|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Attorney of the Year||Constitutional Rights Foundation of Orange County||N/A|
|Attorney||Law Office of E. Thomas Dunn, Jr.||2003 - Present|
|Law Professor||Western State University College of Law||1992 - Present|
|Attorney||Manning & Marder, Kass, Ellrod, Ramirez LLP||2001 - 2003|
|Senior Judicial Attorney, Lead Appellate Counsel||California Court of Appeal, Fourth District, Div. Three||1997 - 2001|
|Senior Deputy District Attorney||Orange County District Attorney's Office||1985 - 1997|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|State Bar of California||Member||1985 - Present|
|Hicks v. Feiock (1988) 485 U.S. 624; on remand, In re Feiock (1989) 215 Cal.App.3d 141||Won judgment permitting parent to enforce child support awards with contempt remedy.|
|People v. Aldana (2012) 206 Cal.App.4th 1247 [142 Cal.Rptr.3d 691]||Convictions for misappropriation of public funds reversed for insufficient evidence|
|Tobe v. City of Santa Ana (1995) 9 Cal.4th 1069||Reversed decision of Court of Appeal|
|See all legal cases|
|Scientific Evidence in California Criminal Cases, (Continuing Education of the Bar, co-author)||Chapter 2: “Novel Scientific Techniques Subject to the Kelly Rule”||2012|
|California Criminal Law: Procedure and Practice, 2d ed. through current ed. (Continuing Education of the Bar, co-author)||Chapters 1 (“Client Interview”), 10 (“Criminal Law Practice Management”), and 31 (“Selected Trial Motions”)||2012|
|20 Western State University Law Review, No. 1 (Fall 1992); revised and republished in three installments in Prosecutor’s Brief: The California District Attorneys Association’s Quarterly Journal, Vol. XV, No. 4, Vol. XVI, Nos. 1 and 2 (1993, 1994).||“It’s Time To Flip Wilson: The Consensual Encounter as a Law Enforcement Investigative Tool vs. The ‘Right to Be Left Alone’”||1992|
|Law in Brief, Child Support Report, Vol. X, No 4, United States Department of Health and Human Services, National Child Support Enforcement Reference Center||“Supreme Court Rules Burden of Proof May Be Placed On Delinquent Parents in Civil Contempt Cases”||1988|
|Southwestern University School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1984|
|University of California, Irvine||History||N/A||1980|
|Biola University||History Honors Program||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1977|
|Regular Speaker||Justice for America in the New Century||2012|
Posted by Donna
Tom Dunn, Appellate Attorney, is the best in the business. He took on my case and believed in me. He communicated constantly and that is so important when it comes to outcomes being dependent upon your ability to work and earn a living. His writing skills are outstanding and actually perfect. However, in the courtroom is where he really shines. He is a master of his craft. Honestly with Tom representing you, you do have the best. I am and will always be eternally grateful that I got connected with him. I consider him a friend and I am very privileged to know him. Tom is who representing you should you need an attorney. I highly recommend him.
Posted by Alexis
Mr. Dunn was an absolute blessing. I was facing some serious jail time after getting arrested for my 3rd DUI. Not only did he handle my case with the utmost care and consideration, he helped me get the lowest punishment possible (and apparently one of the best deals in this kind of situation!) He was prompt, honest, hard-working, always returned calls and answered all of my questions, and worked diligently to make sure that the goings-on of this case didn't disturb my day-to-day life. I would absolutely recommended Mr. Dunn to anyone who is looking for a lawyer who can get the job done - and get it done right the first time!
Posted by Tom
I was facing a career-ending charge, and Mr. Dunn's knowledge of the system and the law made it possible for me to keep my professional license and stay out of custody. I'll always be grateful for his professional assistance and advice.
Stephen Downes, Criminal defense Attorney
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
Mr. Dunn is one of the finest attorneys I have ever had the privilege of knowing. He is a legal scholar that knows and understands the nuances of the law. He is an accomplished trial and appellate lawyer. In my opinion, he is one of the best, if not the best appellate attorney in the state. He literally wrote the book on it. His clients are privileged to have him fighting for them.
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