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Thomas E. McElyea

Business Attorney at Southlake, TX

5.0   28 reviews

also known as McElyea Law

  • Licensed for 33 years
    State TX
    Acquired 1990
    Status
    Eligible to Practice in Texas No misconduct found

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About Thomas

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 Mr. McElyea is married and has been with his wife over twenty-six years and they have two children. In his spare time, Mr. McElyea can be found at local gyms playing basketball several times a week. In addition, Mr. McElyea is an avid fisherman, hunter and enjoys the outdoors and spending time with his family.

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McElyea Law
1500 N. Kimball Ave., Suite 100
Southlake, TX, 76092

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Posted by Dale | September 16, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
A Texas Lawyer that you can trust
Over the last twenty something years, Tom has handled different issues for myself, my wife, relatives, and my parents. We have all been very satisfied with the outcomes that Tom has gotten for us. Tom is the only lawyer that I will go to for legal help.
Posted by Dana | September 15, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
Very happy with Tom!
Tom did a stellar job handling a serious injury case for my son that two prior attorneys were unable to handle. I am beyond thrilled at his performance and it will help me provide much better for my son's ongoing health needs.
Posted by anonymous | September 25, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
You want this TEXAS attorney on your side!
We hired Tom to collect a judgement on a very slippery shady defendant. They had alluded us in other courts, always one step ahead of us. Tom was the 3rd attorney we had hired in this case.. Tom tracked them down, and successfully collected. Finally, success! Tom was extremely response from beginning to end of his representation. We highly recommend Tom McElyea.
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Posted by Joe | September 22, 2020
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Good Attorney
Received excellent help with my recent legal matter. Tom's experience and knowledge of the law brought our case to a successful conclusion without an expensive law suit and jury trial.
Posted by Preston | March 12, 2020
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Preston
Tom accepted my case with little chance of winning but he fought hard and took care of everything and ended up winning the case great attorney and great person always made me feel comfortable about the situation
Posted by anonymous | March 5, 2020
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Honest and Reliable
Very honest and reliable, he always attended required court proceedings and updated us immediately, good or bad. Never allowed us to give up during our lows and reassured us that he would continue to fight for us no matter what. This wasn't an easy journey but we prevailed! 
Posted by anonymous | September 5, 2019
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Medical Device Sales Representative
Tom was very thorough and detailed. He was methodical about his strategy and was very direct with opposing counsel regarding our requests. His tenacity escalated the time frame and provided a successful end result.
Posted by anonymous | January 24, 2019
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| Consulted Attorney
ONE OF THOSE RARE ATTORNEYS WHO YOU WANT TO REPRESENT YOU
Tom McElyea is one of those rare attorneys who is compassionate, knowledgeable, responsive and professional. Although in the end I decided not to pursue a claim and potential legal action, Tom helped me through that decision by explaining very clearly what would be involved, the legal basis of that action and the risks that would be involved. My situation involves a nutritionist who violated sexual and professional boundaries. From the time I called Tom’s office, he called me back within a couple of hours to discuss my situation. From the start, I felt he listened to me very closely and compassionately and was able to clarify the heart of the matter right away. I then met with Tom in his office to discuss the situation further. He was very easy to talk with and talked me through what would be involved in pursuing a claim and potentially, a lawsuit. Because of the risks involved and the exposure of some very personal details, I decided not to go forward. But if I had decided to do so, I would definitely have hired Tom and there is no doubt in my mind that he would have done an amazing job. He is the type of strong but kind attorney and person who I would want representing my interests. If I ever have another legal issue, I will definitely turn to Tom for counsel. He is a one of a kind attorney who truly cares and is very knowledgeable. I deal with attorneys on a daily basis. From my background and professional experience, I know that a great attorney is worth their weight in gold. From my experience with Tom, I believe he fits into that rare category. I'm so glad I found him.
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Posted by anonymous | December 22, 2018
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I highly recommend Tom!
I hired Tom to represent me in a sexual abuse case. He was exactly who I needed. It was so refreshing to finally have someone fighting on my behalf. From the first phone call, he was prompt, assertive, and caring. He always made it clear he had my best interest in mind. Tom immediately went to bat for me and got the ball rolling incredibly quickly. He was respectful and conscientious of my personal situation and the relationships involved, he kept me well informed and notified me with every update, and ultimately, he got me what I need to get my life back on track. Tom is an outstanding man and a fantastic lawyer. If you need someone to represent you, Tom is your guy. I can’t recommend him highly enough.
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Posted by anonymous | November 16, 2018
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I Got My Life Back
I've never been more happy than I am now for Tom McElyea's service he provided for me . No one would even consider representing me , but Tom didnt hesitate to jump on it and get the ball rolling . My case was a very unique case , but Tom made it a open and shut case , I'm completely satisfied with the outcome , I didnt have to worry or stress because he kept me completely informed of all details . He was completely fair and honest about everything , I would definitely recommend his services for anyone needing them . This was the best experience I've had when dealing with an attorney !!!
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Posted by anonymous | September 14, 2018
