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Thomas has a passion for the law as it relates to personal injury and worker’s compensation. His current practice at the Appel Law Firm LLP focuses on representing those involved in personal injury claims, as well as worker’s compensation and other related matters.

During law school, Thomas served as a judicial extern for Judge Timothy A. Reardon of the First District of the California Court of Appeal. He was a member of the University of San Francisco Advanced Advocacy teams for two years and served as the Social Chair on the Advanced Advocacy Board. Thomas also was a member of the University of San Francisco Law Review. 

Before attending law school, Thomas worked for several firms that focused on personal injury and estate planning and administration. He also served as an Intern Investigator for the Mental Health Division of the District of Columbia Public Defender Service. 

Thomas received a B.A. in Political Science-Public Law from the University of California, San Diego and a J.D. from the University of San Francisco School of Law in May 2011.

In his spare time, Thomas is an avid hiker, adventure seeker, and social media enthusiast.

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  1. Defective Products: 20%
  2. Car Accident: 20%
  3. Workers Compensation: 20%
  4. Wrongful Death: 20%
  5. Personal Injury: 20%

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Appel Law Firm LLP

100 Pringle Ave Ste 730
Walnut Creek, CA, 94596

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License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
CAActive201105/23/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Awards
Award nameGrantorDate granted
CALI Award - Contracts (USF School of Law)CALI2008
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Judicial ExternCalifornia Court of Appeal, Justice Timothy Reardon2011 - 2011
ExternRopers Majeski Kohn & Bentley2010 - 2010
Research AssistantUniversity of San Francisco School of Law2009 - 2011
Intern InvestigatorDistrict of Columbia Public Defender Service2008 - 2008
Associations
Association namePosition nameDuration
Contra Costa County Bar AssociationMember2012 - Present
Alameda County Bar AssociationMember2012 - Present
Consumer Attorneys of CaliforniaMember2012 - Present
Contra Costa Barristers AssociationMember2012 - Present
California Young Lawyers AssociationMember2011 - Present
Publications
Publication nameTitleDate
EHS TodayJail Time: Paying the Price for Poor Safety Practices2016
Education
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of San Francisco School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2011
University of California - San DiegoPolitical ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts2008