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Tom has counseled clients for almost thirty years as a business lawyer and attorney licensed in both California and Washington. He is presently a partner with Lybeck Pedreira & Justus, PLLC ( 


Areas of expertise include:


Health Care Law: Tom has represented physicians and other health care providers on legal matters covering the entire spectrum of their practices (e.g., formation of medical groups and provider panels, licensure issues, medical board accusations, managed care arrangements, regulatory matters, medical staff problems, Medicare and Medicaid reimbursement, defending against malpractice and sexual harassment actions, HIPAA matters, conflicts of interest, and fraud and abuse claims). He has also represented and worked with health care facilities (e.g., hospitals, hospices, surgery centers), managed organizations (e.g., HMO's, IPA's, PPO's, MSO's), non-profit entities (e.g., health consortia, medical societies, medical care foundations) and medical staffs.


Agriculture Law: Having practiced law for a good part of his career in one of most productive agricultural areas of the world, Tom has represented many clients on a broad array of agribusiness issues. His clients have included growers, packers, cold storage facilities and shippers of stone fruit, grapes and other commodities. He has also worked with other farming, dairy and ranching operations on organizational, contracting, regulatory, real estate, and financing issues.


Closely-Held Companies: Tom specializes in organizing and representing closely-held companies. Ongoing representation of such entities includes work on new business opportunities and continued legal compliance for existing operations. His representation has included working with lenders and venture capitalists. In addition, Tom has been involved with a number of mergers and acquisitions of closely-held businesses. Tom also works with clients on transition and succession issues.


Languages spoken: Italian, English

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Practice areas


  1. Business: 40%
  2. Health Care: 30%
  3. Agriculture: 30%


Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

8 total 

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  • Benjamin R Justus

    Tom is my partner, but I would endorse him in any event. His knowledge of economics and business informs the careful advice he providers for physicians and other health care providers about major transitions in their practices. I have in fact referred my own family members to Tom, and I would not hesitate to do that again.


    Benjamin Justus Copyright infringement Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • Lory Ray Lybeck

    I endorse this lawyer's work. Despite being a Stanford grad, Tom has great practical insight that he brings to his counsel of clients. He creative and comitted to problem solving.


    Lory Lybeck Litigation Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

Lybeck Pedreira & Justus, PLLC

Fifth Floor Chase Bank Building
7900 Southeast 28th Street
Mercer Island, WA, 98040


DCInactive 200207/10/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
2010 Top LawyersSeattle Metropolitan Magazine2010
AV RatingMartindale-HubbellN/A
Outstanding Service AwardCentral San Joaquin Valley HIV Care ConsortiumN/A
Lion of the Year AwardFresno Host Lions ClubN/A
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerLybeck Murphy, LLP2012 - Present
Of CounselMikkelborg Broz Wells & Fryer, PLLC2002 - Present
Founding MemberEmerich Pedreira & Fike1995 - 2002
ShareholderJackson Hargrove Emerich Pedreira & Nahigian1985 - 1995
AssociateKimble, MacMichael & Upton, A Professional Corporation1982 - 1985
Association namePosition nameDuration Community Advisory BoardAdvisory Panel Member2011 - Present
Mercer Island Presbyterian Church FoundationPresident2004 - Present
Lawyers.comCommunity Chat Host/Landlord-Tenant and Real Estate2002 - Present
Washington State Bar AssociationMember2002 - Present
Martindale-Hubbell's Lawyers.comBusiness Law Panelist2002 - Present
Stanford Leadership CircleMember2002 - Present
District of Columbia BarMember2001 - Present
Fresno Host Lions ClubMember1987 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember1982 - Present
State Bar of CaliforniaMember1982 - Present
ABA Health Law SectionMemberN/A
Real Property, Probate & Trust Section, Washington State Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Real Property Law Section, State Bar of CaliforniaN/AN/A
Kings County Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Business Law Section, State Bar of CaliforniaMemberN/A
Mercer Island Little LeagueBoard Member2006 - 2010
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Lillian Metzger, et al. v. Jessica Weiner, et al.,Fresno County Superior Court Case No. 601098-7Prevailed against motion to exclude evidence.
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Publication nameTitleDate
Mikkelborg.comCovenants Not to Compete in Health Care2006
Lexis Nexis Publishing ( Disputes2002
Lexis Nexis Publishing ( Law2002
Lawyers.comArbitration: The Basics2002
Lawyers.comBusiness: Selecting a Good Lawyer2001
Lexis Nexis Publishing ( Real Estate: Selecting A Good Lawyer2001
Lexis Nexis Publishing ( the Ax2000
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
McGeorge School of Law, University of the PacificLawJD - Juris Doctor1982
Stanford UniversityEconomicsBA - Bachelor of Arts1977
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Council of Young Physicians Hosted Dinner SymposiumPhysician Contracts: Legal Tips for Negotiating a Better Deal2010
Key Strategies in Managed CareUpdate on Provider Contracting Issues1997