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Best Legal representation out there...
I reached out to Tom after being sexually assaulted by a superior following a work sponsored event. I had no idea just how difficult life was going to get. Tom guided me through the entire process. Thank God for men like Tom who truly do stand up for justice.
Posted by Keith | September 7, 2018
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Great advice no charge!!!
We needed legal advice and we were in a bind. Tom sat us down and give us the best advice i could get for free. He is very knowledgeable and fair.........he told me not what I wanted to hear but what I needed to hear and it turn out exactly the way he said it would. We didn't have to pay for his services this time but best be sure I got him on speed dial just in case I do next time.
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Posted by anonymous | August 21, 2018
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VERY PROFICIENT
Attorney McElyea mediated my employment case. He was very knowledgeable and proffessional. He advised me properly subsequently having a favorable outcome between myself and my employer. I highly reccommend him moving forward!
Posted by anonymous | August 21, 2018
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Fantastic Lawyer who takes pride in his approach to accomplish the end result
Thomas McElyea is an extremely professional Lawyer that aims to capture the end results his clients are seeking. I couldn't be happier with his punctuality in all matter that include, but not limited to his availability, returned phone calls, follow ups, & timely court appearances. His knowledge in all all facets of common law is second to none and through this, he will help all his clients navigate through the process of litigation smoothly and successfully.
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Posted by Amanda | August 20, 2018
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Gets right down to business!
To avoid any privacy issues with my family I will leave it simple something terrible happened to my minor child at a grocery store and she went looking for an item that may have been in back stock needless to Say she was sexually assaulted by an employee of that store I immediately contacted Thomas McElyea's office on a weekend might I add, And he returned my call within the hour and came in on the weekend his days off to take on our case and he has been absolutely wonderful he keeps in close contact with us on every step of the way and is very caring and aggressive and understands how important this means to my family I know that he will seek Justice for us and he has done so this far he is amazing I will definitely refer him to anyone I know!
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Posted by James | August 20, 2018
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business owner
a single phone call is all I have to do and what ever we need is taken care of immediately. I don't need an attorney very often but I wouldn't think of calling anyone else.
Posted by John | July 11, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent Service!
I’ve had the opportunity to seek out Tom’s assistance on two separate occasions over the last few years – one regarding a family law and custody case, and the other pertaining to a corporate compensation and negotiation issue with a previous employer. In both cases, Tom provided superior customer service surrounding three (3) key attributes – quality, time and cost. Moreover, he totally embraced the first rule for any new client . . . active listening in order to gain a full understanding of the client’s legal issues, goals and objectives. Ultimately, the final attribute to Tom’s success, we actually achieved our planned goals and objectives!
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Posted by Larry | March 22, 2018
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Personal Injury Case For My Eighty Five Year Old Mother
Mr. McElyea was hired my mother to represent her in a personal injury case against a large trucking business. He kept us well informed as the case moved slowly due to the injuries she received in an accident with an eighteen wheel truck driver. My mother's age (85 years old) was a factor in the healing process. Mr. McElyea was extremely professional in his representation of my mother and with his interactions with the trucking firm. My mother was very pleased with his friendly attitude and the results he achieved.
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Posted by anonymous | March 9, 2018
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Great Lawyer
Tom McElyea is an incredible lawyer, never letting up and fighting for my case, and being there when I needed it the most. Turning a horrible situation into justice for me giving me the opportunity to move forward with my life. Thank you Tom.
Posted by anonymous | March 2, 2018
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Phenomenal Attorney
Tom McElyea represented me in a sexual harassment/assault case. From the moment we spoke on the phone, Tom was attentive, sympathetic and on top of my case - asking for all the details and taking note. He was incredibly quick to advise & respond, and every time I reached out, I heard back from him within hours. He was intuitive to sense my distress and would often help calm my nerves when certain issues arose with my case. He was assertive and unyeilding to the defendants and their lawyer when I felt weak and uncertain, which made me witness just how hard he was going to fight on my behalf. Mr. McElyea was very matter-of-fact, which I sincerely appreciated and desperately needed. He is definitely a "no-fluff" kind of lawyer - I always had a very realistic understanding of what I could expect, the possibilities of my case (both good and negative) and even an understanding of what the defendant's moves meant. When we ended up entering a settlement agreement, Mr. McElyea was able to secure much more than I originally anticipated, exceeding my expectations. My family, friends, and I are forever grateful to Mr. McElyea. Heaven forbid I should ever need his services again, however, it is truly comforting to know I have him in my corner should another situation arise. I will certainly be referring his services with confidence to anyone I encounter who has experienced abuse/harassment against them, knowing with full confidence they are in good hands. Thank you, Tom, for paving the way for my family, friends and I to close one awful chapter in our lives with justice and peace.
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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Law Office of Thomas McElyea, P.C.
  • 2001 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Cooper & Scully, A Professional Corporation
  • 1999 - 2001
  • Associate
  • Jack Sides Jr.
  • 1990 - 1999

