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      Attorney Profile

      Santa Cruz Divorce & Family Law Attorney

      Solutions to Complex Family Law Matters.

      Thomas S. Stinson

      Tom focuses his practice on Family Law representation.  He takes a client centered approach that provides solutions specific to your circumstances and goals.  In divorce and Family Law, Tom is a zealous advocate focused on creative and cost effective solutions to your problems.

      Prior to law Tom earned his degree in Business Management Economics in 2005 from the Univerisity of California, Santa Cruz achieving honors designation within the major and overall in the college among his graduating class.  After graduation Tom worked in the financial reporting group of a national publicly held corporation and as a project engineer before attending Santa Clara University School of Law.

      While studying law, Tom gained legal experience through externships in a corporate legal department, with a San Jose law firm practicing construction, real estate, and business litigation, and working with the Honorable Judge Brian C. Walsh in Santa Clara County Court’s Family Division.

      Upon passing the bar in 2012 Tom practiced law as a solo practitioner assisting clients in Santa Cruz and Santa Clara Counties with myriad matters ranging from drafting documents, to personal injury cases, to litigating family law cases through trial when necessary.  Subsequently, he joined a small botique Family Law Litigation office in Monterey working on cases in Santa Cruz and Monterey Counties involving issues ranging from straight forward divorces to those with complex property divisions and difficult custody issues.  Thereafter, Tom was recruited to a law firm in San Jose that practiced business, real estate, and construction litigation.

      Tom has been fortunate to provide legal representation and services to clients in a diverse range circumstances and involving applications of diverse areas of the law.  These experiences gave him perspective and the realization that he takes the greatest honor in serving families’ legal needs when it matters most.  Thus, while Tom has the experience to serve clients in all areas of civil law, he now focuses his practice on complex Divorce and Family Law representation.

      When Tom isn’t working on solutions to clients’ Divorce &  Family Law needs he stays active in the legal community with the following associations:

      • California State Bar Association
      • California State Family Bar Association
      • Santa Cruz County Bar Association
      • Santa Cruz Family Bar Association
      • The Advocates
      • Scoring attorney for Santa Cruz County Mock Trial Competitions; and
      • Board Member – Santa Cruz City Youth Soccer Club (SCCYSC).

      In his personal life, Tom enjoys spending time with his wife, four children and two XL-sized dogs (105lb. Lab Mix and a 150lb. Italian Mastiff).  He also enjoys youth sports coaching, community volunteer opportunities, DIY home improvement projects, mountain biking, calisthenics, running, yoga and enjoying the rich coastal environment Santa Cruz life offers.

      If you have a Family Law matter you are seeking advice or representation in call or message Tom for a consultation to see how he can serve your interests.

      “I was dealing with a very contentious divorce and I needed someone to represent me in court. Tom was recommended to me and I found him to be knowledgeable, personal, ethical and compassionate. In my opinion Tom Stinson is the professional you should contact to advise and represent you. I recommend Tom without hesitation.”

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