will be considered regardless of location.

Awards

Silver Client Champion
Client's Choice 2022,2017,2016,2015,2014,2012,2011
Client's Choice
2022 2017 2016 + 4 ...

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Location

Dallas Office
4144 N. Central Expwy., Suite 870
Principal Office
Dallas, TX, 75204-3140
Houston Office
5100 Westheimer Rd., Suite 200
By Appointment Only
Houston, TX, 77056
San Antonio Office
1777 NE Loop 410, Suite 600
By Appointment Only
San Antonio, TX, 78217
Austin Office
111 Congress Ave., Suite 500
By Appointment Only
Austin, TX, 78701
Fort Worth Office
5601 Bridge St., Suite 300
By Appointment Only
Fort Worth, TX, 76112
El Paso Office
7362 Remcon Circle
By Appointment Only
El Paso, TX, 79912
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Reviews

5.0 / 5.0
  105 customer reviews
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Client's Choice 2022
Client's Choice
Client's Choice is an Avvo award granted to attorneys with a significant number of client reviews over 4 stars in a given year.
Posted by Neil | January 28, 2011
The BEST in the business
Tom has done two credit card cases for me over the last two years. He keeps you informed every step of the way and works to make sure you are happy with the results of the case and he will get the best results he can. Both case that he has done for my wife had great results, one case was drop early on and the other case went all they way to basicly 24 hrs of the court date and they dropped it at the last hour the day before court. I can`t say enough how pleased I and my wife were with his work, and we will use him in the future if needed. To anyone reading this if you have a debt suit served on you, I would take a deep breath and call Tom ASAP.
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Posted by BG | August 9, 2012
Excellent Attorney
I was a defendant in a "bad debt" lawsuit. The plaintiff had served me papers and was threatening a default judgment. So I hired this law firm (Tom Thomas) to defend me. They got my debt lawsuit dismissed. This is an excellent law firm. They kept me informed at all times and sent me the documentation for my files. Well worth the money,
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Posted by Abigail | August 1, 2023
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Easy communication
I knew Mr. Thomas’ firm was the right place to come with my case. Everyone from the attorneys to general staff was a pleasure to work with!!! The receptionist, Gold, was awesome and extremely pleasant. She made communication with the firm not just easy but seamless.
Posted by April Watson | October 10, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Case dismissed
Portfolio Associates the junk debt buyer sued BOTH me and my wife for an account that I cannot even remember. Well, apparently neither could they, because Tom’s firm got the case dismissed. Recommend big time.
Posted by Elaine Ramirez | October 9, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
knowledgeable & experienced lawyer
Scott & Associates sued me after harassing me for months over an old Capital One account that went bad during Covid. I hired Yvonne and Tom and the next thing I knew, the case was over and I saved tons of money. Thanks guys!
Posted by Rose Edwards | October 6, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Thank you
Thank you, Yvonne and staff! Excellent result on my lawsuit – highly recommend.
Posted by Jennie Banks | October 5, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Valuable service
Tom is my go-to lawyer for all things related to debt issues but especially for lawsuits. He has saved me from bankruptcy twice now and always goes above and beyond for me when I need him to.  Highly recommend.
Posted by Marisa Cruz | September 9, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great lawyer!
From beginning to end, Tom was professional, efficient, and relentless in working to resolve my case. I was kept up-to-date on all developments, and he always responded to my inquiries very promptly. I would not hesitate to recommend him to anyone in need of legal services.
Posted by Betty Harris | September 8, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Assistance!
Tom is an outstanding lawyer. During our initial consultation, Tom took the time to understand our unique situation and outlined a plan that would best serve our needs. He was always responsive to our questions and requests, and he worked tirelessly to resolve our case quickly and favorably. We are extremely grateful to Tom for his help, and we would highly recommend him to anyone in need of legal assistance.
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Posted by Audrey Hayes | September 6, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
experienced defense lawyer
Getting sued sucks, but I contacted Tom’s office to see if he could help me clear the case with LVNV. I was really happy with the results. Yvonne and Mackenzie were able to get the job done quickly and without any hassle. Thanks a lot for your help, I was finally able to get this debt taken care of and start fresh.
Posted by Christine W | September 6, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best defense lawyer
I highly recommend the services of this law firm! They resolved my case very quickly and were very professional.
Posted by Pearl Curry | September 1, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Truly A 5-star lawyer
I was very impressed with Tom Thomas Legal’s willingness to work with me considering I’m basically broke. I was able to reach Yvonne whenever I needed to, and she always responded promptly. She was very knowledgeable about the law and was able to get a great result for my case.
Posted by Rose Carlson | August 31, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly recommendable lawyer
I was very pleased with the outcome of my case. I felt like Tom Thomas and his right-hand woman Yvonne shaw were fighting for me and did not want to give up. They both were always willing to answer any questions that I had and kept me informed of what was happening. I am grateful for the firm’s hard work.
Posted by Ruby Smith | August 29, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
knowledgeable & experienced
Tom is knowledgeable and experienced in judgement release law, and he was able to get a good result for me in a very short period of time when I had to sell my house by a strict deadline. I would definitely recommend him to anyone in need of their services. 10 stars here**********
Posted by Dena Nguyen | August 29, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Very happy with the legal service
I am very happy with the legal services Tom Thomas Legal provided. Yvonne was always easy to communicate with, responded quickly to my emails and inquiries, and was very upfront and honest about the possible outcomes of my case. Recommend this firm for sure.
Posted by Caroline Carr | August 25, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
I heartily advise them to anyone in a like circumstance
Tom Thomas was a savior for me when I was sued by Jefferson Capital for a debt I didn't even know I had and didn’t think was right. They were able to help get the case dismissed and saved me from a default judgment. I would highly recommend them to anyone in a similar situation.
Posted by Alain Godin | August 24, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
THANKS TOM!!!
THANKS TOM!!!  I was in a difficult situation with a junk credit card debt and he was able to get the case cleared without any hassle. I would recommend them to anyone in a similar situation. DID NOT HAVE TO GO TO COURT EVER!!!  A+++
Posted by Jean Howard | July 20, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Thanks for all your help guys!!!
I was being sued by a debt collector for a debt I didn't even know I had. I contacted Tom’s Dallas office and they were able to help me get the case dismissed. Thanks for all your help guys!!!
Posted by Linda West | July 19, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Thank you Yvonne
THANK YOU YVONNE SHAW!!! She was able to get our case dismissed, and she continued to be responsive to any questions we had. I would highly recommend her services to anyone in need.
Posted by Pauline Hayes | July 18, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
I'm very pleased with the service
Yvonne was able to take care of my case very quickly. The whole process was very smooth, and she was very helpful. I'm very pleased with the service.
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Cost

