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Thomas Glenn Martin

Probate Attorney at Long Beach, CA

5.0   9 reviews

About Thomas

Learn Thomas’s areas of practice.

I believe the most important estate planning objectives areprotecting what you have earned, and planning to provide for your lovedones.

 

My mission is to ensure your estate plan faithfully reflects yourdesires and safeguards your assets. I will work with you on acontinual basis to update your plan so that it always suits yourlifestyle.

 

I take pride in helping families and individuals plan theirestates. I believe each client deserves special attention. You shouldexpect nothing less.

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Licensed for 24 years
State CA
Status Active
Acquired 1998
Updated 02/13/2012

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

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Foresight Legal Group, P.C.
111 W. Ocean Boulevard
4th Floor
Long Beach, CA, 90802
Foresight Legal Group, P.C.
548 Market Street, #40744
San Francisco, CA, 94104-5401
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Posted by Angelo | May 1, 2014
Trustworthy assets advocate
Tom Martin is a Medi-Cal miracle worker. After our father died, our house was at risk of being sold to pay off his Medi-Cal bills. But, Mr. Martin got Medi-Cal to close the case, we got to keep our house and he saved us over $270,000! If you are having trouble with Medi-Cal claims, I highly recommend Mr. Martin's outstanding service. Thank you Foresight Legal! We are forever grateful.
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Posted by Wayne | March 31, 2014
Comments from an out-of-state client
Attorney Tom Martin and his paralegal, Dustin Brewer, from the Foresight Legal Group were a Godsend at a very difficult time. I couldn't be more satisfied with their service. I was Executor of my father's estate. He passed away in California but I live in Tennessee. To probate an estate in California is very difficult but they made it simple for me. They were always accessible - whenever I had a question or just wanted to check on the progress of the probate, I always received a prompt response. I could not believe the amount of paperwork involved! Could not have gotten through this without them.
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Posted by David | February 24, 2014
Tom Martin was incredible
Tom is the best. My wife and I had been remiss in getting a will and trust in place, and wanted to have something drafted before we traveled together to NY. Tom made the whole process so easy--his explanations were clear, he worked with us virtually so we weren't waiting for office appointments, the online questionaire and drafting process was great, and we loved his paralegal/notary, too, who managed the signing. I'd recommend Tom without hesitation to my friends/family.
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Posted by Martin | May 13, 2013
Excellent and Responsive
Mr. Martin and his assistant, Dustin Brewer, were very helpful in preparing an Estate Plan for my wife and me. The initial phone interview was very thorough as I had a number of questions regarding our circumstances and Mr. Martin took a great deal of time to give me the relevant information. His office then kept in touch and scheduled a face to face meeting around our schedules. They then provided us with draft via e-mail that we were able to review at our convenience. Having done that they were again able to accommodate our schedules to arrange the signing on relatively short notice. In addition to being knowledgable, Mr. Martin is very personable and walked us through the process with warmth and consideration. Furthermore, he was willing to put forth the extra effort to deal with the real estate we own outside of California. We felt confident throughout the process that Mr. Martin and Foresight Legal were giving us the very best service.
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Posted by Susanne | May 31, 2011
Marriage/Prenuptials
I was very satisfied with my lawyer Thomas Martin and his assistant. They were extremely professional, on time and answered all my questions with confidence. Even my Finance's attorney thought the preuptial contract was very well written. I would highly recommend attorney Martin to my family and friends.
Posted by Murat | June 20, 2010
I feel so lucky for knowing Thomas Glenn Martin and his team.
I am a 41-year old foreigner resident in the USA. In my 11 years of residency I have accomplished the most important milestones in my life. A nice job, a family with two precious kids, a house and insurances. I always knew the importance of a will and trust, but as a foreigner the more I tried to educate myself about it the more I wanted to find a reliable attorney to help me. Thomas Glenn Martin and his team made it so understandable, so clear and so smooth with their patience and deep knowledge. I and my wife are very impressed with their profession. I also had their service to create my corporation, and very satisfied. As a software engineer and network administrator myself, they also impressed me with the knowledge and ability on the computer technology that they develop for their corporation. I highly recommend his law firm for any legal needs for the following reasons: - Always on time and clear communication. - Very detail oriented. - Acting based on the clients best interest. - Being able to use the technology to make the process fast, clear and enjoyable. - Outgoing and very pleasant hospitality. - On top of all these affordable services. I feel so lucky for knowing Thomas Glenn Martin and his team. I wish them the best on their business. Thank you again.
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Posted by Jim | June 17, 2010
Living Trust Advise and Amendments
I retained Tom to advise me on amendments to my existing living trust when the attorney who originally drafted it was unable to following his retirement. Tom was respectul of my needs, asked excellent questions that helped me make changes that addressed all of my concerns as well as some that I had not considered. His pricing was very fair, particularly for the number of changes and issues we addressed.
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Posted by anonymous | November 28, 2008
Great Estate Planning
Tom is very professional attorney. His office staff is very nice and friendly, but most of all they are responsive to your needs. Worth every penny.
Posted by anonymous | November 21, 2008
Excellent Attorney
Tom assisted us with creating a family trust, living wills and associated documents. He provided us with excellent advise and counsel, in a timely manner and at reasonable cost. Tom and his staff were always polite, professional and respectful of our time. We would strongly recommend his services to anyone looking for effective legal advice.
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
  • Hourly Rates $ 350-425 per hour
  • Retainer Sometimes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Managing Partner
  • Foresight Legal Group, P.C.
  • 2006 - Present
  • Associate
  • The Kick Law Firm
  • 2005 - 2006
  • Associate
  • Initiative Legal Group
  • 2004 - 2005
  • Associate
  • Law Office of Raphael Metzger
  • 2002 - 2004
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Education

