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Thomas John Greenberg

Criminal defense Attorney at Redwood City, CA

5.0   9 reviews

About Thomas

Learn Thomas’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense

    18 years, 3,963 cases

  2. DUI and DWI

    18 years, 1,153 cases

  3. Domestic violence

    18 years, 674 cases

I provide aggressive criminal defense for DUI, drunk driving, theft, assault & battery, domestic violence, possession, and all other misdemeanor and felony cases throughout the Bay Area.  Our office is located in San Mateo County.

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Licensed for 18 years
State CA
Status Active
Acquired 2005
Updated 04/24/2023

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

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Law Office of Thomas Greenberg, San Mateo & Santa Clara Criminal Defense & DUI Law
605 Middlefield Road
Redwood City, CA, 94063-1802


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Posted by Jt | December 1, 2014
Satisfied client in San Mateo
Mr. Greenberg and his professional staff made certain I was informed of each step taken to resolve my recent court case. From our first free consultation to every subsequent meetings all issues were presented in an understandable, productive and non judgmental dialog. I am very impressed with his forthcoming knowledge of law and ability to make clients feel at ease regardless of situation. Mr. Greenberg answers his phone and makes time to meet in person as needed. Thank you for helping me have the best possible outcome. Jt Kasey
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Posted by anonymous | December 18, 2013
An honest lawyer you can trust!
I reached out to Tom for free consultation because I was charged with "drunk in public". Tom was very professional and honest with me. He told me based off of my circumstances the case would likely not be filed and that he didn't advise wasting money on hiring a lawyer. I really appreciated his honesty. I must have talked to 15+ lawyers and all of them seemed like car salesmen. They all wanted me to retain them right away and tried to scare me by saying I would regret it if I don't. All of them were hungry. It made me feel sick especially with everything going on. Tom was the only one who actually took the time to explain the situation to me and actually had my interest at heart. If you want a lawyer who places your interest before theirs, go to Tom. If I ever need a lawyer, I will be hiring Tom.
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Posted by anonymous | January 15, 2011
Very good lawyer
Mr. Greenberg is well worth the money (he was much less than others). Because of him I have a clean record.
Posted by John | November 22, 2010
Greenberg: Excellent Criminal Defender
Mr. Greenberg and his staff were committed to help me from the first contact. He took time to speak to me at my convenience and after his free consultation I chose to retain him. He helped me feel comfortable and aware of the entire process. I believe I was given excellent representation and would highly recommend his skill in criminal law. As a lawyer who has represented thousands of DUI cases in California, I would seek him first. With a central office in Redwood City, the Law Offices of Thomas Greenberg are a number one choice for either San Mateo or Santa Clara county courts. Thank you Mr. Greenberg for your success in reaching an acquittal for my case. I would recommend calling him at (650) 242-0021 if you have a case.
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Posted by anonymous | October 8, 2010
Misdemeanor Dismissed
Mr. Greenberg is a great lawyer. He was able to get my misdemeanor traffic violation dismissed with only one court appearance. He was professional, timely, and made me feel at ease. I would highly recommend him to friends and family.
Posted by Mike | March 25, 2010
One word sums up Mr. Greenberg's success. Acquital!
After carefully reviewing my case, Mr. Greenberg determined a positive strategy for our trial. Citing inaccuracies in the lab data and mis-steps taken by officers my suitAfter carefully reviewing my case, Mr. Greenberg determined a positive strategy for our trial. Citing inaccuracies in the DUI lab data and mis-steps taken by officers my suit was acquitted. I’m really happy I decided to have proper legal representation, I could have not done it without my attorney. The law offices of Greenberg held up my rights and were very fair in pricing. I know this is a small way to thank him but would recommend you call him at 805-644-4700 if you have a DUI case.
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Posted by anonymous | August 5, 2009
Mr. Greenberg kicked ass for me.
Seemed young at first but totally knew his stuff. I thought I was screwed and he got me free and clear. I checked around and he was pretty cheap too.
Posted by anonymous | July 12, 2009
My case was dismissed.
Mr. Greenberg helped me to avoid jail time for a "domestic violence" charge made by my x-girlfriend. Based upon her lies, the district attorney charged me with domestic violence and battery. The police refused to listen to my side of the story. Mr. Greenberg fought my case and was able to get my case dismissed.
Posted by anonymous | June 17, 2009
Client satisfied with Mr. Greenberg's representation in court. Mr. Greenberg made me feel comfortable about the process.
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Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 8.9 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Law Office of Thomas Greenberg
  • 2009 - Present
  • Deputy Public Defender
  • Santa Barbara Public Defender
  • 2007 - 2009
  • Deputy Public Defender
  • Kern County Public Defender
  • 2006 - 2007
  • Research Attorney
  • Los Angeles City Attorney
  • 2005 - 2006
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  • John F Kennedy Univ SOL
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2003
  • Univ of California Berkeley
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1997

Legal Cases

  • People v. Folger
  • Case dismissed
  • People v. Farmer
  • Acquittal
  • People v. Haskins
  • Acquittal
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  • San Mateo Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • Santa Clara Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • Santa Barbara County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2007 - Present
  • National Criminal Defense College
  • Member
  • 2007 - Present
  • Ventura County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2005 - Present
  • California Public Defenders Association
  • Member
  • 2004 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish

