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Law Office of Edward J. Thomas

5201 California Avenue
Suite 400
Bakersfield, CA, 93309


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Award nameGrantorDate granted
"First Tier" Law FirmU.S. News & World Report2015
Top 10 Family Law Firms in CaliforniaThe American Institute of Family Law Attorneys2015
"Member of the Nation’s Top One Percent" of Family Law LawyersThe National Association of Distinguished Counsel2015
Family Law "Lawyer Of The Year" (Los Angeles)Best Lawyers in America2013
Southern California Super LawyerLos Angeles Times2013
"First Tier" Law FirmU.S. News & World Report2013
Southern California Family Law Lawyer of the YearAmerican Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers--Southern California Chapter2012
AV RatedMartindale-HubbellN/A
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyLaw Office Of Edward J. Thomas1982 - Present
PartnerShepherd Mullin Richter & Hampton1970 - 1982
Association namePosition nameDuration
American College of Family Trial LawyersDiplomat2003 - Present
International Academy of Matrimonial LawyersFellow1998 - Present
American Academy of Matrimonial LawyersFellow1994 - Present
Kern County Bar AssociationMember1986 - Present
Association of California Law SpecialistsMember1980 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember1971 - Present
State Bar of CaliforniaMember1971 - Present
State Bar of California, Family Law SectionExecutive Committee Member2010 - 2012
International Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (U.S. chapter)President2005 - 2007
International Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (U.S. chapter)President2005 - 2007
American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (Southern California chapter)President2001 - 2002
Kern County Bar Association, Family Law SectionPresident1993 - 1994
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Minnesota Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor1970