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  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • Law Office of Tom M. Thomas II
  • 2005 - Present
  • Partner
  • Kolodey, Thomas, Blackwood & Thomas, LLP
  • 2003 - 2005
  • Partner
  • Allan, Thomas & Associates, LLP
  • 2002 - 2003

Education

  • Baylor University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2002
  • Texas Tech University
  • BBA - Bachelor of Business Administration
  • 1998

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Educap vs. Mendoza
  • We won at trial and on appeal - opinion published.
  • Capital One Bank (USA), NA v. My Client; Montgomery County Justice Court Prec. 3; Cause No. 14904JC
  • Dismissed by Plaintiff prior to trial.
  • National Collegiate Student Loan Trust vs. our Client; 001-00216-2013 Court: Collin County Court at Law No. 1
  • The student loan company dismissed the lawsuit in open court after the case was called to trial. Our client never had to appear in Court and did not have to pay any money to the student loan company.
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Associations

  • State Bar of Texas, Business Law Section
  • Member
  • 2022 - Present
  • State Bar of Texas, Appellate Section
  • Member
  • 2022 - Present
  • State Bar of Texas, Immigration and Nationality La
  • Member
  • 2022 - Present
  • State Bar of Texas, Hispanic Issues Section
  • Member
  • 2022 - Present
  • State Bar of Texas, Environmental and Natural Reou
  • Member
  • 2022 - Present
  • State Bar of Texas, Justice of the Peace Courts Section
  • Member
  • 2022 - Present
  • State Bar of Texas, Bankruptcy Law Section
  • Member
  • 2022 - Present
  • State Bar of Texas, Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Member
  • 2022 - Present
  • State Bar of Texas, Consumer and Commercial Law Se
  • Member
  • 2022 - Present
  • State Bar of Texas, Litigation Section
  • Member
  • 2022 - Present
  • Better Business Bureau
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • United States Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Texas
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas
  • Member
  • 2006 - Present
  • United States Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Texas
  • Member
  • 2006 - Present
  • National Association of Consumer Advocates
  • Attorney Member
  • 2005 - Present
  • National Association of Consumer Advocates
  • Member
  • 2005 - Present
  • Texas Young Lawyers Association
  • Attorney Member
  • 2002 - Present
  • State Bar of Texas
  • Admitted
  • 2002 - Present
  • State Bar of Texas
  • Attorney Member
  • 2002 - Present
  • Texas Young Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2002 - Present
  • State Bar of Texas
  • Member
  • 2002 - Present
  • Dallas Bar Association
  • Attorney Member
  • 2013 - 2014
  • Dallas County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2013 - 2014
  • Dallas Bar Association Pro Bono Activities Committee
  • Committee Member
  • 2013 - 2014
  • Dallas Bar Association Minority Participation Committee
  • Committee Member
  • 2013 - 2014
  • Dallas Bar Association Legal Ethics Committee
  • Committee Member
  • 2013 - 2014
  • Dallas Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2013 - 2014
  • Texas Young Lawyers Association Member Services & Outreach Committee
  • Committee Member
  • 2013 - 2014
  • Texas Young Lawyers Association Low-Income Texans Outreach Committee
  • Committee Member
  • 2013 - 2014
  • Texas Young Lawyers Association Community Education/Consumer Information Committee
  • Committee Member
  • 2013 - 2014
  • Dallas Police Association
  • Past Member
  • 2006 - 2009
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Honors and Awards

