Thomas Joseph Driscoll, Jr.

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Thomas Joseph Driscoll, Jr.

Attorney in Lodi, CA
Phone number not available
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Client Rating N/A
Peer Rating 4.7 of 5

Areas of Law

Areas of Law
  • Estate Planning
  • Probate and Conservatorships
  • Bioethics
  • Health Care Directives and Decisions
  • Real Estate and Construction Law
  • Mediation
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Trusts & Estates
  • Wills & Probate

Peer Reviews (32)

Peer Reviews (32)
AV Rated
4.7/5.0
Peer Rating
 
High Ethical Standard
Employment Rights, Civil Litigation, Administrative Litigation, Education Law, School Law, Administrative Hearings and Appeals, Public School Law, Personal Injury, Administrative Law, Labor and Employment, General Practice, Employment Law, Teachers Credentials and Employment Arbitration
Areas of Practice
Legal Knowledge
Legal Knowledge
4.8/5
Analytical Capabilities
Analytical Capabilities
4.8/5
Judgment
Judgment
4.6/5
Communication Ability
Communication Ability
4.7/5
Legal Experience
Legal Experience
4.8/5
Peer Reviews (32)
5.0/5.0 Posted by a Partner on 06/16/13
Endorsed for Ethical Standing
Mr. Driscoll is an outstanding practitioner, advocate, and analytical thinker.
Legal Knowledge
5/5
Analytical Capabilities
5/5
Judgment
5/5
Communication Ability
5/5
Legal Experience
5/5
5.0/5.0 Posted by a Unknown on 05/31/13
Endorsed for Ethical Standing
Highly competent, gentlemanly, appropriately aggressive,tenacious.
Legal Knowledge
5/5
Analytical Capabilities
5/5
Judgment
5/5
Communication Ability
5/5
Legal Experience
5/5
5.0/5.0 Posted by a Managing Partner on 08/13/13
Endorsed for Ethical Standing
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.
Legal Knowledge
5/5
Analytical Capabilities
5/5
Judgment
5/5
Communication Ability
5/5
Legal Experience
5/5
5.0/5.0 Posted by a Principal on 08/01/13
Endorsed for Ethical Standing
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.
Legal Knowledge
5/5
Analytical Capabilities
5/5
Judgment
5/5
Communication Ability
5/5
Legal Experience
5/5
5.0/5.0 Posted by a Unknown on 08/01/13
Endorsed for Ethical Standing
Mr. Driscoll is an expert in the field of education law. He has appeared before me on several cases. He is thoroughly professional.
Legal Knowledge
5/5
Analytical Capabilities
5/5
Judgment
5/5
Communication Ability
5/5
Legal Experience
5/5
5.0/5.0 Posted by a Partner on 08/01/13
Endorsed for Ethical Standing
Tom Driscoll is a very innovative and intellectual attorney. He is considered a leader in his field of expertise
Legal Knowledge
5/5
Analytical Capabilities
5/5
Judgment
5/5
Communication Ability
5/5
Legal Experience
5/5
5.0/5.0 Posted by a Partner on 07/26/13
Endorsed for Ethical Standing
Legal Knowledge
5/5
Analytical Capabilities
5/5
Judgment
5/5
Communication Ability
5/5
Legal Experience
5/5
5.0/5.0 Posted by a Managing Partner on 07/24/13
Endorsed for Ethical Standing
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.
Legal Knowledge
5/5
Analytical Capabilities
5/5
Judgment
5/5
Communication Ability
5/5
Legal Experience
5/5
5.0/5.0 Posted by a Partner on 07/24/13
Endorsed for Ethical Standing
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.
Legal Knowledge
5/5
Analytical Capabilities
5/5
Judgment
5/5
Communication Ability
5/5
Legal Experience
5/5
5.0/5.0 Posted by a Partner on 07/24/13
Endorsed for Ethical Standing
He is one of, if not the most knowledgeable and tenacious advocate for teachers in the state
Legal Knowledge
5/5
Analytical Capabilities
5/5
Judgment
5/5
Communication Ability
5/5
Legal Experience
5/5
5.0/5.0 Posted by a Partner on 07/24/13
Endorsed for Ethical Standing
He is one of, if not the most knowledgeable and tenacious advocates for teachers in the state
Legal Knowledge
5/5
Analytical Capabilities
5/5
Judgment
5/5
Communication Ability
5/5
Legal Experience
5/5
5.0/5.0 Posted by a Managing Partner on 07/24/13
Endorsed for Ethical Standing
Legal Knowledge
5/5
Analytical Capabilities
5/5
Judgment
5/5
Communication Ability
5/5
Legal Experience
5/5
5.0/5.0 Posted by a Partner on 07/24/13
Endorsed for Ethical Standing
Mr. Driscoll is a quality attorney, who carries himself in a professional manner.
Legal Knowledge
5/5
Analytical Capabilities
5/5
Judgment
5/5
Communication Ability
5/5
Legal Experience
5/5
5.0/5.0 Posted by a Unknown on 07/22/13
Endorsed for Ethical Standing
Legal Knowledge
5/5
Analytical Capabilities