Honors and Awards

  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2012
  • Client Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2012
  • Lexis-Nexis Scholarship Award
  • Lexis Nexis
  • 2002
  • Eagle Scout
  • Boy Scouts of America
  • 1992
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  • Pelican
  • Voice of Freedom DUI Special Edition
  • 2010
  • San Mateo Voice of Freedom
  • Voice of Freedom Criminal Defense Newsletter
  • 2009

Speaking Engagements

  • Santa Barbara
  • Protecting Confidential Information
  • 2008

Attorney endorsements

Received (24)
Given (23)
Endorse Thomas
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 15
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have known Tom for many years and he has always provided top-shelf legal defense for people in difficult situations. He is a fighter in the courtroom, I recommend Tom."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 26
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Tom is great to work with. He is knowledgeable and accessible to colleagues and clients alike."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Jan 07
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Tom is a very good lawyer. I've watched him win in trial and found him to be very professional and polished. I would recommend him to anyone charged with a DUI."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 21
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Thomas is an excellent criminal attorney. I have known since he was a new lawyer and have watched him grow into a powerhouse in the field of criminal defense. He has a broad knowledge of criminal law, an excellent courtroom demeanor and a genuine kindness towards his clients. I recommend him highly for any serious criminal matter."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Tom is very dedicated and knowledgeable attorney who aggressively fights for his clients. He is well respected among his peers, opposing counsels and judges."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Greenberg is an astute lawyer who does a great job for his clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 29
Relationship: Co-worker
"Thomas is an incredible advocate. He is smart and aggressive. He gets the best results because he's fantastic at what he does, and he's willing to fight hard for his clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 23
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Thomas Greenberg will fight for your rights. He has good judgment about when a case is fit for trial and is well-respected in the courtroom. When a better outcome can be obtained through negotiation, Thomas Greenberg will advise you and get the best possible result. Often, when facing criminal charges, you may be afraid that the police will try to contact you or you might be dealing with a restraining order or difficult personal relationships. I have observed Thomas Greenberg to be smart and practical in advising clients as to how to protect themselves in complicated situations."
Unknown Attorney | Sep 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I whole heartedly endorse Mr. Greenberg. If you are facing criminal charges, your freedom is at stake and you need someone who has a true dedication to the defense of the accused. Many attorneys will take a criminal case. Few have taken the time to acquire the requisite background and training to properly defend the accused. Mr. Greenberg has gone above and beyond a "base knowledge" of the system. I met Mr. Greenberg at the National Criminal Defense College. His mere acceptance into this College speaks volumes about his accomplishments as a Defense Attorney. The outstanding work he did while there to rise above and shine with his court room skills, showed me and everyone who observed his court room presence that he is an attorney to be reckoned with. Potential clients should understand that the compassionate, trustworthy man that you meet in Tom Greenberg, is the same attorney that will bring all his knowledge and skill to the fight for achieving your freedom."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Thomas Greenberg is an excellent defense advocate!"
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Thomas for anyone needing the assistance of an honest, intelligent and highly competent criminal defense lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Mr. Greenberg's work. Mr. Greenberg has an impeccable character. He actually cares about his clients and the outcome of their case. Thus, he works hard to insure that his clients receive the best legal representation that is possible given the circumstances of their case. Mr. Greenberg worked as a public defender both at Kern County and Santa Barbara County. Based on my personal interaction with Mr. Greenberg, he has extensive knowledge and experience in defending his clients in criminal trials. Therefore, I highly recommend anyone who seeks legal representation to strongly consider Mr. Greenberg as their counsel of choice."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 26
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have had the pleasure of working with Mr. Greenberg and I can unequivocally say that he has a wealth of knowledge or criminal law and procedure. His delivery is smooth and he works well under pressure. He is courteous, but firm when it comes to defending his clients' interests. I highly recommend Mr. Greenberg to anyone seeking a high quality criminal defense."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer's work. In addition to working with Tom on more than a few matters and witnessing his professionalism with his clients and his thorough explanations of their options and the situations they might be facing, I've also witnessed his organization and focus on the matters in which he represents his clients. He vigorously investigates all aspects of his cases, on his client's behalf, and diligently represents their interests. I would recommend Tom to anyone facing ANY kind of criminal prosecution. Call him. He'll protect your interests."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 28
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Outstanding preparation for his client. Fearless in court & a pleasure to work with."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 29
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer's work. Knowledgeable, trustworthy, and dependable."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 09
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have had the opportunity to work with Thomas as cocounsel on a number of criminal cases in Santa Barbara. I was always impressed by Thomas's unfaltering advocacy for his clients. Thomas is not afraid to take a case to trial if a district attorney is being difficult or unreasonable. Thomas zealously and competently defends all of his clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"If Tom Greenberg is handling a criminal matter, I know the client is in great hands. I have had many occasions to see Tom in action, and he is superb. He gets dispositions -- dismissals, incredible plea bargain deals -- that other lawyers envy. I've watched him at trial, and he is great, so it's no wonder District Attorneys cave in and dismiss his cases or offer his clients great deals. I have asked Tom for advice many times on my own clients' criminal defense cases because Tom really knows his stuff. He has handled more Domestic Violence cases than any other attorney I know, and he knows that area of the law like no one else does. He is smart and skilled, but also down-to-earth and a really good person to be around. He's very approachable, and pleasant, and has a way of putting people at ease. If I was ever a defendant in a criminal case, I would rest easier if I had Tom Greenberg working on it. I would choose him if I needed a lawyer, and I wholeheartedly endorse him."
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