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Thomas Floyd Carley

Criminal defense Attorney at Vancouver, WA

4.6   13 reviews

also known as Tom Carley

  • Licensed for 9 years
    State WA
    Acquired 2014
    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.

Being charged with a DUI can be a stressful situation. The collateral consequences can extend beyond jail and fines to include a license suspension, probation, therapy and more. It is important to have a skilled DUI defense attorney in your corner.

My approach to defending charges is simple: leave no stone unturned and examine the case from every angle. Case preparation comes down to the small details, which can make all the difference.

I have handled hundreds of criminal cases ranging from DUI's to thefts, assaults, driving with a suspended license, probation hearings, and deferred prosecution hearings, and may be able to help you. 

After graduating from Gonzaga University, I attended Gonzaga Law School where I was selected to represent Gonzaga nationally on the Moot Court litigation team.

In my spare time, I enjoy exploring the beautiful Pacific Northwest, cheering on the Seahawks, and spending time with family. The legal process can be tricky and complex. Do not navigate the system on your own. Call today for a free consultation.

Location

Carley Legal Services
2300 Main St
Vancouver, WA, 98660

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Reviews

4.6 / 5.0
  13 customer reviews
Posted by Phil | March 24, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
This guy is the best.
Tom Carley proved to be the absolute best attorney I could possibly have hoped for. He was always prompt and efficient with communication. He explained everything at each stage of the legal process clearly and with the patience of a saint. His kindly and reassuring manner helped me maintain my sanity in what was a very distressing matter. I highly recommend him.
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Posted by Julia | March 3, 2021
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Excellent Attorney
Tom is a fantastic criminal defense lawyer! He is professional, communicates well and really knows his stuff. I would highly recommend him.
Posted by Stasi | July 15, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Exellent attorney!
Tom Carley did an excellent job on my case. He went above and beyond to help my situation. He carefully listened all the details about my case and was eager to get me the best resolution. My case ended up being dismissed and I can't be more grateful for that to Tom. I highly recommend him to anyone who is looking for an excellent, caring, compassionate attorney at affordable rate. Thank you!
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Posted by Dena | May 2, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
DUI
Tom carley is on top of the laws and how best to represent you in a DUI. I will recommend his services to anyone who needs great representation. He is always available to answer questions.
Posted by Chris | November 6, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best lawyer
Tom was amazing, we had a good feeling about him from the beginning. He took very good care.of us took the time to make sure we completely understood all our choices. I felt he went above and beyond and was always there when I had questions. Would definitely recommend him in the future.
Posted by Essence | March 21, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Willing to work for you
Tom represented my husband in his DUI case. He worked very hard to get the charges reduced, and he kept his license active. We we're amazed at how dilligent and responsive Tom was. If you are looking for a lawyer who cares, works hard on your case, and responds quickly, this is the guy for you. We will never recommend anyone else, because we have never had such an amazing lawyer.
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Posted by DELRAE | January 30, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
DUI
I HIRED TOM CARLEY TO DEFEND ME ON MY DUI. HE GOT ME THE BEST SENTENCE I COULD LEGALLY GET. BETTER THAN I EXPECTED. HE IS ALWAYS AVAILABLE TO ANSWER ANY QUESTIONS. HIS FEES ARE ALSO THE BEST IN TOWN. I WOULD RECOMMEND HIM TO ANYONE WHO NEEDS A GOOD LAWYER.
Posted by Wade | April 11, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
My layer
Gave great representation!
Posted by anonymous | December 27, 2016
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
DUI case
Tom was my attorney for a dui. I felt he really did his job well and we ended up taking the case to trial and we won.
Posted by Andrew | December 20, 2016
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Zealous and Intelligent
Mr. Carley is an excellent attorney because he cares deeply for his clients and is very well versed in the ever-changing landscape of case law. He has a tenacity for his clients that is unmatched. I am honoured to give him my highest recommendation.
Posted by Will | September 19, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly Competent
Tom did an excellent job of representing me. From constant communication and listening skills, to a favorable resolution, he was on top of it. I would highly recommend him and his services.
Posted by P.H. | February 13, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Nothing Special.
I had an assault case and I would not recommend this lawyer. Over priced and did not seem to care about my situation. Also he was late to court multiple times. Extremely unprofessional. Don’t hire this guy.
Posted by Tim | January 1, 2021
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Public Defender
Tom is a public defender working in a public defender office. He has a huge caseload and spends the majority of his time on those cases and he overcharges his "private" clients. Hire a real attorney or just get Tom for free by asking for a public defender.
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 60 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 8.7 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Carley Legal Services
  • 2019 - Present
  • Criminal Defense Attorney
  • Jeffrey D Barrar, P.S.
  • 2015 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Arwood Law, PLLC
  • 2014 - 2015
  • Judicial Law Clerk
  • The Honorable Annette Plese, Spokane County Superior Court
  • 2013 - 2013
  • Judicial Law Clerk
  • The Honorable John Cooney, Spokane County Superior Court
  • 2013 - 2013
  • Intern
  • University Legal Assistance
  • 2012 - 2012
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Education

