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Thomas Reid received his Juris Doctorate from the University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law in Sacramento, California.  Prior to law school, he studied Criminal Justice at the University of Nevada in Reno, Nevada.  Tom is currently licensed to practice law in California and Oregon.  He is an active member of the American Bar Association, Phi Alpha Delta law fraternity, the University of Nevada Alumni Association, and the Oregon and California State Bars.  He served as the Treasurer, Secretary and now serves as Vice President of the Probate and Estate Planning Section of the Sacramento County Bar Association.  Tom also has a passion for teaching and has lectured for the National Business Institute and has worked as an adjunct professor at Heald College teaching Torts to paralegals.


Tom has had a wide array of experiences in the financial industry since his law school career working for E*Trade Financial and State Street (formerly Investors Bank and Trust).  While working at E*Trade Financial, he obtained a wealth of knowledge regarding investments and financial planning through administering the accounts of numerous Fortune 500 clients and their employees.  At State Street, Tom reconciled investment transactions to protect corporate client’s assets.  His knowledge of investment strategies and the financial industry, as a whole, provides his clients with a strong base from which to preserve wealth and secure their assets from unnecessary fees and taxes. 

Tom operated the Law Office of Thomas D. Reid from 2006 through 2008, where he practiced Estate Planning and Business Law.  During the representation of his clients, Tom provided a wide variety of services including but not limited to representing beneficiaries in multi-million dollar trust disputes, serving as legal counsel in trust litigation cases, assisting clients in minimizing estate tax liability and unnecessary probate fees, probating estates, and drafting business documents for small to medium sized businesses in the Northern California area.  Tom’s litigation background provides invaluable insight to estate and business clients by way of presenting issues to clients for proactive planning to avoid litigation.


Tom worked at the Burton Law Firm from August, 2008 to June 2011 where he provided litigation support for the Firm’s business and estate clients as well as handled the Firm’s probate matters.  His focus on advocacy in law school and his professional career provides an invaluable asset to the Firm’s clients.


Originally from Anchorage, Alaska, Tom currently resides with his wife, Kate, and two sons, Hayes and Taten, in Fair Oaks, California.  In his free time, he enjoys spending time with his family, traveling (having visited 43 of the 50 states), attending college basketball and football games and playing hockey.  Tom is an avid fisherman and outdoorsman and can be found fishing on Alaska’s Kenai Peninsula on his time off.



Practice areas


  1. Probate: 30%
    11 years, 50 cases
  2. Trusts: 30%
    11 years, 100 cases
  3. Litigation: 30%
    11 years, 50 cases
  4. Business: 10%
    11 years, 25 cases


Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Michael Warren Pearson

    Tom navigates his clients well through the maze of litigation.


    Michael Pearson Corporate and incorporation Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

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    I endorse this lawyer.


    Sapphira Pixler Litigation Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

Happe Reid, PC

9700 Fair Oaks Blvd, Ste C
Fair Oaks, CA, 95628


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Adjunct ProfessorMTI College2011 - Present
Attorney/PartnerHappe Reid, PC2011 - Present
Adjunct Professor - Paralegal ProgramHeald College2010 - 2010
Senior AssociateThe Burton Law Firm2008 - 2011
N/AInvestor's Bank and Trust2006 - 2007
Senior AttorneyLaw Offices of Thomas D. Reid2006 - 2008
N/ALaw Offices of Robin Bevier2006 - 2006
N/AE-Trade2003 - 2006
Association namePosition nameDuration
Sacramento County Bar Association, Probate and Estate Planning SectionVice President2011 - Present
Sacramento Estate Planning CouncilMember2009 - Present
University of Nevada, Reno Alumni AssociationN/A2009 - Present
State Bar of CaliforniaN/A2005 - Present
Oregon State BarN/A2004 - Present
American Bar AssociationN/A2002 - Present
Phi Alpha DeltaN/A2001 - Present
Sacramento County Bar Association, Probate and Estate Planning SectionPresident2012 - 2012
Sacramento County Bar Association, Probate and Estate Planning SectionSecretary2010 - 2011
Sacramento County Bar Association, Probate and Estate Planning SectionTreasurer2009 - 2010
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
McGeorge School of Law, University of the PacificN/AJD - Juris DoctorN/A
University of NevadaN/AOther - BachelorsN/A
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Sacramento Estate Planning CouncilTax and Legislation Update2011
National Business Institute Estate Planning SeminarsEstate Planning/Planning for Incapacity2009