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Thomas Patrick Hogan

Bankruptcy and debt Attorney at Modesto, CA

3.1   14 reviews
  • Licensed for 42 years
    State CA
    Acquired 1980
    Active Lawyer disciplined by state licensing authority in 2007

About Thomas

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We take pride in our Firm’s extensive knowledge of tax and bankruptcy law, and our dedication to superior customer service. It can often be very difficult for our clients to deal with the federal and state taxing entities, or problems that challenge family enterprises and closely held businesses. Our Modesto attorneys will take away that fear, handling our clients’ matters with a level of compassion unseen in most other tax & bankruptcy law firms.

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Thomas Hogan Law Office
1207 13th St.
Modesto, CA, 95354
Thomas Hogan Law Office
516 W Shaw Ave #200
Fresno, CA, 93704
Thomas Hogan Law Office
1300 Clay St. #600
Oakland, CA, 94612
Thomas Hogan Law Office
331 j St. #200
Sacramento, CA, 95814
Thomas Hogan Law Office
123 10th Street
San Francisco, CA, 94103
Thomas Hogan Law Office
20 N Sutter St #202
Stockton, CA, 95202
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3.1 / 5.0
  14 customer reviews
Posted by anonymous | June 10, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great services
After 10 years of fighting for custody I decided to get a lawyer. I was recommended Tom Hogan. He was pleasant to work with and aggressive in court. Thanks to him I got the 50/50 custody I have been fighting for by myself for 10 years. He will always be my go-to family attorney!
Posted by Samantha | March 11, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Wonderful law firm
I had a great experience working with Tom and his team. They are completely straight forward with the information they give you. They showed that they had my best interest in mind and that they were in my corner of the legal battle. They answered all of my questions in a way that was understandable even though I had never had any legal case. If my question was not urgent, there were times I had to wait a day or 2 to get a reply. That is standard for any kind of business. They are in high demand, so scoop them up as soon as you can !
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Posted by Kathi | May 20, 2011
Great Legal Representation!
Tom has been very adamant about being current with my case and going beyond what I expected from my attorney. He actually does what an attorney is supposed to do. I find this surprising because the last 4 attorneys I hired were not ethical. I definitely recommend Tom to represent you in your family law case.
Posted by Kathi | April 21, 2011
Answer To My Prayers
Throughout my ongoing 7-year divorce and child custody battle, I made the mistake of putting my faith in several different attorneys. In short, they were incompetent, ill-prepared, and a complete waste of my limited financial resources, that produced no positive results. Desperate for answers, my continued faith in the Lord, and his provision for me, brought Tom Hogan into my life. He is an answer to my prayer. Tom is "other" focused. In other words, he is focused on the needs of me and my family and what is best for our circumstances. His biggest payoff is getting justice. He is firm, fair, and consistent. After tens of thousands of dollars later, I am finally getting the representation any honest and forthright person deserves. As you know, a divorce, especially one involving children, is mentally exhausting, emotionally draining, and financially devastating. Look no further, Tom Hogan is the only attorney you will ever need to retain. You and your family deserve the best representation. Tom, through the Lord, has given me complete peace and I am truly grateful.
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Posted by Tom McAdams | May 28, 2010
This man helped me get back on my feet
I was deep in debt. Creditors were calling me at all hours to the point my cell phone and home phone were unusable. I was proud though. I didn't want to file bankruptcy, because my family just doesn't do that type of thing. Tom explained to me how it wasn't a black mark on my families name, it was simply a way to stop the creditors. Tom sat with me for two hours talking to me about my family, my dog, and my business. He really cares about his clients.
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Posted by denise | November 5, 2011
really appreciate
Really appreciate everything you've done.
Posted by Janelle | November 4, 2011
No words to express
No words can begin to express gratitude for bringing me out of the darkest times.
Posted by Minnie | March 4, 2011
Great laywer!
He was a great help in my legal matters by keeping me informed on what was going on and gave me advice on what I should do to help me now and the future! Thanks Tom!
Posted by Frankie | December 20, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Garbage lawyer
I don't like to say bad stuff about mentally challenged people. I just advise this guy is a crook
Posted by Bill | August 28, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
I mistakenly hired this guy for a relatively simple divorce. He did very little, but charged me very much. I eventually hired a different lawyer to get my case moving again. I have never felt so ripped off in all my life. He's one of the worst!
Posted by anonymous | April 11, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
he's a joke
I wouldn't hire this unprofessional lawyer he's rude and will insult you in mediation he talks for his client knowing he's not suppose to speak . I have faced this joke of a lawyer twice once with a very good lawyer that I would hire 10 times before this guy and once on my own. I recommend Jessica dorn she ran circles around this guy she's super professional and does her job with detail and efficiently . everything I have said is the truth I'm trying to help other people by not hireing this worthless lawyer save your money and spend it some where else good luck to all of you
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Posted by ben73179 | February 16, 2012
Terrible Experience
I hired Mr. Hogan to help me handle a short sale. Mr. Hogan was friendly and helpful. HOWEVER, after my consultation I was forwarded to his assistants (which I completely understand). The problem was, his assistants seemed completely disinterested in my case. They failed to keep my phone appointments, and I had to re-explain my case EVERY time because they had completely forgotten about me! One assistant was EXTREMELY RUDE (I can't remember her name). It was quite honestly THE WORST MONEY I'VE EVER SPENT. I subsequently fired Mr. Hogan's law firm, and hired another attorney who settled my issue in half the time at a fraction of the cost.
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Posted by anonymous | May 29, 2011
Do not recommend
Our first meeting he sounded knowledgeable about family court, but that was far from the truth. He hardly said anything during mediation and didn't know my case, I ended up losing time with my son when I was there to see him more. I should of fired him then but it was to late to get another lawyer for child support. I now pay 33% of my take home to her. He was again silent and confused in the courtroom, and her lawyer knew it. I could tell he was not well respected by the other lawyers or the judge. It was embarrassing and it cost me dearly. There are better lawyers in Modesto who will charge less and will give more. Stay clear of this guy.
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Posted by anonymous | December 15, 2010
I do not reccommend
I retainedTom Hogan and was misled from the beginning. He does not communicate well. His fees are very high and I fell he overcharges for work preformed. He also filed the wrong motion in my case and still billed me for it. For this I can not recommend his to anyone. Please also note as this website warns he has a pervious complaint and action taken by the CA state bar on file.
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  • Hourly Rates $ 375-500 per hour


