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John Edward Thomas

Divorce and separation Attorney at Tacoma, WA

4.2   5 reviews
  • State Years
    Washington - WA 9 years
    California - CA 15 years
  • Licensed for 9 years
    State WA
    Acquired 2014
    Status
    Administrative Suspension No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 15 years
    State CA
    Acquired 2008
    Status
    Not Eligible to Practice Law (Not Entitled) No misconduct found

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

About John

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John Thomas is an Associate at McKinley Irvin, a premiere divorce and family law firm serving residents throughout the Pacific Northwest. A graduate of UCLA and UC Davis School of Law, John has dedicated his career to advocating on behalf of clients in a wide range of family law matters, including those involving high net worth divorce, domestic violence, relocation, and child support.

Attorney Thomas centers his practice on close communication with clients and meticulous preparation of cases. His versatility and knowledge of law in contracts, tax, criminal defense, and business and finance enable him to effectively handle a variety of issues that may arise during the divorce process.

John is a member of the King County, Washington State, and California State Bar Associations. He is also a former President / Treasurer of the Kern County Bar Association. John has authored several legal articles and has delivers various family law legal presentations.

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Location

Mckinley Irvin
1201 Pacific Avenue
Suite 2000
Tacoma, WA, 98402

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Reviews

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Posted by Debbie | April 13, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Incredible Experience
We needed legal advice for my son who left an emotionally and mentally abusive relationship. I was able to get a same-day appointment with John. We were dealing with protection orders and domestic violence protection orders. During our initial consult, John spent the time to get to know my son, and even though my son was 18, he still took the time to explain EVERYTHING to my son, and made it absolutely clear that my son was the client and it didn't matter who was paying the bill. The respect he gave my son, myself and my sons father, was especially appreciated. I know I wasn't the easiest mom to have to deal with, and the party we were trying to settle with was psychotic, but John saw right through that and knew exactly how to handle the situation. John took care of this quickly and efficiently and that was invaluable. John answered every single question we had, explained our options, and provided invaluable advice. My son is putting his life back together and I know that John had a big part in allowing this to happen. I would absolutely without a doubt ask for John's help again, and I would absolutely refer him.
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Posted by Stacey | April 10, 2017
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Highly recommended!
I went to consult with John to discuss my options in divorcing my estranged husband. John was extremely sympathetic, compassionate and made me feel very comfortable with the process to move forward as quickly as possible (at my request). During a very emotional time, John and his team were very patient and understanding. I felt very comfortable and safe in trusting John with my case. He clearly communicated with me and handled my case with the utmost professionalism. I was very relieved and happy to have found John and have had him represent me. I would absolutely recommend John to anyone needing a family law attorney.
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Posted by anonymous | October 3, 2016
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Good Family Lawyer
John had to take my case over, in the face of a really contentious case and an unhinged OC. He managed to rapidly comprehend the case and what was required, and provided solid representation. You might be hard pressed to find a better lawyer to handle your difficult case.
Posted by William | December 11, 2014
Friendly & Professional, Provided Invaluable Legal Advice
I had a legal consultation with John to discuss my options in divorcing my wife and how to proceed with the dissolution. He was very friendly and personable, but also professional as well. Even though John was sympathetic to my situation, I especially appreciated the way his explanations were both cordial and frank, which helped me get a clear and objective perspective of my legal situation. John's legal advice was invaluable in determining what was in my best interests and how to go about it. Although I eventually did not go forward with the dissolution, I am confident my case would have been in good hands if I retained John and his team. I definitely recommend John E. Thomas if you need a lawyer for any family law matter.
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Posted by David | January 8, 2018
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Expensive and Terrible
Outrageously expensive, promised to the moon and back about getting me more time with my daughter, but did not deliver. He was late to the hearings, and didn't even show up for one of them. He was also incredibly sloppy, his legal documents were filled with spelling errors. Avoid this guy like the plague. He'll tell you what you want to hear and take your money, without actually delivering anything he promised.
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Cost

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

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.6 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Associate Attorney
  • McKinley Irvin
  • 2014 - Present

Education

  • Uc Davis Sol King Hall
  • JD
  • 2008
  • Univ Of California At Los Angeles
  • BA
  • 2005

Associations

  • Washington State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • Kern County Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • President
  • 2012 - 2012
  • Kern County Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • Treasurer
  • 2011 - 2011
  • State Bar of California, Family Law Section
  • Former Executive Committee Member
  • 2011 - 2013
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Publications

  • Kern County Family Law Bar Association
  • The new laws and statutes of 2013 affecting family law."
  • 2013
  • Kern County Family Law Bar Association
  • The new laws and statutes of 2012 affecting family law."
  • 2012
  • Kern County Family Law Bar Association
  • The new laws and statutes of 2011 affecting family law."
  • 2011

Speaking Engagements

  • Trial Institute
  • The illegally obtained e-mail: The admissibility of illegally obtained electronic evidence
  • 2012
  • Spring Seminar
  • Watching it happen: Advanced evidence in the courtroom
  • 2011
  • Association of Certified Family Law Specialists Annual Conference
  • Illegally obtained e-mails: Using, excluding, and analyzing the problems of using stolen e-mails in marital dissolution proceedings
  • 2011

Attorney endorsements

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Given (13)
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Divorce and separation Attorney | Apr 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"John is an exceptionally intelligent attorney and a dedicated and zealous advocate for his clients. He is honest, practical, and empathetic. I fully endorse him and have total confidence in referring clients to him."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Nov 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"John is a creative problem solver. He has broad experience in family law and is a respected professional in our legal community. I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Apr 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Nov 07
Relationship: Co-worker
"John came to us from California where he practice family law in a highly regarded firm. He is caring, knowledgeable and tenacious. I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Sep 09
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Sep 09
Relationship: Co-worker
"John is a sharp, knowledgeable and truly caring attorney. I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Sep 09
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"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Sep 05
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Family Attorney | Aug 20
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Family Attorney | Aug 20
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Family Attorney | Aug 20
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Family Attorney | Aug 20
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Family Attorney | Aug 20
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Tacoma Divorce and separation Lawyer John Edward Thomas
John Edward Thomas
Divorce and separation Attorney
Tacoma, WA