Santa Rosa Bankruptcy and Civil Litigation Lawyer

Personal Profile and Experience:

I handle bankruptcy cases, as well as litigation in state court, federal court, and the bankruptcy court. My practice is based in Sonoma County, but I also represent clients in the counties of Napa, Mendocino, Lake, and Marin.

The majority of my practice is focused on matters that require extensive litigation and trials, with a particular focus on consumer financial issues, including wrongful foreclosures and debt collection practices.

I am a native of Santa Rosa, and a British citizen by descent.

Education

  • University of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California
  • Bachelor's Degree - History - 1995
  • Honors: Alpha Gamma Sigma Honor Society
  • Seattle University, School of Law, Seattle, Washington
  • J.D. cum laude - 2001
  • Sonoma State University, Rohnert Park, California (current)
  • Masters Degree Candidate - History

Jurisdictions and Courts of Admission

  • State of California, 2004
  • State of Oregon, 2008
  • District of Columbia, 2011
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 2010
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the 1st Circuit, 2016
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the 3rd Circuit, 2016
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit, 2016
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit, 2014
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit, 2004
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the 10th Circuit, 2016
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit, 2014
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, 2006
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces, 2005
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims, 2005
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of California, 2005
  • U.S. District Court Central District of California, 2005
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of California, 2005
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of California, 2005
  • U.S. Court of Federal Claims, 2010
  • U.S. Court of International Trade, 2006

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Martindale Hubble - AV Rating
  • Better Business Bureau Accredited Business - A+ rating
  • Sonoma County Bar Association
  • San Francisco Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Federal Bar Association
  • Bay Area Bankruptcy Forum
  • California Bankruptcy Forum
  • Central California Bankruptcy Association
  • Consumer Attorneys of California
  • American Association for Justice
  • American Bankruptcy Institute
  • National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys
  • National Association of Bankruptcy Trustees
  • National Association of Chapter Thirteen Trustees
  • National Consumers League
  • National Notary Association

Email tomkelly@sonic.net | First consult is always free | 707-545-8700