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Tom Medrano

AV Preeminent Rated Attorney

Tom Medrano

Criminal Defense Attorney


(626) 577-4940

Seasoned criminal attorney on your side

Tom Robert Medrano is an aggressive criminal law trial attorney with more than 30 years of legal experience focused on complex criminal law defense. Throughout his legal career, he has successfully handled a wide range of complex matters successfully defending persons accused of committing homicide cases, white collar crimes, real estate fraud transactions, sex offenses, internet offenses, drug trafficking, driving under the influence cases and credit card fraud. His clients have included medical doctors, attorneys, police detectives, corporate executives, business owners, bank presidents, celebrities and the general working person.

Mr. Medrano earned his bachelor’s degree with honors from the University of California/Berkeley and his law degree with honors from the University of California/Berkeley – “Boalt Hall”. A member of the Los Angeles County Bar Association’s Criminal Law sections and the California State Bar Criminal Law sections, he is licensed to practice in all California state courts and in the U.S. District Court, Central District of California.

Prior to establishing his own Professional Law Corporation, Tom worked for his U.C. Berkeley law professor, John R. Hetland, HETLAND & WILSON, in the area of complex secured land transactions and bankruptcy. Mr. Medrano has also worked with a prominent litigation firm in Southern California and exclusively represented medical doctors handling complex multi-faceted litigation.

Tom was formerly married to Maria Elena Reyes, a prosecutor with the Los Angeles City Attorney’s Office. Following her untimely death of cancer in 1995, he has been blessed raising their son, Marco Tomas. Marco was born deaf and has gone on to be honored as a national honors society recipient in High School. Marco is currently enrolled in college. Together, Tom and Marco enjoy traveling the world and recently concluded an African Safari in Tanzania and Northern European. They are next embarking on a cruise to the Eastern European Capitals in 2014. At home, Tom enjoys gardening, biking, hiking, skiing, reading and attending Los Angeles Dodger games with his son and staff.

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An explanation of the Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Ratings as stated on Martindale Hubbell’s website

Only an exclusive group of less than 1% of all attorneys in California enjoy this rating. This is the highest possible rating an attorney can obtain for professional ability and professional ethics.

Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Ratings reflect a combination of achieving a Very High General Ethical Standards rating and a Legal Ability numerical rating. A threshold number of responses are required in order to achieve a rating. For lawyers rated with the changed methodology the Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Ratings will reflect the following:

General Ethical Standards Rating
The General Ethical Standards rating denotes adherence to professional standards of conduct and ethics, reliability, diligence and other criteria relevant to the discharge of professional responsibilities.

Those lawyers who meet the “Very High” criteria of General Ethical Standards can proceed to the next step in the ratings process. To understand more about the General Ethics Standard criteria, look under the Methodology Tab: Facilitating the Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Ratings Service.

Legal Ability Ratings
For lawyers rated with the changed methodology, Legal Ability ratings will now indicate professional ability within a specific area of practice. Legal Ability ratings are based on performance in five key areas, rated on a scale of 1 to 5 (with 1 being the lowest and 5 being the highest). These areas are:

  • Legal Knowledge – Lawyer’s familiarity with the laws governing his/her specific area of practice(s)
  • Analytical Capabilities – Lawyer’s creativity in analyzing legal issues and applying technical knowledge
  • Judgment – Lawyer’s demonstration of the salient factors that drive the outcome of a given case or issue.
  • Communication Ability – Lawyer’s capability to communicate persuasively and credibly
  • Legal Experience – Lawyer’s degree of experience in his/her specific area of practice(s)

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