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California licensed attorney Thomas A. Fasel is the founding partner of Fasel, Fasel & Nefulda.  Mr. Fasel graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of Notre Dame, Law School, obtaining his highly specialized Master of Law (LL.M.) degree in International and Comparative Law.   While studying in London, U.K., he was taught by the world's leading international faculty and professionals and gained a specialized understanding and practice in the areas of International Trade, Carriage of Goods by Sea, Latin American Trade, European Intellectual Property, European Union Law and European/United States Comparative Sales Law.  In addition, he wrote his thesis on the emerging necessity of the introduction of the electronic bill of lading.


Prior to earning his Master of Law degree, Mr. Fasel worked for the major national law firm of Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith, LLP, gaining extensive experience defending multinational corporations in variety of complex legal issues. 


Mr. Fasel earned his Juris Doctor Degree from Chapman University School of Law where he earned the CALI Award for excellence in the area of Professional Responsibility as well as serving as an editor on the nationally recognized Nexus Journal of Opinion and working as a law clerk for the United States Attorney, Central District of California.   Prior to law school, Mr. Fasel worked as a Banker and Auditor.


Mr. Fasel earned his Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration from Concordia University in Irvine, CA while simultaneously participating as a collegiate pitcher on the Concordia University baseball team.  Additionally, he earned the award for Excellence in Mathematics and served as a mathematics and Latin tutor. 

Mr. Fasel is a member of the International Law section of the State Bar of California, the International Law section of the American Bar Association and the Orange County Bar Association, International Law Section.


Languages spoken: English, German

Practice areas


  1. International Law: 50%
    11 years, 500 cases
  2. Litigation: 25%
    11 years, 75 cases
  3. Business: 25%
    11 years, 300 cases


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Contact info

Fasel Law

610 Newport Center Drive, Suite 810
Newport Beach, CA, 92660


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
CM/ECF - BankruptcyCentral District of California Bankruptcy Court2010
CM/ECF - Electronic FilerCentral District of California2010
Magna Cum LaudeNotre Dame Law School2008
CALI Excellence for the Future Award Professional ResponsibilityChapman University, School of Law2005
Editor, Nexus Journal of OpinionChapman University School of Law2003
Certified Westlaw ResearcherWestlaw2003
Certified Lexis ResearcherLexis Nexis2003
Excellence in MathematicsConcordia University2001
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
SolicitorThomas Fasel, Solicitor in England & Wales2011 - Present
PartnerFasel& Fasel LLP2008 - Present
AttorneyLewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith2005 - 2007
U.S. Attorney - Law ClerkU.S. Department of Justice2004 - 2005
BankerFarmers & Merchants Bank2001 - 2001
AuditorCentury Business Services2000 - 2000
Association namePosition nameDuration
United States Court of International TradeAttorney Member2011 - Present
Law Society of England and WalesAttorney Member2011 - Present
United States Court of Appeals For the Ninth CircuitMember2011 - Present
British American Bar Association of Southern CaliforniaMember2011 - Present
British American Business CouncilMember2011 - Present
American SolutionsMember2009 - Present
American Bar Association, International Law and Practice SectionMember2008 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember2008 - Present
Orange County Bar AssociationMember2005 - Present
Federal Courts - Central District of CaliforniaMember2005 - Present
Nexus Journal of OpinionChair2003 - 2005
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Doe v. Klimenko$650,000.00
Doe French Buyer v. Doe American ManufacturerMotion to Dismiss Granted
In re WSix figure settlement
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Notre Dame Law SchoolLaw - magna cum laudeLL.M - Master of Laws2008
Chapman University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2005
Concordia University-IrvineBusiness AdministrationBA - Bachelor of Arts2001
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Business Network InternationalInternational Transactions2012
International & Comparative LawSwiss Banking Law2008
Attorneys' ConferenceInternational Trade2008