  • Gonzaga University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor, Cum Laude
  • 2014
  • Gonzaga University
  • Bachelor of Arts
  • 2011

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Assault DV
  • Dismissal
  • DUI Reduced to Negligent Driving
  • Reduction in charges
  • Assault DV
  • Dismissed
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Associations

  • Washington Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • Washington Defender Association
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • Washington State Bar Association, Criminal Law Section
  • 2015 - Present
  • Washington State Bar Association
  • 2014 - Present
  • Clark County Bar Association
  • 2014 - Present
  • Clark County Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • 2014 - Present
  • Clark County Bar Association, Young Lawyers Section
  • 2014 - Present
  • George & Donald Simpson American Inn of Court
  • member
  • 2014 - Present
  • Moot Court
  • 2012 - 2014
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Honors and Awards

  • CALI Award for Community Property
  • Gonzaga University School of Law
  • 2014
  • Pro Bono Distinction
  • Gonzaga University School of Law
  • 2014
  • Cum Laude Distinction
  • Gonzaga University School of Law
  • 2014

Publications

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Speaking Engagements

  • George & Donald Simpson American Inn of Court
  • Lawyers Behaving Badly
  • 2017
  • George & Donald Simpson American Inn of Court
  • Local Court Rules
  • 2016

Attorney endorsements

Received (15)
Given (15)
Endorse Thomas
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 24
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Tom is an outstanding attorney who is extremely passionate about vigorously representing his clients and always puts them in the most favorable light in front of the court. It is obvious that he genuinely cares about his clients and knows how to emphasize specific facts and circumstances to achieve the best result, whatever the charge. He is particularly likable and respectful to everyone he encounters and is a pleasure to work with - an enormous asset in the legal world. I highly respect and recommend Mr. Carley."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Tom is a fantastic attorney who's very well respected. Not only does he zealously advocate for his clients and achieve great results, he does so while also being supportive of his clients' personal and emotional needs as his cases are ongoing. He is knowledgeable, articulate, and an all around pleasant guy to work with. I highly recommend him."
Unknown Attorney | Jul 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Tom is an exceptionally bright attorney. He gets to know each case individually and inside and out. There is no "one size fits all" with Tom and his cases. He is very responsive with his colleagues and his clients. I frequently call Tom for advice on cases and I continually learn new defense strategies from him. I would highly recommend Tom for your legal needs."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 06
Relationship: Co-worker
"Tom is a dedicated advocate and very responsive to client calls. He has mentored me on many legal issues and knows his stuff! He always strives for the best possible results, whether that be a favorable deal or fighting at trial."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Tom is highly competent, hardworking and easy to work with. I endorse this attorney."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Tom is a bit of a throwback; a classic criminal defense attorney. Sharp, succinct, well-spoken, well-prepared and to the point. Tom is constantly in court defending the accused. Because he is in court so frequently, he knows the subtle nuances and tendencies of a court and can strategically apply them to get the best possible results for his clients. Tom is spoken very highly of by both court / jail personnel and the local bar."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Tom is a bright and passionate attorney who works hard for his clients. I always enjoy discussing issues and case strategy with Tom, and any client should feel confident with him in their corner."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"You can't go wrong with Tom Carley as your attorney. I'm in court with Tom on nearly a daily basis, and he's always prepared and effective. He's never afraid to go the mat for his clients, and he always offers his service with a smile. Tom's also well respected in the legal community, and I often speak to him when I need a second opinion about a difficult case. I'd trust Tom with my case if I had legal needs, and I know he truly cares about his clients. I heartily endorse him as an attorney, and recommend him for anyone looking for quality representation."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Tom. He has a passionate and thoughtful dedication in representing his clients with a high attention to detail that criminal defense requires."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 20
Relationship: Co-worker
"Tom is a young, hungry criminal defense lawyer who works tirelessly to get his clients the best results. If he is your criminal defense attorney, you can rest assured that he is thinking about your case more than even you are. He prepares meticulously for his clients. Because being charged with a crime is a stressful situation, it is nice to know that being represented by Tom Carley gives you one less thing to worry about."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Feb 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Very talented and hard working attorney. Tom does an excellent job for his clients. I highly recommend him"
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Tom is a conscientious, dedicated, and intelligent attorney who gives his considerable all to each client he represents. An excellent attorney I endorse heartily."
Unknown Attorney | Nov 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I highly recommend Mr. Carley. He is a diligent, personable, and respected litigator who genuinely cares about his craft and his clients. Mr. Carley utilizes his extensive knowledge of the law and charisma in the courtroom to obtain favorable outcomes."
Unknown Attorney | Mar 31
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
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