Mr. Lichwala combines his international background with knowledge of both civil-law and common-law systems into a global approach to practice of law.
After receiving his Master of Laws degree in Poland, Tomasz continued his legal career and obtained his Juris Doctor degree in the United States. While in law school, he worked for a multi-practice law firm in Arizona and also served as a professor’s teaching assistant in contracts law. In addition, he was involved in law school tax clinic and became certified under Internal Revenue Service Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program. Tomasz has also provided pro bono legal assistance during the annual Citizenship Day, a project for immigrants applying for an American citizenship organized by U.S. Congressman.
Mr. Lichwala gained a diverse legal experience working on numerous legal issues in various areas of law, such as business law, contracts, criminal law, cross-border transactions, immigration law and torts.
Languages spoken: Polish, English
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|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Academic Award||University of Wroclaw||2002|
|Attorney||Dwane Cates Law Group, PLLC||2014 - Present|
|Attorney||Cates & Sargeant PLLC||2013 - 2014|
|Teaching Assistant - Contracts Law||Phoenix School of Law||2012 - 2012|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|NACDL||Member||2015 - Present|
|United States District Court, District of Arizona||Admitted to Practice||2014 - Present|
|State Bar of Arizona, Immigration Law Section||Member||2014 - Present|
|State Bar of Arizona, Criminal Justice Section||Member||2014 - Present|
|State Bar of Arizona, International Law Section||Member||2014 - Present|
|State Bar of Arizona||Member||2013 - Present|
|ABA||Member||2010 - 2013|
|International Law Society at Phoenix School of Law||Member||2009 - 2011|
|Defense of a Civil lawsuit||Effective legal negotiation and satisfactory settlement.|
|Transactional||Execution of Contract|
|Dismissal||Successful defense - Plaintiff dropped the case.|
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|Arizona Summit Law School||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2013|
|Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law at Arizona State University||Law||International Business Transactions, International Contracts||2012|
|University of Wroclaw, Faculty of Law||Law||Master of Laws||2003|