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Thomas R. Saltarelli, a B.V. rated lawyer in the prestigious Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory, was born in Pennsylvania in 1947. Mr. Saltarelli is a graduate of The Pennsylvania State University, having been conferred a Bachelor of Science degree in finance in 1969. Following his graduation from Penn State, Mr. Saltarelli attended the Naval Officer Candidate School. Thereafter he was commissioned as an Ensign in the United States Navy and during his four-year tenure, served two active tours of duty in Vietnam. Mr. Saltarelli left the United States Navy as a Lieutenant in 1972 and went to work for American Hospital Supply Company in Irvine, California. Thereafter, Mr. Saltarelli became the president of Dacion Corporation, a business marketing and financial services consulting group. Simultaneously, Mr. Saltarelli attended business school at the University of Southern California, earning his Master of Business Administration in 1974. He commenced his legal career following his graduation from Western State University College of Law and became a member of the State Bar of California in 1981 and the Bar of the District of Columbia in 1992. Mr. Saltarelli has memberships in the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Judicial Circuit and the United States District Courts of the State of California (Central and Southern). Mr. Saltarelli is also a member of the American Bar Association, California Trial Lawyers Association and the Orange County Bar Association. Mr. Saltarelli is recognized as a real estate specialist and he has developed an expertise in general business, business and real estate litigation, as well as real estate development, real estate and corporate transactional matters, and governmental relations. He has governmental and public service experience serving twice as Mayor of the City of Tustin, California during his eight years on its City Council, as a Director of the Orange County Sanitation District, and as the Vice-Chairman of the Orange County Fire Authority. While serving on the Tustin City Council, he directed the governmental closure aspects of the Marine Corps Air Station, Tustin. Mr. Saltarelli serves on numerous corporate boards of director, and was previously the Chairman of the Board and President of Veterans Park Conservancy, a non-profit based in West Los Angeles, California. Mr. Saltarelli served on  the Board of Directors of Vietnam Veterans of America Foundation in Washington D.C.


Practice areas


  1. Real Estate: 40%
    35 years
  2. Business: 40%
    35 years
  3. State & Local Law: 10%
    23 years
  4. Estate Planning: 10%
    28 years

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100 Bayview Circle
Suite 500
Newport Beach, CA, 92660

Saltarelli Law Corporation

100 Bayview Circle
Suite 500
Newport Beach, CA, 92660



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TitleCompany nameDuration
LawyerSaltarelli Law Corporation1981 - 2013
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Western State University, FullertonN/AJD - Juris Doctor1978
University of Southern CaliforniaFinanceMasters in Business Administration1975
Pennsylvania State UniversityBusiness AdministrationBS - Bachelor of Science1969