Education

  • St. Mary's University School of Law
  • Doctor of Jurisprudence/Juris Doctor (J.D.)
  • 1990
  • The University of Texas At San Antonio
  • Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA)
  • 1987

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Sexual harrassment
  • Settlement
  • sexual abuse
  • Settlement
  • Tractor Trailer lawsuit
  • Settlement
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Associations

  • National Trial Lawyers-Top 100
  • Member
  • 2018 - Present
  • State Bar of Texas
  • Member
  • 1990 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2018
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2018
  • Magna Cum Laude
  • Texas San Antonio
  • 1987

Speaking Engagements

  • Guardianship Seminar
  • Guardianship Law
  • 2017
  • DWI Defense
  • Mastering DWI Defense
  • 2017
  • Protecting Minors (Attendee)
  • Human Trafficking, Child Exploitation
  • 2016
  • Privacy Best Practices for Lawyers
  • What Every Law Practices
  • 2016
  • Independent Contractors
  • The Assault on Independent Contractors
  • 2016
  • Guardianship Law
  • Guardianship Law
  • 2016
  • Family Law Seminar
  • Family Law
  • 2016
  • Criminal Justice Seminar
  • Ethical Issues of Contemporary Criminal Justice
  • 2016
  • Contractors v. Employees
  • A Modern Look at Contractors v. Employees
  • 2016
  • Health Law Seminar
  • Health Law
  • 2015
  • Family Law Seminar
  • Family Law
  • 2015
  • DWI Defense
  • Mastering DWI Defense
  • 2015
  • Social Media and the Law
  • Social Media and the Law
  • 2014
  • Recovering Assets
  • Recovering Assets
  • 2014
  • Health Law Seminar
  • Health Law
  • 2014
  • Freedom of Information Act for Attorneys and Access
  • Freedom of Information Act for Attorneys and Access
  • 2014
  • Personal Injury Litigation
  • Personal Injury Litigation
  • 2013
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Personal injury Attorney | Mar 14
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I've worked with Tom for nearly 20 years and have had many cases against him. He is aggressive and pushes hard for his clients. But, at the same time, he's the consummate professional. If Tom tells you he is going to do something, you can take it to the bank. I'm always pleased when I see Tom on the other side of the lawsuit because I know he's not going to play games."
Personal injury Attorney | Mar 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Tom for over 6 years and have worked with him at a prior law firm. I also have sent referrals to Tom for matters not within my expertise and have found him to handle those referrals with the utmost respect and efficiency. Tom is a true advocate for anyone he represents, especially in difficult situations."
Personal injury Attorney | Oct 22
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Thomas is a strong advocate for his clients while maintaining integrity and professionalism. I would recommend him."
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Southlake Business Lawyer Thomas E. McElyea
Thomas E. McElyea
Business Attorney
Southlake, TX
Licensed for 33 years