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Thomas Joseph Baker

Immigration Attorney at Sacramento, CA

5.0   11 reviews

also known as Thomas J. Baker

  • Licensed for 12 years
    State CA
    Acquired 2011
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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

About Thomas

Learn Thomas’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Immigration
    70%
    Removal defense, cancellation of removal, naturalization, marriage/family based immigration, USCIS interviews, ICE detention and removal, BIA Appeals, 9th Circuit appeals, unlawful presence waivers, parole in place, VAWA, u-visa, family based immigration.

    12 years, 1,200 cases

  2. Criminal defense
    30%
    Post conviction relief, 1016.5 motions, 1473.7 motions, sentence modifications, DUI, domestic violence, forgery, controlled substances, hit and run + minor traffic violations.

    12 years, 400 cases

Sacramento and Bay Area based immigration and criminal defense attorney.

Photos and videos

Speaking to the protest group outside of USCIS/ICE in San Francisco, CA on 8/15/14
Senator Dick Durbin, Attorney Daniel Wigon, and myself
Being sworn into the California Bar Association, December 2011.
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Location

Law Office of Daniel Wigon - Sacramento
1600 Sacramento Inn Way
Suite 228
Sacramento, CA, 95815
Law Offices of Daniel M. Wigon - Red Bluff
442 Walnut Street
Red Bluff, CA, 96080
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Reviews

5.0 / 5.0
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Posted by Oksana | February 2, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Experienced and professional lawyer
Mr. Baker provides awesome legal services and assistance. Kept me informed during the whole process. Prompt responses and support at all stages. Strongly recommend and thank you!
Posted by Baden | December 2, 2014
No stress no hassle
Myself and my now wife had horrible dealings with a previous lawyer before Tom came to our aid. He turned a daunting and confusing immigration process into a walk in the park. We had no hassles or issues from the moment he took over our k1 visa process. We were never left in the dark he always kept us informed throughout the process.
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Posted by Thomas | October 30, 2014
Excellent Experience
I interviewed a few law firms before I decided upon Thomas Baker. As soon as I walked into his office I knew I made the right decision. He was very knowledgeable, professional, and friendly. He replies to any emails promptly, within minutes usually. He kept me up to date with all developments. I was very confident I would win my case with Baker representing me, and I did. I would highly recommend him to anyone.
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Posted by Roshan | October 30, 2014
Great worker
This man is very good. He kept me informed every step of the way, I was never in the dark. Made whole process easy to understand, and did not quit until favorable agreement was reached. Very passionate man. My kids have no more worry about us being sent back for doing nothing wrong. Thank you Mr Baker!
Posted by Kapil | September 23, 2014
Quality Lawyer
Mr. Baker built sense of the complications of immigration formalities. Do acquire his expertise if you are not ever having easy times with such things.
Posted by Mario | September 16, 2014
Very helpful lawyer
I was looking for some legal advice to help out my father with some issues he ran into regarding his visa. Tom helped me out with my question and seemed very knowledgeable about the subject. Thanks again Tom!
Posted by Mark.mclean | December 25, 2013
First class Attorney!
Mr Baker initially gave me some great advice through Avvo. I then hired him to deal with my immigration case, which he done in a very professional, friendly manner. Kept me informed at every stage and was there whenever I had questions about my case. He knew exactly what he was talking about and made me feel very happy and comfortable with everything he was doing for me. I know have my Green Card. I would Highly recommend Mr Baker to anyone in the Bay Area and looking for an immigration attorney . You will not be disappointed in the service he provides.
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Posted by Mike | June 19, 2013
Simply an excellent attorney
Tom helped me with advice on a misclassification labor dispute. While this is not his specialty, he was able to give me sound advice and put me in connection with associates that handled my case perfectly. I found Tom to be an exceptionally passionate and well connected lawyer and would recommend him to anyone.
Posted by Robert | June 6, 2013
Real Solid Advice
Thomas was outstandingly helpful when I needed it. Although he is a new lawyer, he is still a great lawyer. He is always willing to pull up a sturdy one, listen to your issue, and provide you with a real solid plan. I've been represented by other lawyers who were just a little groggy. Not Thomas. He's is a sharp guy.
Posted by derek | June 6, 2013
Tom comes through in a pinch.
Open, honest, and responsive. He was there for not only consultation, but provided me good, hoest courses of action.
Posted by Justin | June 6, 2013
A Pleasure to Work With
Mr. Baker was referred to me by a friend. He was able to provide me with a consultation very quickly, and provided me with clear, realistic, and helpful advice. His confidence helped me to feel at ease, and had my issue gone to court, I would have been confident having Mr. Baker on my side.
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Cost

Rates
  • Retainer Always
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Associate
  • Law Office of Daniel M. Wigon
  • 2012 - Present
  • Paralegal Studies Instructor
  • University of Northern California
  • 2014 - 2014
  • Associate
  • Hallett, Emerick & Wells
  • 2012 - 2012
  • General Counsel
  • Horizon Technology
  • 2011 - 2012
  • Legal Intern
  • Law Office of Robert J. Reynolds
  • 2010 - 2010
  • Certified Law Student
  • Veterans Legal Assistance Clinic
  • 2010 - 2011
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Education

  • Thomas Jefferson School of Law
  • Juris Doctorate
  • 2011
  • Long Beach State University
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 2007
  • Sierra College
  • Associates
  • 2004