  • University of California at Los Angeles School of Law
  • Juris Doctor
  • 1997
  • Yale University
  • Bachelor of Arts
  • 1993
  • University of Florence, Italy
  • Certificate
  • 1992

Legal Cases

  • Breach of Fiduciary Duty
  • Obtained approx. $225,000 settlement for clients.
  • Negligence
  • Obtained approx. $250,000 settlement for client.

Associations

  • American Cancer Society
  • Stakeholder
  • 2011 - Present
  • Estate Planning & Trust Council of Long Beach
  • Board Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • Miller Children's Hospital - Advisory Board
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • United States Court of Appeals For the First Circuit
  • Bar Member
  • 2006 - Present
  • Consumer Attorneys of California
  • Member
  • 2006 - Present
  • Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles
  • Member
  • 2006 - Present
  • Association of Trial Lawyers of America
  • Member
  • 2006 - Present
  • United States District Court for the Northern District of California
  • Bar Member
  • 2005 - Present
  • Yale Latino Alumni Association
  • Member
  • 2005 - Present
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2004 - Present
  • United States Court of Appeals For the Ninth Circuit
  • Bar Member
  • 2003 - Present
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2001 - Present
  • United States District Court for the Central District of California
  • Bar Member
  • 1998 - Present
  • Phi Delta Phi legal fraternity
  • Member
  • 1998 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1998 - Present
  • State Bar of California
  • Member
  • 1998 - Present
  • Yale Alumni Schools Committee
  • Interviewer
  • 1993 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • Italian
  • Spanish

Awards

  • Master's Cup
  • Timothy Dwight College
  • 1993

Publications

  • National Business Institute Seminar
  • Planning Methods to Control Medical Treatment
  • 2011
  • National Business Institute Seminar
  • Taking the First Step: Filing an Estate in Probate Court
  • 2010
  • 18 Chicano-Latino Law Review 150
  • UCLA School of Law Admissions in the Aftermath of the U.C. Regents' Resolution to Eliminate Affirmative Action
  • 1996
  • 4 UCLA Entertainment Law Review 99
  • Rebirth and Rejuvenation in a Digital Hollywood: the Challenge Computer-Simulated Celebrities Present for California's Antiquated Right of Publicity
  • 1996
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Speaking Engagements

  • National Business Institute, Inc.
  • Estate Planning from A to Z
  • 2014
  • National Business Institute, Inc.
  • Drafting Effective Wills & Trusts
  • 2012
  • National Business Institute, Inc.
  • Drafting Effective Wills and Trusts
  • 2011
  • National Business Institute, Inc.
  • The Probate Process from Start to Finish
  • 2010
  • KFI Handleonthelaw's Mind Your Own Business 2010
  • How to Protect Your Home from Creditors
  • 2010
  • KFI Handleonthelaw's Law Day 2010
  • How to Protect Your Home from Creditors
  • 2010
  • Seaside Villas
  • Estate Planning 101
  • 2009
  • Long Beach Senior Center
  • Elder Abuse 101
  • 2009
  • KFI Handleonthelaw's Law Day
  • Estate Planning 101
  • 2009
  • Estate Planning & Trust Council of Long Beach
  • Estate Planning Case Study
  • 2009
  • Cal State Long Beach
  • Elder Abuse 101
  • 2009
  • 2nd Annual Microcephaly Convention
  • Special Needs Planning for Children
  • 2009
  • Long Beach Senior Center
  • Estate Planning 101
  • 2008
  • Coachella Valley Couples
  • Same Sex Marriage and Partnerships
  • 2008
  • BNI - Extra Mile
  • Estate Planning 101
  • 2008
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Attorney endorsements

Received (7)
Given (6)
Estate planning Attorney | Feb 19
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Tom is a truly exceptional person and professional who cares deeply about his clients and colleagues. I count him as a friend and trusted advisor."
Probate Attorney | Sep 14
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Estate planning Attorney | Nov 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Lawsuits and disputes Attorney | Jul 04
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer's work. I've worked against Tom on a very difficult matter, probably one of the most heavily litigated one in my legal career. Tom is an excellent attorney. Very tenacious and detailed-oriented. A strong advocate and opponent. It was a hard-fought battle all the way."
Trusts Attorney | Feb 03
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I worked with Tom on a difficult and challenging case and he not only did everything by the book, but he was very kind to the client, gave good explanations, and was clear in his requests of assistance to the client by others, including medical staff. He is careful and trustworthy, two good qualities in an Attorney!"
Estate planning Attorney | Nov 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer's work. Tom and I have collaborated on several client matters, and I have found him to be a thoughtful, caring and highly ethical attorney who works hard to satisfy his clients' needs and objectives."
Landlord or tenant Attorney | Feb 21
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Tom is one of the most careful and scrupulous lawyers you will ever have the pleasure to come across. He is an excellent attorney, and I would have no trouble hiring him myself to handle any consumer law matter."
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