  • Client Champion Award
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2022
  • Client Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2022
  • 5.0 Star Rating
  • Lawyers.com
  • 2022
  • Life Member
  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • 2022
  • Accredited Business A+ Rating
  • Better Business Bureau
  • 2022
  • Life Member
  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • 2021
  • Accredited Business A+ Rating
  • Better Business Bureau
  • 2021
  • Accredited Business A+ Rating
  • Better Business Bureau
  • 2020
  • Life Member
  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • 2020
  • Accredited Business A+ Rating
  • Better Business Bureau
  • 2019
  • Life Member
  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • 2019
  • Accredited Business A+ Rating
  • Better Business Bureau
  • 2018
  • Life Member
  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • 2018
  • Accredited Business A+ Rating
  • Better Business Bureau
  • 2017
  • Life Member
  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • 2017
  • Accredited Business A+ Rating
  • Better Business Bureau
  • 2016
  • Life Member
  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • 2016
  • Accredited Business A+ Rating
  • Better Business Bureau
  • 2015
  • Life Member
  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • 2015
  • Life Member
  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • 2014
  • Who's Who in American Law
  • Marquis Who's Who in American Law
  • 2013
  • Preeminent 5.0 out of 5
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2013
  • Featured Attorney - Rating Badge
  • AVVO
  • 2013
  • Life Member
  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • 2013
  • Superb Rating
  • Avvo
  • 2013
  • Member
  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • 2013
  • Million Dollar Advocate
  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • 2013
  • Client Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2013
  • Client Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2012
  • Clients' Choice Badge - Debt Settlement
  • AVVO
  • 2012
  • Preeminent 5.0 out of 5
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2012
  • Clients' Choice Badge - Lawsuits & Disputes
  • AVVO
  • 2012
  • Law License
  • State Bar of Texas
  • 2002
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Speaking Engagements

Attorney endorsements

Received (11)
Given (22)
Endorse Tom
Debt collection Attorney | Apr 10
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Tom is the go-to lawyer for defending consumers against debt collectors in the DFW and North Texas area. I do this kind of work as well and if I need to brainstorm, Tom is the man to call. I've also used Tom as my local counsel on a debt collection case in Denton and on a declaratory judgment case involving title to real estate. He knows his way around the courthouses and I highly recommend him."
Lawsuits and disputes Attorney | Dec 31
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I consider Tom one of the leading lawyers in the country in the area of defending credit card and debt collector lawsuits. He does a great job for all his clients and I highly recommend him. I refer to him 100% of my clients that are being sued by debt collectors, debt buyers, credit cards, etc."
Consumer protection Attorney | Feb 17
Relationship: Other
"Tom has been in the consumer defense industry for many years and has an extensive knowledge about the law. He works diligently to advocate for his clients and to get positive results. I would recommend him to anyone looking for an attorney in this industry."
Lawsuits and disputes Attorney | Aug 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have never had the pleasure of meeting Tom, but I have had the opportunity to refer many Clients to Tom who were being sued by credit card companies. The feedback that I have received regarding Tom's services from these Clients has been 100% positive. As a result, I will continue referring Clients to Tom. Thanks Tom! Don Hood"
Debt collection Attorney | Feb 07
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I have known Tom for several years, and we have interacted on numerous debt cases. Tom works hard to defend his clients and is always professional in his dealings with opposing counsel. I strongly recommend Tom."
Lawsuits and disputes Attorney | Jun 25
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. I have known Tom for a number of years both personally and professionally. He brings a lot of knowledge to the table in the realm of debt defense and he takes every case seriously. Tom is one of the good guys of the profession."
Debt collection Attorney | Apr 11
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. I have worked with Tom on many cases over the years and I always find him to be a zealous advocate for his clients without compromising his integrity. He is quite capable in the courtroom, but he also recognizes those situations where a settlement may be a better option for his clients. Tom is always a pleasure to work with and I hope to have many other cases with him in the future."
Debt collection Attorney | Apr 10
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Debt settlement Attorney | Oct 27
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. I don't think there is a more knowledgeable lawyer in the area of unfair debt collection practices in Texas, and his skilled reputation is well known among debt collection practitioners. He's got a sharp legal mind and compassion for his clients. He'd be my recommendation for anyone with a debt problem."
Litigation Attorney | Mar 05
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Tom is an outstanding lawyer who represents his clients very well."
Commercial real estate Attorney | Oct 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Thomas is one of the preeminent attorneys in the field of consumer defense. I highly recommend his firm."
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Dallas Lawsuits and disputes Lawyer Tom Max Thomas II
Tom Max Thomas II
Lawsuits and disputes Attorney
Dallas, TX
Licensed for 21 years
Free Consultation
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