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Thomas Salazar Carter

Business Attorney at Claremont, CA

4.6   10 reviews
  • State Years
    California - CA 15 years
    Washington - WA 12 years
    Dist. of Columbia - DC 14 years
  • Licensed for 15 years
    State CA
    Acquired 2008
    Status
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 12 years
    State WA
    Acquired 2012
    Status
    Inactive No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 14 years
    State DC
    Acquired 2009
    Status
    Inactive No misconduct found

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

About Thomas

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  1. Business
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    Tom Carter can best be described as a targeted generalist handling a variety of business-related matters w/startups, franchises, partnerships & institutions to name a few. Issues do arise involving contracts, taxes, corporation law, employment law, litigation & more. Carter’s experience has prepared him to foresee what an opponent’s strategy can & will be; in turn he's prepared to react as aggressively as needed for his clients. Representing the Inland Empire, Pomona & East San Gabriel Valleys.

A native of the Inland Empire, Tom Carter has the personal pleasure of serving his home community and the legal needs of its citizens, businesses and institutions.  Tom has been an attorney since 2008 and began his career at the Law Offices of Ronald T. Vera in Claremont, California.   Prior to his current work, Tom provides “Of Counsel” representation for the Law Offices of Vera & Barbosa in Claremont, which represents local businesses, educational institutions, municipalities and nonprofits in a variety of legal matters.  Mr. Carter is a member of the California Bar, the Washington State Bar, and the District of Columbia Bar.

Tom has selected a team that practices primarily on business matters and civil litigation.  In addition to his time spent managing his own law firm, Tom serves as the General Counsel to NationalLink, Inc., a leading national independent ATM Company based out of Glendora, California.  In this role as General Counsel to a fast paced, growing national company, he has been exposed to a great variety of matters from contract disputes and portfolio purchases to employee issues and regulatory requirements. His gained experiences and business acumen, Tom can effectively handle the duties of an “in-house” company attorney for any business.

With extensive experience as a business attorney both inside and outside the courtroom, Tom Carter is the right fit to represent locals in their legal affairs, business or otherwise.  This experience is noteworthy because Carter and his team can anticipate what the other side is going to do and prepare to react as needed.   Carter’s experience has prepared him to foresee what an opponent’s strategy can and will be; in turn he is prepared to react as aggressively as needed for his clients.

Attorney Carter’s background includes being born in Covina, raised in Claremont and representing the Inland Empire, Pomona and East San Gabriel Valleys.

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Location

The Law Offices of Thomas S. Carter -- Business Law & Litigation
333 N. Indian Hill Boulevard
Claremont, CA, 91711
Branch Office: The Law Offices of Thomas S. Carter
1730 W. Cameron Avenue
Suite 200
West Covina, CA, 91790
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Reviews

4.6 / 5.0
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Posted by Dalton | September 12, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best lawyer
Thomas is honestly the best. He helped me in a lawsuit against my previous employer who had owed me a lot of overtime. When it came to the mediation Thomas was ready and we were able to settle eveything that same day. I would recommend Thomas to anybody.
Posted by patrick | February 19, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
I could't of chosen a better lawer
I was online looking for consultation it was a Saturday . I came across Thomas Carter profile and read his reviews and decided to call mr carter , I got his answering service with then an hour i had a call back from mr carter. He took time to meet with me and my wife the next day Sunday I was blowen away talk about service. Hireing thomas as my lawyer was a great choice him and his staff are on top of things . Thomas always returns my calls keeps me up dated, I could'nt ask for more he's outstanding . If your looking for a dam good lawyer Thomas Carter is your guy thank you thomas for all that you do.
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Posted by anonymous | October 5, 2015
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| Hired Attorney
Best Lawyer
Always the best results with Tom and his staff. Tom went above and beyond any other lawyer would've gone for me. Always kept me up to date and always returned my phone calls. My case was settled in just a couple months. Highly recommended.
Posted by anonymous | May 6, 2015
Great Services!
Thomas Carter was very thorough in explaining everything to me. I was able to easily get in contact with him which kept me at ease. He is very approachable and made the process as smooth as possible. I highly recommend him!
Posted by Ramsey | April 25, 2015
Using Tom for my Small Business
I hired Tom to form my IT Services business and handle its legal affairs. Tom guided me through the first years of the business launch and helped me grow it into the success it is today. I would absolutely recommend him to help with your business. Ramsey K. – Upland, CA
Posted by Mischella | April 23, 2015
Extremely Professional Take Charge Get it Done Type Of Guy
Thomas S. Carter has been a great resource for me in various situations. He has been a great help during the formation of various businesses for not only myself but other clients of mine as well. Thomas has a vast wealth of knowledge and is not only extremely professional, but also very ethical as well. I have referred many clients of mine to Thomas S. Carter Law Firm (I'm a Director of Client Relations) and will continue to do so in the future. You can feel confident that Thomas will handle all your business matters in an extremely professional manner. I highly recommend him for yours.
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Posted by Laura | April 23, 2015
Great services provided
Mr.Carter provdided fast and knowledgeable sevrcies with in a timely manner.
Posted by Erin Michelle | April 23, 2015
Legal services
I highly recommend Thomas Carter for a variety of legal services. My experience with him has been very professional. I have always felt well informed and at ease while working with him.
Posted by Alex | April 22, 2015
The only honest attentive lawyer I've ever met!
Tom Carter was the 3rd lawyer I went through and I'm so glad I did. I had very negative experiences with other lawyers and Mr. Carter came highly recommended by other business owners in Claremont. He was very attentive, great with returning calls in a timely manner, has outstanding communication and litigation skills and fair in cost. He will be my business lawyer for life.
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Posted by Jerilyn | June 9, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Poor choice
Just say in the middle of ligature I am looking for a new attorney. I had to filed a complaint with the Bar regarding Mr. Carter.
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Cost

