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Languages spoken: Spanish

Practice areas


  1. Criminal Defense: 100%

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  • Katherine Laurie Schwinghammer

    R. Thomas (Tom) Allen is an admired leader in the criminal defense community. I'm one of many, many less-experienced lawyers who looks up to Tom. He has experience and knowledge far above and beyond his peers/competitors. He fights for his clients with passion, intelligence, and dauntless, tireless energy. Time after time, I've seen Tom's tenacity and hard work pay off, because he receives verdicts and settlements that many other lawyers might only dream of. Tom has an amazingly successful track record representing people charged with murder and other serious crimes. If I was charged with a serious crime, I'd do whatever it took to get Tom Allen working on my case. I cannot endorse this lawyer highly enough. He is a leader and an inspiration to me and many others who know him.


    Katherine Schwinghammer DUI and DWI Attorney
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Contact info

1022 Mill Street
or PO Box 6745 Santa Maria, CA 93456
San Luis Obispo, CA, 93401


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Award nameGrantorDate granted
Attorney of the Year in 1993 ad 2003Public Defender Office, Santa Barbara, CA2003
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Capital and criminal defense, all casesSole Practitioner1970 - Present
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Humphreys College of Law at StocktonN/AJD - Juris DoctorN/A
California Polytechnic State University, San Luis ObispoN/AOther - BachelorsN/A