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Thomas Anthony Rist

Car accident Attorney at San Diego, CA

5.0   9 reviews

About Thomas

Learn Thomas’s areas of practice.

5
Practice areas
  1. Car accident
    50%

    20 years, 1,000 cases

  2. Employment and labor
    15%

  3. Trucking accident
    15%

    20 years, 100 cases

  4. Class action
    10%

    20 years, 100 cases

  5. Sexual harassment
    10%

    20 years, 100 cases

Since 2008, I have represented thousands of clients across the United States and have recovered tens of millions of dollars for injury victims.  My office handles injury, employment, sexual harassment, class actions, and crime victim cases.  We have succesfully taken hundreds of cases to a final verdict.  

If you need help with your case, contact us today to schedule a free consultation.

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Licensed for 20 years
State CA
Status Active
Acquired 2005
Updated 09/12/2022
State WV
Status Active
Acquired 2002
Updated 11/29/2022

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

Contact Thomas

Thomas Rist
2221 Camino Del Rio South, Suite 300
San Diego, CA, 92105
Rist Law Office, LC
103 Fayette Avenue
Fayetteville, WV, 25840
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Reviews

5.0 / 5.0
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Posted by anonymous | December 4, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Fantastic Result
Tom obtained a fantastic result for our family in a car accident case. You can’t go wrong hiring him for your case.
Posted by Patti | November 16, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Thomas A. Rist
Mr. Rist handled a situation for me in a very professional and knowledgeable manner. I had several contracts in my possession. It was important to me that I have an attorney review these contracts. Most of the language was foreign to me, and Mr. Rist was extremely helpful in explaining all the details to my satisfaction. It was a relief to feel comfortable when I signed the contracts.
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Posted by Vernon | November 14, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Solid, caring representation
Mr. Rist represented our group on multiple occasions, taking on big companies and the agencies that fail to do their jobs. He knows the law and works closely with his clients because he cares about justice. Unfortunately, the boards in our state defer to the wishes of the industry, but Mr. Rist is not afraid to take a stand and give it his all.
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Posted by Billy | November 12, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
A lawyer you can trust
Tom went out of his way to help me and my family with a family estate planning situation. He also assisted a close friend with a harassment case. We found Tom to be professional, intelligent, honest, and truly caring about his clients. In bad situations it can be difficult to find someone you can trust to help you, but Tom came through for us when we needed him.
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Posted by Jonathan | November 12, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Professional, prompt and easy to work with.
I've hired Thomas for both personal and professional legal needs and he is always quick to respond and offers sound legal advice in layman's terms that anyone can understand.
Posted by anonymous | November 12, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly recommend!
Tom is a down to earth attorney who handled a car accident case for me. He was honest and straightforward with me from the start and settled my case in a timely manner. I would highly recommend him.
Posted by Brian | November 10, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Result
Tom handled my case from start to finish and obtained a great result in an employment case. I would hire him again in an instant.
Response from Thomas Rist November 12, 2018
Thanks for your review Brian. It was a pleasure to represent you.
Posted by anonymous | May 5, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
helpful advice
Mr. Rist listened to my questions and concerns, offered helpful advice to prepare me for my deposition and discussed how a trial would work, if my case went that far. I would recommend Rist Law Office to all of my friends and family.
Response from Thomas Rist November 12, 2018
I appreciate your review and trust in hiring us on your case. We are always here to help.
Posted by Heather | May 4, 2016
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Insurance Agents Review
I am an insurance agent and have many times consulted with Tom on various things. He is always responsive and asks the right questions to get the information he needs so he can advise intelligently. Fortunately, I have not had to hire an attorney, but if I ever needed to, Tom would be the one.
Response from Thomas Rist November 12, 2018
Thanks for your kind review Heather. We are here if you need anything.
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 60 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check

Resume

AVVO RATING 8.9 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Rist Law Offices
  • 2008 - Present
  • Associate
  • Farmer Case & Fedor
  • 2006 - 2008
  • Trial Attorney
  • Nationwide Mutual Ins. Co. Trial Division
  • 2004 - 2006
  • Assistant Prosecutor
  • Kanawha County Prosecuting Attorney's Office
  • 2002 - 2004
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Education

  • West Virginia University College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2002
  • West Virginia University
  • Bachelor of Science in Business Administration
  • 1999

Legal Cases

  • Ramos v. Cedar Fair
  • Settlement of $4,200,000

Associations

  • California Employment Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2020 - Present
  • International Mountain Bike Association
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • West Virginia Association for Justice
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • Surfrider Foundation
  • Member
  • 2007 - Present
  • California State Bar
  • Member
  • 2005 - Present
  • West Virginia State Bar
  • Member
  • 2002 - Present
  • Fayette County Arts Coalition
  • Board of Directors
  • 2012 - 2022
  • Fayette County Green Advisory Team
  • Treasurer
  • 2009 - 2012
  • San Diego County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2006 - 2008
  • San Diego County Defense Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2006 - 2008
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • Best Car Accident Lawyers in San Diego
  • Expertise.com
  • 2021
  • Best Motorcycle Accident Lawyers in San Diego
  • Expertise.com
  • 2021
  • Justia "10" Lawyer Rating
  • Justia
  • 2020
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers Association
  • 2019
  • 10 Best Personal Injury Attorneys
  • American Institute of Personal Injury Lawyers
  • 2019
  • Finalist - Man of the Year
  • Fayette County WV Chamber of Commerce
  • 2013
  • 40 under 40
  • West Virginia State Journal
  • 2012
  • Crystal Alligator Litigation Award
  • Nationwide Mutual Insurance
  • 2005
  • Most Outstanding Barrister
  • West Virginia University College of Law
  • 2002
  • Order of the Barristers
  • National Order of the Barristers
  • 2002
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Publications

  • From Our Back Porch
  • Recent Case Results at Rist Law Offices
  • 2012
  • West Virginia South
  • 'Coolest Small Town' Turning Green
  • 2009
  • WV South Magazine
  • Theatre West Virginia - How a historic drama made local history
  • 2009
  • West Virginia South
  • Captain Thurmond's Challenge
  • 2008
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Speaking Engagements

  • WV Business Law Class
  • Becoming a Lawyer
  • 2008

Attorney endorsements

Received (2)
Given (4)
Trucking accident Attorney | Jun 24
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer. When there are many lawyers on a list, your best chance is with Rist!"
Personal injury Attorney | May 10
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer. Tom and I worked together at the Law Offices of Dana F. Eddy. He then decided to open his own office. Tom is an excellent attorney and well versed in personal injury law. He has tried cases to verdict and is an experienced trial litigator."
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San Diego Car accident Lawyer Thomas Anthony Rist
Thomas Anthony Rist
Car accident Attorney
San Diego, CA
Licensed for 20 years
Free Consultation