5/5
Judgment
5/5
Communication Ability
5/5
Legal Experience
5/5
5.0/5.0 Posted by a Managing Partner on 06/17/13
Endorsed for Ethical Standing
Tom is a "pocket guide" to the Education Code and law, and probably the foremost legal mind on the subject in California.
Legal Knowledge
5/5
Analytical Capabilities
5/5
Judgment
5/5
Communication Ability
5/5
Legal Experience
5/5
5.0/5.0 Posted by a Managing Partner on 03/10/12
Endorsed for Ethical Standing
Legal Knowledge
5/5
Analytical Capabilities
5/5
Judgment
5/5
Communication Ability
5/5
Legal Experience
5/5
5.0/5.0 Posted by a Member on 09/29/09
Endorsed for Ethical Standing
Mr. Driscoll is a true scholar.
Legal Knowledge
5/5
Analytical Capabilities
5/5
Judgment
5/5
Communication Ability
5/5
Legal Experience
5/5
5.0/5.0 Posted by a Managing Partner on 09/29/09
Endorsed for Ethical Standing
Legal Knowledge
5/5
Analytical Capabilities
5/5
Judgment
5/5
Communication Ability
5/5
Legal Experience
5/5
5.0/5.0 Posted by a Managing Partner on 09/18/09
Endorsed for Ethical Standing
I know of Mr. Driscoll's work through the fact we both have relationship with the California Teachers Association. While I have never seen him in ourt, I have reviewed many of his pleadings and heard him speak often at meetings held by CTA. He is one of the best and brightest of the many lawyers who work on behalf of teachers in California.
Legal Knowledge
5/5
Analytical Capabilities
5/5
Judgment
5/5
Communication Ability
5/5
Legal Experience
5/5
5.0/5.0 Posted by a Deputy General Counsel on 09/10/09
Endorsed for Ethical Standing
He is an AV attorney, demonstrating outstanding ethics and competency, as well as dogged determination.
Legal Knowledge
5/5
Analytical Capabilities
5/5
Judgment
5/5
Communication Ability
5/5
Legal Experience
5/5
4.8/5.0 Posted by a Member on 07/29/13
Endorsed for Ethical Standing
Legal Knowledge
5/5
Analytical Capabilities
5/5
Judgment
5/5
Communication Ability
5/5
Legal Experience
4/5
4.8/5.0 Posted by a Partner on 06/08/13
Endorsed for Ethical Standing
We have teamed with Tom and he is as good as it gets..
Legal Knowledge
5/5
Analytical Capabilities
5/5
Judgment
4/5
Communication Ability
5/5
Legal Experience
5/5
4.8/5.0 Posted by a Partner on 06/08/13
Endorsed for Ethical Standing
Legal Knowledge
5/5
Analytical Capabilities
5/5
Judgment
5/5
Communication Ability
4/5
Legal Experience
5/5
4.8/5.0 Posted by a Partner on 09/10/09
Endorsed for Ethical Standing
Legal Knowledge
5/5
Analytical Capabilities
5/5
Judgment
4/5
Communication Ability
5/5
Legal Experience
5/5
4.6/5.0 Posted by a Partner on 07/24/13
Endorsed for Ethical Standing
Legal Knowledge
5/5
Analytical Capabilities
5/5
Judgment
4/5
Communication Ability
5/5
Legal Experience
4/5
4.6/5.0 Posted by a Partner on 06/08/13
Endorsed for Ethical Standing
He is bright innovative and not afraid to take valid aggressive positions.
Legal Knowledge
5/5
Analytical Capabilities
5/5
Judgment
4/5
Communication Ability
5/5
Legal Experience
4/5
4.6/5.0 Posted by a Principal on 03/02/12
Legal Knowledge
5/5
Analytical Capabilities
4/5
Judgment
4/5
Communication Ability
5/5
Legal Experience
5/5
4.6/5.0 Posted by a Managing Partner on 09/29/09
Endorsed for Ethical Standing
Legal Knowledge
5/5
Analytical Capabilities
4/5
Judgment
4/5
Communication Ability
5/5
Legal Experience
5/5
4.0/5.0 Posted by a Partner on 07/24/13
Endorsed for Ethical Standing
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.
Legal Knowledge
4/5
Analytical Capabilities
5/5
Judgment
4/5
Communication Ability
2/5
Legal Experience
5/5
4.0/5.0 Posted by a Member on 12/16/11
Endorsed for Ethical Standing
Legal Knowledge
4/5
Analytical Capabilities
4/5
Judgment
4/5
Communication Ability
4/5
Legal Experience
4/5
3.0/5.0 Posted by a Partner on 12/12/11
Endorsed for Ethical Standing
Legal Knowledge
3/5
Analytical Capabilities
3/5
Judgment
3/5
Communication Ability
3/5
Legal Experience
3/5
2.6/5.0 Posted by a Sole Practitioner on 08/05/13
Endorsed for Ethical Standing
Legal Knowledge
3/5
Analytical Capabilities
3/5
Judgment
2/5
Communication Ability
2/5
Legal Experience
3/5
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Experience & Credentials

Firm Details
Position
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
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

Seminary
Class of 2014
M.A. in Theology w

Seminary
Class of 2014
concentration in Bioethics
summa cum laude
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