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  • Free Consultation 15 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.4 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • The Law Offices of Thomas S. Carter
  • 2014 - Present
  • General Counsel
  • NationalLink
  • 2011 - Present
  • Of Counsel
  • Law Offices of Vera & Barbosa
  • 2011 - 2014
  • Senior Associate
  • Wood, Smith, Henning & Berman, LLP
  • 2011 - 2011
  • Attorney
  • Law Offices of Ronald T. Vera
  • 2009 - 2010
  • Contract Attorney
  • Palmer Legal Staffing
  • 2007 - 2009
  • Legal Intern
  • Law Offices Of Bruce A. Wilson, Bankruptcy & Tax Attorney
  • 2006 - 2007
  • Legal Assistant
  • Glavis & Bloom
  • 2005 - 2005
  • Associate
  • Employee Rights Center
  • 2005 - 2006
  • Associate
  • Law Library at Thomas Jefferson School of Law
  • 2004 - 2007
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Education

  • Thomas Jefferson School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2007
  • Rhodes College
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2003
  • San Ramon Valley High School
  • Diploma
  • 1999

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Employee's Stock Dispute
  • Client gets back his vested shares
  • Family Law Dispute Diffused
  • Finally, parents are co-parenting
  • Client Needed a New Attorney
  • Favorable settlement terms
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Associations

  • Claremont Chamber of Commerce
  • Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association
  • Attorney Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • San Bernardino County Bar Association
  • Attorney Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • United States District Court for the Central District of California
  • Officer
  • 2015 - Present
  • Washington State Bar Association
  • Attorney Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • District of Columbia Bar
  • Attorney Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Attorney Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of California
  • Officer
  • 2008 - Present
  • State Bar of California
  • Officer
  • 2008 - Present
  • San Diego County Bar Association
  • Attorney Member
  • 2008 - 2010
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Rising Star Nomination
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2015
  • Rising Star Nomination
  • Southern California Super Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Certificate of Achievement
  • Thomas Jefferson School of Law Student Bar Association
  • 2007
  • Second Place out of 24 Teams
  • ADR Competition Judge Panel
  • 2006
  • LSAT Tuition Scholarship
  • Thomas Jefferson SOL
  • 2004
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Publications

  • Mt. San Antonio College
  • What to Expect When Working for an Attormey
  • 2013
  • ATMIA Blog
  • Fee Notice Sticker Lawsuit Guide
  • 2012

Speaking Engagements

  • Paralegal Society Lecture Series
  • What to Expect When Working for an Attorney
  • 2013
  • Law School Class
  • Negotiation and Resolving Disputes
  • 2006
  • ADR Team Recruiting Lecture Series
  • The Art of the Negotiation
  • 2006

Attorney endorsements

Received (15)
Given (14)
Endorse Thomas
Unknown Attorney | May 23
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Mr. Carter is a hard working intelligent attorney who cares about each and every case he handles. I have personally witnessed him go above and beyond for his clients. You are in good hands with this attorney."
Family Attorney | Dec 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Top-notch attorney. A credit to the profession. I endorse this attorney."
Business Attorney | May 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I find Tom to be an extraordinarily skilled business attorney and he is well respected in the industry. I endorse this lawyer."
Business Attorney | Aug 28
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Tom is a tremendous asset to any client. I've referred numerous clients to him and I'm always confident that they are well-served. Moreover, his business acumen makes him an excellent adviser for any business owner. I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Jan 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Business Attorney | Oct 31
Relationship: Friend
"Tom's passion is matched only by his intellect, and both are outpaced by his commitment to his clients. I fully endorse this attorney."
Workers compensation Attorney | Sep 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Carter is always a pleasure to work with. He is diligent and knowledgeable in the areas of law he practices. I strongly endorse him."
Business Attorney | Jul 30
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Attorney Carter is a knowledgeable and enthusiastic advocate and advisor for his clients."
Litigation Attorney | May 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Tom Carter is very sympathetic to his clients"
Business Attorney | May 05
Relationship: Friend
"Tom is a fiercely intelligent and highly competent attorney. If your case is winnable, he will win it. I highly recommend him"
Business Attorney | May 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Business Attorney | May 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Feb 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I wholeheartedly endorse this lawyer. A top-notch attorney, highly respected in the legal community."
Unknown Attorney | Feb 12
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Business Attorney | Jan 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. great attorney well versed in the law."
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Personal injury
Personal injury
Contracts and agreements
Divorce and separation
Criminal defense
Estate planning
Corporate and incorporation
Employment and labor
DUI and DWI
Claremont Business Lawyer Thomas Salazar Carter
Thomas Salazar Carter
Business Attorney
Claremont, CA
Licensed for 15 years
Free Consultation