Thomas J. Driscoll, Jr.

Attorney in Lodi, CA
Judge Pro Tem, Judicial Arbitrator, Mediator, San Joaquin County Superior Court; Director, St. Anne's Endowment (1987-); Member, Finance Council, Diocese of Stockton (1999-); Member, Lodi Memorial Hospital Bioethics Committee (2005-); Field Representative to Vice Chairman, California State Assembly Committee on Education (1975-1977).
209-334-1935
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Areas of Law

  • Estate Planning, Probate and Conservatorships
  • Bioethics, Health Care Directives and Decisions
  • Real Estate and Construction Law
  • Business and Contract Law
  • Mediation
  • Education Law

 

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4.8 out of 5.0
  • Meets very high criteria of general ethical standards
Posted by a Private Practice Attorney on 06/16/13
5.0 out of 5.0
Mr. Driscoll is an outstanding practitioner, advocate, and analytical thinker.
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Posted by a Govt. Counsel on 05/31/13
5.0 out of 5.0
Highly competent, gentlemanly, appropriately aggressive,tenacious.
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Posted by a Private Practice Attorney on 08/13/13
5.0 out of 5.0
I am a Certified Criminal Law Specialist in the State of California. I meet Mr. Driscoll when I was handling a criminal case where a teacher was accused of molestation by 13 students. I won the case. During that time Mr. Driscoll was working on defending the teachers credentials. I got positive feedback from the client and was able to observe his work product. Since that case over 20 years ago, we have worked on cases jointly. All have been very hard cases and all had a positive outcome.
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Posted by a Private Practice Attorney on 08/01/13
5.0 out of 5.0
I have known Tom Driscoll for approximately 25 years. We both practice in the field of Education law. A substantial portion of his practice and mine is devoted to representing members of the California Teachers Association. I see him every year at the annual conference of CTA attorneys. He is almost always asked to be presenter at the conference. I also communicate with him from time to time throughout the year directly and thorugh a list serve email system. He is an outstanding lawyer.
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Posted by a Judge on 08/01/13
5.0 out of 5.0
Mr. Driscoll is an expert in the field of education law. He has appeared before me on several cases. He is thoroughly professional.
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Posted by a Private Practice Attorney on 08/01/13
5.0 out of 5.0
Tom Driscoll is a very innovative and intellectual attorney. He is considered a leader in his field of expertise
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Posted by a Private Practice Attorney on 07/24/13
4.0 out of 5.0
Mr. Driscoll is an excellent attorney. He does at times, however, use his obligation as a zealous advocate to belittle opposing counsel, and opposing counsel's clients. In most cases, this is unnecessary and creates an environment that is not conducive to settlement.
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Posted by a Private Practice Attorney on 07/24/13
5.0 out of 5.0
I have known Tom Driscoll for many years. We practice in the same areas of law. I have heard his presentations and read his appellaate decisions and his work is excellent.
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Posted by a Private Practice Attorney on 07/24/13
5.0 out of 5.0
Mr. Driscoll has been a leader in the field of Education law regarding the rights of teachers for many years; he has litigated through appeals several major cases which lead to clarifications and changes in the law governing teacher classification and tenure. He is of the highest cometence, ability and ethical standards.
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Posted by a Private Practice Attorney on 07/24/13
5.0 out of 5.0
He is one of, if not the most knowledgeable and tenacious advocate for teachers in the state
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Posted by a Private Practice Attorney on 07/24/13
5.0 out of 5.0
He is one of, if not the most knowledgeable and tenacious advocates for teachers in the state
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Posted by a Private Practice Attorney on 07/24/13
5.0 out of 5.0
Mr. Driscoll is a quality attorney, who carries himself in a professional manner.
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Posted by a Private Practice Attorney on 06/17/13
5.0 out of 5.0
Tom is a "pocket guide" to the Education Code and law, and probably the foremost legal mind on the subject in California.
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Posted by a Private Practice Attorney on 06/08/13
4.6 out of 5.0
He is bright innovative and not afraid to take valid aggressive positions.
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Posted by a Private Practice Attorney on 06/08/13
4.8 out of 5.0
We have teamed with Tom and he is as good as it gets..
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Principal

Admission Details

Admitted in 1980, California, U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit and U.S. District Court, Eastern, Central and Northern Districts of California

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  • Law School Attended

    University of California at Davis
    Class of 1980
    J.D.
    Neumiller Honors Moot Court Outstanding Oral Advocate

    University Attended

    Claremont Men's College
    Class of 1977
    B.A.
    summa cum laude

    Associations & Memberships

    State Bar of California; San Joaquin County Bar Association; American Bar Association

    Representative Cases

    Tracy Educators Assn. v. Tracy Unified, 96 Cal.App.4th 530; Bakersfield Elementary Teachers Assn. v. Bakersfield City School Dist., 145 Cal.App.4th 1260; Atwater Elementary School Dist. v. Dept. of Gen. Srvcs., 41 Cal.4th 227; CDF Firefighters v. Maldonado, 158 Cal.App.4th 1226; Adair v. Stockton Unified School Dist., 162 Cal.App.4th 1436; Doe v. L... More

    Contact Information

    Phone

    209-334-1935

    Fax

    209-334-0178

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    Office Information
    Thomas J. Driscoll, Jr.
    Principal
     801 South Ham Lane, Suite H,
    Lodi, CA 95242-7502

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