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Thomas Steven Stinson

Divorce and separation Attorney at Santa Cruz, CA

5.0   7 reviews
  • Licensed for 11 years
    State CA
    Acquired 2012
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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About Thomas

Learn Thomas’s areas of practice.

5
Practice areas
  1. Child custody
    20%
    Family Law Litigation: divorce, separation, child support, child custody, alimony, complex property division, prenuptial agreements, and marital settlement agreements.

  2. Divorce and separation
    20%
    Family Law Litigation: divorce, separation, child support, child custody, alimony, complex property division, prenuptial agreements, and marital settlement agreements.

    6 years

  3. Family
    20%
    Family Law Litigation: divorce, separation, child support, child custody, alimony, complex property division, prenuptial agreements, and marital settlement agreements.

    6 years

  4. Alimony
    15%
    Family Law Litigation: divorce, separation, child support, child custody, alimony, complex property division, prenuptial agreements, and marital settlement agreements.

  5. Child support
    15%
    Family Law Litigation: divorce, separation, child support, child custody, alimony, complex property division, prenuptial agreements, and marital settlement agreements.

  6. Marriage and prenuptials
    5%
    Family Law Litigation: divorce, separation, child support, child custody, alimony, complex property division, prenuptial agreements, and marital settlement agreements.

  7. Uncontested divorce
    5%
    Family Law Litigation: divorce, separation, child support, child custody, alimony, complex property division, prenuptial agreements, and marital settlement agreements.

Solving complex Family Law issues when it matters most.  Call now to see what solutions are available in your case:.  

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Location

Thomas S. Stinson - Family Law Attorney
101 Cooper Street
Santa Cruz, CA, 95060

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Reviews

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Posted by anonymous | March 15, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Divorce
I was dealing with a very contentious divorce and I needed someone to represent me in court. Tom was recommended to me and I found him to be knowledgeable, personal, ethical, and compassionate. In my opinion Tom Stinson is the professional you should contact to advise and represent you.” From the very beginning my experience with Tom was incredibly positive and he represented me in a way that I felt very comfortable. I recommend Tom without hesitation.
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Posted by anonymous | December 17, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Very informative
It was very nice meeting with Tom. He is down to earth and I felt comfortable discussing my issues with him. He answered all my questions and provided other valuable information. Also printed out forms that he gave me.
Posted by Dave | March 27, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Helpful, Competent and Responsive
Tom helped me walk through the complicated steps of my daughter's divorce. He was helpful, competent and responsive. Whenever I had a question regarding forms or procedures, he would get back to me the same day, if not the same hour. I'm very happy with his service and would recommend him to others.
Posted by John | March 14, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great lawyer @ great price!
I was very hesitant to hire another lawyer regarding my family issues due to past experiences. I found Tom online and decided to give him a visit as an upcoming case matter needed lawyer representation. Upon meeting with Tom he was very polite and forthcoming. Tom guided me and helped me through the entire process keeping me well represented the entire way. Tom was very understanding of money issues and worked with me to come up with the best resolution for what I could afford. I would recommend Tom to anybody going through a divorce or dealing with child issues. All of my calls and emails were answered within a 24 hour period.
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Posted by James | January 18, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
fantastic legal help and more
Tom took my case when there was little time left for trial. i was abandoned by my prior attorney with no reason given just before trial and Tom negotiated in 2-3 weeks a settlement that my prior atty couldn't do in 2.5 years. I cannot recommend him highly enough. He will do his best and he is honest
Posted by Michael | September 24, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly Recommend
Tom was referred to me from the Self Help Center(great resource) at the SC family law courthouse in Watsonville. He was professional as well as kind and I felt like he invested in my case right away. Tom was also knowledgeable and competent which made me feel that I was in good hands.
Posted by anonymous | July 21, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Mr Stinson provided excellent Legal advice!
Mr Stinson was very professional and caring. He took the time to answer all of my questions and definitely went above & beyond what I was expecting for a first time consultation. He was very knowledgeable and well versed in all areas of Law & legal rights. I would highly recommend him to anyone looking for professional and knowledgeable legal services!
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Cost

Rates
  • Hourly Rates $ 400-400 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 8.2 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Family Law Attorney
  • Thomas S Stinson
  • 2017 - Present
  • Associate
  • Ventura, Rossi, Hersey & Muller, LLP
  • 2016 - 2017
  • Associate
  • Granberg Law Office
  • 2015 - 2016
  • Law Clerk to Family Court Judge
  • Santa Clara Superior Court
  • 2009 - 2010
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Education

  • Santa Clara University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2011
  • University of California - Santa Cruz
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2005

Sample of Legal Cases

  • In Re Marriage of Bonjardim
  • Trial judgment awarded wife a substantial equalizing payment toward property division and awarded significant spousal support.

Associations

  • Trial Lawyers Associtation of Santa Cruz County
  • 2017 - Present
  • Santa Cruz County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • State Bar of California
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • Advocates of Santa Cruz County
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Honorable Mention Award - Oral Arguments in Advocacy
  • Santa Clara University School of Law
  • 2010

Speaking Engagements

  • Business Analysis Presentation
  • Complex Financial Issues
  • 2005

Attorney endorsements

Received (5)
Given (11)
Endorse Thomas
Family Attorney | Sep 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Mr. Stinson for a number of years. He is dedicated to his clients and readily responds to issues. I wouldn't hesitate to refer both personal friends as well as current clients to Mr. Stinson."
Family Attorney | Dec 05
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Tom is an honest and forthright attorney with a good command of the law and understanding of the emotional nature of family law. An excellent colleague to work with."
Family Attorney | Jul 16
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I've worked with Tom as opposing counsel on a number of family law cases. Tom is a consummate professional. He responds in a timely manner, provides thoughtful insight into the issues and has a strong commitment to his clients. I can certainly endorse him and I appreciate the opportunity to work with him."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Oct 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I know Thomas as a colleague practicing in Santa Cruz County. I wouldn't hesitate to refer my clients, my friends, or my family to him. He is truly dedicated to his clients."
Family Attorney | Sep 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse and trust this lawyer for your difficult and contentious family law matter."
Santa Cruz Divorce and separation Lawyer Thomas Steven Stinson
Thomas Steven Stinson
Divorce and separation Attorney
Santa Cruz, CA
Licensed for 11 years