AVVO RATING 7.8 (Very Good)

Professional misconduct

This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority in 2007.

Public reproval with/duties issued in CA, 2007
updated on 02/28/2011

A censure or reprimand issued by the Supreme Court or the State Bar Court that is not a matter of public record unless imposed after the initiation of formal disciplinary proceedings. No period of suspension is imposed. The reproval may be imposed with duties or conditions.

Work Experience

  • Lead Counsel
  • Thomas Hogan Law Office
  • 1980 - Present
  • Outside Corporate Counsel
  • Damrell, Nelson, Schrimp, Pallios, Pacher & Silva
  • 2002 - 2012
  • Outside Corporate Counsel
  • Verity
  • 2002 - 2003
  • In House Corporate Counsel
  • Ashby Lumber Company
  • 1990 - 1992
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  • University of California, Los Angeles
  • N/A
  • University of California, Hastings College of the Law
  • N/A


  • California Alumni Association
  • Lifetime Member
  • N/A
  • Arbitration & Mediation Commercial Panels Superior Court
  • Contra Costa County Commercial Arbitrator
  • N/A
  • American Arbitration Association
  • Arbitrator, Commercial Panel
  • N/A

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Attorney endorsements

Received (4)
Given (3)
Endorse Thomas
Family Attorney | Nov 21
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Jun 01
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"A great mentor."
Family Attorney | Dec 30
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Tom is a very knowledgeable and personable attorney!"
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Nov 03
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer.He is a good man"
Personal injury
Bankruptcy and debt
Modesto Bankruptcy and debt Lawyer Thomas Patrick Hogan
Thomas Patrick Hogan
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney
Modesto, CA
Licensed for 42 years
This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority in 2007. See details