Sample of Legal Cases

  • in re Zabara
  • Green Card obtained
  • In Re Mironyuk
  • Case reopened then terminated, AOS pending
  • In re Brambila-Silva
  • Case reopened, BIA remanded
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Associations

  • State Bar of California
  • Attorney Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • Orange County Bar Association
  • 2011 - 2012
  • American Bar Association
  • 2011 - 2012
  • San Diego County Bar Association
  • 2010 - 2011
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish
  • French

Honors and Awards

  • Nominee - "10 Best" Immigration Attorneys for California
  • American Institute of Legal Counsel
  • 2019
  • Invitee - Top 40 Under 40
  • The National Trial Lawyers
  • 2019
  • Top Attorneys in Sacramento
  • Sacramento Magazine
  • 2018
  • Nominee - "10 Best" Immigration Attorneys for California
  • American Institute of Legal Counsel
  • 2018
  • Top Attorneys in Sacramento
  • Sacramento Magazine
  • 2018
  • Invitee - Top 40 Under 40
  • The National Trial Lawyers
  • 2018
  • Nominee - Excellence in Immigration Law
  • Lawyers of Distinction
  • 2018
  • Biographical Candidate - Sacramento
  • Marquis Who's Who in American Law
  • 2018
  • Lawyer of the Year - Immigration Law - USA
  • Lawyer Monthly
  • 2017
  • Criminal Law Lawyer of the Year – USA (Firm Nomination)
  • Lawyer Monthly
  • 2017
  • Nominee - "10 Best" Immigration Attorneys for California
  • American Institute of Legal Counsel
  • 2017
  • Nominee - Lawyers of Distinction
  • Lawyers of Distinction
  • 2017
  • Invitee - Top 40 Under 40
  • The National Trial Lawyers
  • 2017
  • Top Attorneys in Sacramento
  • Sacramento Magazine
  • 2017
  • Top Contributor
  • Avvo
  • 2017
  • Nominee - Lawyers of Distinction
  • Lawyers of Distinction
  • 2016
  • Top Contributor
  • Avvo
  • 2016
  • Invitee - The National Advocates: Top 100
  • The National Advocates
  • 2016
  • Top 20 Criminal Defense Lawyers in Sacramento
  • Expertise
  • 2016
  • Nominee - "10 Best" Immigration Attorneys for California
  • American Institute of Legal Counsel
  • 2016
  • Top Attorneys in Sacramento
  • Sacramento Magazine
  • 2016
  • Top Attorneys in Sacramento
  • Sacramento Magazine
  • 2015
  • Top Contributor
  • Avvo
  • 2015
  • Client's Choice
  • Avvo
  • 2014
  • Top Contributor
  • Avvo
  • 2014
  • Clients' Choice
  • Avvo
  • 2013
  • Top Contributor
  • Avvo
  • 2013
  • Top Contributor
  • Avvo
  • 2012
  • Honor Roll
  • Thomas Jefferson School of Law
  • 2011
  • Honor Roll
  • Thomas Jefferson School of Law
  • 2010
  • Distinguished Honor Roll
  • Thomas Jefferson School of Law
  • 2009
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Publications

Attorney endorsements

Received (30)
Given (39)
Endorse Thomas
Immigration Attorney | Apr 01
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Excellent advice and is very knowledgeable on immigration."
Immigration Attorney | Dec 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Detailed and helpful answers to questions."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. He is a go-to in Sacramento. Great advocate."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 04
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Look no further for an experienced criminal defense attorney in the Sacramento area."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 19
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Tom and I worked together on a matter. He is my go-to guy in Sacramento and the surrounding areas."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I wholeheartedly endorse this lawyer. A brilliant, trustworthy and highly respected attorney in the legal community."
Unknown Attorney | Dec 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Immigration Attorney | Nov 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I referred some immigration work to Mr. Baker last year. My client could not have been happier with the result, and spoke highly of him both personally and professionally. I will continue to refer people to Mr. Baker."
Immigration Attorney | Nov 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Oct 31
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Immigration Attorney | Oct 01
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Immigration Attorney | Sep 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I not only endorse this lawyer, I give him 5 stars! Respectable member of our community and goes out the extra edge."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer with no reservation. An extremely talented and well respected attorney in the legal community. Very hardworking and diligent. Consistently achieves superior results. Advice is always practical and on point. I recommend to anyone looking for an attorney who knows the law and truly cares about protecting the rights of clients and achieving the most favorable result possible.I endorse this lawyer.I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Thomas. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Highly respected in the legal community."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. A brilliant and highly respected attorney in the legal community."
Immigration Attorney | Apr 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse attorney Baker as an excellent attorney. His knowledge and skills are evident from his contribution on AVVO."
Immigration Attorney | Mar 21
Relationship: Friend
"I highly endorse this lawyer for any of your immigration or criminal law needs. Mr. Baker is a highly competent attorney who never shys away from hard work. There is no doubt in my mind that Tom is one of the best attorneys you can have on your side."
Immigration Attorney | Mar 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Counsel Baker provides thoughtful and accurate advice on the avvo website."
Unknown Attorney | Jan 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Thomas exudes professionalism and a clear understanding of his respective areas of practice. I strongly recommend Thomas to any person seeking criminal defense or immigration law services. I endorse this lawyer."
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